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
  • August 25, 2016 – Julie Amici Trio
    7:00 pm, Jo Bar & Rotisserie
  • August 25, 2016 – Ty Curtis Trio
    7:00 pm, b2 Taphouse
  • August 25, 2016 – Roots on the Rails Revue with Dave Alvin, Phil Alvin, Eliza Gilkyson, and Butch Hancock
    7:30 pm, Old Church
  • August 26, 2016 – Vancouver Wine and Jazz Festival
    N/A, Esther Short Park
  • August 26, 2016 – JT Wise Band
    4:00 pm, White Eagle Saloon
  • August 26, 2016 – Tom Bader, Bill Mitchell & Kevin Shoepe
    6:00 pm, Channel's Edge
  • August 26, 2016 – Kevin Selfe and The Tornadoes
    8:00 pm, Clock Tower
  • August 26, 2016 – Ty Curtis w/Louis Pain
    8:00 pm, Jimmy Mak's
  • August 26, 2016 – Billy D & The Hoodoos
    8:30 pm, Trail's End Saloon
  • August 26, 2016 – Lloyd Jones Quartet
    8:30 pm, CI Bar
  • August 26, 2016 – Nobody's Sweetheart
    8:30 pm, Trail's End Saloon
  • August 26, 2016 – Andy Stokes Band
    9:00 pm, Vie de Boheme
  • August 26, 2016 – Bottleneck Blue Band
    9:00 pm, Blue Diamond
  • August 26, 2016 – Johnny Boyd
    9:00 pm, Duff's Garage
  • August 26, 2016 – Norman Sylvester Band
    9:00 pm, Clydes
  • August 26, 2016 – Pollinators
    9:00 pm, West Linn Saloon
  • August 26, 2016 – The Pollinators
    9:00 pm, West Linn Saloon
  • August 27, 2016 – Vancouver Wine and Jazz Festival
    N/A, Esther Short Park
  • August 27, 2016 – Billy D & The Hoodoos
    7:00 pm, Hotel Oregon
  • August 27, 2016 – Bottleneck Blues Band
    7:00 pm, White Salmon Concert Series
  • August 27, 2016 – Kevin Selfe and The Tornadoes
    7:00 pm, Sweet Basils
  • August 27, 2016 – Bolt Upright
    8:00 pm, Jacks Tap Room
  • August 27, 2016 – Mike Branch Band
    8:30 pm, Trail's End Saloon
  • August 27, 2016 – Big Monti & Rae Gordon
    9:00 pm, Duff's Garage
  • August 27, 2016 – Bill Coones Daniel Noland Blues Duo
    9:00 pm, Cask N Keg
  • August 27, 2016 – Heavy Chevy
    9:00 pm, Blue Diamond
  • August 28, 2016 – Vancouver Wine and Jazz Festival
    N/A, Esther Short Park
  • August 28, 2016 – Ty Curtis
    1:00 pm, Albany River Rhythms
  • August 28, 2016 – Early Bird JAM
    4:00 pm, Area 52
  • August 28, 2016 – Kevin Selfe Blues Jam
    6:00 pm, Blue Diamond
  • August 28, 2016 – Norman Sylvester Band
    6:00 pm, Millennium Park Plaza
  • August 28, 2016 – Bolt Upright JAM
    9:00 pm, Montavilla Station
  • August 29, 2016Julie Amici
    7:00 pm, Lake Theater & Cafe
  • August 29, 2016Norman Sylvester Band
    7:00 pm, McMennamin's Kennedy School
  • August 29, 2016 – Franco's Blue Monday Jam
    8:00 pm, 45th St Pub
  • August 29, 2016 – Lloyd Jones
    8:00 pm, Muddy Rudder
  • August 29, 2016 – Hot Tea Cold
    8:30 pm, Blue Diamond
  • August 30, 2016 – Knuckleheads
    8:00 pm, Clydes
  • August 30, 2016 – A.C. Porter
    8:30 pm, Blue Diamond
  • August 31, 2016Kenny Lavitz/AudioAvi8r
    4:20 pm, Nineteen 33 Taproom
  • August 31, 2016 – Norman Sylvester Band
    6:30 pm, Lewelling Park
  • August 31, 2016Ben Rice Voodoo Jam
    8:00 pm, Voodoo Martini
  • August 31, 2016 – Blues/Roots Jam
    8:30 pm, Duff's Garage
  • August 31, 2016 – Soul Cookin'
    8:30 pm, Blackwell's
  • August 31, 2016 – The Fenix Project
    9:00 pm, Blue Diamond