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Upcoming Events

Duke Street Dogs

December 15, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!

Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

The Terry Wiley Band

December 15, 2017  ·  Friday * 9pm * $8

R&B, Motown and more soul than you can handle! Featuring the best musicians, a song list filled with crowd favorites, and the fabulous voice of legendary North Carolina…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

December 19, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

If this is Tuesday …. it’s our standing Tuesday Blues Jam!  We provide amps, drums, PA … everything you’ll need, just bring your instrument or sticks … sign up and play…

9th Annual NEWTONANNY

December 20, 2017  ·  Wednesday * 7pm * NO Cover

Only the best Chrusmus progrum in the south! 1 million special guest musicians and the best dressed people in the Triangle.

In its 9th year at The Blue Note Grill…

Carolina Lightnin’

December 21, 2017  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO Cover

 Carolina Lightnin’ is Tommy Edwards, Alice Zincone & Rick Lafleur performing a vast repertoire of traditional Bluegrass music, original songs, and also incorporating songs from other genres that have been…

Duke Street Dogs

December 22, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!

Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.  It’s still too early to start holiday shopping…

Armand Lenchek, Carter Minor & FJ Ventre

December 22, 2017  ·  Friday * 9pm * NO Cover

When guitarist Armand Lenchek and vocalist/blues harpist Carter Minor get together, magic happens. Again and again. Triple that magic when you add in bassist FJ Ventre…

Christmas Day – CLOSED

December 25, 2017  ·  Sunday * All Day

We will be closed on Christmas Day opening presents and eating too much, but will be back on Tuesday with Clark Stern’s Tuesday Blues  Jam as we work our…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

December 26, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

If this is Tuesday …. it’s our standing Tuesday Blues Jam!  We provide amps, drums, PA … everything you’ll need, just bring your instrument or sticks … sign up and play…

Blue Wednesday: Clark Stern & Chuck Cotton

December 27, 2017  ·  Wednesday * 8pm * NO Cover

Bluesman Clark Stern has played piano alongside genre notables such as Lurrie Bell, Anson Funderburgh and Billy Boy Arnold, but he’s joined tonight by local drum veteran Chuck Cotton…

Duke Street Dogs

December 29, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the last weekend of 2017.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a mix of old and new, original material…

Josh Preslar Band Holiday Party

December 29, 2017  ·  Friday * 9pm * $8

It’s the week between Christmas and New Year’s so double kick out the holiday jams with Josh Preslar (guitar/vocals), Mike ‘Howlin Wind’ Davis (harmonica), T.A. James…

The Backbeat

December 30, 2017  ·  Saturday * 8pm * $8

Based in Chapel Hill, NC, Beatles & 60’s rock & roll band The BackBeat pleases crowds of all ages with hits from the Fab Four along with timeless classics…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

January 2, 2018  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

The FIRST Tuesday Blues Jam of 2018!

If this is Tuesday …. it’s our standing Tuesday Blues Jam!  Come share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the…

Nash Street Ramblers

January 4, 2018  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO Cover

The Nash Street Ramblers bring great harmony along with talented instrumentals, this Nash Street inspired bluegrass band is steeped in traditional, newgrass & gospel music. Come sing and dance your…

Duke Street Dogs

January 5, 2018  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Start 2018 right with the best Friday afternoon in town!

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a mix of old and new, original material, country and jazz, rock…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

January 9, 2018  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

If this is Tuesday …. it’s our standing Tuesday Blues Jam!  Come share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the triangle…

Craver, Hicks, Watson and Newberry

January 11, 2018  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO Cover

Bill Hicks and Jim Watson, along with Tommy Thompson founded the Red Clay Ramblers in 1972. Mike Craver joined in 1973. For the next decade these talented musicians toured extensively…

Duke Street Dogs

January 12, 2018  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

The Duke Street Dogs have been hitting our Friday afternoon stage almost since we opened!

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a mix of old and new, original…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

January 16, 2018  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

If this is Tuesday …. it’s our standing Tuesday Blues Jam!  Come share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the triangle…

Duke Street Dogs

January 19, 2018  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Where else are you going to start the weekend?

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a mix of old and new, original material, country and jazz, rock, Tin…

Smile the Band/Northern High School Reunion Get-Together

January 20, 2018  ·  Saturday * 8pm * $10

Retro Covers from the 60s-70s-80s. Pop – R&B – Funk – Soul – Classic Rock – Disco!  Members of Smile are derived from some of the Triangle area’s favorite party…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

January 23, 2018  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

If this is Tuesday …. it’s our standing Tuesday Blues Jam!  Come share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the triangle…

Carolina Lightnin’

January 25, 2018  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO Cover

Carolina Lightnin’ is Tommy Edwards, Alice Zincone & Rick Lafleur performing a vast repertoire of traditional Bluegrass music, original songs, and also incorporating songs from other genres that have been…

Kyle Lacy and the Harlem River Noise

January 28, 2018  ·  Sunday * 5-7pm * NO Cover

Kyle Lacy & the Harlem River Noise conjure a potion that stirs the soul, bringing you home to the roots of 50’s rock’n’roll and blues.

If a…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

January 30, 2018  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

If this is Tuesday …. it’s our standing Tuesday Blues Jam!  Come share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the triangle…

Nash Street Ramblers

February 1, 2018  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO Cover

The Nash Street Ramblers bring great harmony along with talented instrumentals, this Nash Street inspired bluegrass band is steeped in traditional, newgrass & gospel music. Come sing and dance your…

Duke Street Dogs

February 2, 2018  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

The Duke Street Dogs have been hitting our Friday afternoon stage almost since we opened!

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a mix of old and new, original…

TBS 1st Sunday Blues Jam with The Night Shades

February 4, 2018  ·  Sunday * 6-9pm * NO Cover

Got the Sunday blues about having to go back to work tomorrow?  Then come on out and help us raise some serious blues. Get your musical “fix” by playing, dancing…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

February 6, 2018  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

If this is Tuesday …. it’s time to get out to one of the longest running open blues jams in the triangle.  Get on in here and share the stage…

Carolina Lightnin’

February 8, 2018  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO Cover

Carolina Lightnin’ is Tommy Edwards, Alice Zincone & Rick Lafleur performing a vast repertoire of traditional Bluegrass music, original songs, and also incorporating songs from other genres that have been…

Gin-Soaked Blues with Tea Cup Gin

February 9, 2018  ·  Friday * 9pm * No Cover

The members of Tea Cup Gin share a passion for crafting original musical cocktails under the influence of an eclectic blend of early 20th century genres (deco era jazz standards…

Duke Street Dogs

February 9, 2018  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

The Duke Street Dogs have been hitting our Friday afternoon stage almost since we opened!

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a mix of old and new, original…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

February 13, 2018  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

If this is Tuesday …. it’s time to get out to one of the longest running open blues jams in the triangle.  Get on in here and share the stage…

Satchmo Babcock

February 15, 2018  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO Cover

Satchmo Babcock is a quartet of seasoned musical scholars that brings audiences a heaping plate full of old school R&B, Blues, Soul, and Rock & Roll with a…

Duke Street Dogs

February 16, 2018  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

The Duke Street Dogs have been hitting our Friday afternoon stage almost since we opened!

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a mix of old and new, original…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

February 20, 2018  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

If this is Tuesday …. it’s time to get out to one of the longest running open blues jams in the triangle.  Get on in here and share the stage…

Duke Street Dogs

February 23, 2018  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

The Duke Street Dogs have been hitting our Friday afternoon stage almost since we opened!

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a mix of old and new, original…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

February 27, 2018  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

If this is Tuesday …. it’s time to get out to one of the longest running open blues jams in the triangle.  Get on in here and share the stage…

Current & Past Events

Duke Street Dogs

December 15, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!

Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

The Terry Wiley Band

December 15, 2017  ·  Friday * 9pm * $8

R&B, Motown and more soul than you can handle! Featuring the best musicians, a song list filled with crowd favorites, and the fabulous voice of legendary North Carolina…

Nash Street Ramblers

December 14, 2017  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO Cover

The Nash Street Ramblers bring great harmony along with talented instrumentals, this Nash Street inspired bluegrass band is steeped in traditional, newgrass & gospel music. Come sing and dance your…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

December 12, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

If this is Tuesday …. it’s our standing Tuesday Blues Jam!  We provide amps, drums, PA … everything you’ll need, just bring your instrument or sticks … sign up and play…

Tommy Hartley & Jason Barker

December 10, 2017  ·  Sunday * 5-7pm * NO Cover

GIG ALERT ****************GIG ALERT**************** GIG ALERT

Tommy Hartley says:    Jason Barker and I will be performing as a duo at The Blue Note Grill!  Please make plans to attend. We…

Duke Street Dogs

December 8, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!

Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.  It’s still too early to start holiday shopping…

The Night Shades

December 8, 2017  ·  Friday * 9pm * $8

The Night Shades: lot’s of progressive, rockin’ Blues! The band members are; Julia Vo on lead vocals, Bill Bryan on guitar & vocals, Tim Collins on guitar, Ed Mezynski…

Pinky Wyoming & Duke LaCrosse

December 7, 2017  ·  Thursday * 7-9pm * NO Cover

The two! The only return!

The legendary Pinky Wyoming & Duke LaCrosse return to kick off their annual musical tour of musicianry. They hope to see their many, many fans…

Blue Wednesday: The Spoonbenders

December 6, 2017  ·  Wednesday * 8pm * NO Cover

We gave the first Wednesday of every month to Mike Conway (Good Rocking Sam), Tim Collins (Fat Bastard Blues Band), Chuck Taylor (Good Rocking Sam/Joe Bell & the Stinging…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

December 5, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

If this is Tuesday …. it’s our standing Tuesday Blues Jam!  We provide amps, drums, PA … everything you’ll need, just bring your instrument or sticks … sign up and play…

Duke Street Dogs

December 1, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!

Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.  It’s still too early to start holiday shopping…

FFAF: Donna Blue Band

December 1, 2017  ·  Friday * 9pm * NO Cover

Free For All Friday:  We call it “Non-obvious Music for Adults.” Four Triangle area musicians with > 100 years of collective performance experience have teamed up to form an…

Hill Country Cosmopolitans

November 30, 2017  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO Cover

Awhile back, three guys came together in a living room in Hillsborough, NC to run through some 30s and 40s-era Western Swing dude-ranch favorites. Bringing a touch of…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

November 28, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

If this is Tuesday …. it’s our standing Tuesday Blues Jam!  Come share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the triangle…

Emily Musolino

November 26, 2017  ·  Sunday * 5-7pm * NO Cover

Heads up! There’s a change to our Sunday afternoon of music!

Emily Musolino fills in for Mysti Mayhem!

