The Next 8 Days

Please verify events with venues or musicians before paying hefty cab fares!
  • Bluegrass/Old-time
  • Other Savories
  • Jams
  • Festivals/Workshops
Saturday, Apr 25
1:30 pm Bluegrass Brunch w Fresh Baked Bluegrass Randolph Beer, 343 Broome St, btwn Bowery & Elizabeth, NY, NY 10013 – 212-334-3706
4:00 pm Blues Jam with Jimmy Mack and the Boys Farside Bar and Grill, 531 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – 201-963-7677 Blues jam. All singers and players welcome
4:00 pm Hoboken Blues Jam Hobson's Choice, 77 Hudson Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – 201–420-0070 At the Hotel Victor, with house band Jimmy Mack and the Boys. All players and singers welcome; must be 21 years of age.
4:30 pm Raya Brass Band Radegast Hall & Biergarten, 13 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718-963-3973
7:30 pm Weekly Beginners' Contra Workshop Church of the Village, 201 W. 13th St., NY, NY 10011 – 212-243-5470 For details check: http://www.cdny.org/
8:00 pm Weekly Contra Dance Church of the Village, 201 W. 13th St., NY, NY 10011 – 212-243-5470 For caller & music check: http://www.cdny.org/
8:00 pm Smokin' Billy Slater The Manhattan Inn, 632 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222 – 718-383-0885 Forgotten blues and boogie-woogie piano music from rent parties, jook joints,
and barrelhouse bars of 20's and 30's Chicago. Every Friday & Saturday Night. http://www.themanhattaninn.com http://www.smokinbillyslater.com
9:00 pm Tin Pan Flute Midtown, 205 W 54th St, New York, NY, 10019 – 212-265-5169 Join us on the last Saturday of every Month for Wit's End, our salute to the Jazz Age, with live hot jazz and cold cocktails. 1920's/1930's vintage or vintage-inspired evening wear required. $12 door charge
10:00 pm Bluegrass Jam at Sunny's Sunny’s, 253 Conover St., at Beard, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-625-8211
Sunday, Apr 26
2:00 pm Montclair Sacred Harp Singing Montclair Friends Meeting House, 289 Park Street at Gordonhurst Ave., Upper Montclair, NJ 07043 – 973–779-8290 Fourth Sunday each month. http://gssh.hostoi.com/
4:00 pm Bluegrass Jam in CT Cafe Nine, 250 State Street, New Haven, CT 06511 – 203-789-8281 led by Stacy Phillips
4:00 pm The Milkman & Sons Henry Public, 329 Henry Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 – 718-852-8630 Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz
4:00 pm Red Molly The Turning Point, 468 Piermont Ave, Piermont, NY 10968 – 845-359-1089 second show 7pm
6:00 pm Old Time Slow Jam Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club, 59 Kent Ave., btwn 10th & 11th Sts., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211 Led by Hilary Hawke, among others, and highly recommended.
7:00 pm BG Jam at Olde Prague Tavern Olde Prague Tavern, 28-48 21st Street, Astoria, New York 11102 – 718-777-1690 Bluegrass in Queens, people!
9:00 pm Stephane Wrembel Barbés, 376 9th St., at 6th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 347-422-0248
9:30 pm The Dang-It Bobbys Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St., btwn Richardson & Frost, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718–302–3770 "...bluegrass for people who don't like bluegrass." - twangville.com http://www.thedang-itbobbys.com/site/
Monday, Apr 27
7:00 pm Brain Cloud Barbés, 376 9th St., at 6th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718–965–9177 Every Monday. Western swing that borrows heavily from Bob Wills & his Texas Playboys' most edgy, raw, and unrestrained phase. Dennis Lichtman, mandolin/fiddle; Tamar Korn, vocals; Matt Munisteri, guitar; Raphael McGregor, lap steel guitar; Andrew Hall, bass and Kevin Dorn on drums.
7:30 pm Bluegrass Slow Jam at Paddy Reilly's Paddy Reilly's, 519 2nd Ave., at 29th, NY, NY 10016 – 212–686–1210 Check out the meetup page: http://www.meetup.com/banjo-56/
8:00 pm The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn Brooklyn Public House, 247 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205 – 347-227-8976 Fort Green Brooklyn amazing selection of beer on tap and great food.
8:00 pm Trad Seisiun at Rocky Sullivan's Rocky Sullivan’s 34 Van Dyke Street at Dwight, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-246-8050 Every Monday night. Irish. Right after the beginner tin whistle workshop at 7.
8:30 pm Lowlands Old-Time Jam Lowlands Bar, 543 3rd Ave. at 14 St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 347-463-9458 Led by Betsey Plum http://tinyurl.com/pzs2o6b
9:30 pm Big Ed Sullivan's Blues Jam The Red Lion, 151 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012 – 212-260-9797 http://www.redlionnyc.com/
10:00 pm Mona's Bluegrass Jam Mona's, 224 Ave. B, near 13th St., NY, NY 10009 – 212–353–3780 Built around a band with Rob Hecht on fiddle, Bennett Sullivan on banjo and Jared Engel on bass.They play bluegrass standards and some less standard ones: Bela tunes, Manzanita-era Tony Rice Unit and Strength In Numbers will find a place among Monroe, Jimmy Martin and Stanley Brothers favs.
