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
  • January 27, 2015 – Tracey Fordice & The 8-Balls
    8:00 pm, The Lehrer
  • January 27, 2015 – AC Porter w/Peter Dammann
    8:30 pm, Blue Diamond
  • January 27, 2015 – Acoustic Gumbo with Karen Lovely and Friends
    9:00 pm, Dark Horse Pub
  • January 27, 2015 – Mac & Dub
    9:00 pm, Duff's Garage
  • January 28, 2015 – Arthur "Fresh Air" Moore
    6:30 pm, Duff's Garage
  • January 28, 2015 – Big Monti w/Rae Gordon
    7:00 pm, Trail's End Saloon
  • January 28, 2015 – Ben Rice Jam
    8:00 pm, Voodoo Martini
  • January 28, 2015 – Blues Jam
    8:30 pm, Duff's Garage
  • January 28, 2015 – Soul Cookin'
    8:30 pm, Blackwell's
  • January 28, 2015 – The Fenix Project
    9:00 pm, Blue Diamond
  • January 29, 2015 – American Roots Jam
    7:00 pm, Trail's End Saloon
  • January 29, 2015 – Tough Love Pyle
    7:00 pm, Duff's Garage
  • January 29, 2015 – Ben Rice Colossal B3 Trio
    8:00 pm, The Lodge
  • January 29, 2015 – G. Love & Special Sauce
    8:00 pm, Crystal Ballroom
  • January 29, 2015 – Terry Robb w/Albert Reda
    8:00 pm, Halibut's
  • January 29, 2015 – Ben Jones & Friends
    9:00 pm, Blue Diamond
  • January 29, 2015 – Broadstroaks
    9:00 pm, Duff's Garage
  • January 29, 2015 – Ty Curtis
    9:00 pm, Cascade Bar & Grill
  • January 30, 2015 – Jawbone Flats
    6:00 pm, Duff's Garage
  • January 30, 2015 – Common Ground
    8:00 pm, Trail's End Saloon
  • January 30, 2015 – Jim Mesi
    8:00 pm, Halibut's
  • January 30, 2015 – Ben Rice & Ty Curtis
    9:00 pm, The Lehrer
  • January 30, 2015 – Bureau of Standards
    9:00 pm, Duff's Garage
  • January 30, 2015 – Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes
    9:00 pm, Flinn Steakhouse
  • January 30, 2015 – Lisa Mann & Her Really Good Band
    9:00 pm, Spud Monkey
  • January 30, 2015 – Michael Osborne & The Drivers
    9:00 pm, Blue Diamond
  • January 30, 2015 – Norman Sylvester
    9:00 pm, Clydes
  • January 30, 2015 – The Lowdown, hosted by Jane Manning ("Dr. Jane")
    10:00 pm, KMHD.org 89.1 FM
  • January 31, 2015 – Norman Sylvester
    7:30 pm, Columbia Theater
  • January 31, 2015 – Lloyd Jones Quartet
    8:00 pm, O'Connor's
  • January 31, 2015 – Michael Osborne
    8:00 pm, Halibut's
  • January 31, 2015 – The Loafers
    8:00 pm, Trail's End Saloon
  • January 31, 2015 – Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes
    9:00 pm, Montavilla Station
  • January 31, 2015 – Midnight Serenaders
    9:00 pm, Duff's Garage
  • January 31, 2015 – Too Loose & Mysti Krewe Cajun Fun
    9:00 pm, Mississippi Pizza Pub
  • January 31, 2015 – Tracey Fordice & The 8-Balls
    9:00 pm, Blue Diamond
  • January 31, 2015 – Ty Curtis
    9:00 pm, Flinn Steakhouse
  • January 31, 2015 – Bottleneck Blues Band
    10:00 pm, River City Saloon
  • February 1, 2015 – Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble
    2:00 pm, The Lehrer
  • February 1, 2015 – Gospel Blues w/Rae Gordon
    2:00 pm, Trail's End Saloon
  • February 1, 2015 – Bolt Upright Early Bird Jam
    4:00 pm, Area 52
  • February 1, 2015 – Second Season Concert Series
    4:00 pm, Alberta Rose
  • February 1, 2015 – Kevin Selfe Blues Jam
    6:00 pm, Blue Diamond
  • February 1, 2015 – Kenny Lavitz
    7:00 pm, Oregon Gardens Resort
  • February 1, 2015 – Sunday Night Blues Room hosted by Steve Pringle
    7:00 pm, KINK.fm 101.9 fm
  • February 1, 2015 – Rhythm Renegades
    7:30 pm, Duff's Garage
  • February 1, 2015 – Suburban Slim Blues Band
    8:00 pm, Slims
  • February 1, 2015 – Kenny Lavitz
    9:00 pm, Oregon Gardens Resort
  • February 1, 2015 – Bolt Upright Night Owl Jam
    9:30 pm, Montavilla Station
  • February 2, 2015 – Boltlandia Trio
    6:00 pm, Montavilla Station
  • February 2, 2015 – Blue Monday w/Ed Neumann & Dover Weinbergn TBA
    7:00 pm, The Lehrer
  • February 2, 2015 – Kathryn Claire, Zak Borden, Allen Hunter & Don Henson
    7:00 pm, Lake Theater & Cafe
  • February 2, 2015 – Lloyd Jones
    8:00 pm, Muddy Rudder
  • February 2, 2015 – Hot Tea Cold
    9:00 pm, Blue Diamond