Emily Musolino is a Durham, NC native who mixes soulful vocals…

Duke Street Dogs

November 24, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.  Come out and dance the turkey off your belly…

Sherman Lee Dillon and the Dillonaires

November 24, 2017  ·  Friday * 9pm * FFAF NO Cover

Dad, Sherman Lee; son, Andrew John and daughter, Anna Lee provide the voices and musical accompaniment served up with an unforgettable helping of down-home honest energy. From the worn…

Thanksgiving – CLOSED

November 23, 2017  ·  Thursday * All Day

We will be closed on Thanksgiving, but will be back on Friday for lunch –  plus the Duke Street Dogs and Sherman Lee Dillon & the Dillonaires…

Pre-Turkey Day/Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

November 21, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

The longest running blues jam in the Triangle is gearing up for the holidays. The Pre-Turkey Day jam is always one of our favorites. Stop in and hang out…

Doc Branch Band

November 19, 2017  ·  Sunday * 5-7pm * NO Cover

The Doc Branch Band has a long history of family music-making. There has been a Terry family band of some sort as long as anyone in Bahama can remember…

November Birthday Party: Good Rocking Sam

November 18, 2017  ·  Saturday * 8pm * $8

If you were born in November like a handful of our regulars – and you know who you are – get on in here and celebrate another trip around the sun!  The…

Duke Street Dogs

November 17, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.  It’s still too early to start holiday shopping…

Bull City Blues Band

November 17, 2017  ·  Friday * 9pm * FFAF: NO Cover

The Bull City Blues Band have been North Carolina original modern piedmont blues artists since 1991. Charlley Ward and John Fussell provide tandem lead and slide guitars and are the…

Carolina Lightnin’

November 16, 2017  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO Cover

Carolina Lightnin’ is Tommy Edwards, Alice Zincone & Rick Lafleur performing a vast repertoire of traditional Bluegrass music, original songs, and also incorporating songs from other genres that have been…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

November 14, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

If this is Tuesday …. it’s our standing Tuesday Blues Jam!  We provide amps, drums, PA … everything you’ll need, just bring your instrument or sticks … sign up and play…

David Quick’s Jazz Combo

November 12, 2017  ·  Sunday * 5-7pm * NO Cover

Small jazz combo with vocals, playing swing, bossa nova, love songs, the works! All classic stuff from Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and several others.

Come to dance, but make sure…

Eno River Association Fundraiser with John Dee Holeman

November 12, 2017  ·  Sunday * 2-4pm * NO Cover

Mark your calendar for Sunday, Nov. 12 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. for Eno River Association’s Holiday Hullabaloo – our annual meeting, calendar celebration, and end-of-year…

Duke Street Dogs

November 10, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.  It’s still too early to start holiday shopping…

Kirk Ridge Band / Individually Twisted

November 9, 2017  ·  Thursday * 7pm * No cover

Kirk’s award-winning rockabilly/swing music has been featured on NPR’s Car Talk, Belfast’s Celtic Roots Radio, and London’s Deep Grooves Radio.  His head turning lyrics…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

November 7, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

If this is Tuesday …. it’s our standing Tuesday Blues Jam!  We provide amps, drums, PA … everything you’ll need, just bring your instrument or sticks … sign up and play…

Duke Street Dogs

November 3, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.  It’s still too early to start holiday shopping…

Nash Street Ramblers

November 2, 2017  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO Cover

The Nash Street Ramblers bring great harmony along with talented instrumentals, this Nash Street inspired bluegrass band is steeped in traditional, newgrass & gospel music. Come sing and dance your…

Halloween Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

October 31, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

It’s the Tuesday Blues Jam!  And it’s Halloween, so come out for some spooktacular fun! Share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest…

Duke Street Dogs

October 27, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

Watson, Runkle, Savage & Goldsmith

October 26, 2017  ·  Thursdau * 7-9pm * No Cover

Blue Grass, New Grass and Country…and that’s just the first 3 songs. This talent laden group will cover many genres…great entertainment is on the menu!

Jim Watson…

Tommy Hartley & Jason Barker

October 25, 2017  ·  Wednesday * 8-10pm * NO Cover

GIG ALERT ****************GIG ALERT**************** GIG ALERT

Tommy Hartley says:    Jason Barker and I will be performing as a duo at The Blue Note Grill, Wednesday, Oct. 25!  Please make plans…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

October 24, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

It’s the Tuesday Blues Jam!  Come share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the triangle – you never know who’s…

Satchmo Babcock

October 22, 2017  ·  Sunday * 5-7pm * NO Cover

Satchmo Babcock is a quartet of seasoned musical scholars that brings audiences a heaping plate full of old school R&B, Blues, Soul, and Rock & Roll with a…

Duke Street Dogs

October 20, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!

Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.  It’s still too early to start holiday shopping…

Carolina Lightnin’

October 19, 2017  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO Cover

Carolina Lightnin’ is Tommy Edwards, Alice Zincone & Rick Lafleur performing a vast repertoire of traditional Bluegrass music, original songs, and also incorporating songs from other genres that have been…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

October 17, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

It’s the Tuesday Blues Jam!  Come share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the triangle – you never know who’s…

Michelle Belanger & The Mystery Hillbillies

October 15, 2017  ·  Sunday * 5-7pm * NO Cover

Honkytonk and rockabilly. Great music that will get you moving and tapping your toes.
Michelle has been singin’ almost as long as she’s been walking. She experienced a great…

The Well-Respected Men / Doug Prescott Band

October 14, 2017  ·  Saturday * 8pm * $8

Two for one!  Don’t miss this night of double trouble!

The Well-Respected Men
You Really Got Me. All Day and All of the Night. Dedicated Follower of Fashion…

Duke Street Dogs

October 13, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

The Hollow Rock Ramblers with Whit Smith

October 12, 2017  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO Cover

Who are these guys really? ? ?

The Hollow Rock Ramblers are Carson Holloway (vocal/guitar), Dan Eason (guitar/lap slide), John Soper (N.E.D.) (mandolin), Dan Smith (guitar) and Pooh…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

October 10, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

It’s the Tuesday Blues Jam!  Come share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the triangle – you never know who’s…

Duke Street Dogs

October 6, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

Nash Street Ramblers

October 5, 2017  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO Cover

The Nash Street Ramblers bring great harmony along with talented instrumentals, this Nash Street inspired bluegrass band is steeped in traditional, newgrass & gospel music. Come sing and dance your…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

October 3, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

It’s the Tuesday Blues Jam!  Come share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the triangle – you never know who’s…

TBS 1st Sunday Blues Jam with Rhonda Robichaux & Band

October 1, 2017  ·  Sunday * 6-9pm * NO Cover

Got the Sunday blues about having to go back to work tomorrow?  Then come on out and help us raise some serious blues. Get your musical “fix” by playing, dancing…

Duke Street Dogs

September 29, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

Davis Messina Band

September 29, 2017  ·  Friday * 9pm * $8

No matter the occasion, The Davis Messina Band will make it an event you’ll never forget with a wide range of music…beach, country and rock n roll ….

RON…

Blue Wednesday: Clark Stern & Chuck Cotton

September 27, 2017  ·  Wednesday * 8pm * NO Cover

Bluesman Clark Stern has played piano alongside genre notables such as Lurrie Bell, Anson Funderburgh and Billy Boy Arnold, but he’s joined tonight by local drum veteran Chuck Cotton…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

September 26, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

It’s the Tuesday Blues Jam!  Come share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the triangle – you never know who’s…

Artist in Resident Series: Rissi Palmer

September 24, 2017  ·  Sunday * 5-7pm * NO Cover

Singer-songwriter Rissi Palmer experienced a lifetime of milestones when she released her self-titled debut album in 2007. As one of country music’s most promising new stars, Rissi…

Duke Street Dogs

September 22, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

Free For All Fridays: 8-Track Minds

September 22, 2017  ·  Friday * 9pm * NO Cover

8-Track Minds plays funky, beautiful ‘70s gold for hip-shakin’ and slow dancin’. Our charismatic and velvet-voiced singer Sandie, beside veteran Triangle musicians who look the part, delivers…

Blue Wed: Tad Walters

September 20, 2017  ·  Wednesday * 8pm * NO Cover

Tad Walters is a blues musician from Raleigh, NC. He started his professional career at 17, and has played with many of the legends of the genre including Bob Margolin…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

September 19, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

It’s the Tuesday Blues Jam!  Come share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the triangle – you never know who’s…

3rd Annual “All Star” Fundraiser for Bright Star Stables

September 17, 2017  ·  Sunday * 5-8pm * $10 suggested donation

The 3rd annual “All Star” fundraiser is just around the corner!  The evening will be family friendly and includes a very exciting silent auction. An incredible musical lineup featuring some…

Duke Street Dogs

September 15, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

Free For All Fridays: Lee Gildersleeve and the Bad Dogs

September 15, 2017  ·  Friday * 9pm * No Cover

Rocking the Blues since before he was born – Lee is one of the Triangle’s finest bluesmen. Lee and the Dogs guarantee a great show, for any occasion.

Lee Gildersleeve…

Carolina Lightnin’

September 14, 2017  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO Cover

Carolina Lightnin’ is Tommy Edwards, Alice Zincone & Rick Lafleur performing a vast repertoire of traditional Bluegrass music, original songs, and also incorporating songs from other genres that have been…

Blue Wednesday: The Herded Cats

September 13, 2017  ·  Wednesday * 8pm * No Cover

Please join us – Sallie Gossett (vocals), Art Champagne (lead guitar), Herb Shelly (drums), Robert Humphreys (sax), Anne Shrago (bass) and Carol Walborn (rhythm guitar) – Fun blues & R&B…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

September 12, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

It’s the Tuesday Blues Jam!  Come share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the triangle – you never know who’s…

Randy Johnston

September 10, 2017  ·  Sunday * 5-7pm * NO Cover

Blue Note Grill welcomes back internationally renowned jazz guitarist, Randy Johnston.  Electric blues meets bebop with contemporary influences – an exciting convergence of sounds that has made Randy one of the…

Duke Street Dogs

September 8, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

The Sidecar Social Club

September 8, 2017  ·  Friday * 9pm * $8

Spirited, stylish and engaging, Sidecar Social Club is a shot of whiskey hitting your veins. Soaring through numerous genres effortlessly, their energetic sets take you to colorful and surprising places…

Nash Street Ramblers

September 7, 2017  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO Cover

The Nash Street Ramblers bring great harmony along with talented instrumentals, this Nash Street inspired bluegrass band is steeped in traditional, newgrass & gospel music. Come sing and dance your…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

September 5, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

It’s the Tuesday Blues Jam!  Come share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the triangle – you never know who’s…

TBS 1st Sunday Blues Jam with Gator & the Groovetones

September 3, 2017  ·  Sunday * 6-9pm * NO Cover

Got the Sunday blues about having to go back to work tomorrow?  Then come on out and help us raise some serious blues. Get your musical “fix” by playing, dancing…

Duke Street Dogs

September 1, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

Tad Walters, Clark Stern and Bubba Norwood

September 1, 2017  ·  Friday * 9pm * NO Cover

Free for all Friday:  These guys know how to fire up a Friday night. Just ask ’em .. better yet, be here and feel the burn.

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Tommy Hartley & Jason Barker

August 31, 2017  ·  Thursday * 7-9pm * NO Cover

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Tommy Hartley says:    Jason Barker and I will be performing as a duo at The Blue Note Grill this Thursday evening, August 31, from…

Blue Wednesday: Tad Walters and John Dee Holeman

August 30, 2017  ·  Wednesday * 8-10pm * NO Cover

Don’t miss this special evening of Piedmont blues with Tad Walters and John Dee Holeman.

