Nov
18
Nov 19

The Carlos Club in San Carlos, CA

  • The Carlos Club

The Carlos Club (also known as "The Rail Sports Bar & Lounge") is located in downtown San Carlos and is turning out to be an exciting new blues venue for music lovers in the South Bay.  They have a fire place, great drinks, and lots of cool vibes. Come check out this new venue for blues.

Visit the Rail Sports Bar & Lounge website here

Aug
20
3:30 pm15:30

Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues in Madison, IN

  • Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues
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Madison's premiere musical event!  Tickets sell out fast! Headliners include Junior Brown and Jonny Lang. State Barbecue Cook-off held along the Riverfront. Live music, food, boat rides. Fun for the entire family. 

Visit the Madison Ribberfest website here

Aug
17
Aug 18

331 Club in Minneapolis, MN

  • 331 Club

A fave place in Minneapolis to see consistently good free (no cover) music. Decent beer selection that is reasonably priced. And food. It's just a good neighborhood hang with great music every night of the week. Plus, an amazing happy hour!

Visit the 331 Club website here

 

Aug
14
4:00 pm16:00

Philipsburg Brewery in Philipsburg, MT

  • Philipsburg Brewing Company
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The Lucky Losers perform on a beautiful afternoon at the Philipsburg Brewing Company to a packed house of blues enthusiasts. This brewery opened it’s doors in 2012 with the idea of providing quality, hand crafted beers, in a friendly, unique setting.

Philipsburg brewing uses only the finest Montana malt and local mountain spring water to craft our beer. Mike Elliot, our head brewer has quickly earned a reputation for creating unique, crisp and refreshing lagers and ales.

The brewery is located in downtown Philipsburg, Montana in a historic bank building constructed in 1888. They are open 7 days a week and feature live music on Friday and Saturday night.

Visit the Philipsburg Brewing Company website here

Aug
13
5:30 pm17:30

Riverfront Blues Festival in Libby, MT

  • Riverfront Park

Join us for two fun-filled days of Blues, Brews and BBQs in beautiful Libby, Montana! This two-day event takes place annually at the wonderful Riverfront Park along the historic Kootenai River!

The Riverfront Blues Festival kicks off at 6 pm on Friday August 12th and comes to a smashing close after midnight on Saturday August 13th with the All Star Jam!

Visit the official Riverfront Blues Festival website here

Aug
6
Aug 7

Rockfish Grill & Anacortes Brewery in Anacortes, Washington

  • Rockfish Grill & Anacortes Brewery

The Lucky Losers with Phil Berkowitz & Cathy Lemons plus our touring band will begin their Summer Tour No. 2 at this bar and restaurant in Anacortes, Washington!

Visit the Rockfish Grill & Anacortes Brewery website here

Jul
15
Jul 16

The Smoking Pig Barbecue in Fremont, CA

  • The Smoking Pig BBQ

The Lucky Losers, Cathy Lemons & Phil Berkowitz,with Chris Burns, Marvine Greene, and Robi Beane, will return to Fremont's best BBQ and blues joint. Great bands play at this venue all the time! Check it out!

Visit the Smoking Pig Barbecue website here

Jul
14
Jul 15

The Saloon in San Francisco, CA

  • The Saloon

The Lucky Losers do their thing in the "Beatnik Jungle!"  Built in 1864, The Saloon is a famous blues bar and home to some real greats in the genre. 

Visit the official Saloon website here

Jul
3
5:00 pm17:00

Juilliard Park Summer Concert Series in Santa Rosa, CA

  • Juilliard Park

The Lucky Losers (with Chris Burns, Robi Bean, Burton Wynne, and Marvin Greene) kick off a wonderful concert series in Santa Rosa. The concert series is for the summer only and repeats every week, every Sunday until Sun Aug 09 2015. 

There’s no better way to spend your summer Sunday evenings than enjoying music, food and fun at Live at Juilliard! Now celebrating its 23rd season, this FREE concert series brings some of the Bay Area’s finest bands to Juilliard Park. Pack a picnic or purchase food from one of our tasty vendors. We are proud to be 100% solar powered. Thank you Sol-Solutions! 

Juilliard Park is one of Santa Rosa's oldest parks.  The park site was once home to the Juilliard Family.  A 2-story Victorian house stood near the center of the park on Santa Rosa Avenue, and the rest was orchard.  The home was built in 1872 by Charles F. Juilliard, a winemaker.

