Events

in Worcester


17

Tue
The Stomping Ground
8:00PM-1:00AM
Dangerously fun foot stomping acoustic duo bangin guitars, banjo and mandolin to perform spirited versions of old school country/ Americana/ roots music.

18

Wed
The Stomping Ground
6:00PM-8:00PM
Get ready to wrack your brain on Wednesday night when Bud and Jeff grab the mic and quiz the heck out of you for Trivia on Tap! At 5.45pm, the guys will be rolling out 3 rounds of hilarious questions that will be sure to tickle your funny bone and test your knowledge of pointless information. There will be prizes (Gift certs, CDs, and more!), delicious $5 flatbreads, and fantastic beverages. Jo...

18

Wed
The Stomping Ground
8:00PM-1:00AM
Occupying his own unique space in American music somewhere between the throaty junkyard stomp of Tom Waits and the wild mercurial ramblings of Dylan, James Keyes is a musician whose own sound is just gritty and earthy enough to scare away casual listeners in these times of manufactured pop and just easy enough to make the adventurous a listener for life. It's the cumulative sound of all the fo...

19

Thu
The Stomping Ground
4:00PM-1:00AM
Join us Thursday, 1/19, for a Smuttynose Brewing Company Tap Attack, featuring the first of two shows by Phonosynthesis! The band will be bringing their searing fusion of funk and jazz both Thursday and Friday nights, helping us celebrate one of the greatest New England breweries! *** Founded in 1994, our company is named for Smuttynose Island, the third largest of the nine islands that form...

19

Thu
The Stomping Ground
5:30PM-7:30PM
Tonight, at 5:30pm, the Stomping Ground hosts yet another episode of the Straight Up Jazz Series. This has turned out to be one of the most impressive events yet! Musicians from far and wide have discovered this session band, where great Jazz standards are shared. This is the real deal - no smooth jazz or bizarro free form (though we do like that on occasion), just excellent, straight ahead J...

19

Thu
The Stomping Ground
8:00PM-1:00AM
The second week of Phonosynthesis' winter residency at The Stomping Ground is here! They will be joining us every other Thursday until the end of March. Get out and check out the FUNK! Phonosynthesis is the careful infusion of rock and jazz, imbued with the indomitable swagger of a classic funk band. The result: A slick combination of sonic vibration that pushes the boundaries of live music ...

20

Fri
The Stomping Ground
8:00PM-1:00AM
It's a Phonosynthesis doubleheader! The funk returns for the second night this week with even more killer sounds! Phonosynthesis is the careful infusion of rock and jazz, imbued with the indomitable swagger of a classic funk band. The result: A slick combination of sonic vibration that pushes the boundaries of live music and evokes its audience to dance and shout. Since 2011, Jon Dostou and ...

21

Sat
The Stomping Ground
1:00PM-4:00PM
Join us for the latest and greatest event to hit the Stomping Ground stage! The Island Farm Ceilie Band will be joining us every 3rd Saturday of the month, bringing some amazing Irish sounds to the Stomping Ground!

21

Sat
The Stomping Ground
8:00PM-1:00AM
The Eric Ducoff Band is a New England-based trio that is heavily rooted in the sounds of vintage blues music. But their sound doesn't end there. Each set also incorporates a wide array of guitar-driven "roots-based" rock and Americana stylings as well. Learn more about the band at ericducoff.com Jeff Berg on bass and Nick Toscano on drums.

22

Sun
The Stomping Ground
1:00PM-4:00PM
Nate Martel of Outer Stylie brings his duo to the Stomping Ground Sunday Sound Series January 22nd at 1pm. Outer Stylie is a rock band located in the creative vortex that is the Pioneer Valley of Western, Massachusetts. Although the name originates with the release of their self titled album in 2008, the band really came to fruition in 2014 around the current line-up. Up until this point the...

22

Sun
The Stomping Ground
7:00PM-12:00AM
Every Sunday, at 7pm, the Stage becomes a place where anyone can get up and show The Stomping Ground what they can do. We welcome all and take care of each and every musician/poet/story teller who wishes to take part. Come on out and witness what we affectionately call Family night here at the Stomp! Open Mic Night at The Stomping Ground is the best in the Northeast!

24

Tue
The Stomping Ground
8:00PM-1:00AM
Join us for some fantastic local Indie Folk Rock when the Sleepwells grab our stage on Tuesday night!

25

Wed
The Stomping Ground
6:00PM-8:00PM
Get ready to wrack your brain on Wednesday night when Bud and Jeff grab the mic and quiz the heck out of you for Trivia on Tap! At 5.45pm, the guys will be rolling out 3 rounds of hilarious questions that will be sure to tickle your funny bone and test your knowledge of pointless information. There will be prizes (Gift certs, CDs, and more!), delicious $5 flatbreads, and fantastic beverages. Jo...

