3rd Annual Inner City Blues Festival: “Healing the Health Care Blues” – April 5th

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Tevis Hodge Jr. and Norman Sylvester to be featured at the Inner City Blues Festival (photo by Greg Johnson)

The Inner City Blues Festival: Healing the Healthcare Blues was created three years ago to help benefit the growing campaign for Health Care for All Oregon (www.hcao.org). The mission is to provide no cost health care to all Oregonians, young and old. Everybody’s In, Nobody’s Out! This event is aimed at furthering the goal while at the same time being the party of the year to attend!

Performers at this year’s event will include: Norman Sylvester Band featuring LaRhonda Steele, Duffy Bishop Band, The Strange Tones with The Volcano Vixens, Boogie Cat Blues Guitar Explosion with Lloyd Jones & Jim Mesi, Tevis Hodge Jr., Nico Wind Full Circle, Steve Cheseborough, Too Loose Cajun-Zydeco Band, Chata Addy & Friends, Shoehorn, and the Mad As Hell Doctors.

This year’s event will happen on Saturday, April 5th at The Melody Ballroom, 615 SE Alder Street, in both the Grand Ballroom (upstairs) and The Blue Heart Bar (acoustic acts, downstairs) from 7:00 pm ‘til midnight, doors open at 6:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance at any Norman Sylvester Band shows, Music Millennium, Geneva Shear Perfection, the Musicians’ Union or through tickettomato.com for $15.00 or $20.00 at the door. This is a CBA co-sponsored event and members may receive a $1.00 discount on admission at the door. If you cannot make the event, Tickettomato.com also offers donations for $25.00 or more to be made through their website.

The year to attend!

Posted in Past PDX Blues Event
  • October 28, 2014 – Reggie Houston duo
    6:00 pm, Tapalaya
  • October 28, 2014 – Djangofiles
    7:30 pm, Duff's Garage
  • October 28, 2014 – Tracey Fordice & The 8-Balls
    8:00 pm, The Lehrer
  • October 28, 2014 – Gretchen Mitchell Band
    9:00 pm, Blue Diamond
  • October 28, 2014 – Wingtips
    9:00 pm, Duff's Garage
  • October 29, 2014 – Soul Cookin'
    8:30 am, Blackwell's
  • October 29, 2014 – Woodlander
    6:00 pm, Duff's Garage
  • October 29, 2014 – Big Monti & Friends
    7:00 pm, Trail's End Saloon
  • October 29, 2014 – High Boltage Jam
    8:00 pm, Tillicum
  • October 29, 2014 – Suburban Slim Blues Jam
    8:30 pm, Duff's Garage
  • October 29, 2014 – The Fenix Project
    9:00 pm, Blue Diamond
  • October 30, 2014 – Tough Love Pyle
    6:00 pm, Duff's Garage
  • October 30, 2014 – Ashbolt w/Dub Debrie
    8:00 pm, CI Bar
  • October 30, 2014 – Kenny Koffer & The Third Power
    8:00 pm, The Lehrer
  • October 30, 2014 – Mel Brown B-3 Organ Group
    8:00 pm, Jimmy Mak's
  • October 30, 2014 – Terry Robb
    8:00 pm, Halibut's
  • October 30, 2014 – Ben Jones & Friends
    9:00 pm, Blue Diamond
  • October 30, 2014 – Jam Night W Ken, Danny & Jon
    9:00 pm, Trail's End Saloon
  • October 31, 2014 – Bolt Upright Halloween Party
    7:00 pm, Area 52
  • October 31, 2014 – Halloween with Trixie & the Nasties!
    8:00 pm, Jimmy Mak's
  • October 31, 2014 – Lisa Mann Trio
    8:00 pm, O'Connor's
  • October 31, 2014 – Norman Sylvester
    8:00 pm, The Lodge
  • October 31, 2014 – Rae Gordon
    8:00 pm, Halibut's
  • October 31, 2014 – The Lowdown, hosted by Jane Manning ("Dr. Jane")
    8:00 pm, KMHD.org 89.1 FM
  • October 31, 2014 – Billy D & The Hoodoos Halloween
    9:00 pm,
  • October 31, 2014 – Prince, Erotic City
    9:00 pm, Trail's End Saloon
  • October 31, 2014 – Sportin' Lifers
    9:00 pm, The Lehrer
  • October 31, 2014 – The Blues Palace, hosted by Tom Addis and Dave Johnson
    10:00 pm, KMHD.org 89.1 FM
  • November 1, 2014 – Blues Jam
    3:00 pm, The Lehrer
  • November 1, 2014 – Jim Mesi Band
    7:00 pm, The Birk
  • November 1, 2014 – Karen Lovely
    8:00 pm, Highway 99
  • November 1, 2014 – Live Wires
    8:00 pm, Halibut's
  • November 1, 2014 – Lloyd Jones Quartet "Halloween the next day"
    8:00 pm, Prime Time
  • November 1, 2014 – Soul Vaccination
    8:00 pm, Duff's Garage
  • November 1, 2014 – Strange Tones
    8:30 pm, Skyway Bar & Grill
  • November 1, 2014 – Blind Wolf
    9:00 pm, Trail's End Saloon
  • November 1, 2014 – California Honeydrops
    9:00 pm, Mississippi Studios
  • November 1, 2014 – Lisa Mann Power Trio
    9:00 pm, Top Shelf
  • November 1, 2014 – Pat Stilwell Band
    9:00 pm, Blue Diamond
  • November 1, 2014 – Thrillride
    9:00 pm, The Lehrer
  • November 2, 2014 – Rockin PF Out
    2:00 pm, The Lehrer
  • November 2, 2014 – Boltlandia Jam
    4:00 pm, Area 52
  • November 2, 2014 – Kevin Selfe Blues Jam
    6:00 pm, Blue Diamond
  • November 2, 2014 – Sunday Night Blues Room hosted by Steve Pringle
    7:00 pm, KINK.fm 101.9 fm
  • November 2, 2014 – Djangofiles
    7:30 pm, Duff's Garage
  • November 2, 2014 – Suburban Slim Band
    8:00 pm, Slims
  • November 2, 2014 – Bolt Upright Jam
    9:30 pm, Montavilla Station
  • November 3, 2014 – Ashbolt w/Buzz Holland Trio
    6:00 pm, Montavilla Station
  • November 3, 2014 – Calico The Band
    7:00 pm, Lake Theater & Cafe
  • November 3, 2014 – Ed Neumann, Ben Rice & Dave Melyan
    7:00 pm, The Lehrer
  • November 3, 2014 – Hot Tea Cold
    9:00 pm, Blue Diamond