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Dead Sage featuring Michael Falzarano, Barry Mitterhoff & more
May
4
8:00 pm20:00

Dead Sage featuring Michael Falzarano, Barry Mitterhoff & more

Dead Sage explores music of the Grateful Dead, New Riders of the Purple Sage, The Band, Hot Tuna and other classics of the genre from a rockin’ blues perspective, along with originals steeped in old-school soul & craftsmanship... and what a killer lineup!!!

Featuring Michael Falzarano - Guitar / vox (NRPS, Hot Tuna); Barry Mitterhoff - Mandolin (Hot Tuna); Rob Wolfson - Guitar / vox (Illuminati); Frank Canino - bass, vox (Cornell DuPree, Joe Cocker)
Doors 8pm - Music 9pm


 

 

Cosmic Jibaros Annual Cinco De Mayo
May
5
8:00 pm20:00

Cosmic Jibaros Annual Cinco De Mayo

It's that time of the year and it falls on a FRIDAY!! Cinco De Mayo and our clubs favorite tradition with Cosmic Jibaros Annual Show!!

Don't miss the amazing sounds this band can make and its incredible gang of musicians.

Doors 8pm - Music 930pm - Drink specials and dancing all night long

Concert for a Cure - A Benefit for Diabetes Research Institute w/ The Alpaca Gnomes
May
6
7:00 pm19:00

Concert for a Cure - A Benefit for Diabetes Research Institute w/ The Alpaca Gnomes

Steven and Lauren Field's will be hosting a benefit concert at the Acoustic in Bridgeport, CT. 100% of the proceeds from the evening will go the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI), whose sole purpose is to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. The Alpaca Gnomes will be performing a full show in support of this great cause.

To buy tickets or make a donation, click here: https://www.diabetesresearch.org/concertforacure

 

OTS - On The Spot Trio w/ Special Guests!!
May
11
8:00 pm20:00

OTS - On The Spot Trio w/ Special Guests!!

OTS is back in Black Rock for another installment of psychedelic soul!!! This band keeps you dancing with both ears open all night long.

Danny Mayer, Kris Yunker & Andrew Cusanelli plus special guests!!

Doors 8pm - Music 9pm - $5 at the door

Baby Dynamite Returns Home to The Acoustic
May
12
8:00 pm20:00

Baby Dynamite Returns Home to The Acoustic

Hell Yeah!!! Baby Dynamite is back home at The Acoustic where it all pretty much got started. This is such a tremendous band that will keep you dancing and smiling with there funky riffs, excellent songwriting and over all awesomeness, Word is that they may be paying some special tribute to a Rolling Stones record that is celebrating its 45th Anniversary. Not to be missed.

Supporting Baby Dynamite is the talented and beautiful Elizabeth Dellinger!! Liz has a band full of heavy hitters to get this long crazy night started

Doors 7pm - Music 8:30pm - Advanced tickets available  http://babydynamitelizdellinger.bpt.me

Stella Blues Band w/s/g Kenny Brooks from Ratdog
May
13
8:00 pm20:00

Stella Blues Band w/s/g Kenny Brooks from Ratdog

Well we didn't want to wait too long this time for another SBB party!!

Stella Blues Band is one of the tightest & exciting Grateful Dead Tributes in the area and they have decided to make The Acoustic there Connecticut home. Once again joined by the great Kenny Brooks from Ratdog!!

Doors open at 8:00pm and first set kicks off at 9:00pm http://stellabluesbandkennybrooks.bpt.me

 

 

 

Jen Durkin & The Business
May
19
8:00 pm20:00

Jen Durkin & The Business

Who is more Bridgeport then one & only Jen Durkin?!? She is a true talent and we are so happy to have her band Jen Durkin & The Business back home in Black Rock!!

Door 8pm - Music 9:30pm - $10 at the door

Darian Cunning- GTR
Rich Zurkowski - Bass
Jesse Gibbon - Keys
Johnny Durkin - Drums

 

Bella's Bartok
May
20
8:00 pm20:00

Bella's Bartok

Bella's Bartok returns to Black Rock for what is sure to be a crazy, weird & fun Saturday at The Acoustic. Doors 8pm - Music 9:30pm. Support TBA - $10 at the door

The circus punk powerhouse Bella’s Bartok infuses klezmer punk with pop sensibilities into a spectacle that can’t help but compel you dance!

“Change Yer Life,” the new Bella’s Bartok album released on March 26th, 2016, will excite fans as the first album that truly reflects the band’s pop gold klezm...er punk sound. Says guitarist/accordion and mandolin player Jesse Putnam, this album “contains the songs and sounds as they are meant to be heard; the tunes refined to reflect their individual intentions.” A compilation of fan favorites, “Change Yer Life” invites you to share in the spectacle of the Bella’s Experience, whether while driving, sitting at home, or maybe doing some carefree improvisational dancing and jumping when (you think) nobody’s watching.
 

Scott Guberman Band
May
24
7:00 pm19:00

Scott Guberman Band

We are thrilled to have Connecticut's own Scott Guberman back at The Acoustic for a special night of music. Scott has been out west playing in several bands w/Phil Lesh at the temple that is known as Terrapin Crossroads.

This east coast trip the Scott Guberman Band will feature Michael Falzarano (New Riders of the Purple Sage) Joe Gallant (JKB)  Nathan Graham (JKB)

Don't miss this show!! Advance tickets available - http://scottgubermanband.bpt.me

 

Good Time Boys (Red Hot Chilli Peppers Tribute)
May
25
8:00 pm20:00

Good Time Boys (Red Hot Chilli Peppers Tribute)

The Good Time Boys return for the first time in nearly a year with two sets of Red Hot Chili Peppers at The Acoustic on Thursday, May 25!! Doors 8pm - Two sets at 9pm - $10 tickets
 

The Good Time Boys are a Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute band featuring members of KUNG FU & THE BREAKFAST (Tim Palmieri on guitar and Adrian Tramontano on drums)..., along with ex-Breakfast bassist Ron Spears, and Dave Peck on vocals.

