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, May 04, 2017


It is the 40th Anniversary of the Dallas International Guitar Festival this weekend. Much thanks to Jimmy Wallace for coming down to Big Texas Blues last week and talking about what's planned for the Guitar Festival and for providing us with tickets for pledge drive.

I've listed the artists on the calendar this week that I think might be of particular interest to blues fans, but you can get the complete line-up and other information at : 

The BIG TEXAS BLUES pledge drive starts tonight! Call us at 962-647-1893, pledge for some tickets, then come see me tomorrow at the show at the KNON booth from Noon to 3pm!

Thursday, May 4
Pete Barbeck Jam - The Goat – Dallas (10p-2a)
Pat Boyack – Alligator Café – Dallas (7p-10p)
Jason Cloud (solo) – Hook, Line & Sinker – Dallas (Preston) (6p-9p)
Christian Brooks – Nate’s Seafood – Addison (6:30p-10:30p)
General Falls & the N Texas All Stars Anniversary Jam w/Buddy Whittington, Jerry Clark, Texas Slim, Paul Byrd, Joey Love, Jim Suhler, Harold Walker + More – Tavern on Main – Richardson (8p-12a)
Jackie Don Loe, Mark Sena & Tommy Hill – The Railyard – Frisco (6p-10p)
Hash Brown Jam – Track Bar & Grill – Rowlett (7:30p-11:30p)
Aaron Burton – Éclair Bistro – McKinney (7p-10p)
Johnny Reno – Scat Jazz Lounge – Ft Worth (8p-12a)
Blues Jam w/Tone Sommers, Danny Ross & Saxophone Barbie – Keys Lounge – Ft Worth (9p-1a)

Friday, May 5
40th Annual Dallas International Guitar Festival – Market Hall – Dallas (12p-7p)
Complete Schedule and more info at
            12p-3p – BLUE LISA IN THE KNON BOOTH
            St Killian’s Stage:
            2p            The Boogiemen
            4:15p            Eric Gales
            Category 5 Stage
            3:15            Landon Spradlin & Johnny Red
            5:45             The Milligan Vaughan Project (Malford Milligan & Tyrone Vaughan)
Dallas International Guitar Concert w/Jimmy Wallace’s Guitar Army, Ian Moore. Eric Gales, + more – Gas Monkey Live – Dallas (8p)
Brent Rozell Jam– The Cottage – Dallas (9p-1a)
Rob Hunt - The Goat – Dallas (9:30p-1:30a)
Aaron Burton Trio – Pappadeaux Seafood – Dallas (Oak Lawn) (5p-10p)
Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat - Babb’s Bros BBQ – Dallas (7p-11p)
EJ Mathews – Bucky Moonshine’s – Dallas (8p-11p)
Joey Love Band – Taverna Rossa – Southlake (9:30p)
Chris Watson Band – Flying Saucer – Ft Worth (9p-1a)
Mayfest – Trinity Park – Ft Worth
Main Stage
            8:30p-10p      Guy Forsyth
Saturday, May 6
40th Annual Dallas International Guitar Festival – Market Hall – Dallas (10a-7p)
Complete Schedule and more info at
            St Killian’s Stage:
            10:15            Rockin Robert T         
2:30            Jackie Don Loe & Junior Clark
3:40            Jim Suhler
5:00            Alan Haynes
8:00            Jimmy Wallace’s Guitar Army Jam
Category 5 Stage
11:15            Rob Hunt & Tony Black
2:30            Ally Venable & Kara Grainger
5:30            Chris Duarte
            Young Guns Stage
5:00            Ally Venable
Miss Marcy & Her Texas Sugar Daddy’s – Twilight Lounge – Dallas (10p-1a)
Holland K Smith – The Balcony Club – Dallas (9:30p-1:30a)
Jackie Don Loe Electric Trio – Texas Musicians Museum – Irving (8p-11p)
Junior Clark - The Goat – Dallas (9:30p-1:30a)
Delbert McClinton – Atrolla Music Festival – Lawn @ Reunion Tower, Dallas
(W Stage) 2:15p
Juke Joint Night w/Texas Slim - Babb’s Bros BBQ – Dallas (7p-11p)
Joey Love & Mark Sena – Taverna Rossa – Plano (8:30p)
Chant – Cadillac Pizza Pub – McKinney (9p-12a)
Aaron Burton – Dempsey’s Place – McKinney (8p-11p)
Michael Lee – Willow Springs Golf Course – Haslet (6p-10p)

Sunday, May 7
40th Annual Dallas International Guitar Festival – Market Hall – Dallas (10a-6p)
Complete Schedule and more info at
            St Killian’s Stage:
            11:00            Buddy Whittington
            Category 5 Stage:
            12:10            Lance Lopez
            2:40            Kara Grainger
            Aaron Burton & Stompin Bill Johnston – Whitehall Exchange – Oak Cliff (3p-7p)
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 8
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)
Chris Watson (solo) – Lava Cantina – The Colony (7p)

Tuesday, May 9
Aaron Burtons Delta Blues Jam - The Goat –Dallas (10p-2p)
Buddy Whittington – Tolberts – Grapevine (8p-10p)
Michael J Dohoney & the Westsiders – Eddie V’s – Ft Worth (6:30p-10:30p)
B’nois King – Fred’s Texas Café – Ft Worth (Currie) (8-11p)

Wednesday, May 10
Nick Snyder Blues Jam – O’Rilley’s – Dallas
Kerrie LePai Jones & The Shifters Jam – The Cottage – Dallas (8:30p-12a)
Jackie Don Loe – Vernon’s Gastropub – Addison (6:30p-11:30p)
Michael J Dohoney & the Westsiders – Eddie V’s – Ft Worth (6:30p-10:30p)
Buddy Whittington & Friends – Fred’s Texas Café – Ft Worth (Blue Bonnet) (7p-10p)
Chris Watson (solo) – Bedford Ice House – Bedford (7p)

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