Thursday, June 21, 2018

Jazz Blues Florida - Milestones, Reports, Email Blasts SALE, July & Other Business News

Advertise with Jazz Blues Florida?
Why?
Here's part of youranswer:

1) People SEE what we put out.
2) People PAY ATTENTION to what we put out.
3) People LIKE what we put out.
4) People REACT to what we put out.
5) Jazz Blues Florida is RELEVANT.

This Facebook page is only ONE of FIVE social media streams
we push out to. And social media is only ONE of FIVE parts
of the platform we offer!  
Rate sheet below - email Charlie@JazzBluesFlorida.com TODAY.

  

Here is the 'Quick' report for the month:
Current total MailChimp subscribers: 9,043
Current total social media contacts: 15.208*
Past month News Blog views: 30,202
Past month main website views: 4,493
Past month banner Views: 82,712
(Clicks: 4,025, Click-thru rate: 4.87%
Past month YouTube views: 3,454
Past month Pinterest views: 4,230
Past month Twitter impressions: 6,537
(Original source reports on ALL numbers
available on request. No fluff. No B.S.)

Also, I haven't checked in awhile, and we have reached some more
milestones... Recently we passed the ONE MILLION pageviews and the
HALF MILLION userlevels on www.JazzBluesFlorida.com. Wow.


  

Deadline for July placements is Friday, June 22, 2018. Email me directly at Charlie@JazzBluesFlorida.com and we will get it done.

Cover Feature is SOLD OUT for 2018. Now taking orders for 2019.  Spotlight features open every month.

  

Due to unsold end-of-month capacity Jazz & Blues Florida is
offering email blasts/blog postings/premium listings at $30 OFF
($50 instead of $80) for the following dates: Thu 6/21/18, Fri 6/22/18,
Sat 6/23/18, Sun 6/24/18, Mon 6/25/18 and Tue 6/26/18. Email
me at Charlie@JazzBluesFlorida.com to get your order in.
Professional artwork development NOT included.

  

OTHER BUSINES NOTES:
1) Jazz Blues Florida will be revamping our email subscriber database soon and will be asking everyone that wishes to continue getting news from us to re-subscribe. Please watch for upcoming notices.
2) JazzBluesFlorida.com is moving to a new web page platform. There will be some growing, and learning pains, so please be patient when it happens. Thank you.
3) We are now entering orders out as far as May of 2019. If you are thinking of getting on board NOW is the time to do so for securing the best blast dates and cover features.

  

And here is our rate sheet which presents our platform and the options available for placements:

*FB Personal Page - 5.000
FB PP Followers - 1,938
FB Jazz Blues Florida - 4,027
LINKEDIN  - 3,101
TWEETER - 677
YouTube - 468



Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Miclen LaiPang in Community Arts Program Summer Concert Series in Coral Gables

Twenty-two-year-old violinist Miclen LaiPang is a star of his generation. He has garnered top prizes from, among others, the Stradivarius International Violin Competition. With pianist Jennifer Snyder, Miclen brings a mesmerizing evening of César Franck, Camille Saint Saëns, John Corigliano, and Jenő Hubay! “A force to be reckoned with.” The New York Times

Other concerts include: July 5 - Hilary Gardner / July 19 - Ignacio Berroa / August 2 - Christian Sand Trio / August 16 - Pepe Romero

Tickets are $35-$50 in advance at 305.448.7421, ext. 153 or www.CommunityArtsProgram.org. (Tickets are $5 more at the door.)

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Bradenton Blues Festival - Premium Seating Already 80% Sold for December Event

When Things Get
HOT 

in Florida, We Mean
HOT
Like BRADENTON 
BLUES FEST Ticket Sales! 


80% of Reserved Seating and 35% 
of GA Tickets Are already SOLD!
(As of 5/30/18)

BUY NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!

The Bradenton Blues Festival is on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, with an outstanding lineup of talented blues musicians on the big stage. In addition to amazing music, our award-winning annual festival features local craft beer, delicious specialty food vendors, and more. The
festivities continue with blues after-parties all evening long.

The Bradenton Blues Festival is an outdoor festival 
with limited capacity, and has sold out every year. 

Kindly note that separate TICKETS are required for 
the festival on Saturday and the brunch on Sunday. 

The concert on Friday is free.