Tad Walters
Walters is a blues musician from Raleigh who started his professional career…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

August 29, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

If this is Tuesday, then this IS our regular Tuesday Blues Jam!  Come share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the…

The Tornado Blues Band

August 26, 2017  ·  Saturday * 8pm * $8

Jason Barker, Joel Sugarman, Bakru Hunsel and Tommy Hartley lay down some great blues & rock. High energy, expert musicianship and plenty of your favorite dance tunes.
Based in the…

Duke Street Dogs

August 25, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

Joe Bell & the Stinging Blades

August 25, 2017  ·  Friday * 9pm * $8

Conceived in cigarette smoke and nurtured on cold beer, the Stinging Blades are a bar band down to the marrow. Their mixture of Memphis Soul, New Orleans R&B…

Armand Lenchek & Carter Minor

August 24, 2017  ·  Thursday * 7-9pm * NO Cover

When guitarist Armand Lenchek and vocalist/blues harpist Carter Minor get together, magic happens. Again and again.
Touring and playing for many years, Armand brings years of experience and loads…

Blue Wednesday: Clark Stern & Chuck Cotton

August 23, 2017  ·  Wednesday * 8pm * NO Cover

Bluesman Clark Stern has played piano alongside genre notables such as Lurrie Bell, Anson Funderburgh and Billy Boy Arnold, but he’s joined tonight by local drum veteran Chuck Cotton…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

August 22, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

It’s the Tuesday Blues Jam!  Come share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the triangle – you never know who’s…

Adrian Duke & Theresa Richmond

August 20, 2017  ·  Sunday * 5-7pm * NO Cover

We can think of no better way to spend a Sunday afternoon. None. Nada. Get in here!

Adrian Duke is a piano player/singer/songwriter steeped deeply in the New…

August Birthday Party: Good Rocking Sam

August 19, 2017  ·  Saturday * 8pm * $8

If you were born in August, we wanna throw you a party!  Bring your friends, party favors, and come on in!

GRS is a blues/r & b/roots outfit…

Duke Street Dogs

August 18, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

Carolina Lightnin’

August 17, 2017  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO Cover

Carolina Lightnin’ is Tommy Edwards, Alice Zincone & Rick Lafleur performing a vast repertoire of traditional Bluegrass music, original songs, and also incorporating songs from other genres that have been…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

August 15, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

If this is Tuesday, then this IS our regular Tuesday Blues Jam!  Come share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the…

Mysti Mayhem Trio

August 13, 2017  ·  Sunday * 5-7pm * NO Cover

Powerhouse vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist, with over a decade of seasoned performances throughout the United States and Europe. Mysti Mayhem was mentored by Bo Diddley and released her first major…

High Cotton

August 12, 2017  ·  Saturday * 8pm * $6

The Raleigh-based High Cotton R&B Review came together in 2012—the band has deep roots in the Memphis Blues tradition; lots of soul influence, some British and…

Duke Street Dogs

August 11, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

Doc Branch Band

August 10, 2017  ·  Thursday * 7-9pm * NO Cover

The Doc Branch Band has a long history of family music-making. There has been a Terry family band of some sort as long as anyone in Bahama can remember…

Blue Wednesday: The Herded Cats

August 9, 2017  ·  Wednesday * 8pm * No Cover

Please join us – Sallie Gossett (vocals), Art Champagne (lead guitar), Herb Shelly (drums), Robert Humphreys (sax), Anne Shrago (bass) and Carol Walborn (rhythm guitar) – Fun blues & R&B…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

August 8, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

If this is Tuesday, then this IS our regular Tuesday Blues Jam!  Come share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the…

TBS 1st Sunday Blues Jam with Big Bertha

August 6, 2017  ·  Sunday * 6-9pm * NO Cover

Got the Sunday blues about having to go back to work tomorrow?  Then come on out and help us raise some serious blues. Get your musical “fix” by playing, dancing…

Duke Street Dogs

August 4, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

Nash Street Ramblers

August 3, 2017  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO Cover

The Nash Street Ramblers bring great harmony along with talented instrumentals, this Nash Street inspired bluegrass band is steeped in traditional, newgrass & gospel music. Come sing and dance your…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

August 1, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

If this is Tuesday, then this IS our regular Tuesday Blues Jam!  Come share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the…

Artist in Resident Series: Rissi Palmer

July 30, 2017  ·  Sunday * 5-7pm * NO Cover

Singer-songwriter Rissi Palmer experienced a lifetime of milestones when she released her self-titled debut album in 2007. As one of country music’s most promising new stars, Rissi…

Duke Street Dogs

July 28, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

The Terry Wiley Band

July 28, 2017  ·  Friday * 9pm * $8

R&B, Motown and more soul than you can handle! Featuring the best musicians, a song list filled with crowd favorites, and the fabulous voice of legendary North Carolina…

Armand Lenchek & Carter Minor

July 27, 2017  ·  Thursday * 7-9pm * NO Cover

When guitarist Armand Lenchek and vocalist/blues harpist Carter Minor get together, magic happens. Again and again.
Touring and playing for many years, Armand brings years of experience and loads…

Blue Wednesday: Clark Stern & Chuck Cotton

July 26, 2017  ·  Wednesday * 8pm * NO Cover

Bluesman Clark Stern has played piano alongside genre notables such as Lurrie Bell, Anson Funderburgh and Billy Boy Arnold, but he’s joined tonight by local drum veteran Chuck Cotton…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

July 25, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

If this is Tuesday, then this IS our regular Tuesday Blues Jam host by the incomparable ivory tickler, Clark Stern.

Come share the stage with other blues musicians for one…

Satchmo Babcock

July 23, 2017  ·  Sunday * 5-7pm * NO Cover

Satchmo Babcock is a quartet of seasoned musical scholars that brings audiences a heaping plate full of old school R&B, Blues, Soul, and Rock & Roll with a…

Duke Street Dogs

July 21, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

cajammers

July 21, 2017  ·  Friday * 9pm * NO Cover

Cajammers are a triangle-based jam band made of an energetic group of musicians who adore playing for dancers. Expect a mix of Cajun, zydeco, swamp pop, and Louisiana-inspired…

Carolina Lightnin’

July 20, 2017  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO Cover

Carolina Lightnin’ is Tommy Edwards, Alice Zincone & Rick Lafleur performing a vast repertoire of traditional Bluegrass music, original songs, and also incorporating songs from other genres that have been…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

July 18, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

If this is Tuesday, then this IS our regular Tuesday Blues Jam!  Come share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the…

Mysti Mayhem Trio

July 16, 2017  ·  Sunday * 5-7pm * NO Cover

Powerhouse vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist, with over a decade of seasoned performances throughout the United States and Europe. Mysti Mayhem was mentored by Bo Diddley and released her first major…

Duke Street Dogs

July 14, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

Dex Romweber

July 14, 2017  ·  Friday * 9pm * FFAF NO COVER

Dex Romweber is nothing less than an icon of the American music underground. Pioneering the template for the stripped to-the-essentials guitar/drums duo format in the (should be…

Blue Wednesday: The Herded Cats

July 12, 2017  ·  Wednesday * 8pm * No Cover

Please join us – Sallie Gossett (vocals), Art Champagne (lead guitar), Herb Shelly (drums), Robert Humphreys (sax), Anne Shrago (bass) and Carol Walborn (rhythm guitar) – Fun blues & R&B…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

July 11, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

If this is Tuesday, then this IS our regular Tuesday Blues Jam!  Come share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the…

BenFest: A Benefit for Ben Comfort

July 9, 2017  ·  Sunday * 3-8pm * $10 suggested donation

Our good friend Ben Comfort took a nasty dive from a ladder a few months ago, and while he went down, the medical bills went up!
We’re throwing down…

Duke Street Dogs

July 7, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

Nash Street Ramblers

July 6, 2017  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO Cover

The Nash Street Ramblers bring great harmony along with talented instrumentals, this Nash Street inspired bluegrass band is steeped in traditional, newgrass & gospel music. Come sing and dance your…

Blue Wednesday: The Spoonbenders

July 5, 2017  ·  Wednesday * 8pm * NO Cover

We gave the first Wednesday of every month to Mike Conway (Good Rocking Sam) and Tim Collins (Fat Bastard Blues Band) and it has been a huge success!

You know…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

July 4, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

If this is Tuesday, then this IS our regular Tuesday Blues Jam!  Come share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the…

TBS 1st Sunday Blues Jam with The Bush League

July 2, 2017  ·  Sunday * 6-9pm * NO Cover

Got the Sunday blues about having to go back to work tomorrow?  Then come on out and help us raise some serious blues. Get your musical “fix” by playing, dancing…

Duke Street Dogs

June 30, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

Kirk Ridge Band / Individually Twisted

June 29, 2017  ·  Thursday * 7pm * No cover

Kirk’s award-winning rockabilly/swing music has been featured on NPR’s Car Talk, Belfast’s Celtic Roots Radio, and London’s Deep Grooves Radio.  His head turning lyrics…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

June 27, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

If this is Tuesday, then this IS our regular Tuesday Blues Jam!  Come share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the…

Artist in Resident Series: Rissi Palmer

June 25, 2017  ·  Sunday * 5-7pm * NO Cover

Singer-songwriter Rissi Palmer experienced a lifetime of milestones when she released her self-titled debut album in 2007. As one of country music’s most promising new stars, Rissi…

Duke Street Dogs

June 23, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

The Groovynators

June 23, 2017  ·  Friday * 9pm * NO Cover

The Groovynators have been gigging around the Durham/Hillsborough NC area since 2011 bringing their infectious brand of rockin’ jazzy blues to the many of the local stages. their mission…

Carolina Lightnin’

June 22, 2017  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO Cover

Carolina Lightnin’ is Tommy Edwards, Alice Zincone & Rick Lafleur performing a vast repertoire of traditional Bluegrass music, original songs, and also incorporating songs from other genres that have been…

Blue Wednesday: Clark Stern & Chuck Cotton

June 21, 2017  ·  Wednesday * 8pm * NO Cover

Bluesman Clark Stern has played piano alongside genre notables such as Lurrie Bell, Anson Funderburgh and Billy Boy Arnold, but he’s joined tonight by local drum veteran Chuck Cotton…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

June 20, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

If this is Tuesday, then this IS our regular Tuesday Blues Jam!  Come share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the…

James, Pace & Preslar

June 18, 2017  ·  Sunday * 5-7pm * NO Cover

The dynamic trio JAMES, PACE & PRESLAR consists of T.A. JAMES <gtr/vox>, KELLY PACE <drums> (both best known as the rhythm section of Mel…

Bill Toms & Hard Rain

June 17, 2017  ·  Saturday * 8pm * $8

“Bill Toms is a poet, a soul-shouter and guitar slinger with one foot in the gutter and an eye on the heavens above. And man, does he front a…

Duke Street Dogs

June 16, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

Jimmy Weaver Trio

June 16, 2017  ·  Friday * 9pm * FFAF NO COVER

The Jimmy Weaver Trio has experience in many different genres of music. The night will be filled with extraordinary musicianship, and vocals that will turn your head. We look forward…

Blue Wednesday: The Herded Cats

June 14, 2017  ·  Wednesday * 8pm * No Cover

Please join us – Sallie Gossett (vocals), Art Champagne (lead guitar), Herb Shelly (drums), Robert Humphreys (sax), Anne Shrago (bass) and Carol Walborn (rhythm guitar) – Fun blues & R&B…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

June 13, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

If this is Tuesday, then this IS our regular Tuesday Blues Jam!  Come share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the…

“Out’n The Cold”

June 11, 2017  ·  Sunday * 5-7pm * NO Cover

The Blue Note Grill and “Out’n the Cold” invite you to an afternoon of Americana/Acoustic Rock/Country Rock and Classic Hits Sunday June 11 from 5-7PM.

