Blues & Beyond: Atlanta’s Blues Music Scene

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BLUES & BEYOND: Play blues, do good

04/01/2024 1:40 PM
BreezeFest exemplifies Carlos Capote’s generosity

BLUES & BEYOND: Dancing with the star

03/01/2024 6:37 AM
Kevn Kinney gets a massive tribute, nominees for blues awards announced

BLUES & BEYOND: Sky’s the limit

01/22/2024 2:14 PM
Skyler Saufley takes off

BLUES & BEYOND: Let politics take a backseat in 2024

12/19/2023 10:16 AM
Allow blues and roots music to soothe your soul in the new year — Tinsley Ellis’ new record is a good start

BLUES & BEYOND: When Christmas blows into town

11/26/2023 1:00 PM
Local venues warm up with seasonal cheer

BLUES & BEYOND: Ansley Stewart sings

11/01/2023 10:59 AM
Atlanta’s blues ’n’ soul pop diva delivers new and old songs with a clutch of November shows

BLUES & BEYOND: On the road to Memphis

10/02/2023 6:21 PM
Atlanta Blues Challenge winners; new music from blues and roots veterans

BLUES BEYOND: Get your folding chairs ready

08/31/2023 12:07 PM
Outdoor blues and roots festivals return this month

BLUES & BEYOND: And, the winner is …

07/27/2023 10:35 AM
The Atlanta Blues Society holds its annual Atlanta Blues Challenge, Mudcat returns, Joe Alterman swings, and more new albums


Events

Saturday April 20, 2024 09:00 PM EDT
Northside Tavern Cost: $10 at the door @ 9:30 
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$10 at the door @ 9:30  [click here for more]

Saturday April 20, 2024 09:00 PM EDT
Blind Willie’s Cost: $15
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$15 [click here for more]

Sunday April 21, 2024 03:00 PM EDT
Magnolia Lounge Cost: Free+
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CRITIC’S PICK: The Way Back Band takes the stage this afternoon for April’s meet and greet... [click here for more]
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Sunday April 21, 2024 06:30 PM EDT
Blind Willie’s Cost: $5
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$5 [click here for more]

Wednesday April 24, 2024 08:30 PM EDT
Blind Willie’s Cost: $5
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$5 [click here for more]

Thursday April 25, 2024 08:00 PM EDT
Variety Playhouse Cost: $29.50-$35+
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CRITIC’S PICK: Kansas City’s favorite roots rocking daughter has come a long way since she broke... [click here for more]
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Thursday April 25, 2024 08:30 PM EDT
Blind Willie’s Cost: $5
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No description provided
$5 [click here for more]

Friday April 26, 2024 08:00 PM EDT
Coca-Cola Roxy Cost: $48-146
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CRITIC’S PICK: Despite playing a retro-infused soulful rock and getting limited press and... [click here for more]
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Friday April 26, 2024 09:00 PM EDT
Northside Tavern Cost: Check Site
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No description provided
Check Site [click here for more]

Friday April 26, 2024 09:00 PM EDT
Blind Willie’s Cost: $10
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$10 [click here for more]

Saturday April 27, 2024 09:00 PM EDT
Northside Tavern Cost: Check Site
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No description provided
Check Site [click here for more]

Saturday April 27, 2024 09:00 PM EDT
Blind Willie’s Cost: $10
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No description provided
$10 [click here for more]

Sunday April 28, 2024 06:30 PM EDT
Blind Willie’s Cost: $5
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No description provided
$5 [click here for more]

Sunday April 28, 2024 09:00 PM EDT
Northside Tavern Cost: Check Site
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No description provided
Check Site [click here for more]

Friday May 3, 2024 10:00 PM EDT
Northside Tavern Cost: $10 at the door @ 9:30
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No description provided
$10 at the door @ 9:30 [click here for more]

Saturday May 4, 2024 10:00 PM EDT
Northside Tavern Cost: $10 at the door @ 9:30
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No description provided
$10 at the door @ 9:30 [click here for more]

Friday May 10, 2024 10:00 PM EDT
Northside Tavern Cost: $10 at the door @ 9:30
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No description provided
$10 at the door @ 9:30 [click here for more]

Saturday May 11, 2024 10:00 PM EDT
Northside Tavern Cost: $10 at the door @ 9:30
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No description provided
$10 at the door @ 9:30 [click here for more]

Friday May 17, 2024 10:00 PM EDT
Northside Tavern Cost: $10 at the door @ 9:30
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No description provided
$10 at the door @ 9:30 [click here for more]

Saturday May 18, 2024 10:00 PM EDT
Northside Tavern Cost: $10 at the door @ 9:30
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No description provided
$10 at the door @ 9:30 [click here for more]



Venues

A local blues, jazz, and roots institution that’s been around for more than 25 years. The North Highland Avenue storefront, with its signature guitar-wielding neon alligator, has persevered through an unpredictable economy on the strength of the roots-based music that regularly fills the dimly lit r... | more...

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Cajun Blues is just that! Great Cajun seafood and some of Atlanta’s finest blues players all under one roof. Wednesday nights feature an open mic hosted by the venerable vocalist/guitarist Bill Sheffield and the affable yet virtuosic guitar player Spencer Kirkpatrick. You never know who will sign-u... | more...

Live blues and the love of good barbecue bring people from all over town to the small, boxy barbecue joint. An Atlanta landmark, Fat Matt’s turns out ribs, chopped-pork barbecue sandwiches and chickens by the score. With classic sides like a creamy coleslaw, “rum” baked beans and Brunswick stew, thi... | more...

This legendary dive bar in West Midtown is Atlanta’s home for live blues. The weekly lineup includes a Monday night jam and a regular Wednesday night slot held down by Danny “Mudcat” Dudeck, who helped make the club a blues hot spot in the 1980s. Weekends bring a grab bag of local and touring acts. | more...

The bohemian living room serves as the city’s center of bluegrass and Americana. The venue hosts a variety of other musical performers as well, plus diverse events. Food and drink available. | more...