Frederic Juilliard gave the property to the City in 1931 after he moved to New York.  Frederic was the brother of Mrs. Isabella (Mark) McDonald who lived on McDonald Avenue.  Frederic's uncle, August Juilliard, established and endowed the Juilliard School of Music in New York City.  Another of Frederic's brothers, Louis Juilliard, was a State Senator.

The park was designed by Oakland landscape architect Howard Gilkey, who grew up in Santa Rosa.  The park was developed in the depression years as a government project.  Its stone bridge, pond and walkway were constructed from rock hauled from the Kenwood quarries.

Visit the Juilliard Park Summer Concert Series website here

Jun
30
Jul 1

The Saloon in San Francisco, CA

  • The Saloon

The Lucky Losers, featuring Cathy Lemons and Phil Berkowitz, play at The Saloon in San Francisco, CA every second Thursday every month. Other band members include Marvin Greene, Steve Evans, Chris Burns, and Robi Bean.

The Saloon is the oldest bar in San Francisco (established 1861) and boasts the best of the blues in the Bay Area, not only in terms of the incredibly good music with exuberant crowds of a mid-week evening, but because of the impressive array of albums recorded on the premises and released by proprietor Myron Mu. The days of catching Tommy Castro at The Saloon are now at Christmas time under "TC Rider," but Ron Hacker, Steve Freund,  Daniel Castro, Cathy Lemons, Wendy Dewitt, and many others are on the regular roster. Cathy Lemons has been playing at The Saloon steadily since 1987.

During the 1800s, so the legends go, drunks who stumbled out of this tavern risked being shanghaied for nasty and ill-paid ocean voyages. The building survived the 1806 earthquake, it's said, because of its unusually stout timbers and because of the fact that it was once a brothel and the firefighters ran to save the ladies of the night from flames. Today the doorman/bouncer Greg scares the hell out of would-be troublemakers but is actually one of the sweetest characters you'll ever meet. 

Visit the official Saloon website here

Jun
29
9:00 pm21:00

Live on KALW's Fog City Blues in San Francisco, CA

  • KALW

The Lucky Losers will perform live, for the first time, some of their original songs from their new album "In Any Town" on KALW 91.7 FM with DJ Devon Strolovitch! These performances are recorded and can be streamed.

Visit the official Fog City Blues website here

Jun
24
6:00 pm18:00

Pacheco Plaza Summer Music Series 2016 in Novato, CA

  • Pacheco Plaza Summer Music Series

Pacheco Plaza Summer Music Series features the North Bay's top musicians playing a a variety of styles from jazz to blues to pop. You can dine al fresco or have a picnic and wood-fired pizza or grab a desert and coffee while enjoying music under the stars.The Lucky Losers, featuring Cathy Lemons and Phil Berkowitz, will perform with band members Marvin Greene, Tim Wagar, Chris Burns, and Robi Bean.

Visit the official Pacheco Plaza Summer Music Series website here

Jun
19
7:00 pm19:00

Corner Pocket Bar in Omaha, NE

  • The Corner Pocket

You've got to love a bar when it's located in the middle of a residential neighborhood. Surrounded by blocks of single family homes, The Corner Bar is exactly that. Why can't every neighborhood have a bar like this? While the outside might suggest a perfectly rundown old bar, stepping inside suggests otherwise. There are plenty of new flat screen TVs blaring local news and Jeopardy during the day and sports at night. They also have a decent selection of crafty bottled beers for about $3 each, plus a good selection of spirits. The bartender also makes a mean Bloody Mary. Bud Light is $2.25 a pint.

The Corner Bar is a dive bar after all and these little quirks from the past are what you find to love about cozy little spots like this.

Visit the Corner Pocket's Facebook page here

Jun
18
Jun 19

Shaw's Bar & Grill in Minneapolis, MN

  • Shaw's Bar & Grill
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Shaw's Bar & Grill is the perfect North East neighborhood dive bar with a welcoming group of regulars. The Minneapolis Blues Society sponsores blues jams weekly. And like most bars in the area, you don't have to worry about a dress code. Drinks are kept at a low price, even if it isn't happy hour, which it almost always is. 