“Out…

Hickory Switch

June 10, 2017  ·  Saturday * 8pm * $10

Country Music is hot and Hickory Switch plans to entertain with songs from the biggest performers of today’s music. From ballads to “make ya move” tunes, you get contemporary…

Duke Street Dogs

June 9, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

Blue Wednesday: The Spoonbenders

June 7, 2017  ·  Wednesday * 8pm * NO Cover

We gave the first Wednesday of every month to Mike Conway (Good Rocking Sam) and Tim Collins (Fat Bastard Blues Band) and it has been a huge success!

You know…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

June 6, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

If this is Tuesday, then this IS our regular Tuesday Blues Jam!  Come share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the…

Duke Street Dogs

June 2, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

Duke Street Dogs – May 26

May 26, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

FFAF: The Claptones

May 26, 2017  ·  Friday * 9pm * NO Cover

 It’s Free For All Friday and we’re welcoming back The Claptones!

The Claptones are a rock and roll band whose music has a heavy blues flavor influenced by…

Graymatter

May 25, 2017  ·  Thursday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

Graymatter plays acoustic music with big harmonies and a dash of rock and roll. We add a wide variety of instrumentation: acoustic 6-string and 12-string guitars, electric guitar…

Blue Wednesday: Clark Stern & Chuck Cotton

May 24, 2017  ·  Wednesday * 8pm * NO Cover

Bluesman Clark Stern has played piano alongside genre notables such as Lurrie Bell, Anson Funderburgh and Billy Boy Arnold, but he’s joined tonight by local drum veteran Chuck Cotton…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

May 23, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

If this is Tuesday, then this IS our regular Tuesday Blues Jam!  Come share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the…

The Backbeat

May 20, 2017  ·  Saturday * 8pm * $8

Based in Chapel Hill, NC, Beatles & 60’s rock & roll band The BackBeat pleases crowds of all ages with hits from the Fab Four along with timeless classics…

Duke Street Dogs – May 19

May 19, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

FFAF: Donna Blue Band

May 19, 2017  ·  Friday * 9pm * NO Cover

Free For All Friday:  We call it “Non-obvious Music for Adults.” Four Triangle area musicians with > 100 years of collective performance experience have teamed up to form an…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

May 16, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

If this is Tuesday, then this IS our regular Tuesday Blues Jam!  Come share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the…

Piedmont Melody Makers

May 14, 2017  ·  Sunday * 5-7pm * NO Cover

The Piedmont Melody Makers play old-time, country and bluegrass music and make no apologies for it!

Alice Gerrard
Jim Watson
Chris Brashear
Cliff Hale…

Michelle Belanger & The Mystery Hillbillies

May 13, 2017  ·  Saturday * 8pm * NO Cover

Honkytonk and rockabilly. Great music that will get you moving and tapping your toes.
Michelle has been singin’ almost as long as she’s been walking. She experienced a great…

Duke Street Dogs – May 12

May 12, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

High Cotton

May 12, 2017  ·  Friday * 9pm * FFAF NO COVER

The Raleigh-based High Cotton R&B Review came together in 2012—the band has deep roots in the Memphis Blues tradition; lots of soul influence, some British and…

Laurelyn Dossett & the bennys

May 11, 2017  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO Cover

About Laurelyn Dossett
Singer/songwriter Laurelyn Dossett lives and writes in the piedmont of North Carolina, and her songs tend to reflect the stories of the region, both traditional and…

Blue Wed: The Herded Cats

May 10, 2017  ·  Wednesday * 8pm * No Cover

Please join us – Sallie Gossett (vocals), Art Champagne (lead guitar), Herb Shelly (drums), Robert Humphreys (sax), Anne Shrago (bass) and Carol Walborn (rhythm guitar) – Fun blues & R&B…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

May 9, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

If this is Tuesday, then this IS our regular Tuesday Blues Jam!  Come share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the…

Duke Street Dogs – May 5

May 5, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

Nash Street Ramblers

May 4, 2017  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO Cover

The Nash Street Ramblers bring great harmony along with talented instrumentals, this Nash Street inspired bluegrass band is steeped in traditional, newgrass & gospel music. Come sing and dance your…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

May 2, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

It’s Tuesday again and you know what that means. The dreaded Monday has come and gone and tomorrow is Hump Day. What better way to push through the week…

Tom Neuhauser

April 30, 2017  ·  Sunday * 5-7pm * NO Cover

Tom Neuhauser is a seasoned multi-instrumentalist specializing in Piano, Guitar, Vocals, Accordion, Bass Guitar, Clarinet and Saxophone…

Duke Street Dogs – April 28

April 28, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

Free For All Fridays: Lee Gildersleeve and the Bad Dogs

April 28, 2017  ·  Friday * 9pm * No Cover

Rocking the Blues since before he was born – Lee is one of the Triangle’s finest bluesmen. Lee and the Dogs guarantee a great show, for any occasion.

Lee Gildersleeve…

The Art of Cool Presidents Party: Empire Strikes Brass

April 27, 2017  ·  Thursday * 8pm * NO Cover

Art of Cool Festival kicks off their weekend early with Asheville’s Empire Strikes Brass. With the capability to take you to New Orleans by transforming into a true second…

Blue Wednesday: Clark Stern & Chuck Cotton

April 26, 2017  ·  Wednesday * 8pm * NO Cover

Bluesman Clark Stern has played piano alongside genre notables such as Lurrie Bell, Anson Funderburgh and Billy Boy Arnold, but he’s joined tonight by local drum veteran Chuck Cotton…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

April 25, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

Join us for our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the triangle. We provide amps…

Edward Stephenson

April 23, 2017  ·  Sunday * 5-7pm * NO Cover

Ed Stephenson Raleigh, NC based Canadian guitarist and Alanna recording artist, Ed (Stefanyshyn) Stephenson’s virtuosity extends throughout the Classical Spanish, Flamenco, and Flamenco Fusion genres. He has performed throughout…

Duke Street Dogs – April 21

April 21, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

Carolina Lightnin’

April 20, 2017  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO Cover

Carolina Lightnin’ is Tommy Edwards, Alice Zincone & Rick Lafleur performing a vast repertoire of traditional Bluegrass music, original songs, and also incorporating songs from other genres that have been…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

April 18, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

Join us for our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the triangle. We provide amps…

Mysti Mayhem Trio

April 16, 2017  ·  Sunday * 5-7pm * NO Cover

Powerhouse vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist, with over a decade of seasoned performances throughout the United States and Europe. Mysti Mayhem was mentored by Bo Diddley and released her first major…

The Well-Respected Men / Johnny Folsom 4

April 15, 2017  ·  Saturday * 7pm * $8

The Well Respected Men specialize in the music and the majesty of the Kinks.  Come prepared to dance.  Kinks kovers played by (alphabetically) Jefferson Hart, Peter Holsapple, Glenn Jones, Jody…

Duke Street Dogs – April 14

April 14, 2017  ·  6-8pm/No Cover

If you haven’t spent a Friday afternoon with The Duke Street Dogs, well, then you just haven’t lived!

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a mix…

Too Much Fun

April 14, 2017  ·  Friday * 9pm * FFAF

Too Much Fun  has been playing it’s unique style of rootsy, rocking,  rhythm and blues for the last twenty five years and with the release of their latest album…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

April 11, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

It’s Tuesday Blues Jam again, so come share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the triangle. We provide amps, drums…

Green Level Entertainers

April 9, 2017  ·  Sunday * 5-7pm * NO Cover

A local supergroup of sorts, the Green Level Entertainers have been playing acoustic music together for close to 25 years; the quartet of progressive-minded pickers includes New Deal String…

Duke Street Dogs -April 7

April 7, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

Up Cane Creek

April 6, 2017  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO Cover

Up Cane Creek has brought its mix of bluegrass, traditional music, and fun original songs to events around the Triangle and beyond.

Picture several friends who happen to be musicians…

Blue Wednesday: The Spoonbenders with Charlley Ward

April 5, 2017  ·  Wednesday * 8-10pm * NO Cover

We’re handing off the first Wednesday of every month to Mike Conway (Good Rocking Sam) and Tim Collins (Fat Bastard Blues Band)! You know ’em, you love ’em and…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

April 4, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

Join us for our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the triangle. We provide amps…

Duke Street Dogs

March 31, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

Kirk Ridge Band / Individually Twisted

March 30, 2017  ·  Thursday * 7pm * No cover

Kirk’s award-winning rockabilly/swing music has been featured on NPR’s Car Talk, Belfast’s Celtic Roots Radio, and London’s Deep Grooves Radio.  His head turning lyrics…

Blue Wednesday: Clark Stern & Chuck Cotton + HORNS

March 29, 2017  ·  Wednesday * 8pm * NO Cover

NOTE FROM CLARK:  We’re doing one more extra special deluxe horn section show. We’ll be joined by Keenan McKenzie on sax, Renee McGee on trumpet, and Lucian Cobb…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

March 28, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

The ever-amazing, supremely-talented, ivory-tickling Clark Stern hosts our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running…

Duke Street Dogs 3/24/17

March 24, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

Michelle Belanger & The Mystery Hillbillies

March 23, 2017  ·  Thursday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

Honkytonk and rockabilly. Great music that will get you moving and tapping your toes.
Michelle has been singin’ almost as long as she’s been walking. She experienced a great…

Blue Wednesday: Bull City Blues Band

March 22, 2017  ·  Wednesday * 8pm * NO Cover

The Bull City Blues Band have been North Carolina original modern piedmont blues artists since 1991. Charlley Ward and John Fussell provide tandem lead and slide guitars and are the…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

March 21, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

The ever-amazing, supremely-talented, ivory-tickling Clark Stern hosts our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running…

Edward Stephenson

March 19, 2017  ·  Sunday * 5-7pm * NO Cover

Ed Stephenson Raleigh, NC based Canadian guitarist and Alanna recording artist, Ed (Stefanyshyn) Stephenson’s virtuosity extends throughout the Classical Spanish, Flamenco, and Flamenco Fusion genres. He has performed throughout…

Duke Street Dogs

March 17, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

Carolina Lightnin’

March 16, 2017  ·  Thursday * 7pm * No cover

Carolina Lightnin’ is Tommy Edwards, Alice Zincone & Rick Lafleur performing a vast repertoire of traditional Bluegrass music, original songs, and also incorporating songs from other genres that have been…

Blue Wednesday: Jimi King Trio

March 15, 2017  ·  Wednesday * 8pm * NO Cover

Whether swinging a Texas beat, soulfully playing Chicago blues, or stepping to a rhythmic New Orleans groove they deliver with musical authority. From rock, to soul, funk, and even Latin…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

March 14, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

The ever-amazing, supremely-talented, ivory-tickling Clark Stern hosts our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running…

Adrian Duke & Theresa Richmond

March 12, 2017  ·  Sunday * 5-7pm * NO Cover

We can think of no better way to spend a Sunday afternoon. None. Nada. Get in here!