November 30 - December 2, 2018
Riverwalk Amphitheater
452 3rd Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205
MAP
(941) 621-6471
Bradenton is located on the west coast of Florida, 
just 8 miles east of the white sandy beaches of Anna Maria Island 
and Longboat Key, 10 miles north of the Sarasota-Bradenton 
International Airport, 40 miles south of the Tampa International Airport, 
115 miles southwest of Orlando, and 240 miles northwest of Miami.


The Bradenton Blues Festival Weekend kicks off on Friday, November 30, 2018, with a free “Blues Appetizer” Concert, sponsored by Mojoe Productions. The Bradenton Blues Festival is on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, with an outstanding lineup of talented blues musicians on the big stage. In addition to amazing music, our award-winning annual festival features local craft beer, delicious specialty food vendors, and more. The festivities continue with blues after-parties all evening long. The weekend wraps up with a tasty and soulful Bradenton Blues Brunch prepared by award-winning Chef Paul Mattison on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. Come and experience the blues in Bradenton!

FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2018 
FREE "Blues Appetizer" 
Memphis Rub Band 6–7:15pm
Bridget Kelly Band 7:45–9pm 

SATURDAY, DEC. 1, 2018
FESTIVAL SCHEDULE 
(TICKETS REQUIRED)
Kelley Hunt 11am–12pm 
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram 12:15–1:15pm 
Harper & Midwest Kind 1:30–2:30pm 
Chris Cain 2:45–3:45pm 
Shakura S'Aida 4–5pm 
Mr. Sipp 5:15–6:30pm 
Welch-Ledbetter Connection 6:45–8pm 

w/ Trey Wanvig Between Sets All Day


SUNDAY, DEC. 2, 2018
BLUES BRUNCH
Mattison's City Grille Bradenton Riverwalk
101 Riverfront Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34205
(TICKETS REQUIRED)
"Braille Blues Daddy" Bryan Lee 11am–1pm

What to Do & Where to Stay 
in the Bradenton Area

The Bradenton Blues Festival is produced by REALIZE BRADENTON, a nonprofit organization that brings people together to create a vibrant and prosperous downtown area for residents, visitors, and businesses. The proceeds from the Bradenton Blues Festival support Realize Bradenton’s youth, art, and music programs that are free to the community, including our Blues in the Schools program.

TICKETS

MORE INFO AT WEBSITE:
bradentonbluesfestival.org


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2018 International Blues Challenge (IBC) Florida Regional Competition News - Suncoast Announces Competitors - Updated 6/20/18

*Note* For definition and clarification, International Blues Challenge 2018 Regional Competitions are held in 2018 to determine who will compete in the 35rd International Blues Challenge (IBC 2019) that will be held Jan 25-26, 2018 in downtown Memphis, TN. 




Florida 2018 
International Blues Challenge (IBC) 
Regional Competition Schedule

Blues Alliance of the Treasure Coast
International Blues Challenge 2018 Regional Competition
TBA

Blues Society of Northwest Florida
International Blues Challenge 2018 Regional Competition
TBA

First Coast Blues Society
International Blues Challenge 2018 Regional Competition
"2018 FCBS Regional Blues Challenge"
TBA

North Central Florida Blues Society (NCFBS)
International Blues Challenge 2018 Regional Competition
"NCFBS Regional Blues Challenge"
Registration Deadline:  Sunday, August 10, 2018
Click here for REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Competition:
Sunday, August 26, 2018
High Dive
210 SW 2nd Avenue, Gainesville FL 32601
MAP
Competition categories: band, solo/duo and self-produced CD.
Additional Notes:
The North Central Florida Blues Society (NCFBS) is an affiliate of the Blues Foundation, which holds the International Blues Challenge (IBC) every year in Memphis. As an affiliate, the North Central Florida Blues Society holds a regional competition, which allows for a winning band, solo/duo, and self-produced CD to compete as a representative of the North Central Florida region in the IBC in Downtown Memphis, Tennessee in the Beale Street Historic District. Participating artists must be from Alachua, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Jefferson, Leon, Levy, Marion, Madison, Putnam, St. Johns, Sumter, Suwanee, or Union counties. The majority of members in the group must reside in one of these counties. NCFBS will only provide funding from the door receipts, no other funding from NCFBS will be provided. Thus it is incumbent upon the winner that they are capable financially of attending the IBC in Memphis, taking off work, etc. At least one PERFORMING member of the group must be a full (non- Student, non-Honorary) NCFBS member. Managers/agents/representatives do NOT count toward the membership requirement. The entry fee for a band is $30 and solo/duo is $20. There is a $20 entry fee for CDs. All door receipts will be distributed to the winners to defray travel costs to Memphis using a pro-rated system based on the number of performing individuals in both categories. If you are interested in competing in the North Central Florida Blues Society Regional Blues Challenge on August 26, please contact the NCFBS for a full set of rules at blueschallenge@ncfblues.org (mailto:blueschallenge@ncfblues.org) . Anyone that wishes to compete must officially enter no later than August 10. That means that inquiries must happen before that date. The actual start and end time of the North Central Florida Blues Society Regional Blues Challenge will be determined by the amount of participants. This will be known soon after August 10, the registration deadline.