Shaw's Bar also offers arcade games, golden tee, and darts, as well as a large, fenced-in patio. Music is always a mix of classic rock, blues, or indie rock and the crowd is as varied as you can get. Shaw's is also a "sports bar," so you can expect to watch the game on one of the 9 Big-Screen T.V.'s.

Visit the Shaw's Bar and Grill Facebook page here.

Jun
17
Jun 18

B.B.'s Lawnside BBQ in Kansas City, MO

  • B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ

B.B.'s Lawnside BBQ is owned by Lindsay and Jo Shannon, a husband and wife team, and they have been featuring live blues music, Thursday through Sunday since 1992. They also host several special events that are held each year, including the Sherwood Center Benefit, The Acoustic Blues Showcase, a benefit for the Kansas City Blues Society, as well as the Hope House benefit which helps abused women.

Lindsay’s credentials are impressive: he is the founding member of the Kansas City Blues Society, a blues radio DJ, and a booking agent for the blues stage at Kansas City’s Spirit Festival. Lindsay’s successful radio show on KCFX, 101FM, The Fox,  “The Kansas City Blues Show,” earned him the Blues Foundation’s coveted “Keeping the Blues Alive” award for blues in commercial radio in 1992.  

When he was a boy, the Kansas City Blues, a farm team of the New York Yankees, played ball at a stadium close to all the barbecue places in the 18th and Vine district, and eating barbecue became part of the ritual. In the ’50s and early ’60s the opportunity to hear blues and jazz music came from AM radio stations including KPRS in Kansas City, and a Little Rock, Arkansas radio station that featured all the blues greats of the time. When Lindsay was in college he got his own smoking pit and began to develop barbecue recipes while listening to the blues.

When you come to Kansas City, be sure to stop by this friendly, family place. It’s easy to get there. As Lindsay says, “To find it, turn right on 85th, then go south about 60 years.”

Visit the B.B.'s Lawnside BBQ website here

Jun
16
Jun 17

BB's Jazz, Blues, & Soups in St. Louis, MO

  • BB's Jazz Blues and Soups

The 700 South Broadway building which houses BB's was known as Phil's Hotel as late as 1969, and has a colorful past. Since its original construction in the mid 1800's, in an area then known as "Frenchtown" with a further 3 story addition at the turn of the century, the location has been used as a home, boarding house, reception hall, mercantile, millinery, transient hotel, bar, diner, and a "house of ill repute" with 37 rooms between its 2nd and 3rd floors.

A new company that's been around for a long time, they enthusiastically support St. Louis music and St. Louis culture.

Visit the BB's Jazz, Blues, and Soups website here. 

Tuesday Night Blues On The River
Jun
14
6:30 pm18:30

Tuesday Night Blues On The River

  • Historic Owen Park Eau Claire, WI U.S.A.

Now in its 6th season, The Chippewa Valley Blues Society sponsors this event between Memorial Day and Labor Day.  Every Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, bands perform live for people that come from New York, Massachusetts, Chicago, St. Louis, and many other surrounding cities. Historic Owen Park with its shade trees and lovely pastoral atmosphere is the perfect setting for an enjoyable early Tuesday evening.

 

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Muddy Waters Bar & Grill
Jun
12
4:00 pm16:00

Muddy Waters Bar & Grill

  • Muddy Waters Bar & Grill

Muddy Waters Bar & Grill is a large, bohemian styled bar and restaurant with a charming multilevel deck that sports a view of both the Mississippi and St Croix Rivers.  The Lucky Losers will be performing downstairs on the lower deck where patrons can enjoy the food and “casual chic,” atmosphere. The full bar serves tropical libations during the summer months.

Muddy Waters offers an American menu with a variety of items to enjoy from appetizers to lunch, dinner and desserts. Completely original, all items are made from fresh ingredients and Chef Patti Schichel's quote would be that “It’s all made from scratch.” Weekend fares include fresh seafood and luscious prime rib. The BBQ ribs and salmon are smoked on site.  A complete and innovative menu includes the basics, but offers an ingenious array of regular items and Patti’s signature dishes.

There is also a banquet facility that can seat 75 people on the third level of the building. A complete banquet menu and full service bar is available.