25

Wed
The Stomping Ground
8:00PM-1:00AM
http://sugarbloodjinx.com/ Sugar Blood Jinx is a band as diverse as its members; blending elements of blues, jazz, roots and rock.

26

Thu
The Stomping Ground
5:30PM-7:30PM
Tonight, at 5:30pm, the Stomping Ground hosts yet another episode of the Straight Up Jazz Series. This has turned out to be one of the most impressive events yet! Musicians from far and wide have discovered this session band, where great Jazz standards are shared. This is the real deal - no smooth jazz or bizarro free form (though we do like that on occasion), just excellent, straight ahead J...

26

Thu
The Stomping Ground
8:00PM-1:00AM
Peter Parcek’s daring, incendiary and soulful style is a distinctive hybrid. He weaves rock, gypsy-jazz, country, folk, and blues-- especially blues both ancient & modern-- into a tapestry of melody, harmony and daredevil solos that push those styles to their limits without sacrificing the warmth of his own personality. Peter calls his approach "soul guitar," an appellation that alludes to his...

27

Fri
The Stomping Ground
8:00PM-1:00AM
As products of the 90’s ska revival scene, The New Limits gathered in a garage attic in Boston with a clear objective; to play the music they love. They are well versed in the music’s rich history, from the rocksteady of the 60’s, to the 2-tone of the 80’s, and the “third wave” of bands they idolized as teenagers. The New Limits bring a style of their own to the scene, having been influenced b...

28

Sat
The Stomping Ground
2:00PM-5:00PM
Seize the day, grab your axe and get on down to the Stomping Ground's Saturday Afternoon Electric Jam! It happens the last Saturday of every month from 2 pm to 5 pm. Hosted by our house band (Matt Brown on guitar, Mike 'House' Aubin (of Seed) on drums and Adam Smith (of Influenza) on bass), it's an open Electric Jam session that's not just limited to the blues. Bring your chops and join the ba...

28

Sat
The Stomping Ground
8:00PM-1:00AM
Grace Morrison is an award winning Cape Cod-based singer/songwriter. The voice of Cardis’ Furniture 2014 holiday campaign, Grace and the Really Small Orchestra won WPRI-12’s Big Break Competition. A video of the song ‘The Trouble’ was featured during the American Idol finale. They were also named Limelight Magazine Band of the Year in 2014. A pianist since age five, as a teenager Grace taught ...

28

Sat
The Stomping Ground
8:00PM-1:00AM
The show is rescheduled and has us all VERY excited! *** This is a very special show folks! Ian Fitzgerald will be performing with a full band this Saturday night - a first for our stage! This line-up is a set of four independent, incredibly talented musicians joining forces and delivering an amazing slice of the true sounds of the Northeast music scene! Ian will be joined by local greats i...

29

Sun
The Stomping Ground
1:00PM-4:00PM
rice - an American Band was born in the summer of 2014 as a few friends got together to jam, and liked the results. A mutual admiration society developed and a love of performing music together was created. The band has already played clubs in CT, MA, RI, and VT. Festival plays already include Strangecreek Campout, Wormtown Music Festival, Jerry Jam and the Redneck Olympics and ski areas alrea...

31

Tue
The Stomping Ground
8:00PM-1:00AM
"The Hip Swayers are a quality, good time, get up and dance band that combine tight rhythms, searing solos and soulful harmonies in an eclectic mix of originals and covers, encompassing straight ahead roots rock with a country flavor." "These performers from Worcester, Massachusetts are not to be missed! A bit of Hank Williams sensibility, Carter/Cash authenticity, and infectious personality." ...

5

Sun
The Stomping Ground
1:00PM-4:00PM
http://www.brucegregori.com/ Bruce Gregori is a Musician/Guitarist/Vocalist from Hartford-New Haven-Boston-New York City

18

Sat
The Stomping Ground
8:00PM-1:00AM
Remember folks, the Stomp has limited seating, so be sure to get there early! And bring some dough for tips for the band, so we can continue to book this caliber of music. Thanks! "Victor "Vic" Ruggiero, (also known as Rugaroo, Bad Vic or Lord Sluggo) is a musician, songwriter and producer from New York City who has played in reggae, blues, ska and rocksteady bands since the early 1990s, inclu...

18

Sat
The Stomping Ground
8:00PM-1:00AM
Little Sugar and The Big Spoonful will be performing original, blues and soul with a British Rock twist! Come and shake your booty!!!!

24

Fri
The Stomping Ground
8:00PM-1:00AM
Willie J Laws toured with Phillip Walker and opened for many of the Blues Greats: BB King, Etta James, Buddy Guy and many more. He has performed at numerous high profile corporate functions, celebrity auctions, charity events, and private parties. Since 1994, Willie has worked closely with some of the top CMPs' ( certified meeting planners) in the United States. Along with his tour schedule, Wi...

