Saturday, June 30, 2018

Multi-Time Blues Music Awards Winner Doug MacLeod in Concert in Gainesville July 7, 2018

WINNER OF 
2018 Blues Music Award for Acoustic 
Album Of The Year 
and
2017 Blues Music Award for Acoustic 
Artist Of The Year
and
2016 Blues Music Award for Acoustic 
Artist Of The Year
and
2014 Blues Music Award for Acoustic 
Artist Of The Year 
and
2014 Blues Music Award for Acoustic 
Album Of The Year
and
2013 Blues Blast Music Award for 
Male Artist Of The Year

Saturday, July 7, 2018 ~ Doors 7, Show 8-10:30pm
619 South Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32601


Fresh off last week winning of the 2018 Blues Music Award for Acoustic Album  of the Year AND winning the 2017 Blues Music Award for Acoustic Artist Of The Year and the Blues Blast Music Award for Male Artist Of The Year and directly following the release of perhaps the finest album of his long career, Doug MacLeod returns to Gainesville, Florida to play Heartwood Soundstage, Gainesville’s finest listening room, presented by the North Central Florida Blues Society.

Doug is an international touring artist who writes and sings original songs that are based on his own life and experiences. He learned from the old masters and carries forward a valuable tradition. This is your opportunity to see the finest in acoustic Blues in an intimate environment!

“Like all great blues men, MacLeod lives his music, and the songs are not just on the tips of his fingers and tongue, they are one with his being.
– Blues Music Magazine

“MacLeod is an American original as his songs; storytelling style, and soulful vocals are mesmerizing… highly recommended listening.”
– Richard Ludmerer, Making A Scene!

“Simplicity. Honesty. A wealth of blues feeling. He’s a gem.”
– All Music Guide

$25 general admission and $15 for North Central Florida Blues Society members. Purchase advance admission at: https://ncfblues.org/events/doug-macleod-2/

The North Central Florida Blues Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, cultivation, nurturing and promotion of Blues Music. The Society also hosts monthly electric and acoustic jams. See website for more information.   



North Central Florida Blues Society
TWELVE YEARS OF BRINGING THE BEST BLUES 
IN THE WORLD TO GAINESVILLE FLORIDA!

2018
Rev Shawn Amos
21 Blue featuring Longineu Parsons and Ted Shumate

2018 North Central Florida Blues Society's Women in Blues Showcase 
Barbara Paul Armbrecht (Gainesville, FL)
Michelle Banfield (Gainesville, FL)
Cindy Bear (Jacksonville, FL)
Amanda Ferwerda (Gainesville, FL)
Doris "Lady D" Fields (Beckley, WV)
Bridget Kelly Fik (Gainesville, FL)
Amy Hart (Nashville, TN)
Cassie Keenum (Gainesville, FL)
Laurie Lacross-Wright (Winter Haven, FL/Flint, MI)
Lauren Mitchell (Bradenton, FL)
Niecie  (Detroit, MI/Nashville, TN)
Chelsea Oxendine (Gainesville/Live Oak, FL)
Sheba the Mississippi Queen (Ocala, FL)
Sugar and Spice (Tampa, FL)
Pam Taylor (Lancaster, SC)

Bill "Sauce Boss" Wharton
Doug MacLeod


2017
Zora Young
Norman Jackson Band
Selwyn Birchwood
Jason Ricci
Gracie Curran & The High Falutin’ Band
Albert Castiglia

 Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials

2016
Annika Chambers
Cash Box Kings
Doug McCleod
Matt Schofield

2015
Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues
Long Tall Deb Feat. Colin John
Jeff Jensen
Samantha Fish
Terry Hanck
Zora Young
Tinsley Ellis

2014
Tas Cru
Selwyn Birchwood
Janiva Magness
Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’Blues
Joe Moss Band 

2013
Brandon Santini
Matt Schofield
Nikki Hill
Albert Castiglia

2012
Jimmy Thackery
John Nemeth
Roomful of Blues

2011
Kenny Neal
JP Soars
Victor Wainwright

2010
Tommy Castro
Mike Zito
Watermelon Slim
Nick Moss
John Nemeth
Ana Popovic

2009
Janiva Magness
Duke Robillard
Michael Burks

2008
Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials
Magic Slim
Jimmy Thackery
Lurrie Bell
Mighty Lester
Tab Benoit
Nighthawks

