Brews & Blues Festival at Madison Beach Hotel featuring Jake Kulak

Beat the Winter Blues with a Blues Weekend at Madison Beach Hotel

Friday, March 6th
Live in The Wharf, Nick Bosse  |  8:30 PM

Saturday, March 7th

Guitar Master Class with Tom “the suit” Forst, 4 p.m.

Tickets available as an add-on to the concert below or separately here.

Craft Beer Tasting Lounge 7:00 p.m.

Tasting Lounge featuring Outer Light Brewing Company, Thimble island Brewing Company, New Belgium Brewing, Counter Weight Brewing, and Armada Brewing. Open to the public. Starting at 7 p.m.

Our Beat the Blues Winter Concert features Jake Kulak and the Lowdown, winner of the 2019 Foxwoods Resort Casino “Battle of the Bands” featuring Blues Legend Bob Margolin with special guests Chris Bergson and Tom “the suit” Forst.

Doors Open at 8 p.m. | Concert starts at 8:30 p.m. and play until 10:30 p.m. | General Admission. Limited Seating. Cash Bar
21+ Event

Advance Purchase: $25 per person, plus EventBrite ticketing fees
At the Door: $30 per person, plus EventBrite ticketing fees, based on availability.

PARKING: Limited self public parking at the Shore. Free valet parking available.
DINNER RESERVATIONS: Call ahead to secure dinner before the show. 203-350-0014


Jake Kulak and the LowDown bring 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.

ABOUT Tom, The Suit, Forst:
Tom The Suit Forst, a lifelong musician whose style has been called a cross between Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Joe Walsh, will release his new album “World of Broken Hearts” on Valentines Day, February 14, 2020. The 5-song EP features guest vocalists Christine Ohlman, Ethan Isaac, guitarist Paul Nelson (Johnny Winter Band), guitarist Ryan Hommel (Amos Lee Band), blues harp player James Montgomery, and drummer Travis McNabb (Sugarland, Better Than Ezra).

A music video for “Late Night Train is to be released in January 2020. The video, co-directed by Marc Alan with Director of Photography John Shyloski, was filmed in the streets of Harlem, and in the New York City subway. A second feature video has been filmed at the historic Wall Street Theater in Norwalk, CT, stylized as a modern take on “The Last Waltz.” The song and video feature a duet vocal performance by Tom Forst with vocal powerhouse Christine Ohlman. Learn More >>