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Omaha Summer Arts Festival
Jun
11
5:00 pm17:00

Omaha Summer Arts Festival

  • Omaha Arts Festival

The Omaha Summer Arts Festivalcelebrates its 42nd year. The Festival is Omaha’s premier destination for arts and entertainment featuring 135 of the nation’s finest visual artists, a stage of continuous musical performances, and a hands-on children’s fair. It is located in the heart of downtown Omaha.

 

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Zoo Bar
Jun
10
Jun 11

Zoo Bar

  • Zoo Bar

In a storied building built in 1921 sits the ZOO Bar, a narrow nightspot that’s been a staple for live music in downtown Lincoln since 1973. Some big time acts have walked through the hallowed club’s doors including Buddy Guy, Bo Diddley, Albert Collins and Otis Rush. Throughout 2016, a variety of bands will play on the same stage graced by those blues legends in honor of ZOO Bar’s 43rd anniversary. 

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KZUM 89.3 FM "Highway Blues" with Al Lundy (Live Radio Interview)
Jun
8
3:30 pm15:30

KZUM 89.3 FM "Highway Blues" with Al Lundy (Live Radio Interview)

  • KZUM

On the road and on their way to Lincoln Nebraska, for their first stop on their summer tour, Cathy and Phil will call in to chat with Al Lundy on his high octane "Blues Highway" radio show. The subject will be about the songs from their new album "In Any Town." And The Lucky Losers have given Al Lundy a radio exclusive as the album has not yet been officially released.

Al Lundy is a Dj's DJ and he has interviewed some of the greatest recording artists in today's blues scene. KZUM won the 2016 "Keeping The Blues Alive" Award. Mike Carlin (“Group W Blues”) and Laura Fortney (“Every Kind of Blue”) accepted the award for public radio.

So tune in between 3:30 PM and 5:30 PM Central Time to hear songs from Cathy and Phil's much anticipated and much talked about 2nd album.

 

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Radio Show with Al Ross's "Spectrum West" 88.7 WRFW-FM
Jun
7
10:30 am10:30

Radio Show with Al Ross's "Spectrum West" 88.7 WRFW-FM

  • Wisconsin Public Radio

The Lucky Losers are interviewed on Al Ross's "Spectrum West" in support of their appearance in Eauclaire (Tuesday Night Blues On The River). Al's program is weekly and explores music, arts, and humanities in western Wisconsin. The show includes in-depth behind-the-scenes interviews and stories about area writers, musicians, theater, visual arts, and much more.

The show is heard weekly on Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:00 AM on Ideas 88.3 WHWC-FM/Menomonie-Eau Claire plus 88.7 WRFW-FM/River Falls, with a repeat broadcast at 7:00 PM. Also on Fridays on 89.7 WUEC-FM/ Eau Claire and 90.7 WVSS-FM/ Menomonie.

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The Saloon
May
12
May 13

The Saloon

  • The Saloon

The Lucky Losers, featuring Cathy Lemons and Phil Berkowitz, play at The Saloon in San Francisco, CA every second Thursday every month. Other band members include Marvin Greene, Tim Wagar, Chris Burns, and Robi Bean.

The Saloon is the oldest bar in San Francisco (established 1861) and boasts the best of the blues in the Bay Area, not only in terms of the incredibly good music with exuberant crowds of a mid-week evening, but because of the impressive array of albums recorded on the premises and released by proprietor Myron Mu. The days of catching Tommy Castro at The Saloon are now at Christmas time under "TC Rider," but Ron HackerSteve Freund,  Daniel CastroCathy Lemons, Wendy Dewitt, and many others are on the regular roster. Cathy Lemons has been playing at The Saloon steadily since 1987.

During the 1800s, so the legends go, drunks who stumbled out of this tavern risked being shanghaied for nasty and ill-paid ocean voyages. The building survived the 1806 earthquake, it's said, because of its unusually stout timbers and because of the fact that it was once a brothel and the firefighters ran to save the ladies of the night from flames. Today the doorman/bouncer Greg scares the hell out of would-be troublemakers but is actually one of the sweetest characters you'll ever meet. 

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331 Club
May
12
7:30 pm19:30

331 Club

  • 331 Club

Super amazing neighborhood bar in the NE Minneapolis arts district that has great live music if all genres.

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Mojo Lounge
Apr
23
Apr 24

Mojo Lounge

  • The Mojo Lounge

This is a great local bar! A peoples "spot."  The drinks are really good and not expensive. Their cranberry vodka is excellent!

