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
  • December 17, 2014 – Arthur "Fresh Air" Moore
    6:30 pm, Duff's Garage
  • December 17, 2014 – Terry Robb w/John Pounds
    7:00 pm, Your Place
  • December 17, 2014 – The Spitfires
    7:00 pm, The Lehrer
  • December 17, 2014 – High Boltage Jam
    8:00 pm, Tillicum
  • December 17, 2014 – Soul Cookin'
    8:30 pm, Blackwell's
  • December 17, 2014 – Suburban Slim Blues Jam
    8:30 pm, Duff's Garage
  • December 17, 2014 – The Fenix Project
    9:00 pm, Blue Diamond
  • December 18, 2014 – Lisa Mann & Larry Haggin
    6:00 pm, Downtown Dog
  • December 18, 2014 – Jam Night w/Kenny, Danny & Jon
    7:00 pm, Trail's End Saloon
  • December 18, 2014 – Tough Love Pyle
    7:00 pm, Duff's Garage
  • December 18, 2014 – Karen Lovely Band and JaneFest
    8:00 pm, Vie de Boheme
  • December 18, 2014 – Mel Brown B-3 Organ Group
    8:00 pm, Jimmy Mak's
  • December 18, 2014 – Terry Robb w/Albert Reda
    8:00 pm, Halibut's
  • December 18, 2014 – Big Monti
    8:30 pm, The Lehrer
  • December 18, 2014 – Ben Jones & Friends
    9:00 pm, Blue Diamond
  • December 18, 2014 – Guitar Lightnin' Lee
    9:00 pm, Duff's Garage
  • December 19, 2014 – Alicin Rice's Singer/Songwriter
    6:00 pm, Duff's Garage
  • December 19, 2014 – Terry Robb Acoustic Guitar Summit
    7:30 pm, Skamania Lodge
  • December 19, 2014 – AC Porter
    8:00 pm, Halibut's
  • December 19, 2014 – Hank Shreve Band
    8:00 pm, Flinn Steakhouse
  • December 19, 2014 – Jingle Balls - Big Monti, Robbie Laws, Doug Rowell & Michael Quimby
    8:00 pm, Trail's End Saloon
  • December 19, 2014 – Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes
    8:00 pm, Mac's Restaurant & Night Club
  • December 19, 2014 – Stumptown Soul Holiday Spectacular
    8:00 pm, Dante's
  • December 19, 2014 – Amy Keys
    9:00 pm, Blue Diamond
  • December 19, 2014 – Bolt Upright
    9:00 pm, Cadigan's Corner
  • December 19, 2014 – Jon Koonce & The Vermadons w/Robbie Laws
    9:00 pm, Duff's Garage
  • December 19, 2014 – Lisa Mann & Her Really Good Band
    9:00 pm, The Lehrer
  • December 19, 2014 – Norman Sylvester
    9:00 pm, Clydes
  • December 19, 2014 – The Lowdown, hosted by Jane Manning ("Dr. Jane")
    10:00 pm, KMHD.org 89.1 FM
  • December 20, 2014 – Alice Stuart
    6:00 pm, LaurelThirst Public House
  • December 20, 2014 – Gil Reynolds and Deep Blue
    7:00 pm, Horse Radish
  • December 20, 2014 – Ants In The Kitchen
    8:00 pm, The Lehrer
  • December 20, 2014 – Arthur "Fresh Air" Moore
    8:00 pm, Tardis Room
  • December 20, 2014 – Lloyd Jones Trio
    8:00 pm, Halibut's
  • December 20, 2014 – Bottleneck Blues Band-CD Release
    9:00 pm, Blue Diamond
  • December 20, 2014 – Brady Goss
    9:00 pm, Trail's End Saloon
  • December 20, 2014 – Detour PDX
    9:00 pm, Buffalo Gap Saloon
  • December 20, 2014 – Fondell's
    9:00 pm, Duff's Garage
  • December 20, 2014 – Jim Mesi Band
    9:00 pm, Montavilla Station
  • December 20, 2014 – Ken DeRouchie Band - Xmas Special
    9:00 pm, Vie de Boheme
  • December 20, 2014 – Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes
    9:00 pm, Mac's Place
  • December 20, 2014 – Norman Sylvester
    9:00 pm, Billy Blues
  • December 20, 2014 – Tracey Fordice & The 8-Balls
    9:00 pm, Mock Crest
  • December 21, 2014 – Too Loose Cajun Zydeco
    2:00 pm, The Lehrer
  • December 21, 2014 – Kevin Selfe Blues Jam
    6:00 pm, Blue Diamond
  • December 21, 2014 – Lisa Mann/Sonny Hess
    6:00 pm, Skyway Bar & Grill
  • December 21, 2014 – Sunday Night Blues Room hosted by Steve Pringle
    7:00 pm, KINK.fm 101.9 fm
  • December 21, 2014 – Rhythm Renegades
    7:30 pm, Duff's Garage
  • December 21, 2014 – Bolt Upright Jam
    9:30 pm, Montavilla Station
  • December 22, 2014 – Holiday Showcase featuring Curtis Salgado, LaRhonda Steele, Mary Kaddery, Julie Amici
    7:00 pm, Lake Theater & Cafe
  • December 22, 2014 – Organic Blue Monday
    7:00 pm, The Lehrer
  • December 22, 2014 – Lloyd Jones
    8:00 pm, Muddy Rudder
  • December 23, 2014 – Tracey Fordice & The 8-Balls
    8:00 pm, The Lehrer
  • December 23, 2014 – AC Porter blues drifters
    8:30 pm, Blue Diamond
  • December 23, 2014 – Wingtips
    8:45 pm, Duff's Garage
  • December 23, 2014 – Acoustic Gumbo with Karen Lovely and Friends
    9:00 pm, Dark Horse Pub