The INNER CITY BLUES FESTIVAL: Healing the Health Care Blues

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 7:00pm - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 12:00am

For the third year, we are throwing a party on Saturday, April 5 at the Melody Ballroom, featuring Norman Sylvester and a host of all-star Northwest musicians returning for a night of music that will benefit the work of the state-wide coalition, Health Care for All-Oregon, to get simple, fair, affordable, high quality health care for all Oregonians.

Award Winning, All-Star Performers on Two Stages Include:

•    Norman Sylvester Band w/ LaRhonda Steele & Janice Scroggins
•    Boogie Cat “Guitar Explosion” w/ Lloyd Jones and Jim Mesi
•    Too Loose Cajun & Zydeco Band w/ Reggie Houston
•    The Duffy Bishop Band
•    The Strange Tones w/ Volcano Vixens
•    Chata Addy & Friends African Procession
•    Mad as Hell Doctors “Mad Minutes”
•    Shoehorn “Tap Dancing Sax Man” Floor Show
•    Steve Cheseborough “Acoustic Blues”
•    Nico Wind Full Circle
•    Tevis Hodge Jr. “Acoustic Blues”

Celebrity Masters of Ceremonies for the evening are Paul Knauls, a NE Portland businessman and former owner of legendary blues/jazz clubs Geneva’s and the Cotton Club, and Renee Mitchell, former columnist for The Oregonian and renowned poet and author.

Food and drink will be available for sale, with a no-host bar, 21 and over. There will be Community Village information tables, raffle prizes and a silent auction. Come party with us at the Melody Ballroom, 615 SE Alder in Portland, on Saturday, April 5. Doors open at 6 p.m.; the show,starts at 7 and runs until midnight.

Tickets: $15.Advance--$20 Door ($1 discount for CBA members). Tickets available at:
-  Music Millennium: 3158 E Burnside
-  Geneva’s Shear Perfection: 5601 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
-  Musicians Union Local 99: 325 NE 20th
Melody Ballroom<br /> 615 SE Alder St. Portland, or 97214<br />


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