Adrian Duke is a piano player/singer/songwriter steeped deeply in the New…

Josh Preslar Band

March 11, 2017  ·  Saturday * 8pm * $8

You can never eat too many ribs, listen to too much good music, or dance til you fall out in the floor. But that’s what you’ll do when…

Duke Street Dogs

March 10, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

Dance Party: Jimmy Weaver Trio

March 10, 2017  ·  Friday * 9pm * $5

The Jimmy Weaver Trio has experience in many different genres of music. The night will be filled with extraordinary musicianship, and vocals that will turn your head. We look forward…

Craver, Hicks, Watson and Newberry

March 9, 2017  ·  Thursday * 7pm * No cover

Bill Hicks and Jim Watson, along with Tommy Thompson founded the Red Clay Ramblers in 1972. Mike Craver joined in 1973. For the next decade these talented musicians toured extensively…

Blue Wed: The Herded Cats

March 8, 2017  ·  Wednesday * 8pm * No Cover

Please join us – Sallie Gossett (vocals), Art Champagne (lead guitar), Herb Shelly (drums), Robert Humphreys (sax), Anne Shrago (bass) and Carol Walborn (rhythm guitar) – Fun blues & R&B…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

March 7, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

The ever-amazing, supremely-talented, ivory-tickling Clark Stern hosts our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running…

Spank

March 4, 2017  ·  Saturday * 8pm * $8

Spank is the product of 150 years of collective experience at performing live rock, rhythm and blues.

Veteran performers Mike Edwards and Robert Turner (Mike Edwards and The Banned) have…

Duke Street Dogs

March 3, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

Nash Street Ramblers

March 2, 2017  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO Cover

The Nash Street Ramblers bring great harmony along with talented instrumentals, this Nash Street inspired bluegrass band is steeped in traditional, newgrass & gospel music. Come sing and dance your…

Mardi Gras Party

February 28, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 8:15pm * NO Cover

Here’s what’s happening at the Blue Note Grill:

8:15pm:  The Bulltown Strutters at 8:15 and Curtis Eller

9:45/10pm :  Curtis Eller
Here’s what’s…

Doc Branch Band

February 26, 2017  ·  Sunday * 5-7pm * NO Cover

The Doc Branch Band has a long history of family music-making. There has been a Terry family band of some sort as long as anyone in Bahama can remember…

The Willie Painter Band

February 25, 2017  ·  Saturday * 8pm * $8

Dance the night away! Playing a mix of danceable blues with a nod towards swinging jazz and an eclectic selection of rock and pop tunes, the Willie Painter Band consists…

Duke Street Dogs

February 24, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

FFAF: Tan and Sober Gentlemen

February 24, 2017  ·  Friday * 9pm * FFAF: NO Cover

Hailing from Snow Camp, NC, the Tan and Sober Gentlemen pioneer a sound they call “Celtic punk-grass”. Raw and unfiltered, this style is a blend of hard-driving, danceable…

Counterclockwise String Band

February 23, 2017  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO Cover

Bridging the traditional and the progressive, Counterclockwise String Band puts forth a style of bluegrass that is both compellingly new and refreshingly familiar. Energetic, creative and genuine, the central-North…

Blue Wednesday: Clark Stern & Chuck Cotton

February 22, 2017  ·  Wednesday * 8pm * NO Cover

Bluesman Clark Stern has played piano alongside genre notables such as Lurrie Bell, Anson Funderburgh and Billy Boy Arnold, but he’s joined tonight by local drum veteran Chuck Cotton…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

February 21, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

The ever-amazing, supremely-talented, ivory-tickling Clark Stern hosts our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running…

Kamara Thomas

February 19, 2017  ·  5-7pm/NO Cover

Kamara Thomas writes hypnotic, astro-religious musical tales culled from ancient American songlines and dreamtimes.  The songwriting draws from a wide swath of classic country and rock–  echoes of Fleetwood…

Duke Street Dogs

February 17, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

FFAF: The Rousters

February 17, 2017  ·  Friday * 9pm * FFAF: NO Cover

Durham’s own bringing you electric blues and classic rock!

REMEMBER there are no table guarantees on Friday nights. Please arrive after 8pm for the 9pm show. Seating is first…

Blue Wednesday: Bull City Blues Band with Charlley Ward

February 15, 2017  ·  Wednesday * 8pm * NO Cover

The Bull City Blues Band (BCBB) have been bringing modern blues to NC since 1991 were 2017 IBC Semi-Finalists, recent winner of the 2016 Cape Fear Blues Challenge and…

Tuesday Valentine Blues Jam with Clark Stern

February 14, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

Bring the love. Share the love!  The ever-amazing, supremely-talented, ivory-tickling Clark Stern hosts our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and shares the stage with other blues musicians for…

The Tornado Blues Band with the Hornados!

February 11, 2017  ·  Saturday * 8pm * $10

AND NOW A WORD DIRECT FROM JOEL SUGARMAN:  “We’re looking forward to rocking the BNG this Saturday. We’ll have some talented collaboration from fabulous Hornados Bryan McCune &amp…

Duke Street Dogs

February 10, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

The Groovynators

February 10, 2017  ·  Friday * 9pm * NO Cover

The Groovynators have been gigging around the Durham/Hillsborough NC area since 2011 bringing their infectious brand of rockin’ jazzy blues to the many of the local stages. their mission…

Blue Wednesday: The Herded Cats

February 8, 2017  ·  Wednesday * 8pm * No Cover

Please join us – Herb Shelly (drums), Tim Frank (guitar and vocals), Art Champagne (guitar),  Robert Humphreys (sax), Anne Shrago (bass), and Sallie Gossett (vocals) – Fun blues & R&B…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

February 7, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

The ever-amazing, supremely-talented, ivory-tickling Clark Stern hosts our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and shares the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running…

TBS 1st Sunday Blues Jam with guest hosts High Cotton

February 5, 2017  ·  Sunday * 6-9:30pm * NO Cover

Got the Sunday blues about having to go back to work tomorrow?  Then come on out and help us raise some serious blues. Get your musical “fix” by playing, dancing…

Duke Street Dogs

February 3, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

Jimmy Weaver Trio

February 3, 2017  ·  Friday * 9pm * $5

The Jimmy Weaver Trio has experience in many different genres of music. The night will be filled with extraordinary musicianship, and vocals that will turn your head. We look forward…

Nash Street Ramblers

February 2, 2017  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO Cover

The Nash Street Ramblers bring great harmony along with talented instrumentals, this Nash Street inspired bluegrass band is steeped in traditional, newgrass & gospel music. Come sing and dance your…

Blue Wednesday: The Spoonbenders

February 1, 2017  ·  Wednesday * 8-10pm * NO Cover

We gave the first Wednesday of every month to Mike Conway (Good Rocking Sam) and Tim Collins (Fat Bastard Blues Band) and it has been a huge success!

You know…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

January 31, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

The ever-amazing, supremely-talented, ivory-tickling Clark Stern hosts our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and shares the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running…

NEW DATE: 2016 IBC Memphis Artist Revue Fundraiser

January 29, 2017  ·  Sunday * 4-9pm* $8 Members/$10 Non-Members

RESCHEDULED DUE TO SNOW!

On the Road Again….to the 33rd International Blues Challenge in Memphis!

Congratulations to our 2016 winners, Ruth Wyand in the solo/duo category and Good…

FFAF: Ellis Dyson & the Shambles

January 27, 2017  ·  Friday * 9pm * FFAF: NO Cover

Ellis Dyson & the Shambles expertly blends old-time influences ranging from Piedmont murder ballads, to Dixieland, to big band swing. The result: whiskey-soaked, foot-stompin’ songs that bring…

Janet Stolp & the Best Kept Secrets

January 26, 2017  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO Cover

The Best Kept Secrets have found a mutual love of the old swing and Jazz tunes. Older songs like “Makin’ Believe,” ” Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams,” and “Breezin’ Along With…

Blue Wednesday: Clark Stern & Chuck Cotton

January 25, 2017  ·  Wednesday * 8pm * NO Cover

Bluesman Clark Stern has played piano alongside genre notables such as Lurrie Bell, Anson Funderburgh and Billy Boy Arnold, but he’s joined tonight by local drum veteran Chuck Cotton…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

January 24, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

The ever-amazing, supremely-talented, ivory-tickling Clark Stern hosts our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and shares the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running…

James, Pace & Preslar

January 22, 2017  ·  Sunday * 5-7pm * NO Cover

The dynamic trio JAMES, PACE & PRESLAR consists of T.A. JAMES <gtr/vox>, KELLY PACE <drums> (both best known as the rhythm section of Mel…

Smile the Band/Northern High School Reunion Get-Together

January 21, 2017  ·  Saturday * 8pm * $10

Retro Covers from the 60s-70s-80s. Pop – R&B – Funk – Soul – Classic Rock – Disco!  Members of Smile are derived from some of the Triangle area’s favorite party…

Duke Street Dogs – 1/20/16

January 20, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

Slam Allen – CANCELLED!

January 20, 2017  ·  Friday * 9pm * $15

American Showplace Music recording artist Slam Allen is the most dynamic and original soul and blues artist on the scene today! Think the energy and soul of Otis Redding with…

Smitty & the JumpStarters

January 20, 2017  ·  Friday * 9pm * FFAF NO COVER

The Greensboro area’s newest Jumpin’, Swingin’ Blues quartet is playing songs made to get your feet moving.

The JumpStarters feature upbeat songs that pull styles from West Coast Swing…

Carolina Lightnin’

January 19, 2017  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO cover

Tommy Edwards, Alice Zincone & Rick Lafleur as Carolina Lightnin’ perform a vast repertoire of traditional Bluegrass music, original songs, and also incorporating songs from other genres that have been…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

January 17, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

The ever-amazing, supremely-talented, ivory-tickling Clark Stern hosts our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and shares the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running…

Proctor Party – David McKnight Gathering

January 15, 2017  ·  Sunday * 5-7pm * NO Cover

Hello friends of David McKnight. I think most folks know by now that David has an inoperable brain tumor and is living at the Pruitt Health Center (Duke UMC owned…

Duke Street Dogs – 1/13/16

January 13, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

Matt Phillips & Barrett Brooks

January 12, 2017  ·  Thursday * 7-9pm * NO Cover

Matt Phillips comes from a long line of southern preachers, born in NC to a nurse & a psychologist. His lyrics are evocative & autobiographical, alluding to biblical history, transcendentalist…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

January 10, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

The ever-amazing, supremely-talented, ivory-tickling Clark Stern hosts our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and shares the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running…

Tommy Edwards, Andrew Marlin, and Miles Andrews

January 8, 2017  ·  5-7PM/NO Cover

Andrew Marlin and Tommy Edwards love to play music together. Unfortunately, their busy schedules seldom allow them the opportunity to do so.

Andrew is one half of the Americana super…

NEW DATE: 2016 IBC Memphis Artist Revue Fundraiser

January 7, 2017  ·  Saturday * 7pm * $8 Members/$10 Non-Members

RESCHEDULED DUE TO SNOW!