Orange Blossom Blues Society
International Blues Challenge 2018 Regional Competition
"2018 Central Florida Blues Challenge"
"Central Florida Blues Challenge - CFBC"
Sunday, August 5, 2018
Registration Deadline:  Sunday, June 30, 2018
Click here for REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Competition:
The Alley
114 S Park Ave, Sanford, FL 32771
MAP
Competition categories: Solo/Duo and Band Competition

South Florida Blues Society 
International Blues Challenge 2018 Regional Competition
"The South Florida Blues Challenge"
TBA

Southwest Florida Blues Society (SWFBS)
International Blues Challenge 2018 Regional Competition
Registration Deadline:  Sunday, August 5th. 12:00 Noon
Click here for REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Competition:
Sunday, August 26, 2018
Rhythm House Dinner Club
16440 S Tamiami Trail #11, Fort Myers, FL 33908
MAP
Competition categories: Band, Solo/ Duo, Youth Group and self-produced CD.

Suncoast Blues Society
International Blues Challenge 2018 Regional Competition
"Suncoast Blues Challenge"
Competition:
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Skipper's Smokehouse
910 Skipper Rd, Tampa, FL 33613
MAP
Competition categories: Solo/Duo and Band Competition
Competitors:
Solo/Duo:
Phil Coale (Solo)
Bear & Robert (Duo)
Jamie N Royce (Duo)
Band:
Victoria Ginty & Ladyhawke
Jason Haram Group
Dukes of Juke
Memphis Rub Band

Daytona Beach Blues Society
International Blues Challenge 2018 Regional Competition
"Boogie to Memphis"
TBA

To submit updated or additional information to update this blog please email Charlie@JazzBluesFlorida.com.

Information on the 2017 Regional competitions in Florida and the resulting 2018 IBC can be seen in the blog entry at: http://jazz-bluesflorida.blogspot.com/2017/02/florida-2017-international-blues.html

Information on the 2016 Regional competitions in Florida and the resulting 2017 IBC can be seen in the blog entry at: http://jazz-bluesflorida.blogspot.com/2016/04/floridas-2016-international-blues.html

Information on the 2015 Regional competitions in Florida and the resulting 2016 IBC can be seen in the blog entry at: http://jazz-bluesflorida.blogspot.com/2015/05/2015-international-blues-challenge.html

More information on the IBC can be found on the Blues Foundation's website at: http://blues.org/international-blues-challenge

BARBADOS JAZZ EXCURSION - THE BEST OF SMOOTH JAZZ & THE CARIBBEAN - 50% SOLD OUT as of 6/20/18!

5th Annual
BARBADOS 
JAZZ EXCURSION
Enjoy a Columbus Day 
Weekend escape of great 
jazz and fun on the beautiful
Caribbean island of Barbados!

BRIAN BROMBERG, ALEX BUGNON, MAYSA, 
ELAN TROTMAN, NESTOR TORRES, 
ALISON HINDS, JEFF BRADSHAW, 
KAREN BRIGGS and NAJEE.
A vacation of island excursions, 
concerts, golfing and fun at on the
island's beautiful beach resorts.

Package rates start at only $457 per person.
Includes 3 nights hotel w/ breakfast daily, VIP Concert 
seating & more. (Airfare not included) $150 Deposit to 
secure your spot. Payment plans available.

This  October 4-8, 2018 , the native son returns home for his fifth annual Barbados Jazz Excursion with perhaps the strongest talent lineup yet, a fresh itinerary of unique excursions and a golf tournament to benefit Trotman's Never Lose Your Drive Foundation, which raises funds for a local music program that provides  students with regular music instruction on the island. 