28

Tue
The Stomping Ground
8:00PM-1:00AM
Zack Slik and Sonny Jim Clifford come together again, making foot stomping roots music. Zack Slik and Sonny Jim often perform foot stomping roots in a one man band style with banjos, guitars and harmonicas. Tonight they will trade insturments back and forth, while making some of the finest roots music you'll have the chance to catch. Resonator guitars, banjolins, washboards and more. A night n...

3

Fri
The Stomping Ground
8:00PM-1:00AM
Conventional wisdom has guided bands in the computer age towards isolationism; find one’s turf, stake a claim, and interpret peer success as a call to arms. Void Union has propelled itself out of cyberspace’s din with a counterintuitive mission statement: Preserve the Jamaican music of the 1960’s, collaborate with Ska’s originators, and actively recruit guest players from the ensembles that hav...

8

Wed
The Stomping Ground
8:00PM-1:00AM
BunkTown is a new band that just came on the scene. After a few months of writing, recording, and practicing we are ready to give upon the world our songs. We have recorded 3 new singles for release with Saxon Sound Productions, which will hopefully be ready soon. Our unique style, and ability to cover all genres is fun to listen to, and can be enjoyed by all ages. Mike Gravel brings a very uni...

11

Sat
The Stomping Ground
8:00PM-1:00AM
Fat Bradley delivers a fresh take on funk with engaging compositions and pulsing groove. It is our duty to move that booty. "Fat Bradley wants you to dance, and the Northampton funk ensemble lays down a brass-laden groove to help you accomplish this. Songs such as "Get Down Brown" and "Megabrase" are long, steamy numbers, the kind that encourage bodies to move." - Worcester Telegram & Gazette

12

Sun
The Stomping Ground
1:00PM-4:00PM
Funklopian Tubes is a funk/rock fusion band from central New England. The trio consists of Jeff Mac/Guitar, Brant Stout/Bass, & Chris Palace/Drums. The band creates a unique sound that is innovative, instrumental, & improvisational.

12

Sun
The Stomping Ground
1:00PM
Funking the Stomp

26

Sun
The Stomping Ground
1:00PM-4:00PM
Charming Disaster, a musical duo based in Brooklyn, NY, features indie bandleaders Ellia Bisker of Sweet Soubrette and Jeff Morris of Kotorino. They perform tragi-comic duets about love, death, crime, and the paranormal—exploring in song the various kinds of trouble a couple of people can get into with a ukulele and a guitar. New York Music Daily describes Charming Disaster as "jaunty yet absol...

26

Sun
The Stomping Ground
1:00PM-4:00PM
A long brunch-time set for you in Putnam, CT. We will play all the songs as you drink bloody marys.

7

Fri
The Stomping Ground
8:00PM-1:00AM
"Many CD's will claim to defy a specific genre label, but Black Mountain Symphony's redefines eclectic here. The music combines synthesized rock grooves with classic jazz rhythms and you don't have to listen too closely to hear Americana and bluegrass elements here either. Evidence of the rich diverse nature is found on their CD baby page, where in addition to samples of their eleven original s...

8

Sat
The Stomping Ground
8:00PM-1:00AM
"With twin gun slinger guitars, a sultry female vocalist, a soulful sax and a hard hitting rhythm section “Blue Honey” can storm just about any club with a deluge of Blues, Root’s Rock, Funk, Soul and more. Every member a seasoned veteran of countless clubs, they know how to put a song over – whether it be down home Mississippi Muddy Waters shuffle, raved up with slide guitar and sax or a Motow...

21

Fri
The Stomping Ground
8:00PM-12:00AM
Willie J Laws toured with Phillip Walker and opened for many of the Blues Greats: BB King, Etta James, Buddy Guy and many more. He has performed at numerous high profile corporate functions, celebrity auctions, charity events, and private parties. Since 1994, Willie has worked closely with some of the top CMPs' ( certified meeting planners) in the United States. Along with his tour schedule, Wi...

22

Sat
The Stomping Ground
8:00PM-1:00AM
Formed in 2008, This Way to the Egress is a 6-piece accordion led ensemble hailing from the Philadelphia region. Since it's start, EGRESS has tried to find a box in which they could fit themselves, however finding a box to fit six members playing accordion’s, tuba’s, electric guitar’s, trombone’s, piano's, and drum’s would need to be a rather large box. So they move forth doing what they do bes...

3

Sat
The Stomping Ground
8:00PM-1:00AM
"With twin gun slinger guitars, a sultry female vocalist, a soulful sax and a hard hitting rhythm section “Blue Honey” can storm just about any club with a deluge of Blues, Root’s Rock, Funk, Soul and more. Every member a seasoned veteran of countless clubs, they know how to put a song over – whether it be down home Mississippi Muddy Waters shuffle, raved up with slide guitar and sax or a Motow...