Tuesday, Apr 28
7:00 pm Blue Vipers of Brooklyn Quartet Bar Tabac, 128 Smith St. Brooklyn NY 11201 - 718-923-0918 Featuring Billy Nemec on vocals and guitar while, The Biergarten in Manhattan features the trio with Sean Condron on vocals and guitar. More Vipers = More Happiness!!!! Wow, franchising like Bob Wills! Go for it!
7:30 pm Old-time Jam with Alan Friend Brooklyn Farmacy Soda Fountain, 513 Henry St. at Sackett, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-522-6260 weekly. On vacation over the summer. Sponsored by Folk Music Society of NY: http://www.folkmusicny.org.
7:30 pm Stacy Phillips & His Bluegrass Characters The Outer Space, 295 Treadwell St., Hamden, CT 06514 – 203-288-6400 Each last Tuesday of the month a different cast of Bluegrass Characters!  This time Phil Zimmerman (mandolin), Pete Kelly (bass), Andy Bromage (guitar), Pete Kaufman (banjo) and your gormless host, Stacy Phillips (dobro & fiddle)….
8:00 pm The Dang-it Bobbys Claret Wine Bar, 4602 Skillman Ave, Sunnyside, Queens, NY 11104 – 718-937-7411
9:00 pm Sheriff Bob's Broome St. Sessions Brinkley's Broom St., 406 Broome St. at Center, NY, NY 10013 – 212-680-5600 Bluegrass & Country http://www.sheriffunclebob.com/news.asp
10:00 pm Michael Daves Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street, at E. Houston, Lower East Side, Manhattan 10002 – 212-477-4155 http://www.myspace.com/michaeldavesmusic
11:00 pm Mona's Hot Four Mona's, 224 Ave. B, near 13th St., NY, NY 10009 – 212-353-3780 Jazz from the 20's & 30's. Every Tuesday 11 pm til late...
Wednesday, Apr 29
6:00 pm Smokin' Billy Slater The Rum House, 228 W 47th St, NY, NY – 646-490-6942 Forgotten blues and boogie-woogie piano music from rent parties, jook joints,
and barrelhouse bars of 20's and 30's Chicago. Every Friday & Saturday Night. http://www.themanhattaninn.com http://www.smokinbillyslater.com
6:00 pm Bluegrass Jamming Class National Opera Center, 330 7th Ave, near Penn Station, New York, NY 10001 NY, NY 6 Wednesdays 6–9:00 pm, Starting April 1st. $195 (includes all printed materials). Beginners welcome. World Famous Method taught by the redoubtable Mark Sunderwirth. For more info & to sign up visit: http://drbanjo.com
6:00 pm Bluegrass Jamming Class Midtown Manhattan with Mark Sunderwirth using the Wernick Method. Weds, 4/8- 5/6, 6-9 PM. All bluegrass instruments welcome, no jamming experience necessary. Only Requirements: be able to tune your instrument, and change smoothly between G, C, D, and A chords. Fiddles and basses need to know which notes work with which chords. $195 for whole series. Contact: rick@drbanjo.com
7:00 pm Manhattan Midweek Sacred Harp Singing Saint Peter's Church, 619 Lexington Ave. at 54th St., NY, NY 10022 September–June. Entrance on 54th St—choir room on theatre level. July–August it moves to St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 346 W. 20 St. btwn 8th & 9th, NY, NY 10011 – 212–929-2390
7:00 pm The Milkman & Sons Melibea, 2 Bank St, New York, NY 10014 – 212-463-0090
8:00 pm The Booglerizers 16 Prospect Wine Bar & Restaurant,16 Prospect St., Westfield, NJ 07090 – 908–232–7320 Acoustic Ragtime & Blues. http://www.booglerizers.com No cover
8:30 pm The Milkman & Sons Melibea, 2 Bank St, New York, NY 10014 – 212-463-0090 Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz.
9:00 pm Bluegrass Brother Singin' The Shanty, 79 Richardson St. btwn Leonard & Lorimer, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11222 – 718-412-0874 Bennett Sullivan and Pedro Barquinha pickin' and singin' bluegrass brother favorites in the styles of the Monroe Brothers, Louvin Brothers, Skaggs and Rice and many more!
Every Wednesday 9-11.Come hang, listen & drink some of the killin' gin they distill ON SITE!
9:30 pm Roosevelt Dime Brooklyn Winery, 213 North 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 347–763–1506 Here every Weds night!