Invited celebrity golfers include NBA John Starks, Long Drive Champ Maurice Allen, MLB Bronson Arroyo and more added.

The Barbados Jazz Excursion is designed to be an island festival unlike any other with world-class talent, a wide range of land and sea excursions for our guests' enjoyment and non-stop fun at our host resort.

Our excursions are purposely intended for people to discover Barbados through a local's eyes. While live music occupies the primetime slot during the festival evenings, the daytime and post-concert time frames are for covering Barbados through exclusive excursions.
  
Whether relaxing at one of the island’s most famous beaches or heading out on a new adventure, travelers seeking a one-of-a-kind experience need look no further than Elan’s Jazz Excursion - taking guests on a VIP tour of the beat of Barbados. For additional information on the island of Barbados, please visit www.VisitBarbados.org.

About Barbados: 
The island of Barbados offers the most authentic Caribbean experience with its exceptionally rich culture and history rooted in remarkable landscapes.  Rated as one of the world’s sexiest beaches in 2008 by Concierge.com; Barbados’ Crane Beach in St. Philip stands as a premier destination for travelers.  Barbados is also the first Zagat-rated Caribbean island and is known as the culinary capital of the Caribbean. Barbados has hosted several world class events including: The annual Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival; the 2006 PGA World Golf Championships-Barbados World Cup, the ICC Cricket World Cup Finals in 2007, the Sentebale Charity Polo match with Prince Harry of Wales in 2010, and the ICC Twenty20 Cricket Finals for 2010, and the Rihanna LOUD concert in 2012. Accommodations range from picturesque plantation houses and villas, to quaint bed and breakfasts and award-winning, five-star resorts. Grantley Adams International Airport offers even more non-stop and direct service from a growing number of U.S., making Barbados the true gateway to the Eastern Caribbean.  Barbados was voted eighth in the World by Trip Advisor’s "2008 Travelers' Choice Destination Awards" in its Top 100 Destinations category.  For more information on travel to Barbados, visit www.visitbarbados.org , follow on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/VisitBarbados, via Twitter @Barbados. 
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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Bradfordville Blues Club Rebuilding News - Further progress - UPDATED 6/17/18



6/17/18 UPDATE
"The roof (except for the metal sheets) is up, AC/heat should be installed Monday, electricians will rewire and we should have all proposals in for the sound system next week.  Still to come: removing the rest of the tree, fixing the roads, improving the floors.  Probably another three weeks to get ready to move back in.  The benefit (at The Moon) will aid in getting it done right and quickly."

Gary

6/16/18 UPDATE
Roof repair almost done. Raindrops ain't fallin' on our heads no more. The walls are clean thanks to Chris's Pressure Washing! Bathrooms getting a spruce up.

6/15/18 UPDATE
Roof on!






6/11/18 UPDATE
Benefit Concert Details Finalized: Read more in news blog entry HERE.

6/10/18 UPDATE
Blues Community Support!
"Sending this check out in the mail for the Bradfordville Blues Club, we raised $666.00 total from the bands tips and the proceeds from the Funky Buddha Brewery Vibin' beer sales yesterday. Thank you to all who came out for the show last night and what a great Concert it was !! Thank you to the Damon Fowler Group, Damon Fowler, Chuck Riley and Justin Headley you guys rock as musicians and human beings too !!"

Brett Andres, The Ale and the Witch, St. Pete.


6/10/18 UPDATE
"Again, many thanks for your support of the club in our time of need. Here is an update on where we are:

Hard to believe but our funding situation is excellent. GoFundMe is over $27,000 (exceeded the goal). Others have contributed outside of the campaign.

The Moon is holding a big benefit for us on Saturday, July 7, 2018 with Revival, The Frank Jones Band, Brett Wellman & Stone Cold Blues Band and Johnnie Marshall performing. Rick Lollar will also be sitting in throughout the night.

If you get hungry from all the dancing, Ms. Ernestine will even be frying up her fried catfish, mullet, fries and sausage dogs, too! A silent auction is in the works. We'll have a press release on that soon.

The response has been so overwhelming that we declined offers to hold benefits from The Junction, Northside Stage, All Saints Culture Club, The Edison, Goodwood, and Skippers Smokehouse in Tampa. Says a whole lot about our local venues.