Serious blues bands play there like Dave Specter, Steve Freund, Ron Thompson, and others. Inside the main club area there is a good sized dance floor. The club has character with low lights and a cool jukebox  There is also an outside patio area where you can get away for a more private talk. 

 

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The Saloon
Apr
14
Apr 15

The Saloon

  • The Saloon

The Lucky Losers, featuring Cathy Lemons and Phil Berkowitz, play at The Saloon in San Francisco, CA every second Thursday every month. Other band members include Marvin Greene, Tim Wagar, Chris Burns, and Robi Bean.

The Saloon is the oldest bar in San Francisco (established 1861) and boasts the best of the blues in the Bay Area, not only in terms of the incredibly good music with exuberant crowds of a mid-week evening, but because of the impressive array of albums recorded on the premises and released by proprietor Myron Mu. The days of catching Tommy Castro at The Saloon are now at Christmas time under "TC Rider," but Ron HackerSteve Freund,  Daniel CastroCathy Lemons, Wendy Dewitt, and many others are on the regular roster. Cathy Lemons has been playing at The Saloon steadily since 1987.

During the 1800s, so the legends go, drunks who stumbled out of this tavern risked being shanghaied for nasty and ill-paid ocean voyages. The building survived the 1806 earthquake, it's said, because of its unusually stout timbers and because of the fact that it was once a brothel and the firefighters ran to save the ladies of the night from flames. Today the doorman/bouncer Greg scares the hell out of would-be troublemakers but is actually one of the sweetest characters you'll ever meet. 

 

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Rellik Tavern
Mar
26
Mar 27

Rellik Tavern

  • The Rellick Tavern

The Rellik Tavern is located in beautiful downtown Benicia across from the oldest standing California State Capital and just blocks from the waters of the Carquinez Straits. They are listed in "Best of the Bay" for 2014! They are an upscale tavern featuring a morning gourmet coffee service, the freshest custom cocktails, an incredible selection of import and micro brewery draft beers, and over 50 fine wines by the glass. They also offer very popular artisan cheese plates along with their regular food menu which includes delicious mouth watering tapas, fish & chips, and Ahi tuna crisps.

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The Saloon
Mar
10
Mar 11

The Saloon

  • The Saloon

The Lucky Losers, featuring Cathy Lemons and Phil Berkowitz, play at The Saloon in San Francisco, CA every second Thursday every month. Other band members include Marvin Greene, Tim Wagar, Chris Burns, and Robi Bean.

The Saloon is the oldest bar in San Francisco (established 1861) and boasts the best of the blues in the Bay Area, not only in terms of the incredibly good music with exuberant crowds of a mid-week evening, but because of the impressive array of albums recorded on the premises and released by proprietor Myron Mu. The days of catching Tommy Castro at The Saloon are now at Christmas time under "TC Rider," but Ron HackerSteve Freund,  Daniel CastroCathy Lemons, Wendy Dewitt, and many others are on the regular roster. Cathy Lemons has been playing at The Saloon steadily since 1987.

During the 1800s, so the legends go, drunks who stumbled out of this tavern risked being shanghaied for nasty and ill-paid ocean voyages. The building survived the 1806 earthquake, it's said, because of its unusually stout timbers and because of the fact that it was once a brothel and the firefighters ran to save the ladies of the night from flames. Today the doorman/bouncer Greg scares the hell out of would-be troublemakers but is actually one of the sweetest characters you'll ever meet. 

 

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The Smoking Pig BBQ in Fremont
Feb
19
8:00 pm20:00

The Smoking Pig BBQ in Fremont

  • The Smoking Pig BBQ

The Smoking Pig BBQ

This BBQ joint has turned into the South Bay's premiere blues club, rivaling only The Poor House Bistro. The blues loving owner Paul Reddick and his wife have created a welcoming atmosphere.  Expect award winning BBQ of all types and a full bar with beer on tap and wine.  The stage is good sized, the sound system excellent, and there is a roomy dance floor. Paul has brought in some of the very finest artists in the Bay Area blues to entertain on the weekends,  and has hosted many an exciting International Blues Challenge show, usually sponsored by The Golden Gate Blues Society.

Read more about their full menu here,  and more about the club itself here.