The band covers all areas of the Red Hot Chili Peppers - from old to new, pop to obscure, and even songs that the Chili Peppers cover themselves. The jamming ability of The Good Time Boys allows for a unique spin to be put on many Chili Peppers favorites, taking the tunes to places they've never been before. With over 80 RHCP songs in their repertoire, the Good Time Boys able to switch up their setlists from show to show, providing a fresh RHCP experience every time!

MOJO's 1st Annual Funky Sing-Along
May
27
8:00 pm20:00

MOJO's 1st Annual Funky Sing-Along

Join your friendly Black Rock neighborhood Mo'Bro's in a grand reunion featuring multiple bands (TBA), drink specials, local eats, and commemorative T-Shirt Painting.

The party will start @ 8, music will start @ 9, and we will rage until last call.

Brandon Niederauer Band " TAZ" Rescheduled Date
Jun
1
7:00 pm19:00

Brandon Niederauer Band " TAZ" Rescheduled Date

The Brandon Niederauer Band "TAZ" make their debut in CT. Opening up the night will be the School of Rock New Canaan House Band, so get here early for a terrific night of music from the next generation. All tickets purchased for 2/9 show will be honored .                  Tickets on Sale Now http://brandonniederauer.bpt.me

Thirteen-year-old guitarist Brandon Niederauer is living proof that dreams really do come true. Having played in the most legendary rooms in America with some of the most prominent musicians of our time, the young guitarist/singer/songwriter has built up quite the reputation in the music world, welcoming the nickname “Taz” amongst fans and peers alike.

He’s had the brilliant experiences of playing with members of the Allman Brothers Band including Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks, Warren Haynes, and Oteil Burbridge, as well as other notable musicians such as Stevie Nicks, Lady Gaga, Jon Batiste, Dweezil Zappa, Eric Gales, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Dr. John, Gary Clark Jr., Col. Bruce Hampton, Eric Krasno, George Porter Jr., Robert Randolph, Karl Denson, Doug Wimbish, The Neville Brothers, Quinn Sullivan, and countless others. He has also played with Umphrey's McGee, Scorpions, Dumpstaphunk, The Revivalists, Galactic, and so many more.
 

Terrapin  - A Grateful Dead Tribute
Jun
3
8:00 pm20:00

Terrapin - A Grateful Dead Tribute

The Acoustic is very excited to have Terrapin come and play for all of us. This is a top notch tribute you don't want to miss. See what NY/CT Dead heads are all talking about.

Doors 8pm - Music 9pm - Two Full Sets!!

Terrapin is the region’s best Grateful Dead experience bringing a raw and emotional interpretation to one of the best-known and beloved catalogs of music anywhere. Having played over shows all around the Tri-State Area, Terrapin plays the songs that Deaeads have loved and listened to for decades. The band plays some of the most complex songs in the Grateful Dead's repertoire with the energy found only in some of the most well known Dead shows. The jams are incredibly adventurous making ach performance reach new plateaus of nother ime and space. Together the embers errapin enlighten and entertain both the true eadhea well a the newly acquainted listener.

Scott Sharrard & The Brickyard Band
Jun
8
7:00 pm19:00

Scott Sharrard & The Brickyard Band

Scott Sharrard is back for two sets of amazing music with his Brickyard Band!!!                          

Door 7pm - Music 8:30pm - Supporting act TBA

Born in Michigan and raised throughout the Midwestern “Rust Belt”, Scott Sharrard began his career in music when his family settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the early ‘90’s. Scott spent his teenage years attending Milwaukee’s prestigious High School of The Arts by day while spending his nights playing in clubs and touring with local blues legends like Stokes, Willie Higgins and Harvey Scales and with such international blues and jazz luminaries as Buddy Miles, Melvin Rhyne, and Clyde Stubblefield.

As a sideman and guitarist, Scott is currently best known for his work as a member of The Gregg Allman Band. He has also performed with such artists as: The Allman Brothers, Levon Helm, Amy Helm, Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, Jennifer Johns, Marshall Crenshaw, Kelley Hunt, Katy Pfaffl, Brian Charette, and Jay Collins & The Kings County Band.

WOLF! featuring Scott Metzger w/ Jamie Mclean Band
Jun
9
8:00 pm20:00

WOLF! featuring Scott Metzger w/ Jamie Mclean Band

We are very excited to have the always awesome WOLF! back at there CT home, The Acoustic!!!

Since there first play at the club back in Jan '16 we new that this band was something special.  Supporting this show is the Jamie Mclean Band. This trio have been writing and touring for almost a decade, rocking cities all over the country. Don't miss this show!! Doors 8pm- Music 9:30pm


You know Scott Metzger from Joe Russo's Almost Dead? Well when he wants to get his rock on, he plays in a killer trio called Wolf! with drummer Taylor Floreth and bassist Jon Shaw. Taking their cues from a soul, blues, boogaloo, country and rock background, Wolf! seamlessly merge styles to create a party where everyone's welcome...one that you don't want to miss! This Brooklyn-based trio continue to find new and exciting ways to evolve and push what's possible with the classic guitar, bass, and drums formula while maintaining a fundamental groove that's both irresistible and undeniable. Wolf! strives to make great music, and life is too short to listen to bad music.