On the Road Again….to the 33rd International Blues Challenge in Memphis!

Congratulations to our 2016 winners, Ruth Wyand in the solo/duo category and Good…

Duke Street Dogs 1/6/17

January 6, 2017  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

FFAF: Donna Blue Band

January 6, 2017  ·  Friday * 9pm * NO Cover

Free For All Friday:  We call it “Non-obvious Music for Adults.” Four Triangle area musicians with > 100 years of collective performance experience have teamed up to form an…

Nash Street Ramblers

January 5, 2017  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO Cover

The Nash Street Ramblers bring great harmony along with talented instrumentals, this Nash Street inspired bluegrass band is steeped in traditional, newgrass & gospel music. Come sing and dance your…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

January 3, 2017  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

The ever-amazing, supremely-talented, ivory-tickling Clark Stern hosts our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and shares the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running…

TBS 1st Sunday Blues Jam with guest host Tad Walters

January 1, 2017  ·  Sunday * 6-9:30pm * NO Cover

Got the Sunday blues about having to go back to work tomorrow after a long holiday?  Then come on out and help us raise some serious blues. Get your musical…

New Year’s Eve 2016 with Josh Preslar Band

December 31, 2016  ·  Saturday * 9pm * $45 includes seated dinner, dessert, Champagne, favors / $25 includes Champagne and favors

 NEW YEAR’S EVE MENU 2016-17

½ Rack of Baby Back Ribs (wet or dry) served with baked potato w/butter, sour cream & chives and Parmesan topped Roasted Asparagus…

Duke Street Dogs

December 30, 2016  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

FFAF: Snake Malone & The Black Cat Bone

December 30, 2016  ·  Friday * 9pm * FFAF: NO Cover

Live at The Blue Note Grill on Friday, December 30!

Hailing from Wilmington, NC, Snake Malone & The Black Cat Bone is a 7-piece vintage flavored Blues band. Playing…

FFAF: Snake Malone & The Black Cat Bone

December 30, 2016  ·  Friday * 9pm * FFAF: NO Cover

Live at The Blue Note Grill on Friday, December 30!

Hailing from Wilmington, NC, Snake Malone & The Black Cat Bone is a 7-piece vintage flavored Blues band. Playing…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

December 27, 2016  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

The ever-amazing, supremely-talented, ivory-tickling Clark Stern hosts our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and shares the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running…

Christmas Day – CLOSED

December 25, 2016  ·  Sunday * All Day

We will be closed on Christmas Day opening presents and eating too much, but will be back on Tuesday with Clark Stern’s Tuesday Blues Jam as we slide our…

Duke Street Dogs

December 23, 2016  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

7th Annual NEWTONANNY

December 22, 2016  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO Cover

Only the best Chrusmus progrum in the south! 1 million special guest musicians and the best dressed people in the Triangle.

In its 7th year at The Blue Note Grill…

Blue Wednesday: Tad Walters and John Dee Holeman

December 21, 2016  ·  Wednesday * 8-10pm * NO Cover

Don’t miss this special evening of Piedmont blues with Tad Walters and John Dee Holeman.

Tad Walters
Walters is a blues musician from Raleigh who started his professional career…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

December 20, 2016  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

The ever-amazing, supremely-talented, ivory-tickling Clark Stern hosts our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and shares the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running…

Michelle Belanger & The Mystery Hillbillies

December 18, 2016  ·  Sunday * 5pm * NO Cover

Honkytonk and rockabilly. Great music that will get you moving and tapping your toes.
Michelle has been singin’ almost as long as she’s been walking. She experienced a great…

Pre-Winter Dance Party: Cyril Lance / Good Rocking Sam

December 17, 2016  ·  Saturday * 8pm * $8

Dance the night away two rockin’ bands, all while celebrating the December birthday boys and girls!

Cyril Lance
The North Carolina born, six strings master, Plays Blues, Jazz, as well…

Duke Street Dogs

December 16, 2016  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

FFAF: Sam Frazier Band

December 16, 2016  ·  Friday * 9pm * NO Cover

Free For All Friday welcomes Sam Frazier, guitarist (and pianist and bassist), singer, and songwriter from Greensboro, NC. He has released two solo CD’s Half a Million and Sam…

Carolina Lightnin’

December 15, 2016  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO cover

Tommy Edwards, Alice Zincone & Rick Lafleur as Carolina Lightnin’ perform a vast repertoire of traditional Bluegrass music, original songs, and also incorporating songs from other genres that have been…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

December 13, 2016  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

The ever-amazing, supremely-talented, ivory-tickling Clark Stern hosts our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and shares the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running…

Ann Arader

December 11, 2016  ·  5-7pm/NO Cover

A unique & expressive voice, Ann performs her jazz & bluesy-styled classics along with rare gems by your favorite artists – Van Morrison, Joan Armatrading, Annie Lennox, Rickie Lee Jones…

Duke Street Dogs

December 9, 2016  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

FFAF: Chuck Cotton’s House of Dues

December 9, 2016  ·  Friday * 9pm * No Cover

It’s FFAF (Free for All Friday) and we’ve got Chuck Cotton in the house … with The House of Dues no less.  The House of Dues got their start…

Pinky Wyoming & Duke LaCrosse

December 8, 2016  ·  Thursday * 7-9pm * NO Cover

The two! The only return!

The legendary Pinky Wyoming & Duke LaCrosse return to kick off their annual musical tour of musicianry. They hope to see their many, many fans…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

December 6, 2016  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

The ever-amazing, supremely-talented, ivory-tickling Clark Stern hosts our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and shares the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running…

TBS 1st Sunday Blues Jam with guest Will McFarlane

December 4, 2016  ·  Sunday * 6-9:30pm * NO Cover

Got the Sunday blues about having to go back to work tomorrow?  Then come on out and help us raise some serious blues. Get your musical “fix” by playing, dancing…

The Terry Wiley Band

December 3, 2016  ·  Saturday * 8pm * $8

Blues, funk, rock, R&B, Motown and more soul than you can handle! Featuring the best musicians, a song list filled with crowd favorites, and the fabulous voice of…

Duke Street Dogs 12/2/16

December 2, 2016  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

Nash Street Ramblers

December 1, 2016  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO Cover

The Nash Street Ramblers bring great harmony along with talented instrumentals, this Nash Street inspired bluegrass band is steeped in traditional, newgrass & gospel music. Come sing and dance your…

Blue Wednesday: Tad Walters and John Dee Holeman

November 30, 2016  ·  Wednesday * 8-10pm * NO Cover

Don’t miss this special evening of Piedmont blues with Tad Walters and John Dee Holeman.

Walters is a blues musician from Raleigh who started his professional career at 17…

Ruth Wyand: Mama’s Got the Blues & Road2Memphis Fundraiser

November 27, 2016  ·  Sunday * 5-7pm * NO Cover, donations accepted

Meet Ruth Wyand, winner of the Triangle Blues Society’s 2016 Challenge in the solo/duo division! She’s headed to the 2017 International Blues Challenge, the largest gathering of…

The Tornado Blues Band with the Hornados!

November 26, 2016  ·  Saturday * 8pm * $10

You’re gonna wanna dance some of that Thanksgiving off, so come out for a fun night of dancing and general Tornados mayhem at one of Durham’s premiere live…

Blue Wednesday: Clark Stern & Chuck Cotton

November 23, 2016  ·  Wednesday * 8pm * NO Cover

Pre-turkey coma Blue Wednesday!

Bluesman Clark Stern has played piano alongside genre notables such as Lurrie Bell, Anson Funderburgh and Billy Boy Arnold, but he’s joined tonight by…

Randy Johnston Trio

November 20, 2016  ·  Sunday * 5-7pm * NO Cover

Blue Note Grill welcomes back internationally renowned jazz and blues guitarist, Randy Johnston. Electric blues meets bebop with contemporary influences – an exciting convergence of sounds that has made Randy one…

Books, Beer & Bluejazz

November 19, 2016  ·  Saturday * Noon-4pm * NO cover

Join us the afternoon of Saturday, November 19th for an unforgettable event sponsored by the Piedmont Laureate program as part of the Durham Art Walk Holiday Market. Books, Beer &amp…

Duke Street Dogs

November 18, 2016  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

Luis Del Rio Album Release Show

November 13, 2016  ·  Sunday * 5-7pm * NO Cover

Luis Del Río plays his album-release show celebrating his second album, “Del Río”. Hailing from Durham by way of Argentina, Del Río’s music is reflective…

Spank

November 12, 2016  ·  Saturday * 8pm * $8

Spank is the product of 150 years of collective experience at performing live rock, rhythm and blues.

Veteran performers Mike Edwards and Robert Turner (Mike Edwards and The Banned) have…

Duke Street Dogs

November 11, 2016  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

Roger “Hurricane” Wilson

November 11, 2016  ·  Friday * 9pm * $8

Guitarist and songwriter, Roger “Hurricane” Wilson, was born on July 27, 1953 in Newark, New Jersey. When he was a year old, his parents moved to a little town on…

Blue Wednesday: The Herded Cats

November 9, 2016  ·  Wednesday * 8pm * No Cover

Please join us – Herb Shelly (drums), Kelly Howerton (guitar and vocals), David Hackney (guitar) and Robert Humphreys (sax) both from the famous Chapel Hill Band The Nomads, Anne Shrago (bass…

Armand & Bluesology

November 5, 2016  ·  Saturday * 8pm * $10

Touring and playing for many years, Armand brings years of experience and loads of talent to the stage. High energy blues and R&B.  Get here early for this…

Duke Street Dogs

November 4, 2016  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

Yeaux Katz

November 3, 2016  ·  Thursday * 7:30pm * NO COVER

 Yeau Katz IS Chris Frank (Red Clay Ramblers), Rob Ladd (Red Clay Ramblers, Alanis Morissette, Don Henley, The Connells, lots of 80’s bands, http://www.moderndrummer.com/site/2004…

Blue Wednesday: The Spoonbenders with Scott Sawyer

November 2, 2016  ·  Wednesday * 8-10pm * NO Cover

We’re handing off the first Wednesday of every month to Mike Conway (Good Rocking Sam) and Tim Collins (Fat Bastard Blues Band)! You know ’em, you love ’em and…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

November 1, 2016  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

Join us for our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the triangle. We provide amps…

Carrie Marshall

October 30, 2016  ·  Sunday * 5pm * NO Cover

Named one of North Carolina’s Top Charlotte Vocalists in 2012 by the Carolina Entertainment Network, seasoned vocalist Carrie Marshall has performed at such notable events as the Democratic National…

Halloween Bash VII: The Beauty Operators

October 29, 2016  ·  Saturday * 8pm * $8

There’s no better bunch to celebrate Halloween with than these wild women! There’ll be contests, prizes, and guaranteed fun and dancing.
What do you do when you’re…

FFAF: The Claptones

October 28, 2016  ·  Friday * 9pm * NO Cover

 It’s Free For All Friday and we’re welcoming back The Claptones!