9:30 pm Roots 'n Ruckus Jalopy, 315 Columbia St., btwn Hamilton & Woodhull, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-395-3214 Folk, old-time and blues music every Wednesday featuring banjos, guitars, washboards, tub-basses kazoos and harmonicas. The gig to go to for real deal folk music in New York City. Hosted by Feral Foster and featuring a stellar group of musicians. http://www.jalopy.biz/performance.php
9:30 pm Sherrif Uncle Bob's Bluegrass & Goodtime Jam Zirzamin, 90 W Houston St., NY, NY 10012 – 646-823-9617 'til 1:30
11:58 pm Mulebone Ear Inn, 326 Spring St., btwn Greenwich & Washington, NY, NY 10013 – 212-431-9750 Hugh Pool with John Ragusa 11.59pm-3am Traditional Blues Guitar plus Flutes
Thursday, Apr 30
7:00 pm Bluegrass 'n Beer Acoustic Café, 2926 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06605 – 203-335-3655 Come tap yer toes or pick along to our longest residency.
7:30 pm Bluegrass & Beer Acoustic Café, 2926 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06605 – 203-335-3655u call for time
8:00 pm Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. Otto’s Shrunken Head, 538 East 14th St., btwn A & B, NY, NY 10009 – 212 228-2240 Two big and bawdy shows are in store, from 8:00 sharp until 10:00, along with salty snacks, DJ "Son of Scratchy" and no cover charge
9:30 pm Greezy Greens Cafe Moto, 394 Broadway, at Hooper St., Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718-599-6895 Traditional Jazz, Blues and Jug Music
Friday, May 1
6:30 pm Old Time Music Jam & Potluck Hilltop Hanover Farm, Bldg A, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 – 914-962-2368 First Friday each month. Info: http://www.facebook.com/events/354580067915784/ If stormy weather call 914-646-8835 to find if it's still on. Directions: http://www.hilltophanoverfarm.org/information.html Google Maps: enter http://tinyurl.com/dbhvzg
7:30 pm The Booglerizers Ragin' Cajun, 1102 River Road, Belmar, NJ 07719 – 732–280–6828 2 sets starting 7:30 or 8:00, no cover, BYOB. Acoustic Ragtime & Blues. http://www.booglerizers.com
8:00 pm Smokin' Billy Slater The Manhattan Inn, 632 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222 – 718-383-0885 Forgotten blues and boogie-woogie piano music from rent parties, jook joints,
and barrelhouse bars of 20's and 30's Chicago. Every Friday & Saturday Night. http://www.themanhattaninn.com http://www.smokinbillyslater.com
Saturday, May 2
1:30 pm Bluegrass Brunch w Fresh Baked Bluegrass Randolph Beer, 343 Broome St, btwn Bowery & Elizabeth, NY, NY 10013 – 212-334-3706
3:00 pm Oldtime Jam w Harry Bolick Jalopy, 315 Columbia St., btwn Hamilton & Woodhull, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-395-3214l First Saturday afternoons, Open Old-timey Jam Session. Acoustic instruments welcome. The topic is Southern fiddle tunes in the keys of A,G,D and C. Led by Harry Bolick, but bring your favorite tunes! http://tinyurl.com/p9ds7uk
4:00 pm Blues Jam with Jimmy Mack and the Boys Farside Bar and Grill, 531 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – 201-963-7677 Blues jam. All singers and players welcome
4:00 pm Hoboken Blues Jam Hobson's Choice, 77 Hudson Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – 201–420-0070 At the Hotel Victor, with house band Jimmy Mack and the Boys. All players and singers welcome; must be 21 years of age.
4:30 pm Raya Brass Band Radegast Hall & Biergarten, 13 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718-963-3973
7:30 pm Weekly Beginners' Contra Workshop Church of the Village, 201 W. 13th St., NY, NY 10011 – 212-243-5470 For details check: http://www.cdny.org/
8:00 pm Smokin' Billy Slater The Manhattan Inn, 632 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222 – 718-383-0885 Forgotten blues and boogie-woogie piano music from rent parties, jook joints,
and barrelhouse bars of 20's and 30's Chicago. Every Friday & Saturday Night. http://www.themanhattaninn.com http://www.smokinbillyslater.com
8:00 pm Weekly Contra Dance Church of the Village, 201 W. 13th St., NY, NY 10011 – 212-243-5470 For caller & music check: http://www.cdny.org/
8:00 pm Swingin' Tern Dances 1st Presbyterian Ch. Parish House, 14 Hanover Rd., East Hanover, NJ 07936 – 973-887-0298 Contras & sometimes swing. Beginners' workshop at 7:30 PM. Please carry in clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing. http://www.folkproject.org/swtern/swtern.shtml#ST2011-11-19
9:00 pm M Shanghai String Band Jalopy, 315 Columbia St., btwn Hamilton & Woodhull, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-395-3214
9:00 pm The Jug Addicts Skinny Dennis, Skinny Dennis, 152 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
10:00 pm Bluegrass Jam at Sunny's Sunny’s, 253 Conover St., at Beard, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-625-8211