 

Wild Adriatic w/ Roots of a Rebellion
Jun
15
8:00 pm20:00

Wild Adriatic w/ Roots of a Rebellion

We are thrilled to have Wild Adriatic back in Black Rock at The Acoustic. This band is on fire right now with the release of there new album Feel!! Come early and check out Roots of a Rebellion's first trip to the area. This band will get you up dancing with there southern Reggae sound. Doors 8pm - Music 9pm - Advanced tickets available http://wildadriaticrootsrebellion.bpt.me

Wild Adriatic

Rooted in the rowdy spirit of rock & roll, Wild Adriatic has built an international audience on a combination of groove, grit, and guitar-heavy swagger.
With th...e power trio's newest album, Feel, bandmates Travis Gray, Rich Derbyshire, and Mateo Vosganian update the sound of their influences -- from Seventies rock to Motown to soul -- for a contemporary audience, taking influence from the past but never losing sight of the present. They aren't revivalists; they're modern men, carrying the torch of melodic, riff-ready, high-energy rock into new territory.

Roots of a Rebellion

.Roots of a Rebellion [ROAR] hail from Nashville, TN and bolster Reggae-Rock-Dub music for the soul. In between touring, ROAR has released an "Inner Light EP" in... 2012, a full-length album "Heartifact" in 2014 and most recently "A Brother's Instinct" in 2016.

7th Annual Stephen Kellogg's Family BBQ Concert Weekend
Jun
16
Jun 17

7th Annual Stephen Kellogg's Family BBQ Concert Weekend

The Acoustic is very excited to be hosting one of our favorites artist Stephen Kellogg for an entire weekend!! See all info below on how to get tickets for this special event...

We are back for the 7th Annual SK Family BBQ! This year we’ll be gathering in Bridgeport, CT on June 16th-18th 2017. Conveniently located just a short drive from New York City, Boston and Hartford airports, Bridgeport, CT is home to SK's early stomping grounds!

There will be two sets each on Friday and Saturday at The Acoustic. In addition to the concerts there will be a BBQ and lawn games on June 17th.

We’ve partnered with the beautiful Trumbull Marriott and have a fantastic rate for folks wishing to travel in for the weekend. To book a room with the SK Family BBQ rate, go to http://tinyurl.com/zbldbbz You are also welcome to call central reservations at 1.800.682.4095 or visit www.marriotttrumbull.com and enter the group code: SKFSKFA in the "Special Rates & Awards".

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/7th-annual-sk-family-bbq-tickets-30011636613?aff=es2

 

Joanna Teters (Mad Satta) w/ The Telle
Jun
23
8:00 pm20:00

Joanna Teters (Mad Satta) w/ The Telle

Super excited to have Joanna Teters back at The Acoustic for a headlining show!! Getting things warmed up will be The Telle. Doors 8pm - Music 9:30pm

Joanna Teters is carving a place for herself in the hearts and minds of today’s music lovers with original, forward-thinking, new school soul music. Increasingly recognized for her ability to switch effortlessly from lush, deeply sultry tones to rugged reggae and blues, Teters’ serves her audiences with playful and energetic yet poised performances of both original compositions and covers. After many formative years in the mountains of upstate New York, she then went on to pursue her degree at Berklee College of Music where she began to develop her craft over the years as bandleader, songwriter, front woman for Mad Satta, Drew ofthe Drew, SUNDUB, Lowtone Society, and iLa Mawana, to name a few. She now resides in Brooklyn, NY. She is joined onstage by her musical team—bassist Ben Carr, guitarist Ted Morcaldi, drummer Zane West and keyboardist Noah Barker. 

The Lawn Boys (A Tribute to Phish)
Jun
24
8:00 pm20:00

The Lawn Boys (A Tribute to Phish)

After months of waiting we finally have The Lawn Boys back in Black Rock!! This is a rescheduled show from a January snow storm so please help bring the love for this great band and songbook. Door 8pm - Two full sets 9:30pm - $10 tickets

 

The Lawn Boys are a group of musicians dedicated to spreading the joy and music of Phish. They bring the intricate music and experimentally heady jams of Vermont's favorite jam band, Phish, while mixing in their own quirkiness. They are Phish fans that understand the audience’s critical expectation of fresh ideas and spontaneity at every performance. Whether it is a recreation of Phish’s performance or their own skew of Phish through their lenses, the Lawn Boys provide a unique and tailored perspective on Phish

The Roosevelts
Aug
13
7:00 pm19:00

The Roosevelts

We are happy to have The Roosevelts come bring there musical style to The Acoustic.           A must see show!! Doors 7pm - Music 8pm - http://theroosevelts.bpt.me

We are The Roosevelts: America's Own Indie-Rock Act
The Roosevelts lead singer James Mason muses on the birth of their name: It was Presidents Day. It was our first day in the studio. We had the songs, but
we didnt have a name. There were two of them, and two of us.  I like to think they would have been fans of our music. As one half of the electric duo along with lead guitarist Jason Kloess, the twobrothersin song, not blood (though maybe beards)  carved a distinctive niche on the renowned live music scene of Austin, Texas, before their recent move to the music industrys third coastNashville, Tennessee. Together, the songsmiths cultivated a sound that's a little bluesy, a little bit folky, and a little bit rock 'n' roll. Sure, there's some mandolin in there, but most importantly, it's just heartfelt, genuine music that belongs to them alone, not any genre. When forced to give it a name, the boys will tell you its harmony-driven American rock with a 70s sensibility. Still, some tastemakers are describing their sound as warm, rootsy pop. Ultimately, you might have to decide for yourself.