The Claptones are a rock and roll band whose music has a heavy blues flavor influenced by…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

October 25, 2016  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

Join us for our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the triangle. We provide amps…

Artist in Resident Series: Rissi Palmer

October 23, 2016  ·  Sunday * 5-7pm * NO Cover

Singer-songwriter Rissi Palmer experienced a lifetime of milestones when she released her self-titled debut album in 2007. As one of country music’s most promising new stars, Rissi…

The Willie Painter Band

October 22, 2016  ·  Saturday * 8pm * $8

Dance the night away! Playing a mix of danceable blues with a nod towards swinging jazz and an eclectic selection of rock and pop tunes, the Willie Painter Band consists…

Duke Street Dogs

October 21, 2016  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

Free For All Fridays: 8-Track Minds

October 21, 2016  ·  Friday * 9pm * NO Cover

8-Track Minds plays funky, beautiful ‘70s gold for hip-shakin’ and slow dancin’. Our charismatic and velvet-voiced singer Sandie, beside veteran Triangle musicians who look the part, delivers…

Carolina Lightnin’

October 20, 2016  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO cover

Tommy Edwards, Alice Zincone & Rick Lafleur as Carolina Lightnin’ perform a vast repertoire of traditional Bluegrass music, original songs, and also incorporating songs from other genres that have been…

Blue Wednesday: Tad Walters and John Dee Holeman

October 19, 2016  ·  Wednesday * 8-10pm * NO Cover

Don’t miss this special evening of Piedmont blues with Tad Walters and John Dee Holeman.

Walters is a blues musician from Raleigh who started his professional career at 17…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

October 18, 2016  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

Join us for our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the triangle. We provide amps…

Kamara Thomas and the Night Drivers

October 16, 2016  ·  4-7pm/NO Cover

Kamara Thomas writes hypnotic, astro-religious musical tales culled from ancient American songlines and dreamtimes.  The songwriting draws from a wide swath of classic country and rock–  echoes of Fleetwood…

Nancy Middleton & the Fellow Travelers

October 15, 2016  ·  Saturday * 8pm * $8

Nancy Middleton is one of North Carolina’s iconic songwriters! She gained national recognition with her album “The Way I Do.” After a successful move to Nashville, she returned home…

Duke Street Dogs

October 14, 2016  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

The Terry Wiley Band

October 14, 2016  ·  9pm /$8

Blues, funk, rock, R&B, Motown and more soul than you can handle! Featuring the best musicians, a song list filled with crowd favorites, and the fabulous voice of…

Blue Wednesday: The Herded Cats

October 12, 2016  ·  Wednesday * 8pm * No Cover

Please join us – Herb Shelly (drums), Kelly Howerton (guitar and vocals), David Hackney (guitar) and Robert Humphreys (sax) both from the famous Chapel Hill Band The Nomads, Anne Shrago (bass…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

October 11, 2016  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

Join us for our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the triangle. We provide amps…

James, Pace & Preslar

October 9, 2016  ·  Sunday * 5-7pm * NO Cover

The dynamic trio JAMES, PACE & PRESLAR consists of T.A. JAMES <gtr/vox>, KELLY PACE <drums> (both best known as the rhythm section of Mel…

The Swang Brothers

October 8, 2016  ·  Saturday * 8pm * NO Cover

The Swang Brothers play American music from the 50s and 60s, combining a heady mix of traditional country, rockabilly, blues, swing and boogie with band members Eric Peterson (electric guitar…

Duke Street Dogs

October 7, 2016  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

Nash Street Ramblers

October 6, 2016  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO Cover

The Nash Street Ramblers bring great harmony along with talented instrumentals, this Nash Street inspired bluegrass band is steeped in traditional, newgrass & gospel music. Come sing and dance your…

Blue Wednesday: The Spoonbenders “Spoons VS Knives”

October 5, 2016  ·  Wednesday * 8-10pm * NO Cover

Blue Wednesday hosts, The Spoonbenders, consists of vocalist Dave Sword, guitarist Mike Conway, and bassist/vocalist Chuck Taylor (all courtesy of Good Rocking Sam), guitarist Tim Collins, and drummer/vocalist…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

October 4, 2016  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

Join us for our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the triangle. We provide amps…

Blue Wednesday: Clark Stern & Chuck Cotton

September 28, 2016  ·  Wednesday * 8pm * NO Cover

Two of our favorites hit the stage the 4th Wednesday of every month.

Bluesman Clark Stern has played piano alongside genre notables such as Lurrie Bell, Anson Funderburgh and Billy…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

September 27, 2016  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

Join us for our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the triangle. We provide amps…

Artist in Resident Series: Rissi Palmer

September 25, 2016  ·  Sunday * 5-7pm * NO Cover

Singer-songwriter Rissi Palmer experienced a lifetime of milestones when she released her self-titled debut album in 2007. As one of country music’s most promising new stars, Rissi…

The Backbeat

September 24, 2016  ·  Saturday * 8pm * $6

Based in Chapel Hill, NC, Beatles & 60’s rock & roll band The BackBeat pleases crowds of all ages with hits from the Fab Four along with timeless classics…

Blue Note Grill Radio Show with Kirk Ridge Band & Others

September 22, 2016  ·  Thursday * 7-9pm * NO Cover

A cast of award winning performers bring another of their old-time variety shows to the BNG. Blues and jazz music, impact poetry, comedy sketches, and homegrown storytelling fill the…

Blue Wednesday: Tad Walters and John Dee Holeman

September 21, 2016  ·  Wednesday * 8-10pm * NO Cover

Don’t miss this special evening of Piedmont blues with Tad Walters and John Dee Holeman.

Walters is a blues musician from Raleigh who started his professional career at 17…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

September 20, 2016  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

Join us for our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the triangle. We provide amps…

2016 TBS Blues Challenge

September 18, 2016  ·  Sunday * 2pm *$10 / $8 for members

On the Road Again….to the 33rd International Blues Challenge in Memphis!

Come watch some of the best bands in the area compete to represent TBS at the International Blues…

Duke Street Dogs

September 16, 2016  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

Carolina Lightnin’

September 15, 2016  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO cover

Tommy Edwards, Alice Zincone & Rick Lafleur as Carolina Lightnin’ perform a vast repertoire of traditional Bluegrass music, original songs, and also incorporating songs from other genres that have been…

Blue Wednesday: The Herded Cats

September 14, 2016  ·  Wednesday * 8pm * No Cover

Please join us – Herb Shelly (drums), Kelly Howerton (guitar and vocals), David Hackney (guitar) and Robert Humphreys (sax) both from the famous Chapel Hill Band The Nomads, Anne Shrago (bass…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

September 13, 2016  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

Join us for our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the triangle. We provide amps…

The Hollow Rock Ramblers

September 11, 2016  ·  Sunday * 5pm * NO Cover

Who are these guys really? ? ?

The Hollow Rock Ramblers are Carson Holloway (vocal/guitar), Dan Eason (guitar/lap slide), John Soper (N.E.D.) (mandolin), Dan Smith (guitar) and Pooh…

Blue Wednesday: The Spoonbenders “East Meets West”

September 7, 2016  ·  Wednesday * 8-10pm * NO Cover

Blue Wednesday hosts, THE SPOONBENDERS, consists of vocalist DAVE SWORD, guitarist MIKE CONWAY, and bassist/vocalist CHUCK TAYLOR (all courtesy of Good Rocking Sam), guiarist TIM COLLINS, and drummer/vocalist…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

September 6, 2016  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

Join us for our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the triangle. We provide amps…

TBS 1st Sunday Blues Jam with guest host Josh Preslar

September 4, 2016  ·  Sunday * 6-9:30pm * NO Cover

Got the Sunday blues about having to go back to work tomorrow?  Then come on out and help us raise some serious blues. Get your musical “fix” by playing, dancing…

End of Summer Dance Party: The Terry Wiley Band

September 3, 2016  ·  8pm /$8

Send the heat and humidity packing with our End of Summer Dance Party with The Terry Wiley Band. Blues, funk, rock, R&B, Motown and more soul than you…

Nash Street Ramblers

September 1, 2016  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO Cover

The Nash Street Ramblers bring great harmony along with talented instrumentals, this Nash Street inspired bluegrass band is steeped in traditional, newgrass & gospel music. Come sing and dance your…

Blue Wednesday: Tad Walters and John Dee Holeman

August 31, 2016  ·  Wednesday * 8-10pm * NO Cover

Don’t miss this special evening of Piedmont blues with Tad Walters and John Dee Holeman.

Walters is a blues musician from Raleigh who started his professional career at 17…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

August 30, 2016  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

Join us for our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the triangle. We provide amps…

Raise the Roof Music Night and Silent Auction

August 28, 2016  ·  Sunday * 5-8pm * $10 suggested donation

The 2nd annual “Raise the Roof” fundraiser is just around the corner!  The evening will be family friendly and includes a very exciting silent auction. An incredible musical lineup featuring…

Armand & Bluesology

August 27, 2016  ·  8pm /$10

Touring and playing for many years, Armand brings years of experience and loads of talent to the stage. High energy blues and R&B.  Get here early for this…

Blue Wednesday: Clark Stern & Chuck Cotton

August 24, 2016  ·  Wednesday * 8pm * NO Cover

Two of our favorites hit the stage the 4th Wednesday of every month.

Bluesman Clark Stern has played piano alongside genre notables such as Lurrie Bell, Anson Funderburgh and Billy…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

August 23, 2016  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

Join us for our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the triangle. We provide amps…

Handsome Al & the Lookers with Emma Davis

August 20, 2016  ·  8pm/ $8

Each member of Handsome Al and the Lookers has been making music for lots of years. Dave and Alan most recently with the “Chicken Fried Blues Band,” Emma with “Big…

FFAF: Donna Blue Band

August 19, 2016  ·  Friday * 9pm * NO Cover

Free For All Friday:  We call it “Non-obvious Music for Adults.” Four Triangle area musicians with > 100 years of collective performance experience have teamed up to form an…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

August 16, 2016  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

Join us for our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the triangle. We provide amps…

Duke Street Dogs

August 12, 2016  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don’t miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a…

FFAF: The Phantom Playboys

August 12, 2016  ·  Friday * 9pm * NO Cover

The Phantom Playboys bring the sounds of Rock-a-billy and 50’s Rock-n-Roll with a splash of surf and flying jump-kick of raw energy!

With influences…

Tad Walters and John Dee Holeman

August 11, 2016  ·  7-9pm/NO Cover

Join us for a special evening of Piedmont blues with Tad Walters and John Dee Holeman.

Walters is a blues musician from Raleigh who started his professional career at 17…

Blue Wednesday: The Herded Cats

August 10, 2016  ·  Wednesday * 8pm * No Cover

Please join us – Herb Shelly (drums), Kelly Howerton (guitar and vocals), David Hackney (guitar) and Robert Humphreys (sax) both from the famous Chapel Hill Band The Nomads, Anne Shrago (bass…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

August 9, 2016  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

Join us for our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the triangle. We provide amps…

TBS 1st Sunday Blues Jam with guest host TBA

August 7, 2016  ·  Sunday * 6-9:30pm * NO Cover

Got the Sunday blues about having to go back to work tomorrow?  Then come on out and help us raise some serious blues. Get your musical “fix” by playing, dancing…

Microwave Dave and the Nukes

August 5, 2016  ·  Friday * 9pm * $8

Roots, blues and all the by-products!

