2017 Inner City Blues Festival “Healing the Healthcare Blues”
The 2017 Inner City Blues Festival returns to the Eagles Lodge Saturday, April 22. Originally in the 1980s and 1990s, the festival was a community event for various civil rights and social justice causes. Since its return six years ago it has been a major supporter of the cause Health Care For All Oregon, the campaign to bring universal health coverage to everyone (www.hcao.org).
This year’s event once again brings a sensational line-up of all-star musicians and dancers, featuring: Norman Sylvester Band; Obo Addy legacy Project “Okropong;” Mary Flower; Tevis Hodge Jr.; Mic Crenshaw; Sheohorn; The Strange Tones with The Volcano Vixens; Boco Alegria; Steve Cheseborough; Lloyd “Have Mercy” Jones; Tony Ozier “Doo Doo Funk;” Mad As Hell Doctors, Nurses & Interns!. Special emcees for the night will be Paul Knauls, Renee Mitchell and Ken Boddie.
The Eagles Lodge is located at 7611 N Exeter Ave. (at the intersections N Lombard & Exeter). The Inner City Blues Festival will begin at 5:30 pm and run until midnight. Advance tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased online at Tickettomato.com or at the following outlets: Music Millennium, Geneva’s Shear Perfection, Peninsula Station, Musician’s Union Hall and the Cascade Blues Association’s general membership meetings. Admission at the door day of show is $25.00.