DeadPhish Orchestra
Apr
29
8:00 pm20:00

DeadPhish Orchestra

We are very happy to announceDeadPhish Orchestra's first show at The Acoustic. Come experience the seamless web of Phish & Dead to split open and melt your face. These guys know how to bring this music to life!! Door 8pm & Two Set starting at 9:30pm Tickets on sale now. http://deadphishorchestra.bpt.me

The DeadPhish Orchestra is a quartet of Colorado musicians who, above all, are close friends who have played music together for many years. They had played Grateful Dead songs together, and they had played Phish songs together. But they got to wondering what would happen if they tried to merge the music of these two bands, the Granddaddies and Daddies of the jamband scene.

While these two bands have their surface similarities, most fans realize that their actual musical styles are quite different. The Grateful Dead are an earthy, folky, bluesy ba...nd where Phish is sharper around the edges–funky and more aggressive. But both bands have an improvisational approach to their live shows, and it is in that spontaneity where the magic really happens.
 

Wobblesauce w/s/g ShwizZ
Apr
28
8:00 pm20:00

Wobblesauce w/s/g ShwizZ

We are happy to have the Wobblesauce Saucery Overload Tour stop in Black Rock at The Acoustic. The always great ShwizZ will be opening up the show

 Advanced tickets available http://wobblesaucetheacoustic.bpt.me

Out of Boston, MA, Wobblesauce blasts through generic boundaries as a unique concoction of electronica, rock, and overall action-packed instrumental dance music! Trained in various musical tracts, members Jake Boynton (Bass), Mike Hallock (Guitar), Steve Learson (Keys, Synths), and Scotty Zwang (Drums) combine killer keyboard riffs and sultry synthesizer soundscapes with live drums, heavy bass, and soaring guitar solos to create a one-of-a-kind, energetic, live concert experience.

 Wobblesauce is also known as the founders of the event Wobble Wednesdays in Boston, MA, which from 2010-2015 ran for a staggering 264 consecutive weeks! During that time, members of Wobblesauce hosted and collaborated with such notable acts as: Keys N Krates, Paper Diamond, Grandtheft, Michal Menert, ESKMO, and Jojo Mayer; as well as members of: Destroid, Pretty Lights Live Band, Lotus, The Disco Biscuits, Emancipator Ensemble, Pendulumn, Lettuce, Shpongle Live Band, and many more!

 In the fall of 2015, Wobblesauce was personally invited to hit the road with British space-rockers and jamtronica pioneers Ozric Tentacles. From New England to Nashville, TN, the Ozric/Wobble Tour stopped at 3 venues and 3 festivals. On the last night of the run, Wobblesauce's friend, and drummer of Lotus, Mike Greenfield, sat in for the entire set and helped the boys deliver one of the best late-night sets of the event! In the past, members of Wobblesauce have also collaborated on stage with other world-class musicians such as drummer Billy Martin of Medeski Martin and Wood, drummer Jeff Franca (AKA Congo Sanchez) of Thievery Corporation, as well as Michael Travis and Jason Hann of String Cheese Incident and EOTO.

Bluegrass & Beer
Apr
27
8:00 pm20:00

Bluegrass & Beer

Calling all you pickers & bluegrass lovers!! Head on over to The Acoustic 4/27 for another episode of Bluegrass & Beer. These bluegrass nights have been a staple at The Acoustic for 17+ years and it only gets better with age.  

Gang of Thieves April Wednesday Residency - Last Show! Free!
Apr
26
8:00 pm20:00

Gang of Thieves April Wednesday Residency - Last Show! Free!

Continuing with our new tradition of Free Wednesday residencies, we are happy to announce that Gang of Thieves will be making The Acoustic there home in April.

Doors 8pm Music 9pm FREE

Gang of Thieves will make you believe in Rock n' Roll again.

High energy and an unforgettable live performance is the hallmark of these Vermont funk rockers, who fuse a new breed of rock and roll with a vibrant instrumentation to create a powerful sound palatable to audiences of all ages. The key to the Gang’’s universal appeal is their infectious sense of fun and showmanship, delivered with a message that inspires and encourages positivity. Featuring an electric violin and one man horn section, the Gang blends a variety of genres into catchy tunes anyone can sing or dance along to.

 

Webster Ave. CD Release Show
Apr
23
6:00 pm18:00

Webster Ave. CD Release Show

Meeting in 1978 at a recording session for the late Stan Penridge, guitarist Dave Webster, bassist Tony Mercadante, and drummer Andrew Caturano have formed a musical friendship that's lasted for four decades. Collectively and individually they have recorded and performed with such luminaries as Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan, Bette Midler, Otis Rush, Chip Taylor, and many more. Their new CD, Daylight, is the culmination of many years and many miles…it's steeped in Roots, R&B, Blues, and Folk. Join us for an evening of original acoustic and electric music many years in the making.

Doors 6pm Music 7pm

 

Mark Lyons Birfday Bash
Apr
22
8:00 pm20:00

Mark Lyons Birfday Bash

The tradition continues... Mark Lyons Annual Birfday Bash is the biggest party of the year and with this lineup so far it may just tear the roof off the building.

Kazoo Crew Family Band & Mid Atlantic Title with more TBA shortly

 

 

Primate Fiasco CD Release Party!
Apr
21
8:00 pm20:00

Primate Fiasco CD Release Party!

To a deaf person, they look like a New Orleans dixieland street band. To a blind person, they sound like a rave DJ mashing-up house beats with 60′s folk lyrics. To the police, it’s a busy day on the sidewalk.

The Primate Fiasco uses instruments that are loud without electricity, giving them the opportunity to attack at any moment, in any location, with or without permission. No one is safe, not even an elevator or city bus. If The Primate Fiasco sees a dull moment somewhere, they will pop out of the nearest sewer drain or trash can to lead an irresistible dance party.