Twenty years of performances in the U.S and Europe and six albums-with more on the way-have helped Microwave Dave &amp…

Michelle Belanger & The Mystery Hillbillies

August 4, 2016  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO Cover

Honkytonk and rockabilly. Great music that will get you moving and tapping your toes.
Michelle has been singin’ almost as long as she’s been walking. She experienced a great…

Blue Wednesday: The Spoonbenders

August 3, 2016  ·  Wednesday * 8-10pm * NO Cover

We’re handing off the first Wednesday of every month to Mike Conway (Good Rocking Sam) and Tim Collins (Fat Bastard Blues Band)! You know ’em, you love ’em and…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

August 2, 2016  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

Join us for our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the triangle. We provide amps…

Artist in Resident Series: Rissi Palmer

July 31, 2016  ·  Sunday * 5-7pm * NO Cover

Singer-songwriter Rissi Palmer experienced a lifetime of milestones when she released her self-titled debut album in 2007. As one of country music’s most promising new stars, Rissi…

Blue Wednesday: Clark Stern & Chuck Cotton

July 27, 2016  ·  Wednesday * 8pm * NO Cover

Two of our favorites hit the stage the 4th Wednesday of every month.

Bluesman Clark Stern has played piano alongside genre notables such as Lurrie Bell, Anson Funderburgh and Billy…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

July 26, 2016  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

Join us for our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the triangle. We provide amps…

Carolina Lightnin’

July 21, 2016  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO cover

Tommy Edwards, Alice Zincone & Rick Lafleur as Carolina Lightnin’ perform a vast repertoire of traditional Bluegrass music, original songs, and also incorporating songs from other genres that have been…

Blue Wednesday: The Herded Cats

July 20, 2016  ·  Wednesday * 8pm * No Cover

Please join us – Herb Shelly (drums), Kelly Howerton (guitar and vocals), David Hackney (guitar) and Robert Humphreys (sax) both from the famous Chapel Hill Band The Nomads, Anne Shrago (bass…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

July 19, 2016  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

Join us for our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the triangle. We provide amps…

Mel Jones and His Bag O’Bones

July 17, 2016  ·  Sunday * 5-7pm * NO Cover

Dr. John meets Sonny Terry.

Acoustic Blues, Jazz, Bluegrass, R&B (not necessarily in that order)

Mel Jones has been playing his brand of Americana music for more than…

The Tornado Blues Band with the Hornados!

July 16, 2016  ·  Saturday * 8pm * $8

Back home for a fun night of dancing and general Tornados mayhem at one of Durham’s premiere live music clubs. The Tornados – Jason Barker, Joel Sugarman, Bakru Hunsel, and…

The Tornado Blues Band with the Hornados!

July 16, 2016  ·  Saturday * 8pm * $8

Back home for a fun night of dancing and general Tornados mayhem at one of Durham’s premiere live music clubs. The Tornados – Jason Barker, Joel Sugarman, Bakru Hunsel, and…

Duke Street Dogs

July 15, 2016  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

If you haven’t spent a Friday afternoon with The Duke Street Dogs, well, then you just haven’t lived!

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a mix…

Free For All Fridays: The BilliTones

July 15, 2016  ·  Friday * 9pm * NO Cover

The BilliTones are a very tight cover band with fabulous vocals! Mostly rock tunes from the 60’s and 70’s with an emphasis on the Beatles, Grateful Dead, Pretenders…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

July 12, 2016  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

Join us for our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the triangle. We provide amps…

James, Pace & Preslar

July 10, 2016  ·  Sunday * 5-7pm * NO Cover

The dynamic trio JAMES, PACE & PRESLAR consists of T.A. JAMES <gtr/vox>, KELLY PACE <drums> (both best known as the rhythm section of Mel…

Duke Street Dogs

July 8, 2016  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

If you haven’t spent a Friday afternoon with The Duke Street Dogs, well, then you just haven’t lived!

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a mix…

Free For All Fridays: Lee Gildersleeve and the Bad Dogs

July 8, 2016  ·  Friday * 9pm * No Cover

Rocking the Blues since before he was born – Lee is one of the Triangle’s finest bluesmen. Lee and the Dogs guarantee a great show, for any occasion.

Lee Gildersleeve…

Nash Street Ramblers

July 7, 2016  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO Cover

The Nash Street Ramblers bring great harmony along with talented instrumentals, this Nash Street inspired bluegrass band is steeped in traditional, newgrass & gospel music. Come sing and dance your…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

July 5, 2016  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

Join us for our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the triangle. We provide amps…

TBS 1st Sunday Blues Jam with guest host TBA

July 3, 2016  ·  Sunday * 6-9:30pm * NO Cover

Got the Sunday blues about having to go back to work tomorrow?  Then come on out and help us raise some serious blues. Get your musical “fix” by playing, dancing…

All American Party with Hickory Switch

July 2, 2016  ·  Saturday * 8pm * $8

Celebrate the 4th with some good old boot-scootin’!  Country Music is hot and Hickory Switch plans to entertain with songs from the biggest performers of today’s music. From…

Duke Street Dogs

July 1, 2016  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

If you haven’t spent a Friday afternoon with The Duke Street Dogs, well, then you just haven’t lived!

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a mix…

The Nashvillifiers

June 30, 2016  ·  7pm/NO cover

The Nashvilifiers play country as though the 80s, 90s, Aughts and Teens never happened. They mostly ignore the 70s as well, cleaving instead to the true classic repertoire of Hank…

Chuck Cotton’s House of Dues

June 29, 2016  ·  Wednesday * 8pm * No Cover

The House of Dues got their start at a Mardi Gras gig about 2 years ago. Since then they have been a powerhouse blues and funk band for the Greensboro…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

June 28, 2016  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

Join us for our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the triangle. We provide amps…

Randy Johnston

June 26, 2016  ·  Sunday * 5-7pm * NO Cover

Blue Note Grill welcomes back internationally renowned jazz guitarist, Randy Johnston.  Electric blues meets bebop with contemporary influences – an exciting convergence of sounds that has made Randy one of the…

June Birthday Party with Josh Preslar Band

June 25, 2016  ·  Saturday * 8pm * $8

If you were born in June, this birthday party is for you!  Josh Preslar along with Mike ‘Howlin Wind’ Davis (harmonica), Clark Stern (keys), T.A. James (bass) and Kelly…

Duke Street Dogs

June 24, 2016  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

If you haven’t spent a Friday afternoon with The Duke Street Dogs, well, then you just haven’t lived!

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a mix…

Individually Twisted with Carrie Marshall

June 23, 2016  ·  7pm

Individually Twisted is a nice little family band that enjoys getting together and blowing the roof off your place and melting your face!

Individually Twisted is:
Kimmie Wilson (vocals), Alan…

Blue Wednesday: Clark Stern & Chuck Cotton

June 22, 2016  ·  Wednesday * 8pm * NO Cover

Two of our favorites hit the stage the 4th Wednesday of every month.

Bluesman Clark Stern has played piano alongside genre notables such as Lurrie Bell, Anson Funderburgh and Billy…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

June 21, 2016  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

Join us for our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the triangle. We provide amps…

Artist in Resident Series: Rissi Palmer

June 19, 2016  ·  Sunday * 5-7pm * NO Cover

Singer-songwriter Rissi Palmer experienced a lifetime of milestones when she released her self-titled debut album in 2007. As one of country music’s most promising new stars, Rissi…

Duke Street Dogs

June 17, 2016  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

If you haven’t spent a Friday afternoon with The Duke Street Dogs, well, then you just haven’t lived!

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a mix…

Free For All Friday: The Claptones

June 17, 2016  ·  Friday * 9pm * NO Cover

The Claptones are a rock and roll band whose music has a heavy blues flavor influenced by Albert, Freddie, and BB King, Buddy Guy and all the electric 60s blues…

Blue Wednesday: The Dagmar Bumpers

June 15, 2016  ·  Wednesday * 8pm * NO Cover

The Dagmar Bumpers is a six-piece band out of Durham playing Swanky, Swingin 50’s era Rock N’ Roll and Jump Blues.

Featuring tunes that mix classic hits with…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

June 14, 2016  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

Join us for our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the triangle. We provide amps…

Ellerbee Creek Band

June 12, 2016  ·  Sunday * 5-7pm * NO Cover

In 2009, 5 childhood friends from Durham, got together to reconnect and have a little fun playing the classic songs and singing the sweet harmonies that they grew up loving…

Duke Street Dogs

June 10, 2016  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

If you haven’t spent a Friday afternoon with The Duke Street Dogs, well, then you just haven’t lived!

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a mix…

Janet Stolp & the Best Kept Secrets

June 9, 2016  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO Cover

The Best Kept Secrets have found a mutual love of the old swing and Jazz tunes. Older songs like “Makin’ Believe,” ” Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams,” and “Breezin’ Along With…

Blue Wednesday: The Herded Cats

June 8, 2016  ·  Wednesday * 8pm * No Cover

Please join us – Herb Shelly (drums), Kelly Howerton (guitar and vocals), David Hackney (guitar) and Robert Humphreys (sax) both from the famous Chapel Hill Band The Nomads, Anne Shrago (bass…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

June 7, 2016  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

Join us for our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the triangle. We provide amps…

Duke Street Dogs

June 3, 2016  ·  Friday * 6-8pm * No Cover

If you haven’t spent a Friday afternoon with The Duke Street Dogs, well, then you just haven’t lived!

Referred to as a “populist” band, they play a mix…

Nash Street Ramblers

June 2, 2016  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO Cover

The Nash Street Ramblers bring great harmony along with talented instrumentals, this Nash Street inspired bluegrass band is steeped in traditional, newgrass & gospel music. Come sing and dance your…

Blue Wednesday: The Spoonbenders

June 1, 2016  ·  Wednesday * 8-10pm * NO Cover

We’re handing off the first Wednesday of every month to Mike Conway (Good Rocking Sam) and Tim Collins (Fat Bastard Blues Band)! You know ’em, you love ’em and…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

May 31, 2016  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

Join us for our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the triangle. We provide amps…

Rissi Palmer

May 29, 2016  ·  Sunday * 5-7pm * NO Cover

Singer-songwriter Rissi Palmer experienced a lifetime of milestones when she released her self-titled debut album in 2007. As one of country music’s most promising new stars, Rissi…

Good Rocking Sam

May 27, 2016  ·  Friday * 8pm * $8

Good Rocking Sam

GRS is a blues/r & b/roots outfit out of Durham, NC, home of the Piedmont Blues. GRS is big into the blues, but doesn’t…

4th Thursday Songwriter’s Orgy

May 26, 2016  ·  Thursday * 7-9pm * NO Cover

NC’s most celebrated songwriters gather for a fun evening of shared tunes and stories.  Who knows what you’ll hear, but you can bet it will include blues, country…

Blue Wednesday: Clark Stern & Chuck Cotton

May 25, 2016  ·  Wednesday * 8pm * NO Cover

Two of our favorites hit the stage the 4th Wednesday of every month.

Bluesman Clark Stern has played piano alongside genre notables such as Lurrie Bell, Anson Funderburgh and Billy…

Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

May 24, 2016  ·  Tuesday * 7:30pm * NO Cover

Join us for our regular Tuesday Blues Jam and share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, longest running jams in the triangle. We provide amps…