Blues Festival at Madison Beach Hotel

Madison Beach Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton and The Wharf Restaurant announce the return of their Annual Blues Festival Weekend.

Weekend events begin Friday, March 11, 2022 and conclude with a live concert by The Jake Kulak Band featuring blues legend Bob Margolin and Jeff Pitchell Saturday Evening March 12, 2022.


A special overnight package for the Blues Fest has been created, and includes the following:

  • Two-night stay arriving Friday, March 11
  • Based on Double Occupancy
  • $200 Food & Beverage Credit for use in The Wharf
  • VIP tickets to the Blues Concert, Saturday, March 12
  • Meet & Greet with Artists

Visit to book your stay.

FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2022

The Wharf Unplugged with Ramblin’ Dan Stevens

7:30 – 9:30 p.m. | $50 minimum food & beverage spend per person

Advanced Reservations Required. CLICK HERE for Reservations. 

Location: The Wharf Restaurant


Blues Matinee at Madison Cinema, 2 p.m. On Sale Soon! 

Featuring the original Classic “Blues Brothers” with John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd

Ticket: $10 per person, all proceeds will benefit Madison Food Pantry

Ticket Link

Blues Guitar Masters Class with Jeff Pitchell, 3 p.m.

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

Add to your Concert Ticket Purchase as an Add-On or purchase alone.

Location: Madison Beach Hotel


Bourbon and Beer Tasting Lounge, 7 p.m.

Available prior to and during the concert event. Beer Sampling sponsored by Lawson’s Finest Liquids.

Concert tickets required to access the Tasting Lounge | PURCHASE CONCERT TICKETS HERE 

Cash Bar opens at 7 p.m.

THE MAIN EVENT – Blues Festival Concert, 8:30 p.m.

Our Banish the Winter Blues Concert features The Jake Kulak Band, winner of the 2019 Foxwoods Resort Casino “Battle of the Bands” with Blues legend Bob Margolin and special guest Jeff Pitchell.

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

VIP Ticket with Meet & Greet with Bob Margolin: $52* per person

Meet & Greet begins at 5 p.m. Approximately 1 hour – songs and stories with Bob Margolin. Limited capacity. Includes preferred seating for the main concert.  Includes beer sampling by Lawson’s Finest Liquids during the Meet & Greet. 

General Admission. Limited Seating. $40* per person

Advance Purchase: $40* per person

Priority Reserved Seating for 1st 60 Tickets Sold | Communal Tables

Day of Event: $45* per person, plus EventBrite ticketing fees, based on availability.

Cash Bar | 21+ Event


Read About the Musicians/Bands Here

COVID AWARE: By Purchasing a ticket to this event, you are attesting that you are vaccinated against COVID-19.

Madison Beach Hotel is following all state, local and CDC guidelines as they pertain to COVID-19.

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


A special overnight package for the Blues Fest has been created, and includes the following:

  • Two-night stay arriving Friday, March 11
  • Based on Double Occupancy
  • $200 Food & Beverage Credit for use in The Wharf
  • VIP tickets to the Blues Concert, Saturday, March 12
  • Meet & Greet with Artists

Visit to book your stay.


Blues icon and renowned guitarist Bob Margolin tours worldwide at festivals, concerts, clubs and workshops. From 1973-‘80 Bob played guitar in Muddy Waters’ band, appearing on all the albums Muddy made during that time. He also played guitar with Muddy at special shows like “The Last Waltz” with Martin Scorsese filming the concert for the classic film. Since 1980, Bob performs his own songs, but still honors his historic and personal connection to Muddy Waters.


The Jake Kulak Band brings a blend of modern and traditional guitar-driven blues and blues-rock to music lovers everywhere. The band represented Connecticut for four years at the International Blues Challenge Youth Showcase in Memphis, Tennessee. In 2018, they won the CT Blues Society Band Competition and performed at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in 2019. The band has been nominated for a New England Music Award in the “Best New Act of the Year” category and were one of six Boston-area bands to win the House of Blues emerging artist competition.

Boston native Bob Margolin was born in 1949. Inspired by Chuck Berry, he started playing guitar at age 15 and immediately started performing in local rock and blues bands. Margolin played with Muddy Waters’ band from 1973 to 1980. He has played on several Grammy-winning recordings, won numerous W.C. Handy/Blues Music Awards for his playing and is a KBA Award recipient for Journalism. He has produced albums for numerous artists including Muddy’s son Big Bill Morganfield, Candye Kane, Pinetop Perkins, Mac Arnold, Ann Rabson and produced and consulted on reissues of Muddy Waters’ recordings for the Blue Sky Label for Sony/Legacy.


Jeff Pitchell is an internationally acclaimed dynamic singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He achieved national recognition when his album Heavy Hitter (Pyramid Records/EMI) reached #7 on the Billboard Charts, outselling Delbert McClinton, Robert Cray, Etta James, Johnny Lee Hooker & Muddy Waters. Jeff has recorded with such greats as J Geils, Rick Derringer, Dave Mason, James Cotton and Clarence Clemons. He received international recognition when he toured Europe, even playing with the Commitments as a special guest.


Ramblin’ Dan Stevens performs a mix of traditional finger style blues, americana and originals and has entertained audiences  throughout the United States, Germany, UK, Canada and US Virgin Islands.  His unique style of “bottleneck” slide playing popularized by early Mississippi Delta bluesmen includes use of a homemade, three stringed “Cigar Box Guitar” and one stringed “Diddly Bow”, both primitive blues instruments.  A finalist in the International Blues Challenge on Beale St. in Memphis TN and protege of the legendary folk and blues icon Dave Van Ronk, Dan has been lauded as a raconteur and for the authenticity of his approach.  Dave’s career has recently been highlighted by the release of the the Coen Brothers movie, “Inside Llewyn Davis”, set in the Greenwich Village scene in the sixties. Also, Dan plays regularly in the New York City Subway System in locations such as Times Square and Grand Central Terminal.

This concert is produced in partnership with The Wing Agency.