2007
Chris Cain
Sean Costello
Sauce Boss
Bryan Lee
Mark Hummel and the Blues Survivors

2006
Eddie Kirkland
Gary Primich
Smokin’ Joe Kubek & B’Nois King
Debbie Davies

2005
Delta Moon
Little Charlie & the Nightcats
Pat Ramsey & the Blues Disciples
Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets

The North Central Florida Blues Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, cultivation, nurturing and promotion of Blues Music. See website for more information.   

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The Moon in Tallahassee Hosts Benefit Concert for Bradfordville Blues Club Re-building on July 7, 2018

Sharing the Celebration!
Bradfordville Blues Club July 21, 2018 Grand Re-opening w/ Johnnie Marshall Band and Brett Wellman & The Stone Cold Blues Band  Photo album! https://www.facebook.com/JazzBluesFlorida/media_set?set=a.10213962892321156.1073742768.1075458403&type=3 




Keeping the Blues Alive in Tallahassee!
A community-backed benefit in support
 of the Bradfordville Blues Club.
See Jazz & Blues Florida's NEWS BLOG for more information on the 
BBC's storm damage and recovery.
Saturday, July 7, 2018 ~ Doors 7pm, Show 7:30-11pm
 The Moon
1105 E Lafayette St
Tallahassee, Florida, FL 32301 
moonevents.com  (850)878-6900
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE 
w/ Silent Auction Items Listed

PERFORMANCES BY:

Revival (ft. Avis Berry) 7:30-8:15pm

Frank Jones Band 8:30-9:15pm


Johnnie Marshall - 10:30pm-???? 


Artists at large:

$10 advance and at  the door. Available at the Moon box-office,
Wednesday to Friday, noon to 6pm or on line at: 
 www.MoonEvents.com (on line service fees and taxes apply).
There are now $20 tickets that get a 
guaranteed seat in reserved section.

Supported by WGLF Gulf 104 FM

Proceeds go toward the reconstruction of the Bradfordville Blues Club.

Silent Auction of memorabilia provided by the Bradfordville Blues Club

for 2 nights in the exact suite that Robert Johnson
recorded CROSSROADS in November 1936. 
A $1,200 plus value.

Kollet Nichole Probst will be designing a T Shirt and 
create a painting from the stage for auction.

Ms. Ernestine will be cooking up her fried catfish, mullet,
french fries and sausage dogs! Come hungry!

Sponsorship packages that include reserved seated areas are 
available through Patrick Hurley, Hurley.Patrick@gmail.com

If you can't attend but wish to assist with
the recovery through a financial donation,
here is the link to the GoFundMe page,
which was set up by the Big Bend Blues Society.


ABOUT THE MOON
The Moon is Tallahassee's premier variety showcase for entertainment, hosting major concerts featuring country, rock, reggae, rap, jazz, R&B, and more. Since 1985, The Moon has been home to hundreds of headliners, including: George Clinton, Willie Nelson, Bassnectar, Dionne Warwick, Hall & Oates, The Tempations, Bonnie Raitt, George Strait, The Judds, B.B. King, Kenny Chesney, Joe Cocker, Pat Benatar, Billy Preston, Chris Tucker, and many more.

Private events such as the Tiger Bay luncheon with Ted Turner, the Governor's Inaugural Ball, a Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra performance, Springtime Tallahassee's Grand Ball, and theatre with Dick Fallon and FSU's Mainstage have been hosted by The Moon as well.

The Moon has also been the venue for major pay-per-view closed circuit events, political gatherings, cultural happenings, as well as intimate private affairs. From 50 to 1,500, you can dine, dance and play on The Moon.  Phone (850)878-6900 for more information.
See Jazz & Blues Florida's NEWS BLOG for more information on the BBC's storm
damage and recovery.



