Annual Blues Festival with The  Jake Kulak Band and featured guests

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Annual Blues Festival with The Jake Kulak Band and featured guests

Blues Festival with The Jake Kulak Band and featured guests including Daryl Davis jamming and playing at Madison Beach Hotel.

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Madison Beach Hotel 94 West Wharf Road Madison, CT 06443

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  • 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Join us for our annual weekend of Blues! Music is good for the soul and can lift your spirits - so join us for the weekend and reduce your stress, improve your mental focus, enhance your intelligence, inspire your creativity and boost your immune system!

FRIDAY, MARCH 17: Unplugged Show in The Wharf , 8 - 10 p.m. | RESERVE via The Wharf's Website HERE, Special Guest: Tom " The Suit" Forst . American BBQ and Blues Menu Features available all weekend. $50 food & beverage minimum per person. Learn More about the Experience here.

SATURDAY, MARCH 18 - THE MAIN EVENT

Our Blues Winter Concert features The Jake Kulak Band, winner of the 2019 Foxwoods Resort Casino "Battle of the Bands" and features special guests

Doors Open at 8 p.m. | Concert starts at 8:30 p.m. and play until 10:30 p.m.

General Admission. Limited Seating. Seating is not guaranteed for this event.

Reserved Tables available with the purchase of a Table of 10.

TICKETS FOR THE MAIN EVENT:

Tables of 10, RESERVED Seating for your group of 10: $400* ($40 per ticket), minimum 10, maximum 10

General Admission - Advance Purchase: $45* per person

Day of Event: $50*per person, subject to availability

*EventBrite ticketing fees additional

Cash Bar | 21+ Event

TASTING ROOM: Bourbon and Beer Sampling in our Tasting Lounge beginning at 7 p.m. Beer Sampling by Lawson's Finest Liquids.

BAR opens at 7 p.m.

PARKING: Limited self public parking at the Shore. Free valet parking available.

DINNER RESERVATIONS: Secure dinner before the show in The Wharf Restaurant >> reserve online.

The Wing Agency artists include The Jake Kulak Band.

This event is sponsored in part by Lawson's Finest Liquids

BLUES MASTERS CLASS March 18, 3 - 4 p.m.

Join us earlier in the day for a Guitar Master Class. This event will be held at Madison Beach Hotel.

This event may be purchased separately from the concert.

Duration: Approximately One hour | Limited to 12 people

Requirements: Bring a guitar (electric guitar if preferred) no need for amp or chord. Bring notebook.

$20 per person, plus EventBrite Fees. Limited to 12 students

BLUES BBQ WINE PAIRING CLASS March 18, 3 - 4 p.m.

Details coming soon

FIRESIDE CHAT and MEET & GREET, 4:15 p.m.

Join Jake Kulak, Daryl Davis, Cliff Goodwin and James Montgomery for a Fireside Chat.

Limited to 40 guests. Must be a concert ticket holder to qualify for this event. Registration will be available for this event the week of March 18. Please check your in-box for a link to register (1st come, 1st served). There is no additional cost for this event.

In 2020, Madison Beach Hotel, installed REME Halo Air Filtration system in their Ballroom and Restaurant, The Wharf. Read more about this system.

ABOUT THE BAND: Jake Kulak Band

The Jake Kulak Band brings their blend of modern and traditional guitar-driven blues and blues-rock to music lovers everywhere. The band represented CT for 4 years at the International Blues Challenge Youth Showcase in Memphis, TN. In 2018 they won the CT Blues Society Band Competition and performed at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in 2019. They have also been nominated for a New England Music Award in the "Best New Act of the Year” category and were one of 6 Boston-area bands to win the the House of Blues emerging artist competition. In 2019 the band won the $10,000 Grand Prize at the Foxwoods Resort Casino Battle of the Bands. Jake has spent many summers attending the Pinetop Perkins Masterclass in Guitar held in Clarksdale, MS where he has had the privilege of studying under Bob Margolin. Jake is currently a student at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

In 2019 the band won the $10,000 Grand Prize at the Foxwoods Resort Casino Battle of the Bands. Jake has spent many summers attending the Pinetop Perkins Masterclass in Guitar held in Clarksdale, MS where he has had the privilege of studying under Bob Margolin. Jake is currently a student at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Jake Kulak picked up a guitar at age 11 and instinctively knew what to do with it. Within a couple of months he was playing at open jams in the CT blues and jazz scene. At age 13 he made the first of many trips to Memphis where he played in clubs on Beale Street as part of the International Blue Challenge Youth Showcase, and to Clarksdale, MS where he attended the Pinetop Perkins Masterclass in Guitar, learning from living blues legends like Bob Margolin. He was also recognized with a merit scholarship by the Honeyboy Edwards Fund for the Blues at the National Blues Museum. Several years later Jake was playing 60+ professional gigs a year, all while still attending High School. Locally he has studied with CT guitar legend Frank Varela and Jake is currently attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston where he has studied with Thaddeus Hogarth. He can play solo acoustic, solo electric or rock out with his full band.

The band represented CT for 4 years at the International Blues Challenge Youth Showcase in Memphis, TN. In 2018 they won the CT Blues Society Band Competition and performed at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in 2019. They have also been nominated for a New England Music Award in the "Best New Act of the Year” category and were one of 6 Boston-area bands to win the the House of Blues emerging artist competition.

The Jake Kulak band currently features AJ Lippo on bass and Jeremy Peck on drums.

Keeping the beat on drums for the band is Manchester, CT native Jeremy Peck. Jeremy is a talented multi-instrumentalist who also writes and records his own original music. Holding down the groove on bass is AJ Lippo.

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