Most of the debris has been cleaned up thanks to platoons of volunteers (with Subway via Mike Lanigan and Blu Halo providing food; customers providing deserts and adult beverages we can't sell at the club). Repair materials for the roof are on site with major repairs starting this week if the weather and Murphy's Law permit.

We are not going to change anything about the building or interior--it wouldn't be fittin'! However, we plan to add central air and heat (but leave up the oldest and dirtiest AC's for ambiance); upgrade to a digital sound system with upgraded speakers throughout; paint and clean the bathrooms; clean, fix and stain the floors; repair Ms. Ernestine's fry shack and fix the roads. We'll break a case of beer, smoke a box of cigars and scratch up the walls to keep the juke joint fragrance and appearance.

We've rejected suggestions to expand, to leave the roof trusses open, enlarge the stage, add stained glass windows, ferns, brass, TV's, and tear down the club, disassemble the Warehouse and reassemble it at the club. Hey, it's a juke!

Unfortunately, the remaining part of the big oak must come down; we have met with John Birch about sculpture possibilities with the trunk or some of the tree remnants.

We hope to reopen sometime in July. We'll give you timely updates. We post pics and updates on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/bradfordvillebluesclub

BTW: Joe Rondone with the Tallahassee Democrat was a real trooper. After taking pics on the day it happened, he put down his camera and pitched in with salvaging the portraits on the walls. Hell of a good guy and an extraordinary photographer to boot. The front page picture of the women's softball team celebrating at home plate at the Super Regionals is one for the ages. Joe is just one of many stories of people showing unselfish kindness to help us.

Kim and I can't say enough about the response from and support of the Tallahassee community---from individuals to businesses, to volunteers, and to the local and national music and blues communities.
We are excited and re-energized!"

Gary & Kim

6/8/18 UPDATE:
"Friday night and nuttin' to do!
Roof goes up next week. Electric the week after, followed by central air/heat and new sound system. Missin' the bonfire and Ms. Ernestine's fish but enjoying the extra sleep. Wishin' I had a Blue Ale and a stogie."
Gary Anton

6/7/18 UPDATE:
"We are having a work and cleanup party Saturday June 9, 2018 at 1pm. We're getting the club ready for the repair work and could use around 8 friendly faces. We'll provide refreshments and lunch. Later in the next week or so we can use some hardy folks handy with a hammer and saws. Things are coming together and we'll keep you posted as work progresses. Many, many thanks to all who are making this happen!"

Kim & Gary

6/4/18 UPDATE: 
"Progress is good! With the funding goal reached, repairs to the roof should begin this week. We need to replace the sound system and may add central air and heat. After post construction cleaning and painting, we hope to reopen by the end of June or early July. Much depends on weather, permitting and contractor availability. We'll provide regular updates and grand reopening information. Thanks again to everyone who has made this happen!"
Gary Anton

6/3/18 UPDATE
THANK YOU SO MUCH
"Gary and I are thrilled to announce that we have reached the $25,000.00 goal on the GoFundMe site. We are so grateful to everyone who contributed to help make this happen. We are so overwhelmed by your kindness and generosity.
As Gary says "We couldn't do it without you." "
Kim Anton

The GoFundMe remains open for further contributions if you wish to get on board this blues history bound train...just click the link above...


6/2/18 UPDATE
"We've made significant progress in cleaning up the damage--mostly to the roof. Contractors are ready to start the work when we raise the money. We have $21K of the $25K GoFundMe goal. https://www.gofundme.com/big-bend-blues-society-bbc-fund We need to reach the goal before we can get the money. Most of the work can be completed within three weeks. Hopefully we can re-open by the end of June."
Gary
Gary & Kim Anton

6/1/18 1:30AM UPDATE
"We only need to replace part of the roof and some electrical.  Structurally we are OK. PA got drenched but that is insured.  The owners didn't have insurance on the building. Some contractors are working pro bono, reduced prices on or free materials, GoFundMe almost at $20K in 2 days, many benefits planned, dozens of volunteers working on clean-up  We can't believe the outpouring of support from all over.  It really is overwhelming.  Kim and I are truly humbled.  Didn't know the club had touched so many people.
Life is good, Charlie.  We are blessed by so many friends.
Gary"

