Monday, May 20, 2024

Women in Blues Showcase Event Returns to Gainesville - Five Hours of 14 Blueswomen from Florida and Across America May 19, 2024


A SHOW
NOT TO MISS!

Sunday, May 19, 2024 | 2-7p
at
619 South Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32601
Facebook Event Page - Invite your friends!
(352) 258-8557

The North Central Florida Blues Society’s 6th annual Women in Blues Showcase will be held on May 19th at Heartwood Soundstage. Join us in celebrating the Blues and the important role female performers have played, do play, and will play in keeping the genre vibrant. The North Central Florida Women in Blues Showcase annually hosts national, regional, and local female Blues performers. 

FEATURING
• Barbara Armbrecht, Gainesville, FL
• Cindy Bear, Jacksonville, FL
• Sunny Bleau, Oxford, MI
• Gayle Harrod, Baltimore, MD
• Kiersi Joli,  Nashville, TN
• Bridget Kelly, Gainesville, FL
• Sarah Menefee, Bloomington, IN
• Niecie, Detroit, MI
• Beth Reid-Grigsby, Sacramento, CA
• Sheba the Mississippi Queen,  Ocala, FL
• Nicole Wagner, Keystone Heights, FL
• Marie Williams, Gainesville, FL
The backing band will include:
 Christine Alexander of Pensacola, FL on drums, 
CC Wilson of Baltimore, MD on bass, 
and Doug Deming of Bradenton, FL on guitar.

An absolute killer Women in Blues flashback!




Heartwood Soundstage
Nestled in the heart of Gainesville, Florida, Heartwood Soundstage stands out as a vibrant music venue, enriching the local music scene with its unique charm. Boasting a state-of-the-art sound system and a cozy yet spacious setting, Heartwood provides an intimate experience for music enthusiasts. The venue's commitment to showcasing live jazz and blues aligns seamlessly with the diverse cultural offerings in the area. With its welcoming ambiance, Heartwood Soundstage has become a go-to spot for both local and touring artists, creating memorable performances that resonate with the audience. From its inviting atmosphere with neighboring food and beveage shops, to its dedication to promoting the best in live music, Heartwood Soundstage solidifies its place as a cornerstone of Gainesville's vibrant musical landscape.

HEADS UP!
Sunday, June 9, 2024 | 6:30-9P
EG Kight headlines
w/ Bear & Robert opening.

Sunday, July 28, 2024 | 6:30-9P
Doug MacLeod headlines
w/ Bill Ricci opening.

 
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.   
Join today at: https://ncfblues.org

AREA VISITOR & LODGING INFO AT:

The BLUES has HISTORY in
GAINESVILLE!
20 YEARS OF BRINGING THE BEST BLUES 
IN THE WORLD TO GAINESVILLE FLORIDA!

2024
Cash Box Kings
Kent Burnside

2023
Brandon Santini
Joey Gilmore
Bridget Kelly Band
Barbara Armbrecht
Lurrie Bell
The Blues Beatles
Mr. Sipp
John Primer
Little Mike & The Tornadoes
Chris Cain

2022
Biscuit Miller
JP Soars & The Red Hots
Early Times
Mick Kolassa
The Lucky Losers
Sheba the Mississippi Queen
The Nighthawks
&
Reverend Billy C. Wirtz
Terry Hanck & His California Band

2021
Little Jake & the Soul Searchers
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
21 Blue Featuring Longineu Parsons

2020
Pam Taylor & The Flyin' V's
Ruth Wyand & The Tribe of One
Doug MacLeod
Rev Shawn Amos

2019
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

2018
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

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 MacLeod
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

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Friday, May 17, 2024

New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival 2024 is this Weekend - A FREE Cultural and Community Event for 22 Years!


BIG TIMES
In 
SMALL CLUBS
Showcasing
FLORIDA Artists.

Experience the most
enjoyable jazz weekend
on Florida's Atlantic Coast!

The New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival is one of Florida’s premier music events that showcases Florida's artists in a friendly, welcoming sea-side town. It is a lively three day affair with great jazz, good food and lots of fun and jazz fans who know they are they for a good time. Flagler Avenue has proven to be the perfect location, with music fans of all types going from club to club all day from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indian River. Also, visit select venues throughout the city for more Jazz and Blues during Jazz Fest weekend!

