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
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    3:30 pm, Tom McCall Waterfront Park
  • May 23, 2015 – Norman Sylvester
    6:00 pm, Nehalem Winery
  • May 23, 2015 – Tommy Hogan
    6:00 pm, Blues Brews & BBQ Festival
  • May 23, 2015 – Ty Curtis w/Louis Pain
    7:00 pm, The Birk
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    7:30 pm, Muddy Rudder
  • May 23, 2015 – Bill Rhoades & Friends
    8:00 pm, Halibut's
  • May 23, 2015 – The Paul Creighton Project
    8:00 pm, Jimmy Mak's
  • May 23, 2015 – Ben Jones Band
    8:30 pm, The Lehrer
  • May 23, 2015 – Ben Rice Band
    9:00 pm, Mac's @ The Vets
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    9:00 pm, Buffalo Gap Saloon
  • May 23, 2015 – Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes
    9:00 pm, Half Penny
  • May 23, 2015 – Pin & The Hornits
    9:00 pm, Duff's Garage
  • May 23, 2015 – Robbie Laws
    9:00 pm, Blue Diamond
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    9:00 pm, Vie de Boheme
  • May 23, 2015 – Strange Tones
    9:00 pm, Old Liberty Theater
  • May 23, 2015 – Tracey Fordice & The 8-Balls
    9:00 pm, Roadhouse 101
  • May 23, 2015 – Franco Paletta & The Stingers
    9:30 pm, Spirit Mountain Casino
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    11:30 am, Portland Saturday Market
  • May 24, 2015 – Ty Curtis
    3:00 pm, Willamette Valley Vineyards
  • May 24, 2015 – Bolt Upright Early Bird Jam
    4:00 pm, Area 52
  • May 24, 2015 – Kevin Selfe Blues Jam
    6:00 pm, Blue Diamond
  • May 24, 2015 – Ed Neumann w/Mitch Kashmar
    7:00 pm, Bradfords
  • May 24, 2015 – Tommy Hogan
    7:00 pm, Roadhouse 101
  • May 24, 2015 – Bolt Upright Night Owl Jam
    9:30 pm, Montavilla Station
  • May 25, 2015 – Bolt Upright Blue Monday JAM
    6:00 pm, Area 52
  • May 25, 2015 – Blues Dance Night
    7:00 pm, Lake Theater & Cafe
  • May 25, 2015 – Dover Weinberg w/TBA
    7:00 pm, The Lehrer
  • May 25, 2015 – Lloyd Jones
    8:00 pm, Muddy Rudder
  • May 25, 2015 – Hot Tea Cold
    9:00 pm, Blue Diamond
  • May 26, 2015 – Petunia & The Vipers
    8:00 pm, Duff's Garage
  • May 26, 2015 – Tracey Fordice & The 8-Balls
    8:00 pm, The Lehrer
  • May 26, 2015 – AC Porter Blues Drifters
    8:30 pm, Blue Diamond
  • May 27, 2015 – Norman Sylvester
    6:00 pm, Hawthorne Lobster House
  • May 27, 2015 – Arthur "Fresh Air" Moore
    6:30 pm, Duff's Garage
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    7:00 pm, Trail's End Saloon
  • May 27, 2015 – Ben Rice Blues Jam
    8:00 pm, Voodoo Martini
  • May 27, 2015 – Bolt Upright Jam
    8:00 pm, The Lehrer
  • May 27, 2015 – Blues Jam
    8:30 pm, Duff's Garage
  • May 27, 2015 – Soul Cookin'
    8:30 pm, Blackwell's
  • May 27, 2015 – The Fenix Project
    9:00 pm, Blue Diamond
  • May 28, 2015 – American Roots Jam & Guest
    7:00 pm, Trail's End Saloon
  • May 28, 2015 – Lloyd Jones Band
    7:00 pm, Bake's Place
  • May 28, 2015 – Tough Love Pyle
    7:00 pm, Duff's Garage
  • May 28, 2015 – Ben Rice Colossal B3 Trio
    8:00 pm, The Lodge
  • May 28, 2015 – Rebirth of the Cool
    8:00 pm, Vie de Boheme
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    8:00 pm, The Lehrer
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    8:00 pm, Halibut's
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    9:00 pm, Blue Diamond
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    9:00 pm, StarDay Tavern
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    6:00 pm, Saithong Thai Fusion
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    7:30 pm, Cadigan's Corner
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    7:30 pm, Union Barrel
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    8:00 pm, Halibut's
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    8:00 pm, Revolution Hall
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    8:00 pm, O'Connor's
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    8:00 pm, Vie de Boheme
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    8:00 pm, Jimmy Mak's
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    8:00 pm, Muddy Rudder
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    9:00 pm, Top Shelf
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    9:00 pm, Blue Diamond
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    9:00 pm, Duff's Garage
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    9:00 pm, Buffalo Gap Saloon
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    9:00 pm, Half Penny
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    9:00 pm, Trail's End Saloon
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