Upcoming Dates

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

Concert at Parmelee Farm - 3 to 5
465 Route 81
Killingworth, CT 06419

 

- Come see us at Parmelee Farm. We're playing under the pavillion.

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

Sunday Buzz Matinee - 4:00 to 6:30
250 State St
New Haven, CT 06510
(203)789-8182

 

- We're playing with bluegrass legend Phil Rosenthal.  Phil will play the opening set and we'll jam later in the evening.

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Friday Music at the Folk Art Museum - 5:30 to 7:15
2 Lincoln Square
New York City, NY 10023
212-595-9533
Price: Free

 

- Catch us at the NYC Folk Art Museum.

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

Concert at the Buttonwood Tree - 8 to 10
605 Main Street
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 347-4957

 

- Enjoy the band in this intimate setting.

Past Dates

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Garmany Music Series: Washboard Slim & the Bluelights - 6:30 to 8:00
71 Main Street
Farmington, CT 06032
860-673-6791 x2

 

- We'll be playing on the Barney Library lawn unless it rains. In the event of rain, we'll play on the 2nd floor of the Barney Library.

- Registration available on the library's web site.

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Washboard Slim and the Bluelights with the Helium Brothers - 8 PM
295 Treadwell Street
Hamden, CT 06514
United States
203.288.6400

 

W.S.B.L. and the Helium Brothers (CT's legendary jazzy bluegrass and country rock group) are together for an evening of hell-bent roots music. Many of our fans have not seen the Helium Brothers in years. They are sounding better then ever and Stacy Phillips will be playing fiddle and dobro with them. Doors open at 7PM- music starts at 8:PM with W.S.B.L, then the Heliums, then a jam. Don't miss a minute of this show. Tix: $15 or $10 advance: http://theouterspace.net/saturday-june-24th/

- Hear the Helium Bro.: https://www.facebook.com/theheliumbrothers/ orheliumbrothers.com

THE HELIUM BROTHERS

 

With Oscar Hills on banjo and guitar, member of the legendary New Haven group Professors of Bluegrass; Kim Oler on bass and vocals, recipient of the Richard Rogers award for his theater music; Paul Fargeorge on drums and vocals, former member of the Platters and Eight To The Bar; and Andy “A.J.” Gundell on guitar and vocals, 13-time Emmy winning songwriter/composer/music supervisor/producer.  Kenny Kosek, one of the country’s great fiddle players, has recently joined the band.

 

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

Brooklyn Invades Connecticut Mini-Festival - 6:00 PM
1253 Whitney Ave.
Hamden, Ct 06517
203-780-8890
Price: $15 advance, $20 at the door.

 

- We'll will be hosting a Brooklyn invades CT mini-fest featuring Washboard Slim and the Bluelights, Steve Rodgers and the Anne Marie Menta Band from the New Haven area... and Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues, Eli Smith and Feral Foster from New York.

 - The event's at Whitneyville Cultural Commons, 1253 Whitney Ave.

 - Tickets at bfolk.whitneyville.cc

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Private Event

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Private Event

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

Sunday Buzz Matinee - 4:00 PM
250 State St
New Haven, CT 06510
(203)789-8182
Price: $8.00

- Jug band music at New Haven's music institution.

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

First Night Westport 2017 - 8:30 to 10:00
45 Myrtle Ave.
Westport, CT 06880
United States
(203) 341-1041

- Enjoy New Year's revelry with your favorite jug band!

- Event buttons $10 before December 15th, $15 after.

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Roots & Ruckus - 9:00 - 9:30
315 Columbia St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231
718-395-3214
Price: No Cover.

 

- Washboard Slim and the Bluelights is headed to Brooklyn!

- We'll play for about a half hour amongst the rest of the banjos, guitars, washboards, tub-basses, kazoos and harmonicas during Jalopy's weekly folk-oldtime-blues night.

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Black Friday Shoreline Soup Kitchen Benefit - 8:00 PM
300 Main St.
Old Saybrook, Ct. 06475
United States
860.510.0473
Price: $25

 

- We'll be playing with The Meadows Brothers and the Ebin-Rose Trio.

- Come support a good cause and hear some great music!

