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
  • June 27, 2015 – Bottleneck Blues Band
    12:00 pm, Stevenson Blues and Brews Festival
  • June 27, 2015 – Lloyd Jones
    3:30 pm, Stevenson Blues and Brews Festival
  • June 27, 2015 – Angel Bouchet Band
    6:00 pm, Sternwheeler Days
  • June 27, 2015 – Jim Mesi Band
    6:00 pm, Lone Fir
  • June 27, 2015 – Terry Robb, Doug Smith & Mark Hanson
    6:00 pm, Moulton Fall Winery
  • June 27, 2015 – Norman Sylvester
    7:00 pm, Umpqua Valley Summer Arts Festival
  • June 27, 2015 – Andy Stokes Sings Marvin Gaye (2 shows)
    7:30 pm, Jimmy Mak's
  • June 27, 2015 – Bottleneck Blues Band
    8:00 pm, Taste of Tacoma
  • June 27, 2015 – James Clem
    8:00 pm, Muddy Rudder
  • June 27, 2015 – Kenny Lavitz
    8:00 pm, Ava Rosteria Progress Ridge
  • June 27, 2015 – Robbie Laws
    8:00 pm, Halibut's
  • June 27, 2015 – Rae Gordon w.Big Monti
    8:15 pm, Stevenson Blues and Brews Festival
  • June 27, 2015 – Bart Ferguson & The Edward Stanley Band
    8:30 pm, The Lehrer
  • June 27, 2015 – Heavy Chevy Band
    9:00 pm, Blue Diamond
  • June 27, 2015 – Pin & The Horn-its
    9:00 pm, Duff's Garage
  • June 27, 2015 – The Toads
    9:00 pm, StarDay Tavern
  • June 27, 2015 – Franco Paletta & The Stingers
    9:30 pm, Spirit Mountain Casino
  • June 28, 2015 – Tracey Fordice & The 8-Balls
    12:30 pm, Beacon Hill Blues Festival
  • June 28, 2015 – Early Bird Jam
    4:00 pm, Area 52
  • June 28, 2015 – Renegade Blues Workshop & Jam W/ Gabe Cox
    4:00 pm, The Lehrer
  • June 28, 2015 – Kevin Selfe Blues Jam
    6:00 pm, Blue Diamond
  • June 28, 2015 – Norman Sylvester
    6:00 pm, Good In The Hood
  • June 28, 2015 – Ed Neumann, Johnny Moore & Duffy Bishop
    7:00 pm, Bradfords
  • June 28, 2015 – Night Owl Jam
    9:30 pm, Montavilla Station
  • June 29, 2015 – Ed Neumann & Chris Carlson
    7:00 pm, The Lehrer
  • June 29, 2015 – Laura Ivancie
    7:00 pm, Lake Theater & Cafe
  • June 29, 2015 – Lloyd Jones
    8:00 pm, Muddy Rudder
  • June 29, 2015 – Hot Tea Cold
    9:00 pm, Blue Diamond
  • June 30, 2015 – American Roots Jam & guest
    7:00 pm, Trail's End Saloon
  • June 30, 2015 – Chris Carlson
    8:00 pm, Duff's Garage
  • June 30, 2015 – Tracey Fordice & The 8-Balls
    8:00 pm, The Lehrer
  • June 30, 2015 – AC Porter Blues Drifters
    8:30 pm, Blue Diamond
  • July 1, 2015 – Norman Sylvester
    6:00 pm, Buddys Sports Bar
  • July 1, 2015 – Acoustic Jam
    6:30 pm, The Lehrer
  • July 1, 2015 – Arthur "Fresh Air" Moore
    6:30 pm, Duff's Garage
  • July 1, 2015 – Big Monti & Michael Quinby
    7:00 pm, Trail's End Saloon
  • July 1, 2015 – Ben Rice Blues Jam
    8:00 pm, Voodoo Martini
  • July 1, 2015 – Robin Trower
    8:00 pm, Aladdin Theater
  • July 1, 2015 – Soul Cookin'
    8:00 pm, Blackwell's
  • July 1, 2015 – Blues Jam
    8:30 pm, Duff's Garage
  • July 1, 2015 – The Fenix Project
    9:00 pm, Blue Diamond
  • July 1, 2015 – The New Iberians - WFBF After Hours
    10:00 pm, Hotel Rose
  • July 2, 2015 – Norman Sylvester
    2:15 pm, Waterfront Blues Festival
  • July 2, 2015 – American Roots Jam & guest
    7:00 pm, Trail's End Saloon
  • July 2, 2015 – Stevens Hess Band
    7:00 pm, McMennamin's Kennedy School
  • July 2, 2015 – Tough Love Pyle
    7:00 pm, Duff's Garage
  • July 2, 2015 – Rafael Tranquilino
    8:00 pm, The Lehrer
  • July 2, 2015 – Terry Robb
    8:00 pm, Halibut's
  • July 2, 2015 – Loose Change
    8:30 pm, Vie de Boheme
  • July 2, 2015 – Ben Jones & Friends
    9:00 pm, Blue Diamond
  • July 2, 2015 – Steven Graves
    9:30 pm, Duff's Garage
  • July 3, 2015 – Rae Gordon CD Release Party
    1:30 pm, Waterfront Blues Festival
  • July 3, 2015 – Norman Sylvester
    6:00 pm, Confluence WInery
  • July 3, 2015 – Reverb Bros
    6:00 pm, Duff's Garage
  • July 3, 2015 – Where's Danny
    6:00 pm, Saithong Thai Fusion
  • July 3, 2015 – Ty Curtis
    6:15 pm, Waterfront Blues Festival
  • July 3, 2015 – Coco Columbia
    8:00 pm, Jimmy Mak's
  • July 3, 2015 – Eric Larsen Group
    8:00 pm, Halibut's
  • July 3, 2015 – Kenny Lavitz Kombo
    8:00 pm, CI Bar
  • July 3, 2015 – Arthur "Fresh Air" Moore
    9:00 pm, Waterfront Blues Festival
  • July 3, 2015 – Bolt Upright
    9:00 pm, Spud Monkey
  • July 3, 2015 – Bottleneck Blues Band
    9:00 pm, Half Penny
  • July 3, 2015 – Dennis Mitchell & Friends
    9:00 pm, Trail's End Saloon
  • July 3, 2015 – Shorty & The Mustangs
    9:00 pm, Duff's Garage
  • July 3, 2015 – Suburban Slim Blues Band
    9:00 pm, Mock Crest
  • July 3, 2015 – WAMBA + 1000 Fuegos
    9:00 pm, Vie de Boheme
  • July 3, 2015 – Ty Curtis
    10:00 pm, Hotel Rose