Sunday, March 31, 2019

Women in Blues Showcase - A Premier Gainesville Live Music Event Returns May 19, 2019

Sunday, May 19, 2019 ~ 2-7pm
Cypress & Grove Brewing Co.
1001 NW 4th St
Gainesville, FL 32601

The 6th annual North Central Florida Blues Society's Women in Blues Showcase is May 19, 2019 at Cypress & Grove, a fantastic woman-owned venue. Join them in celebrating the Blues and the important role female performers have played, do play, and will play in keeping the music vibrant in what has become their fastest growing event!

The performers this year include International Blues Challenge participants (including Finalists and Semifinalists) and some that have participated in Women in Blues showcases all over the country.

This year’s performers are:
Melanie Murray (Gainesville, FL)
Nora Gauck (Keystone Heights, FL)
Amanda Ferwerda (Gainesville, FL)
Barbara Paul Armbrecht (Gainesville, FL)
Michelle Banfield (Gainesville, FL)
Tullie Brae (Nashville, TN)
Doris A. Fields (Beckley, WV)
Bridget Kelly (Gainesville, FL)
Niecie  (Detroit, MI/Nashville, TN)
Patti Parks (Buffalo, NY)
Brigitte Rios Purdy (Los Angeles, CA)
Deb Ryder (Topanga, CA)
Queen Iretta Sanders (Jackson, MS)
Sheba the Mississippi Queen (Ocala, FL)
Pam Taylor (Lancaster, SC)
Ruth Wyand (Kill Devil Hills, NC)

The all-female house band is stellar and solid: Leigh-Anne Stanton (bass), Christine Alexander (drums) and Pam Taylor (guitar).

The event will run from 2 to 7pm. Admission will be a suggested donation of $10.

The North Central Florida Blues Society, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to preserve, cultivate, nurture and promote the Blues and support Blues performance in North Central Florida while providing an increased awareness and appreciation for Blues music through education, promotion and performance.


Vanessa Collier,
Little Mike & The Tornadoes and
The Bridget Kelly Band

Friday, April 5, 2019 ~ Doors 6pm, Show 7pm
619 South Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32601

 April 7, 2019 ~ 5-9pm
General Membership Meeting & BoD Election,
followed by Electric Jam hosted by
The Shakedown featuring Michelle Banfield
Cypress & Grove Brewing Co.
1001 NW 4th St
Gainesville, FL 32601

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