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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Get Ready for Independence Day this Friday w/ Dr. Bacon at The Kelsey In Lake Park

Infectious, danceable, funk, soul, 
blues and more. 
This Friday at The Kelsey in Lake Park.

700 Park Avenue
Lake Park FL 33403
MAP
Dr. Bacon is a genre blending "Appalachian Funk-Rock" band from Asheville, NC. Performing an infectiously danceable blend of funk, soul, jazz, rock, blues, folk, hip-hop and more. Featuring as diverse instrumentation as influencing styles including: guitars, resonator, harmonica, bass, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone drums, trombone, violin, pedal steel, mandolin, kazoo and more. Dr. Bacon is sure to get you moving and grooving.

With special guests Jedi Magic Carousel! Jedi Magic Carousel is a funk rock project based out of Stuart FL led by singer songwriter Deal James. At first there was a revolving door of musicians but it seems to have settled on this solid line up of familiar local artists. With Sweet Butter Joe Tierney on Sax, Max Patrick on Keys, Dean Joel Brown on Bass Guitar, Tom Holla on Drums and Xander James on percussion. This group performs mostly original music with a handful of covers that will make you turn your head. They can best be described as 60% Funk, 30% Rock 5% Latin and the remainder we haven’t named yet

General Admission (Standing room) $10 TICKETS, $15 day of show (plus taxes and fees), VIP TICKETS (Reserved Seating, front of stage) $17/$22 All ages, doors at 7 PM show at 8 PM, bar with ID.


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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Promotion of Jazz and Blues Festivals in Florida w/ Jazz & Blues Florida - It's where people go to know...


A THOUSAND people per month 
are coming to Jazz & Blues Florida
looking for YOUR event!


Just ran the numbers for the past year page views of our FESTIVAL LISTING PAGE. The results are shown above. This is only ONE PART OF SIX PARTS of our platform for festivals that is included in promotion packages that start at only $120 per month. The most successful campaigns run from three to ten months prior to the event. Two months is marginal. One month is simply not effective to draw people to a festival that would include an overnight stay.

Here is the link to the RATE SHEET for additional details.

If you are already a client, Thank You!

If you are not a client yet, email me directly at Charlie@JazzBluesFlorida.com and let's talk it over.

More info on traffic/activity/distribution in our monthly 'Quick Report" blog post.

Best!
Charlie

Charles R. Boyer, Owner/Publisher
Jazz & Blues Florida
(561) 313-7432





Defunct Florida Jazz & Blues Festivals

Not a complete list and not sure of time-frame....
Just a partial historical record to give people second
thought before they jump into the fest-biz....
Bay Day Jazz Fest Islamorada (Keys)
BBQ & Blues Vero Beach Vero Beach
Benji's Bluesdoogle New Smyrna Beach
Betsy Hotel Annual Jazz Festival Miami Beach
Blues, Brews & BBQ Naples
Child of the Sun Jazz Fest Lakeland
Choo, Choos BBQ & Blues Fest Spring Hill
Cocoa Village Mardis Gras Cocoa
Daytona Beach Shores Jazz & Blues Festival Daytona Beach Shores
Daytona Blues Festival Daytona Beach  
Delray Bacon & Bourbon Festival Delray Beach
Destin Blues, Brews & BBQ Fest Destin
Eat to the Beat Palm Beach Gardens
Festival Miami - UM Frost School of Music Coral Gables
Florida Blue Blues & Music Fest Sarasota
Great American Blues Festival & BBQ Challenge Panama City Beach
Great Atlantic Festival Jacksonville Beach
Hernando County Backyard Blues n Brews Brooksville
Hernando County Bluesapalooza Spring Hill
Hernando Music Fest Brooksville
Indian River Jazz Fest Titusville
Jazz, Arts & Blues Fest Live Oak
Jazz-By-the-Bay Festival Panama City
Jerome Brown BBQ and Music Festival Jacksonville
Jupiter Jazz & Blues Festival Jupiter
Kayak, BBQ & Blues Festival Perdido Key
Lake House Bluesfest Brooksville
Magnolia Fest St. Augustine
Mess O' Blues Pompano Beach
Miami Beach Jazz Festival Miami Beach
Miami Nice Jazz Festival Miami
Mount Dora Blues-n-Groove Weekend Mount Dora 
Naples Blues Fest Naples
North East Florida Jazz Association Festival Palm Coast
North Port Jazz Fest North Port
Overtown Rhythm and Art Festival Overtown/Miami
Quincy Blues and Barbecue Festival Quincey
Red, White & The Blues Lakeland
Red, White and Blues Fest Santa Rosa Beach
Rhythm Blues Brews & BBQ Festival Tallahassee
South Florida Boogie Woogie Piano Fest Vaires
Southern Pines Blues & BBQ Fest - Now  Perry
Southwest Florida Blues Fest Matlacha
Space Coast Rock & Blues Festival Malabar
St. John's River Blues Fest Palatka
Tangerine Blues Fest Gulfport
Taste of New Orleans Blues & Brews Festival Ft. Pierce
Taste of the Sea/Sandy Shoes Seafood Festival Ft. Pierce
Treasure Coast BBQ & Blues Marathon Festival Jensen Beach
Wesley Chapel Jazz Festival Wesley Chapel
WMNF Tropical Heatwave Ybor City
Ybor Jazz Festival Ybor
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2018-19 Jazz & Blues Festivals in Florida Annoucing Dates - Time to start planning!