The Heavy Pets & Backup Planet 4:20 Party
Apr
20
8:00 pm20:00

The Heavy Pets & Backup Planet 4:20 Party

Happy 4:20 ya'll! The Heavy Pets are coming back for a special Thursday night rager on one of the happiest nights of the year. They are bringing with them Backup Planet for this black rock stop. If you haven't heard or seen this band you are in for a real treat. Backup Planet will soon be your favorite jamband on the scene. Advanced discounted tickets available. http://heavypetsbackupplanet.bpt.me

The Heavy Pets are an American rock band that blends rhythm & blues, jazz, funk, disco and reggae with rock & roll. Called “a living, breathing, force of nature...” by Relix Magazine, The Pets are known for their soulful songcraft and powerhouse live performances. Having released 3 short EP's over the last two years the band will break ground this October on their first self-produced full-length release since their debut album.

Backup Planet is a progressive funk-rock band based out of Nashville, Tennessee. To see Backup Planet perform live is to simultaneously travel back in time and... forward into the future. Their truly unique sound emanates from a place that seems familiar, yet unchartered. Elements of jazz, funk, roots, blues, electronic, and progressive rock all emerge during the course of their shows. Their sound draws from so much you’ve heard before—‘70s rock and funk, high-energy improv, a touch of pop, and a sliver of metal. But the members of Backup Planet mix and match those elements—with just a hint of modern tech to burnish a sturdy nucleus of retro-minded organ and guitar—in ways that never fail to astonish. With a fantastic repertoire of original songs, they’re able to build fluid sets interspersed with extended improvisation.

 

Dead Show w/s/g David Gans (Host of The Grateful Dead Hour)
Apr
15
8:00 pm20:00

Dead Show w/s/g David Gans (Host of The Grateful Dead Hour)

We are excited to welcome back this awesome double bill. David Gans & Dead Show played together back in September and it was truly one of 2016's Acoustic highlights.

David Gans, host of the nationally syndicated radio program The Grateful Dead Hour, guests with Dead Show. Dead Show is an exciting new Grateful Dead tribute band from Northern Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. Find out why people who experience Dead Show are having such a good time...and once you're on board, please pass the word along. Peace! $10 adv/dos. Doors 8pm

Mark Paradis - Guitar, Jeff Bowen - Bass, Brian "Duke" Konopka - Drums, Rand Laverty - Keyboards, Jeff Martinson - Guitar

Eliot Lewis returns to Black Rock
Apr
14
7:00 pm19:00

Eliot Lewis returns to Black Rock

Come down for a special Friday night of great music by local superstar Eliot Lewis. Eliot has been touring the world with Hall and Oates for many years so its always fun to see him in a small intimate room. Tickets available now www.eliotlewis.bpt.me
 

Eliot Lewis is a singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist as well as being a key member of the the Daryl Hall & John Oates band. Eliot is also one of the original fea- tured musicians on MTVs "Live From Daryl's House. His contributions stand out on some of the best moments from the show including performances with Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Joe Walsh, Todd Rundgren,Train, Grace Potter, Ben Folds, Booker T, Jewel, Rob Thomas, Keb Mo, Jason Mraz, Darius Rucker, Gavin DeGraw and many, many... others. Earlier in his career Eliot spent several years as a key member of the The Average White Band. Eliot toured, wrote and also produced several songs for the Scottish soul band.

There are many who shaped Eliots music and writing. As a guitar player, definitely Jeff Beck who I've been listening to all my life, as well as Billy Gibbons who I had the great fortune of working with recently, and Peter Frampton who I actually jammed with when I was 14 yrs old. I had the amazing experience of meeting and seeing many influential artists when I was a kid mainly at Madison Square Garden in New York City. A place I just played with Hall & Oates which was a lifetime dream. One of the first writers to in- spire me to write songs was Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, another favorite band of mine that I just worked with on Live From Daryl's House.

The Music Never Stopped w/ The Dome Duo
Apr
13
8:00 pm20:00

The Music Never Stopped w/ The Dome Duo

Happy to welcome back Rob Glassman and his band The Music Never Stopped to The Acoustic. MSN is a revolving cast of excellent players from all over the northeast.    

Supporting MSN is The Dome Duo. $5 at the door

 

Apr
8
6:00 pm18:00

Kat Wright, Elise Testone, Tracy Jo & the Toads - Women Rock for Justice

We all have heard the song Women are Smarter. It was written over 8 decades ago and still rings true now more then ever. This weekend The Acoustic will be celebrating Strong & Smart women with a slew of acts that have graced our stage over the last few years.

Tracy Jo & the Toads - 8pm - Kat Wright & the ISB 930pm - Elise Testone Band - 1130pm

Advanced tickets available -http://womenaresmarter0408.bpt.me

A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to The Center for Family Justice Inc. (formerly The Center for Women and Families of Eastern Fairfield County Inc.), brings all domestic, sexual and child abuse services – crisis intervention, police, prosecutors, civil/legal providers, counseling — under one roof, in our headquarters in Bridgeport. Together, we work to break the cycle of violence by helping those in crisis restore their lives. Although our name has changed, we continue with the work we have provided for 12 decades, providing free, confidential, bilingual crisis services in Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull. It is the comprehensive services our partners are providing that are streamlining the road to healing and self-sufficiency.

Apr
7
6:00 pm18:00

Becca Stevens, Baby Dynamite Acoustic, Finders Keepers (JGB) - Women Rock for Justice

We all have heard the song Women are Smarter. It was written over 8 decades ago and still rings true now more then ever. This weekend The Acoustic will be celebrating Strong & Smart women with a slew of acts that have graced our stage over the last few years.

