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The Last Big Birthday Blues Bash in Florida of 2022 w/ Biscuit Miller, Bridget Kelly Band, JP Soars, Little Mike & The Tornadoes and Early Times in Gainesville December 11th

Live Music Update Sponsored by North Central Florida Blues Society

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Sunday, December 11, 2022 ~ 5-10:30PM
NCFBS Annual 
Birthday Celebration
210 SW 2nd Avenue
Gainesville FL 32601 (352)872-5949

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Starting in 2017, The North Central Florida Blues Society has been celebrating Tim Fik’s birthday in December with a Blues Birthday Bash that includes multiple national touring Blues acts. This year’s event includes Blues Music Award winners Biscuit Miller and JP Soars and SiriusXM’s Early Times, along with top Florida acts the Bridget Kelly Band and Little Mike & the Tornadoes.

Biscuit Miller, a showman known for his blazing million-dollar smile and his high-energy shows, plays Chicago Blues with a funk side. Miller won Blues Music Awards for Best Bassist of the Year in 2012 and 2017. He is a born entertainer and is at home on the stage where he connects with his audience through a fun and funky approach to the Blues. Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Miller spent ten years as the bass player for the Lonnie Brooks Band, and also played with Mojo Buford and Anthony Gomes. Since he started his own band, he has gained fame for his understanding of the importance of entertaining the audience, in addition to technical playing ability.

JP Soars is a Blues Music Award winner for the Contemporary Blues Male Artist category in 2013, and was also nominated in 2021. Soars and his band The Red Hots won the 2009 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN and claimed the prestigious Albert King Award as best guitarist. He has toured extensively through the United States, Canada, South America and Europe, and released an impressive catalog of powerful music, including being featured on an album with Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers, and released five albums on his own and with the Red Hots. Meeting B.B. King at the age of 19 sent Soars on the path of being a Blues Musician. Soars, who grew up in Cedarville, Arkansas, currently is making Boca Raton, FL his home, prides himself with having one of the tightest bands on the scene, with Red Hots bassist Cleveland Frederick and longtime drummer Chris Peet. A gritty and expressive vocalist, Soars elicits signature tones from hollow-body guitars, plus a home-made two-string cigar box guitar for his incendiary slide guitar playing.

With their recent release charting and garnering world-wide air play and inspired by classic and electric Blues, the Gainesville-based Bridget Kelly Band has placed their unique stamp on the Blues genre, with high-energy live performances and a hybrid sound that mixes Texas and Memphis Blues with various southern Blues traditions. The powerful and sultry vocals of singer Bridget Kelly along with the incendiary lead guitar work of Tim Fik forge a signature hybrid sound that combines female urban Blues with riff-driven rockin’ Blues guitar. The Bridget Kelly Band reached the semi-finals of the International Blues Challenge in both 2015 and 2016.

Known nationally as a DJ on BB King’s Bluesville on SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Early Times is a talented singer and guitarist originally from Sacramento. Blues Blast magazine calls him “a street poet and blues-rocker… stronger than the whisky that shares his name when it comes to fashioning clever lyrics atop a true-blue beat.”

Little Mike & the Tornadoes is well-known for its flawless, high-energy blues sound, modeled after the great Chicago bands of the ‘50s. Little Mike is a mean harmonica player who cut his teeth in New York City in the late 1970s and early 1980s, backing up legendary Bluesmen Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, and Jimmy Rogers, and was mentored by Paul Butterfield. Blues Blast magazine called them “old-school Blues delivered the right way by folks who feel it down to the core.”

• 18 or over, unless accompanied by parent or legal guardian.
• NO SMOKING inside the venue.
• Smoking allowed outside in the Beer Garden!
• $3 under 21 fee charged at the door.
• All ticket sales are Non-Refundable unless the show is cancelled.

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 and membership.   

This program/event is funded in part by a

Funded in part by


Biscuit Miller & The Mix
JP Soars & The Red Hots
Early Times
Bridget Kelly Band
Sheba The Mississippi Queen
Jose Ramirez
Mick Kolassa
The Lucky Losers
The Nighthawks
Reverend Billy C. Wirtz
Terry Hanck & His California Band

Mike Zito
Albert Castiglia
Bridget Kelly Band
Snacks Blues Band
Josh Miller Blues Review
Eric Gales
Reverend Billy C. Wirtz
Pam Taylor & The Flyin' V's

Pam Taylor & The Flyin' V's
Ruth Wyand & The Tribe of One
Doug MacLeod
Rev Shawn Amos

Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues
Vanessa Collier
Little Mike & The Tornadoes
Bridget Kelly Band
George Worthmore
Jason Ricci
Shane Dwight
Damon Fowler
Tennessee Redemption
Patti Parks
Toronzo Cannon
Albert Castiglia
Roy Book Binder

Birthday Blues Bash-O-Rama w/ Anthony Gomes, Danielle Nicole & Bridget Kelly Band
BLUEZAPALOOZA: Ghost Town Blues Band & Betty Fox Band & Bridget Kelly Band
Lauren Mitchell
Rev Shawn Amos
21 Blue featuring Longineu Parsons and Ted Shumate
Bill "Sauce Boss" Wharton
Doug MacLeod

Zora Young
Norman Jackson Band
Selwyn Birchwood
Jason Ricci
Gracie Curran & The High Falutin’ Band
Albert Castiglia
 Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials

Annika Chambers
Cash Box Kings
Doug MacCleod
Matt Schofield

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

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

Brandon Santini
Matt Schofield
Nikki Hill
Albert Castiglia

Jimmy Thackery
John Nemeth
Roomful of Blues

Kenny Neal
JP Soars
Victor Wainwright

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

Janiva Magness
Duke Robillard
Michael Burks

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

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

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

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

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