 FLORIDA JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVALS 
1) Blues is blues. Jazz is jazz. "Music" contains a substantial 
element of one or the other or both.

2) This section of fests are those of our clients.

3) There is listing of the non-client and defunck festivals on our
at the bottom of the page.

Email Sales@JazzBluesFlorida.com to get on the list.


Fest NameLocationStart DateType
Folk in the SpringsHigh Springs09/16/18Music
New Smyrna Beach Jazz FestNew Smyrna Bch09/20/18J&B
Barbados Jazz Excursion - 50% SOLD OUT!Barbados10/04/18Jazz
Amelia Island Jazz FestAmelia Island10/07/18Jazz
Giving Hunger the BluesSarasota10/12/18J&B
Camping with the BluesBrooksville10/19/18Blues
Florida Harmonica ChampionshipsNew Smyrna Bch10/21/18Music
Pat Ramsey Memorial Benefit for Big Bend HospiceBradfordville11/03/18Music
Sanibel & Captiva Blues & Jazz FestivalSanibel11/05/18J&B
Suncoast Jazz ClassicClearwater11/16/18Jazz
Bradenton Blues Festival - 80% VIP SOLD OUTBradenton11/30/18Blues
Pigz in the Z'Hills BBQ & BluesZephyrhills01/19/19Blues
Street Painting FestivalLake Worth02/23/19Music
Tampa Bay Black Heritage Music FestivalTampa01/10/19Music
Clearwater Sea-Blues FestivalClearwater2/23/19Music
Suncoast Blues FestivalSarasota3/2/19Blues
St Augustine Lions Seafood FestivalSt. Augustine3/22/19Music
City of Orlando Blues B-QOrlando2019 TBABlues
Global Cuba FestMiami2019 TBAMusic
El Sentinel’s Latin Jazz & Art FestivalCasselberry2018 TBAJazz
Downtown Festival & Art ShowGainesville12/1/18Music
Sunny Isles Beach Jazz FestSunny Ilses11/17/18Jazz
Venice Blues FestivalVenice2018 TBABlues
Art Blues & BBQ FestivalMiami2018 TBABlues
Charlotte Harbor Chili, Beer & Blues FestivalPunta Gorda2019 TBABlues
St. Petersburg Jazz FestSt. Petersburg2019 TBAJazz
Festival of the Arts BocaBoca Raton2019 TBAMusic
Blues & BBQ FestivalWinter Garden2019 TBABlues
Bonita Blues FestivalBonita Springs2019 TBABlues
Sankofa Jazz FestMiami2019 TBAJazz
Hammock Music FestPalm Coast2019 TBAMusic
Backyard Blues at Blue TavernTallahassee2019 TBABlues
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