Becca Stevens Band - 6pm - Baby Dynamite (acoustic) - 830pm Finders Keepers (JGB tribute) - 10pm

A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to The Center for Family Justice Inc. (formerly The Center for Women and Families of Eastern Fairfield County Inc.), brings all domestic, sexual and child abuse services – crisis intervention, police, prosecutors, civil/legal providers, counseling — under one roof, in our headquarters in Bridgeport. Together, we work to break the cycle of violence by helping those in crisis restore their lives. Although our name has changed, we continue with the work we have provided for 12 decades, providing free, confidential, bilingual crisis services in Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull. It is the comprehensive services our partners are providing that are streamlining the road to healing and self-sufficiency.

Midnight North featuring Grahame Lesh w/ Brian Dolzani
Apr
6
7:00 pm19:00

Midnight North featuring Grahame Lesh w/ Brian Dolzani

Midnight North ft. Grahame Lesh are back at The Acoustic. This band is special and something to hear and see.

Getting things started off is Brian Dolzani and his trio. Advanced discounted tickets on sale nowhttp://midnightnorthct.bpt.me

When you come to a Midnight North show, you’ll find Elliott Peck, Grahame Lesh and Alex Jordan sliding into three part harmonies that are as comfortable as an old pair of jeans. You’ll hear bassist Connor Croonn making himself at home in any groove from a stomp to a slow-burn or boogie. Settle in and you might find Midnight North writing a new page in the American songbook.
 

A Special Acoustic Evening with Frank Viele & Brett Wilson
Apr
2
7:00 pm19:00

A Special Acoustic Evening with Frank Viele & Brett Wilson

Come join us for a special intimate Sunday show with two excellent storytellers, Frank Viele & Brett Wilson. Advanced discounted tickets available. http://frankvielebrettwilson.bpt.me

Brett Wilson

In addition to being the gravelly-voiced lead singer, righteous songwriter, and experimental guitarist for award-winning New Hampshire based Reggae/Rock/Dubtronica band, Roots of Creation, Brett Wilson is now establishing his solo career. Drawing on a deep catalogue of Roots of Creation material, unreleased solo songs, and select creative covers of musical influences, Wilsons soulful vocals, conscientious lyrics, and skillful guitar work are pulled into the spotlight in this acoustic setting. A Brett Wilson solo performance is both energizing and easy going, reducing stresses, worries and negativities, while inspiring camaraderie that makes you want to raise your glass.

Frank Viele

Frank Viele sings with such urgency that it is as if his very soul hangs in the balance of every note. His ravaged, blue collar vocals convey a poignant desperation. But hes not a victim, hes a victor, an advocate for surviving, a champion to all who have sacrificed and struggled just to get by. (AXS.com)

lespecial April Fools Show w/s/g Mushroom Cloud
Apr
1
8:00 pm20:00

lespecial April Fools Show w/s/g Mushroom Cloud

lespecial is back in Black Rock for a Saturday April Fools Night of music. This show is not to be missed. Mushroom Cloud will be getting the night started. 

Tickets available in advance or at the door - http://lespecialaprilfools.bpt.me

Born in the woods of Connecticut and raised in the wilds of Boston, lespecial has established themselves as innovators and tastemakers on their own unique traje...ctory. The aggressive death-funk dance trio explodes with energetic live sets, tapping into a primitive past distorted through the lense of contemporary technology. Their debut full length album “Omnisquid”, out November 20th 2015, captures the band (at their heaviest,) interweaving dark, heavy, polyrhythmic grooves with head bobbing electronic synths and samplers augmented with fierce, precise musicianship, creating an apocalyptic backdrop for the sci-fi storyline. Preceded by their Ceremony EP (2013) and Playonbrother Sessions (2011), Jonathan Grusauskas (guitar/synth/sampler/vocals), Luke Bemand (bass/synth) and Rory Dolan (drums/sampler) ignore convention, instead amalgamating the familiar styles of Afro-Latin rhythmic traditions, Hip Hop, Funk and Metal into a singular sound that dexterously transforms during their live sets and over the course of their studio albums. As Ben Weiss of Relix Magazine puts it, “Amidst the rest of the noise, lespecial is the squeaky wheel that demands attention.”

The Paul Nelson Band w/s/g Doug Wahlberg Band
Mar
31
7:00 pm19:00

The Paul Nelson Band w/s/g Doug Wahlberg Band

A very special evening of smoking hot rock & blues with Grammy award winner Paul Nelson. This is going to be a great night!! Opening up the show is the talented Doug Wahlberg Band. Doors open at 7pm - Music 8pm

Advanced tickets on sale http://paulnelsonband.bpt.me

Paul Nelson- guitar protege to legendary rock/blues icon Johnny Winter is recongnized in his own right as one of today's top guitarists. Nelson has performed and recorded along side an array of top artists such as: Eric Clapton, Slash, Billy Gibbons, Ben Harper, Vince Gill, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Joe Bonamassa and Joe Walsh...just to name a few.

Paul, along with the late Johnny Winter, earned Grammy Awards for "Best Blues Album" and #1 on the Billboard Blues Charts. Nelson has continued his musical passion with the formation of the Paul Nelson Band, making the next step in his evolution. Nelson's latest project "Badass Gene...ration" Sony Records still maintains an unmistakable connection to the Blues, but it also finds the guitarist showing his other musical dimentions, from hard-edge rock and blues to acoustic-driven singer-songwriter fare.
 

Tim Palmieri Solo Acoustic  (with lots of friends :)
Mar
30
8:00 pm20:00

Tim Palmieri Solo Acoustic (with lots of friends :)

While prominent in the jam scene for his aggressive and improvisational guitar style, Palmieri has grown to be equally comfortable playing acoustic, branching out into a busy solo career over the past few years. “Timmy Tour” – as fans have dubbed the Tim Palmieri Solo Acoustic experience – has grown organically and continues to expand as music lovers demand performances in their hometowns nationwide. These acoustic gigs are peppered with a mix of Breakfast originals, classic covers, and unexpected rarities, each of which Palmieri makes his own through his distinctive style of rhythmic looping.
 

