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 22, 2014 – Arthur Moore's Harmonica Party
    6:00 pm, Duff's Garage
  • October 22, 2014 – Big Monti & Friends
    7:00 pm, Trail's End Saloon
  • October 22, 2014 – High Boltage Jam
    8:00 pm, Tillicum
  • October 22, 2014 – Soul Cookin'
    8:00 pm, Blackwell's
  • October 22, 2014 – Suburban Slim Blues Jam
    8:30 pm, Duff's Garage
  • October 22, 2014 – The Fenix Project
    9:00 pm, Blue Diamond
  • October 23, 2014 – Coco Montoya
    8:00 pm, Jimmy Mak's
  • October 23, 2014 – Get Down Jones
    8:00 pm, The Lehrer
  • October 23, 2014 – Terry Robb
    8:00 pm, Halibut's
  • October 23, 2014 – Ben Jones & Friends
    9:00 pm, Blue Diamond
  • October 23, 2014 – Jam Night W Ken, Danny & Jon
    9:00 pm, Trail's End Saloon
  • October 23, 2014 – Two Man Gentlemen Band
    9:00 pm, Duff's Garage
  • October 24, 2014 – Karen Lovely & Doug Rowell
    7:00 pm, Imperial Bottleshop and Taproom
  • October 24, 2014 – Richard Wilkins Blues Band
    7:30 pm, Timberline Lodge
  • October 24, 2014 – Jim Mesi
    8:00 pm, Halibut's
  • October 24, 2014 – King Louie's Portland Blues Revue
    8:00 pm, Oxford Hotel
  • October 24, 2014 – Lloyd Jones Band w/Steve Kerin
    8:00 pm, Jimmy Mak's
  • October 24, 2014 – Return Flight
    8:00 pm, The Lehrer
  • October 24, 2014 – Singer Songwriter hosted by Lucy Hammond & Friends
    8:00 pm, The Birk
  • October 24, 2014 – Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes
    8:30 pm, Finnegan's
  • October 24, 2014 – Banditos
    9:00 pm, Duff's Garage
  • October 24, 2014 – Global FM
    9:00 pm, Trail's End Saloon
  • October 24, 2014 – Michael Osborne & The Drivers
    9:00 pm, Blue Diamond
  • October 25, 2014 – James Clem
    N/A, Muddy Rudder
  • October 25, 2014 – Blues Jam
    3:00 pm, The Lehrer
  • October 25, 2014 – King Louie's Portland Blues Revue
    5:00 pm, Oxford Hotel
  • October 25, 2014 – Cool Breeze
    8:00 pm, Halibut's
  • October 25, 2014 – Delmark Goldfarb w/Special Guests
    8:00 pm, Clinton St. Theater
  • October 25, 2014 – BILLY D & THE HOODOOS
    9:00 pm, Gemini Bar & Grill
  • October 25, 2014 – Brad's Bday Bash- Girls Night Out
    9:00 pm, The Lehrer
  • October 25, 2014 – Hess-Stevens Band
    9:00 pm, Blue Diamond
  • October 25, 2014 – K.D. & the Hurt Motown review
    9:00 pm, Trail's End Saloon
  • October 25, 2014 – Lloyd Jones Band
    9:00 pm, Highway 99
  • October 25, 2014 – Norman Sylvester
    9:00 pm, Clydes
  • October 25, 2014 – Strange Tones
    9:00 pm, Duff's Garage
  • October 26, 2014 – Boltlandia Jam
    4:00 pm, Area 52
  • October 26, 2014 – Kevin Selfe Blues Jam
    6:00 pm, Blue Diamond
  • October 27, 2014 – Buzz Holland Trio
    6:00 pm, Montavilla Station
  • October 27, 2014 – DK Stewart Trio
    7:00 pm, Lake Theater & Cafe
  • October 27, 2014 – the JAZZshack
    7:00 pm, The Lehrer
  • October 27, 2014 – Lloyd Jones
    8:00 pm, Muddy Rudder
  • October 27, 2014 – Hot Tea Cold
    9:00 pm, Blue Diamond
  • 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