Don't miss your chance to catch Jim playing the intimate Avant-Garde Bar, with special guest The Big Sway.
Don't have a ride? Don't feel like driving?
$10 physical show tickets and $10 round-trip bus passes are available right now at Beaded Dreams Native Arts & Crafts (426 Bank St.). The bus will leave and return to The Canadian Museum of Nature - Musée canadien de la nature at 7:30 pm and will leave The Black Sheep at 12:30 am.
Blues & BBQ Fundraiser
Saturday, July 29; 4 pm – 1 am; $20 advance, $25 at the door
With featured performances by:
Lucas Hanneman Express (OBS Road to Memphis 2015 Winners)
Blast from the Sun (OBS Road to Memphis 2016 Finalist)
Early evening (4 pm start), live music till 1 am.
BLUES & BBQ VIP Ticket – only 50 select seats!
All you can eat top shelf gourmet BBQ 3pm - 7pm
2 Top Shelf Drinks and Coffee & Tea included
Select Seating with dedicated servers (gratuities included)
Prize draw for 50 tickets (3 prizes with minimum value of $100 each)
11 pm Appetizer Snack Time (just for VIPs)
All for $75!
More info including artists’ Bios, links to their websites and YOU TUBE videos at www.BluesOnTheRideau.ca
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Well priced accommodation available at The Cove, nearby B&Bs and motel
Westport is a beautiful historic town on the Rideau Waterway - a 90-minute drive from Ottawa, 45 minutes from Kingston.
BLUES ON THE RIDEAU is produced by Choose The Blues Productions www.choosetheblues.ca
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A NEW monthly Dinner & Show Fundraiser Series
Blues At The Farm
The Winchelsea, 1567 County Rd 31, Winchester ON
On August 28, the Mascot Label Group will celebrate the vibrancy of the Cray Band’s rocking rootsy blues, soul-filled ballads and timeless R&B with the release of “4 Nights of 40 Years Live”. Through clips of concerts from the ‘80s and four recent shows, the evolution from the Cray Band unfolds. Comments by Cray and band members add depth. And interviews with Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Bonnie Raitt, Jimmie Vaughan and Buddy Guy put the band in perspective. The 3-piece set will be available in a variety of formats – 2 LPs + Mp3, 2 CDs + DVD, Blu-Ray + 2 CDs and digitally.
The multimedia “4 Nights of 40 Years Live” is a testament to the band’s longevity and vitality. The '80s concert footage is exuberant and shows the charisma of Young Bob (a reference in song that Cray makes to himself in homage to Muddy Waters calling himself Young Muddy) as a guitarist, vocalist and band leader. The live performances at recent concerts capture seasoned musicians bringing a vivid, illustrative past into the moment. Cray’s Stratocaster solos sing, cry and take on the funk. His voice has grown richer and wiser yet remains sweet.
Sunday, September 3; 2 pm – 10 pm
This is our NINTH year! We love doing it so it's safe to assume that we shall keep on doing it until we can’t.
Tickets have been selling well since May. Space is limited so it's vital that you call/email NOW to RSVP if you want to experience this magical concert with us. You can show up at 'the gate' (cash only) but call/email ahead of time to ensure that there will be room for you. We don't want to turn anyone away but, seriously, space is limited and we want everyone to be comfortable for this all-day affair.
NOTE: Please give us the full names of everyone in your RSVP. This is especially important because it helps everything to run much more smoothly when you check in at the entrance.
Suggested MINIMUM donation of $35 per person includes concert, food, soft beverages. Children 12 and under are free. Proceeds after expenses go to ECOJUSTICE.
Looking for accommodation? The Clarion Hotel & Conference Centre in Fort Erie is holding a limited number of rooms for our attendees at a significantly reduced rate for both Saturday and Sunday. This is the last long weekend of the summer and rates are elevated everywhere so we're extremely grateful to the Clarion for their fabulous support over the last few years. We urge you to take advantage if you can and RSVP... do it soon because they are holding a limited number of rooms until August 17.
Visit CONCERT FOR PEACE because the site has ALL the details including contact information and this year's world class performers. Don't hesitate to call/email if you have any questions or concerns.
Michael & Louise Pickett
Ross Stonham Promotions Double Bill
Elwood Blues, your musical chauffeur, here.
The BluesMobile began life as the House of Blues Radio Hour, way back in 1993. Over the years we moved from the house to the road, but the mission was always the same: showcase the best in blues, blues-rock, roots music, R&B, soul, jazz, straight up rock… and all points in between.
I put the spotlight on new releases from old favorites and newbies. I played the crusty, the fresh, the seasoned, and the raw, featuring wide-ranging interviews with the musicians themselves, and many live in-house concerts, recorded exclusively for the BluesMobile.
I now give thanks to the stations, the sponsors, affiliates, producers, managers, agents, and all those hard workers who put the “business” in show business, and bigger thanks to all the players and fans who keep the show going. This series, alas, has gone as far as it can go. Our final broadcast will be July 30, 2017.
There is a crossroads dead ahead. Twenty-four years is a long time without a turn. We may turn left, or right, but we will no longer go forward. Time for a new direction, a new road. For us, the end of this one.
And so we leave you to your journey. Please tip a cold one for us before you continue on your way. Watch our tail lights as we vanish in the distance, then get back to it.
Remember: The blues never dies. It will never run out of road. That road goes on forever.
And thanks for riding along.