An Evening with Holly Bowling
Mar
26
7:00 pm19:00

An Evening with Holly Bowling

This special evening with Holly Bowling is a limited seated show and will be first come first seated. Advanced tickets are available and encouraged. http://hollybowling.bpt.me


 Texture, nuance, and a gift for dexterous high-wire improvisation are the hallmarks of San Francisco-based classically trained pianist Holly Bowling, who infuses jam band music with a technically advanced, emotionally rich style. After studying piano performance at SF State University, Bowling has turned her agile mind and interpretive prowess to the works of Phish on 2013’s Distillation Of A Dream album and the newly released Grateful Dead focused Better Left Unsung (released December 9, 2016 through The Royal Potato Family). Her instantly compelling playing and unerring ability to successfully collaborate with other musicians in an impressive array of styles has brought her to the attention of Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Branford Marsalis, and other luminaries who’ve asked Bowling to perform with them, and led to her being featured both as a solo artist and band collaborator as part of this years Christmas Jam hosted by Warren Haynes. Already a rising star on the festival circuit, Bowling plans to expand her solo touring in 2017 and beyond.

Normal Intruments Annual Winter Show w/s/g Space Bacon
Mar
25
Mar 26

Normal Intruments Annual Winter Show w/s/g Space Bacon

For the third year in a row we have Normal Instruments coming back to The Acoustic for a winter visit. Every year its a party on the avenue till the very last call.

Happy to announce Space Bacon will be opening up the show.

Door 9pm Music 10pm - Tickets available at the door.

Michael Carter from The Indobox, Jules Jenssen from Ross Jenssen, Matt Beckett from Cosmic Dust Bunnies and Jeff Bujak of Bujak Live.

Dalton Rapattoni returns to The Acoustic - Early Show
Mar
25
5:00 pm17:00

Dalton Rapattoni returns to The Acoustic - Early Show

Come see American Idol finalist Dalton Rapattoni return to The Acoustic. This is a special early evening show. Door 5:00pm Music 5:15pm.

Advanced discounted tickets

http://daltonrapattoni.bpt.me

*For special limited VIP Pre & Post Meet & Greet Tickets please go to http://www.daltonrapattoni.com/

**must buy a regular ticket before you purchase VIP add on

***Please reminder The Acoustic is a 21+ music venue unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Parents & Guardians must purchase tickets.

Dalton chose to audition for the final season of American Idol in August 2015 and placed third.

After American Idol during the summer of 2016, Dalton moved to Austin, Texas, to begin working on his album at Orb Recording Studios with Matt Noveskey of Blue October at Orb Recording Studios. On May 6, 2016, he announced the School of Rock Gives Back Tour,[11] where he performed alongside School of Rock house bands throughout the United States and Canada, as well as held free meet and greets to thank those that voted for him in the Idol competition. After the School of Rock Gives Back Tour ended, he announced another tour, The Inspired Attempt Tour. The Inspired Attempt traveled all around America, starting in Boston and ending in Arizona. There are two parts to this tour; West Coast dates have not yet been announced. On October 14, Dalton released his first single "Turn to Stone", which charted #14 on the iTunes alternative chart. Dalton is also planning on releasing his first album as a solo artist in January 2017.

Hayley Jane & The Primates and Goose
Mar
24
8:00 pm20:00

Hayley Jane & The Primates and Goose

Happy to welcome back two of The Acoustic's favorite bands from the past two years. After a steller NYE with Hayley Jane & the Primates we are thrilled to have them teamed up with the always awesome Goose!! Goose has been tearing up venues all around the tri state area and making a big splash on the scene. Advanced discounted tickets availablehttp://hayleyjanegoose.bpt.me

Goose is a Funk-Folk band based out of Norwalk, Connecticut. Rick Mitarotonda is the guitarist-singer-songwriter whose folky, hummable melodies are supported by keyboardist Kristopher Yunker, and a deep-pocket rhythm section of Trevor Weekz on Bass, Ben Atkind on drums, and Aaron Hagele on percussion. The band’s music is both memorable and danceable; an organic and easy-to-love mix of funk and contemporary folk, with touches of reggae, jazz, blues, and rock.

Hayley Jane and the Primates deliver a rich, genre-bending sound with a tantalizing live performance. Winners of the New England Music Awards’ Roots/Americana act of the year, The Primates have created a serious buzz in the music world. Their music draws inspiration from many styles including early rock and pop; old musical theater; folkadelic, bluegrass and country; along with blues, soul and reggae.

Tom Petty Tribute w/ The Housatonic River Band
Mar
23
8:00 pm20:00

Tom Petty Tribute w/ The Housatonic River Band

The Housatonic River Band is returning to The Acoustic for another rock 'n' roll tribute show! Following the success of their tribute to The Allman Brothers Band in October, the band this time is paying respect to Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, in honor of their 40th anniversary. It's sure to be an amazing night of improvisation to some of the most well known Petty songs, and the lineup of musicians will make sure of that. See you soon at this not to miss performance! Door 8pm Music 9:30pm - $5 at the door

Joseph Ballaro: guitar & vocals
Casey Gorman: guitar & vocals
Sammy Blanchette: bass & vocals
Tim Stone: piano and keyboards
Michael Gargano: drums

Consider the Source w/Felix Martin
Mar
19
7:00 pm19:00

Consider the Source w/Felix Martin

They say never miss a Sunday show! That certainly holds true for Consider the Source with Special Guest Felix Martin. Advanced discounted tickets on sale now.

http://considerthesourcect.bpt.me

NYC trio Consider the Source defy easy description. If intergalactic beings of pure energy, after initiation into an order of whirling dervishes, built some kind of pan-dimensional booty-shaking engine, powered by psychedelics and abstract math, itd probably just sound like a CTS tribute band. Drawing from progressive rock, fusion and jazz, with alien sounds soaked in Indian and Middle Eastern styles, CTS blends disparate parts into a striking, utterly original whole. Dubbed Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion, the bands music strikes a rare balance between cerebral and emotional, intellectual and primal. A relentless touring schedule has won the band a fervent following from California to Israel, with fans ranging from jam-band hippies and jazz cats to corpse-painted headbangers and prog geeks.

