Blues Musicians - Want Your Gigs Listed On This Calendar?

Dallas/Ft Worth/N Texas Blues Musicians - Want to see your weekly gigs listed on this calendar and have them read live on the air on KNON's BIG TEXAS BLUES program?

Email (no texts, messages to this blog or Facebook posts accepted) your gigs for the upcoming week NO LATER THAN Tuesday Evening to:

Please include the following:
Your name * Band Name (if Applicable) * If it is full band gig, solo or duo * Name of Venue * City Venue is located in * Time your show starts and ends

Remember - this is a BLUES calendar posted on a BLUES blog and read on a BLUES radio show, so please only include BLUES gigs. Also, only include shows within the Dallas/Ft Worth/N Texas area.

Thursday, April 27, 2017


Planning our FIRST Regional Blues Challenge Aug 6, 2017!!

If you are or you know a solo/duo or band act ready for the international stage then our Blues Society wants to hear from you!!

 We are super excited about our first IBC Blues Challenge and the honor to host a band and solo/duo act to the 34th Annual International Blues Challenge in Memphis January 16-20, 2018!!!  This is a tremendous opportunity and we need all of you to spread the word, join your Blues Society and volunteer with your talents!

Gordon Robertson is our IBC Chair and we ask that all requests to enter be sent to him first at You may also call with any questions to 817.368.1604.

Musicians who have NOT been nominated or have not won a Handy/Blues Music Award are eligible!   This will be a regional Challenge for our North Texas Musicians first!!  Others outside our immediate location may be considered but our intention is to first draw from the pool of our very talented Regional musicians.  It will be a sanctioned Challenge and acts must enter their home Society's Challenge (the closest to them) first according to the Blues Foundation's rules.

At least one member of a band or a solo/duo act MUST be a
Trinity River Blues Society member in order to enter.  Entry fees will be $15 for a Solo or Duo Act and $25 for a band.  You can join on line at  Once you have submitted your request with Gordon, we will send you an application to fill out and return with the entry fee.  We also ask that you include the following with your application; a bio, hi-resolution photo and a stage plot.

We plan to hold 2 challenges, one on August 6, 2017 from 1 - 6pm, the location will be announced at a later date.  One will be in the Dallas area and the other in the Ft Worth area.  The second challenge will take place August 13, 2017 from 1-6pm also location TBA.  The finals will take place August 27 also a TBA location.

We'll follow the IBC rules set out by the Blues Foundation. You can find that information here:  We recommend that everyone interested in entering familiarize themselves with these rules.

Each band will perform for 25 minutes so there will be a strict time line.  Backline and sound will be provided. Regional and International judges will score on the following: Blues Content, Originality, Vocals, Instrumental Talent and Stage Presence.

Thursday, April 27
Pete Barbeck Jam - The Goat – Dallas (10p-2a)
Dubber Dawgs w/Jackie Don Loe & Jr Clark – Bucky Moonshine’s – Dallas (7p-10p)
Jason Cloud (solo) – Hook, Line & Sinker – Dallas (Preston) (6p-9p)
Brent Rozell & The Soulmates – Nate’s Seafood – Addison (6:30p-10:30p)
General Falls & the N Texas All Stars Jam w/Buddy Whittington – Tavern on Main – Richardson (8p-12a)
Aaron Burton – Shady’s Buger Joint – Richardson (7p-9p)
Hash Brown Jam – Track Bar & Grill – Rowlett (7:30p-11:30p)
Blues Jam w/Tone Sommers, Danny Ross & Johnny Mack – Keys Lounge – Ft Worth (9p-1a)
Dylan Bishop & Cadillac Johnson – Fred’s Texas Café – Ft Worth (North) (7p-10p)

Friday, April 28
Brent Rozell Jam– The Cottage – Dallas (9p-1a)
Jr’s Road House All Stars w/Sister Rose - The Goat – Dallas (9:30p-1:30a)
The Boogiemen - Babb’s Bros BBQ – Dallas (7p-11p)
EJ Mathews CD Release Party – Bucky Moonshine’s – Dallas (8p-11p)
The Rhythmators – Eddie V’s – Dallas (7p-10p)
Aaron Burton – Cigar Art – Bishop Arts, Oak Cliff (8p-11p)
Joey Love (solo) – Catfish Cove – Mesquite (7p-10p)
Texas Slim & Mark Sena – Rail Yard – Frisco (6:30p-10:30)
Lemon Blues Festival w/Jerry Don Branch  – Texas Musicians Museum– Irving (8p-11p)
Denton Arts and Jazz Festival – Quakertown Park – Denton
            5:30            The Rhythmators            Roving River Stage
9:00            Texas Blues Crew            Courtyard Stage
Holland K Smith – Fred’s Texas Café – Ft Worth (Currie) (8p-11p)
The Stratoblasters – Keys Lounge – Ft Worth (9:30p-1:30a)
Jason Cloud & the Max – Coconut Island – 7 Points (8p-12a)

Saturday, April 29
Texas Slim - The Goat – Dallas (9:30p-1:30a)
Miss Marcy & Her Texas Sugar Daddy’s – All Good Café – Dallas (8p-10p)
Mike Morgan & the Crawl - Babb’s Bros BBQ – Dallas (7p-11p)
Joey Love – Rick’s Chophouse – McKinney (7p-11p)
Jason Cloud (solo) – Dempsey’s Place – McKinney (8p-12a)
Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch – Walter’s Tavern – Lake Dallas
Lemon Blues Festival w/Jackie Don Loe  – Texas Musicians Museum – Irving (3p-11p)
Denton Arts and Jazz Festival – Quakertown Park – Denton
            7:30            Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat            Courtyard Stage
Aaron Burton – Fred’s Texas Café – Ft Worth (Currie) (12p-3p)

Sunday, April 30
Jackie Don Loe Blues Happening - Nate’s Seafood – Addison 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm (Or whenever Jackie Don finally gets tired)
Jr Clark – Tolbert’s – Grapevine (7:30p-9:30p)
Jerry Clark Blues Jam – Keys Lounge – Ft Worth (8p-12a)
Samantha Fish – Shipping & Receiving – Ft Worth (8p)

Monday, May 1
Tony DeCiccio & Perry Jones Jam - The Goat – Dallas (10p-2a)
Blues Jam – Louie Louie’s Piano Bar - Deep Ellum, Dallas
Michael J Dohoney & the Westsiders – Eddie V's – Dallas (6p-10p)
Michael Lee – Bedford Ice House – Bedford (8p-12a)

Tuesday, May 2
Aaron Burtons Delta Blues Jam w/Santos Puertas - The Goat –Dallas (10p-2p)
Michael J Dohoney & the Westsiders – Eddie V’s – Ft Worth (6:30p-10:30p)
Dylan Bishop – Fred’s Texas Café – Ft Worth (Currie) (7p-10p)

Wednesday, May 3
Nick Snyder Blues Jam – O’Rilley’s – Dallas
Pat Boyack & Those Pesky Javelina’s – Sundown at the Granda – Dallas (10p-1a)
Kerrie LePai Jones & The Shifters Jam – The Cottage – Dallas (8:30p-12a)
Michael J Dohoney & the Westsiders – Eddie V’s – Ft Worth (6:30p-10:30p)
Chris Watson Band – Magnolia Motor Lounge – Ft Worth (7p-10p)

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