5/31/18, 8pm UPDATE
"BBC work and cleanup party Friday afternoon! Come one,come all anytime Friday afternoon to help with light clean-up (chairs, tables, trash) or bring a chainsaw to help make firewood of the old oak. Volunteers from The Blu Halo Restaurant will be there to help and The Blu Halo will provide food for all helpers! We'll have a bonfire that evening if'n you want to have a little R&R and camaraderie afterward. See you there!
Gary"


5/30/18 UPDATE
"BBC Update--The Tree is Gone! It's gone away for firewood. Many many thanks to Fielder Landscaping in Tallahassee for helping us out! The outpouring of support is mind-boggling! From our customers/irregulars, to the community, to the blues family, contractors, volunteers and more volunteers. What once was a jumbled mess on the roof with devastation inside, is now taking shape. The artwork and tables came away unscathed for the most part and are now in safe keeping. The inside is clean except for the rafters hanging around. The standing water and the wet carpeting around the stage is gone. The plaster, insulation and debris have been cleaned. The GoFundMe page (https://www.gofundme.com/big-bend-blues-society-bbc-fund) is over $10K in one day. Bands, venues and agents have offered to hold benefits. Too much to absorb in such a short time. There is no insurance to cover the damage to the building but we are hopeful that the generosity of so many will allow us to reopen in the near future. Still a long jam away but we will reopen with the help of the blues gods. We'll keep you posted. Much love from the BBC!
Gary Anton"






More photos in
FACEBOOK PHOTO ALBUM BY
GAIL BLACKMAN EUBANKS

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3 hrs · 5/29/18
"The BBC suffered extensive damage when and oak tree fell on the club today. Unfortunately, we must cancel all upcoming shows for the foreseeable future. At least we'll have plenty of firewood for the winter!
Gary"












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Bradfordville Blues 
Club
Where you can go to step out of
your world and into a unique
slice of America's music!
7152 Moses Lane
Tallahassee FL 32309
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Real-deal live blues music at Florida's authentic jook joint every Friday & Saturday night w/ occasional special events. Events are subject to change without notice.  Unless otherwise stated: Friday and Saturday shows start at 9:00 PM.  Doors open at 8:30. Weeknight shows start at 8:00 and doors open at 7:00. Reservations are guaranteed with advance ticket purchases.  Reservations for most shows are also available 
by calling the Club at (850) 906-0766 or emailing:  bradfordvilleblues@comcast.net, but advance 
ticket purchasers get reservation priority. 
Reserved seats held until show time.

All shows are now non-smoking!

Tickets


JUNE
Friday, June 01, 2018: Joe “Survival” Caruso Experience Featuring Bootsy Taylor
Saturday, June 02, 2018: Joey Gilmore & The TCB Express
Friday, June 08, 2018: Walter “Wolfman” Washington & 
The Roadmasters CD Release
Saturday, June 09, 2018: Tommy Talton
Friday, June 15, 2018: Revival
Saturday, June 16, 2018: Delta Moon
Friday, June 22, 2018: Beautiful Bobby Blackmon & The B3 Band
Saturday, June 23, 2018: The Rusty Wright Band
Friday, June 29, 2018: The David Julia Band
Saturday, June 30, 2018: The Lee Boys

JULY

Wednesday, July 04, 2018: The Johnnie Marshall Band 4th of July Big Bang Party
Friday, July 06, 2018: TBA
Saturday, July 07, 2018: The Maurice John Vaughn Revue 
with Special Guest Donald Ray Johnson
Friday, July 13, 2018: The Cazanovas
Saturday, July 14, 2018: Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones with Madison Slim
Friday, July 20, 2018: Selwyn Birchwood
Saturday, July 21, 2018: The Chris Duarte Group
Friday, July 27, 2018: The James Armstrong Band
Saturday, July 28, 2018: 21 Blue with Longineu Parsons and Ted Schumate

AUGUST

Friday, August 03, 2018: The Norman Jackson Band
Saturday, August 04, 2018: Grand Marquis
Friday, August 10, 2018: TBA
Wednesday, August 15, 2018: TBA
Thursday, August 16, 2018: TBA
Friday, August 17, 2018: Gracie Curran & The High Falutin’ Band
Saturday, August 18, 2018: The Cedric Burnside Project
Friday, August 24, 2018: Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin
Saturday, August 25, 2018: The 4th Annual Greater Southeastern 
Harmonica Championships






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