FELIX MARTIN is a Venezuelan guitarist who is pioneering a style of playing the electric guitar by performing simultaneously with two of them as if they were one, creating a new sound on the instrument. Felix is pushing music into new boundaries by mixing Rock and Metal with different styles such as Jazz, Progressive, World, Latin, Fusion, etc. The uniqueness of his guitars and technique allows him to create distinguished sounds that makes the music sound unique. Felix has toured with his band that includes Berklee Alumni drummers and bassist Kilian Duarte throughout the USA, Europe and South America. Played in festivals such as Progressive Nation, SXSW, Euroblast, Tech-Fest and many more.

 

PitchBlak Brass Band St. Patty's Day Blowout
Mar
17
8:00 pm20:00

PitchBlak Brass Band St. Patty's Day Blowout

Celebrate the best drinking night on the Ave. with an incredible band, PitchBlak Brass Band. Hailing for Brooklyn NY this crew sure can party with there blend of Hip Hop & Brass.  

$5 at the door. Doors open at 7pm w/ drink specials all night long.

Hip Hop music has always been unafraid to push boundaries. Perhaps because it simultaneously came from nothing yet came from everything, the genre stands alone in how creatively outside influences can be incorporated into its musical mix.

PitchBlak Brass Band uses the epic sounds of tubas, trombones, saxophones and other typically non-hip hop instruments in the spirit of The Roots and some of rap’s iconic live bands, to deliver an energy that samples, loops and breakbeats can’t always capture. Their blend of soundscapes and lyrical exuberance creates a grand adventure in listening, one that can hold the attention of music fans from across a fairly wide spectrum.

Electric Kif w/s/g Phat Astronaut
Mar
16
8:00 pm20:00

Electric Kif w/s/g Phat Astronaut

Making there Black Rock debut, straight from the ground up festival this winter Electric Kif. These guys are on point and have a tight groove that everyone will be talking about for years to come. $5 cover at the door.

Phat Astronaut will be kicking things off with there crazy blend of jams and genres!!

"Hailing from Miami, Electric Kif and their undeniable spunk has caught the attention of music lovers through their execution of cosmic funk, rock, soul, and jazz. Their taste and talent bring an unparalleled energy and sound to the stage that inevitably
creates a uniquely raw experience through every performance.

The Kif has gone on to perform with national acts such as Snarky Puppy, Kung Fu, THE MAIN SQUEEZE, Naughty Professor, Stratosphere All-Stars, TR3 featuring Tim Reynolds, The Fritz, Progger and Killiam Shakespeare, as well as South Florida’s finest Roosevelt Collier and The Heavy Pets through a series of deep south and northeast runs. Not only has the quartet garnered regional attention, but they have also been instrumental to the core of the blossoming music scene in Miami, spanning across several diverse projects in between and acting as the backing musicians for many including Matt Schofield, Danay Suarez, Flo Rida, Tony Succar, and many more...

Creatures - A 311 Tribute
Mar
11
8:00 pm20:00

Creatures - A 311 Tribute

Creatures 311 Tribute on March 11th. Doesn't get better then that. Come by and dance the night away to your favorite 311 songs. Band Features - William Vega, William Earley, Lawrence Rodrigues, Bruce Toth, John Pioli & Brian Fox. Admission is $10 at the door

Electric Mayhem w/ Kazoo Crew Family Band & People Skills Band
Mar
10
8:00 pm20:00

Electric Mayhem w/ Kazoo Crew Family Band & People Skills Band

Come hang with three great local band that always deliver the goods. Electric Mayhem has been jamming up and down the CT coast for awhile and we are happy to have them headline this great night. Kazoo Crew is always a fun time and gets the ave. dancing and we are happy to welcome People Skills to the area for the first time. Music starts at 9pm

$5 cover at the door.

Bruce Katz Band & Steal Your Peach
Mar
4
8:00 pm20:00

Bruce Katz Band & Steal Your Peach

We are happy to welcome back Bruce Katz and his band to The Acoustic. Bruce is a veteran of the Allman Brothers extended family playing in the Greg Allman Band & Butch Trucks Freight Train Band.

Steal Your Peach will be making there CT debut performing the music of The Grateful Dead & The ABB. These guys have been playing clubs up and down the east coast supporting band like John K Band, Ron Holloway and more. They are a mixture of some of the best and hardest working musicians in the Philadelphia area specializing in the music of The Allman Brothers Band, while also blending songs of the Grateful Dead, Blues & Funk.

Doors 7pm Music 9pm- Tickets available online and day of show - http://brucekatzstealpeach.bpt.me

Bruce Katz is a four time (2008, 2009, 2010, 2015) Nominee for the Blues Music Award (W.C. Handy Award) for "Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year", selected by the Blues Foundation of Memphis, TN. While Blues is a very important part of his music, Bruce's music has more angles and influences, occupying a unique space where blues, "soul-jazz", jam-band rock, and all aspects of Americana Music collide into a style of original music all his own. He is equally comfortable playing Hammond B-3 Organ and Piano.