2024 ARTISTS & VENUES
CLICK ON VENUE NAME FOR MAP

Friday, May 17, 2024
5–8p: Groove City Trio
6–9p: Jordan Cole Trio
6–10p: Johnny Mag Sax

Saturday, May 18, 2024
CLICK ON VENUE NAME FOR MAP
* Indicates Outdoor Venue

Flagler Avenue Historic District – Free Admission
11:30–2:30p: Jaime Hollis
11:45–12:15: NSBMS Stingray Jazz Ensemble
12–3p: Beautiful Bobby Blackmon & B3 Band
12:20–12:50p: NSBHS Jazz Band
12:30–3:30p: Thom Chambers Band  - 
1–4p: Adam Kornecki Quartet Ft. Dan Jordan
1:20–3:20p: Gavin Jorgenson Quartet
1:30–4:30p: Robert Harris Trio
2–5p: Greg Parnell Group Ft. Michelle Mailhot
   A Tribute to Max Roach, Presented By 
Kathy Koshan and Will Weatherbee
3–6p: Tony Wynn & Groove Factor
3:15 – 5:15p: Spruce Creek 12 O’Clock Jazz Combo
4–6p: Daniel ‘Saxman’ Fuqua
4–7p: Sybil Gage and her Catahoulas
4:15–7:15: Eddie & Terry Duo - Guitar & Sax, No Trax - 
4:30–6: James Hall Quintet feat. Jeff & Preston Rupert
    Presented By Dick and Bev Tucker, Jazzland Promotions 
and the City of New Smyrna Beach
5–8p: Roberto Carlo
6–9p: Cigano Swing Ft. Emily Cole
  
Sunday, May 19, 2024
11–2p: Joe Young Quartet
11:30 – 2:30p: Tony WynnCameron G. Brown
11:30 – 2:30p: Lawrence App & Danny Walters
12–3p: Adam Blue Band
1–4p: Dave Capp & Brian Petras
2–5p: Ron Teixeira Trio Ft. Linda Cole






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Sheba the Mississippi Queen Performing in National Women In Blues Concert May 19, 2024 in Gainesville Florida

Experience SHEBA
and
11 More Headliners 
in Five Hours at One Show!


The North Central Florida Blues Society’s 6th annual Women in Blues Showcase will be held on May 19, 2024 at Heartwood Soundstage. Join us in celebrating the Blues and the important role female performers have played, do play, and will play in keeping the genre vibrant. The event will run from 2-7:30pm.

The North Central Florida Women in Blues Showcase annually hosts renowned national, regional, and local female Blues performers.

Sunday, May 19, 2024 | 2-7p
at
619 South Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32601
Facebook Event Page - Invite your friends!
(352) 258-8557
(Not listed in order of appearance)

• Sheba the Mississippi Queen,  Ocala, FL
• Barbara Armbrecht, Gainesville, FL
• Cindy Bear, Jacksonville, FL
• Sunny Bleau, Oxford, MI
• Gayle Harrod, Baltimore, MD
• Kiersi Joli,  Nashville, TN
• Bridget Kelly, Gainesville, FL
• Sarah Menefee, Bloomington, IN
• Niecie, Detroit, MI
• Beth Reid-Grigsby, Sacramento, CA
• Nicole Wagner, Keystone Heights, FL
• Marie Williams, Gainesville, FL
The backing band will include:
 Christine Alexander of Pensacola, FL on drums, 
CC Wilson of Baltimore, MD on bass, 
and Doug Deming of Bradenton, FL on guitar.


For any blues fan, catching Sheba The Mississippi Queen's live show is a must! With a soulful voice that can move mountains and a stage presence that captivates, Sheba brings the authentic spirit of the blues to  life. Her performances are a dynamic blend of raw emotion and skillful  musicianship, creating an unforgettable experience for the audience.  Whether she's belting out a classic or introducing her own powerful  originals, Sheba's passion for the blues shines through.

Watch for Sheba The Mississippi Queen performing at a venue near you, or request your favorite club or festival to book her, and immerse yourself in the heart and soul of the blues scene in Florida!

Sheba is currently looking to book additional shows around the Sautee Nacooche date in March for the trip up and back, so this a chance for Georgia clubs to bring the realist real blues to their stage. 


The Bluesmen:
Keith Caton – Guitars
Bob Black – Bass Guitar
Ernesto Pierson – Drums

Now Booking Clubs, Concerts
and Festivals for 2024-25
CONTACT:
(352)804-3697


Sheba headlining at Bo Diddley Plaza in Gainesville to
open Downtown Festival & Art Show 2022
Photo Credit - Cindy Oliver





THIS IS THE BLUES
Sheba's latest release is garnering great
airplay and review recognition. 
Roots Music Report'Duane Verh
rated it at 4-Stars and
noted in his review that the CD presents
 "blues with power and old-school savvy."
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Thursday, May 16, 2024

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