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

Dancing and Delicious Food - 4:30 to 8:30
1320 Boston Post Rd
Madison, CT 06443
(203) 318-8362

 

- Halloween costume contest with lots of prizes for the best costumes ...!!!

- And think of "the 4 D's"...

... Donahue's for Dancing and Delicious Dinner!

Sunday, September 25th, 2016

Concert at Branford Library - 2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
758 Main Street
Branford, CT 06405
United States
203.488.1441
Price: Free

- Enjoy some jug band music at the library.

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

In the Concert Tent - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
3 Primrose Street
Newtown, CT 06470
United States
404-234-7345
Price: Free with $5 admission to the festival (children 6-12 $3, 5 and under free)

- Come hear us and enjoy the festival!

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Summer Concert - 3:00 to 5:00
465 Route 81
Killingworth, CT 06419
Price: Free

- Bring chairs and a picnic, and enjoy the music.

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

Lots of Dancing and Delicious Food - 4:30 to 8:30
1320 Boston Post Rd
Madison, CT 06443
(203) 318-8362

- A great place for dancing and eats.

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Boston GreenFest
Main Stage - 2:55-3:30 PM
2016 Boston City Plaza
Boston, Mass
Price: Free

There will be live music through out the festival. Check GreenFest Website: www:bostongreenfest.org

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

4:30 to 8:30
1320 Boston Post Rd
Madison, Ct 06443
(203) 318-8362

- A great place to dance -- and they serve delicious food.

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Concert - 7:00
21 Mead Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 531-0426

Friday, July 1st, 2016

A Show with Peter Asher & Albert Lee - 9:00 PM
250 State St
New Haven, CT 06510
(203)789-8182
Price: $25 - $30

- Doors open at 8 PM.  Show at 9.

- What could be better? - our jug band opening for a couple stars:

 - Peter Asher - half of Peter & Gordon, producer of James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt.

 - Albert Lee - one of the hottest guitarist around - played with Emmylou Harris, Roseanne Cash, a favorite of Eric Clapton.

Sunday, June 26th, 2016

Private Party

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Concert - 7:15
205 Edwards St.
New Haven, Ct 06511
Price: $10 donation

- Doors open 7:15, show at 7:30.

- We'll have our new CD on sale.

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Blues Challenge - 8 PM
350 Asylum St.
Hartford, Ct. 06103
USA
860-278-7427

- Come cheer on your favorite jug band - we won it once, we can do it again.  Help us get to Memphis!

- We're on first - the first of 5 bands.

- Great food - Barbeque and Southern.

- A Connecticut Blues Society event.

Saturday, March 26th, 2016

Dance Party - 8 PM
1253 Whitney Ave.
Hamden, CT 06517
USA
203.780.8890

 

> We'll be playing our Swing, Rock 'n' Roll and Blues tunes (also a little Cajun), and songs from our new CD.

> Great wooden dance floor.

> Let's welcome our newest member, Lauren Agnelli

> BYOB, Bring Your Own Snacks.

> More details coming.

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Private Party

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

FIRST NIGHT WESTPORT 2016 - 6:45 PM
Westport, CT

Come out for a fantastic evening of festivities, fun and music! Click on the yellow link above for details and to purchase your buttons!  We'll be in the Saugatuck Elementary School Cafeteria  :)

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

CD Release Party! - 7:00pm Door / 8:00pm Show
295 Treadwell Street
Hamden, CT 06514
203-288-6400
Price: $15 at the door

Come and celebrate with 'Washboard Slim and the Bluelights' as they enthusiastically share music from their NEW CD, "BACK TO THE WELL" and much more! Special guest artists will join in and... remember to PUT ON YOUR DANCIN' SHOES!

 

Make it a night with dinner at The Outer Space prior to the show.

Here's their menu: http://www.theouterspace.net/Menu.pdf

 

Joining Washboard Slim & the BlueLights will be Anne Marie Menta, Steve Baldino from the B. Willie Smith Band, Eric Larson from the Peach Pie Band, Andy Gundell from The Helium Brothers, Jack Pignatallo from the Dirty Birdies jug band and Mark Crofutt - "the seventh BlueLight".

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