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
  • April 27, 2016 – Arthur "Fresh Air" Moore
    6:30 pm, Duff's Garage
  • April 27, 2016 – Big Monti w/AC Porter
    7:00 pm, Trail's End Saloon
  • April 27, 2016 – The Pollinators
    8:00 pm, Ranch Tavern
  • April 27, 2016 – Duff's Roots Jam
    8:30 pm, Duff's Garage
  • April 27, 2016 – Soul Cookin'
    8:30 pm, Blackwell's
  • April 27, 2016 – The Fenix Project
    9:00 pm, Blue Diamond
  • April 28, 2016 – Joanne Broh Trio
    6:00 pm, Downtown Dog
  • April 28, 2016 – Strange Tones
    6:30 pm, Artisan Amy's Farmers Market
  • April 28, 2016 – Girls Night Out with Sonny Hess, Lisa Mann, Brian Foxworth and guest, Ellen Whyte
    7:00 pm, Trail's End Saloon
  • April 28, 2016 – Tough Love Pyle
    7:00 pm, Duff's Garage
  • April 28, 2016 – Big Monti with Kevin Selfe
    8:00 pm, Billy Blues
  • April 28, 2016 – Ed Neumann w/Norman Sylvester
    8:00 pm, CI Bar
  • April 28, 2016 – Mel Brown B3 Group
    8:00 pm, Jimmy Mak's
  • April 28, 2016 – Ben Jones & Friends
    9:00 pm, Blue Diamond
  • April 28, 2016 – Bombino
    9:00 pm, Star Theater
  • April 28, 2016 – Plan B Band
    9:15 pm, Duff's Garage
  • April 29, 2016 – Lloyd Jones Quartet
    8:00 pm, O'Connor's
  • April 29, 2016 – The Curtis Salgado Band CD release event!
    8:00 pm, Jimmy Mak's
  • April 29, 2016 – Remedy
    8:30 pm, Trail's End Saloon
  • April 29, 2016 – Johnny Boyd
    9:00 pm, Duff's Garage
  • April 29, 2016 – JT Wise Band
    9:00 pm, West Linn Saloon
  • April 29, 2016 – Sonny Hess Trio
    9:00 pm, Rock Creek Tavern
  • April 29, 2016 – Soul Sisters Productions Presents Ken DeRouchie Band
    9:00 pm, Rose Room
  • April 29, 2016 – The Muriel Stanton Band
    9:00 pm, Buffalo Gap Saloon
  • April 29, 2016 – The Silky Mayer Band
    9:00 pm, Blue Diamond
  • April 30, 2016 – Sportin' Lifers with Dover Weinberg
    6:00 pm, Secret Society Ballroom
  • April 30, 2016 – “Heart Like a Wheel” Linda Ronstadt Tribute Concert & Fundraiser for Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon
    7:00 pm, Alberta Rose
  • April 30, 2016 – 3 Fingers of Burnside
    8:00 pm, Buffalo Gap Saloon
  • April 30, 2016 – Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes
    8:00 pm, Mac's Restaurant & Night Club
  • April 30, 2016 – The Curtis Salgado Band CD release event!
    8:00 pm, Jimmy Mak's
  • April 30, 2016 – Bill Rhoades
    9:00 pm, Blue Diamond
  • April 30, 2016 – Lloyd Jones
    9:00 pm, Duff's Garage
  • April 30, 2016 – Norman Sylvester
    9:00 pm, Clydes
  • April 30, 2016 – Sonny Hess Band
    9:00 pm, CI Bar
  • April 30, 2016 – Tom Bader, Bill Mitchell & Kevin Shoepe
    9:00 pm, Mock Crest
  • May 1, 2016 – Kenny Lavitz w/Greg Sommers
    11:30 am, Portland Saturday Market
  • May 1, 2016 – Gospel Sunday with Rae Gordon and guest
    2:00 pm, Trail's End Saloon
  • May 1, 2016 – Kevin Selfe Blues Jam
    6:00 pm, Blue Diamond
  • May 1, 2016 – Sunday Jam featuring Rae Gordon - Junior Jam
    6:00 pm, Trail's End Saloon
  • May 1, 2016 – Kenny Lavitz
    7:00 pm, Oregon Gardens Resort
  • May 1, 2016 – Suburban Slim Blues Band
    8:00 pm, Slims
  • May 1, 2016 – Bolt Upright JAM
    9:00 pm, Montavilla Station
  • May 2, 2016Rebecca Kilgore and Greta Matassa Together Again
    8:31 am, Lake Theater & Cafe
  • May 2, 2016 – Acoustic Jam with Scott Bouck
    7:00 pm, Trail's End Saloon
  • May 2, 2016 – Franco's Blue Monday Jam
    8:00 pm, 45th St Pub
  • May 2, 2016 – Lloyd Jones
    8:00 pm, Muddy Rudder
  • May 2, 2016 – Dustbowl Revival
    9:00 pm, Doug Fir
  • May 2, 2016 – Hot Tea Cold
    9:00 pm, Blue Diamond
  • May 2, 2016 – Ron Steen Jam
    9:00 pm, Rose Room
  • May 3, 2016 – Knuckleheads
    8:00 pm, Clydes
  • May 3, 2016 – A.C. Porter
    8:30 pm, Blue Diamond