postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: October 28-29, 2017

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES FOR THE WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 28-29, 2017   Just in case you’re making your plans for the blues in the year 2018, coming up in a couple of months, we’re giving you some reminders of what’s going on in 2018. The Blues Foundation will present the International Blues Challenge beginning Tuesday, January 16th 2018… The official opening will take place at the Clayborn Temple, which is a site in Memphis Tennessee where the civil rights struggle was in the forefront in the 1960’s…I understand that Dr. Martin Luther King spoke there frequently.  The Blues Challenge is a blues band competition that invites bands from around the world to compete over world.  The Judges are Blues Professionals that know of traditional blues, rock blues, soul blues, contemporary blues….They cover the entire spectrum of the Blues.  Past winners of this Challenge include Mr. Sipp, Grady Champion, Zac Harmon, Buddy Buster and JW Jones, just to name a few.  The Challenge is always fun because you have bands that range from extremely talented to bands that conjure up the question, What Are You Doing Here?  Even these bands are fun to watch.  The IBC takes place beginning Tuesday, January 16th in Memphis Tennessee…. BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM Also, the Blues Music Awards will take place May 10th, 2018.  These are the awards that’s presented to those blues recordings released between November 1 of 2016 and October 31, 2017 in order to be considered.  It’s also presented by the Blues Foundation and will also take place in Memphis Tennessee.  Of course, the official submission process closed on Tuesday the 24th, but you can attend beginning May 10th of 2018.  We’ve been talking about this for a while, so if you did not get your BCD in the mix, it’s your own fault.  The categories range from Acoustic Album, to Contemporary Blues Album, to Soul Blues Album, and all in between.  The event is always fun…For more information on this and the Blues Challenge, we have a link to their web site on The BluesNews Page at BluesTime In the City.com www.blues.org BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM Aug 2nd 2018, the jus Blues Music Awards will take place in Tunica Mississippi.  They’re doing things for next year that will include the blues audience like voting more for favorite artists, and more artist participation along with working with the youth.  We’re will be talking more about this, but mark your calendars now for August 2nd of 2018. BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM     And one of my favorites is the Chicago Blues Festival.  Presented by the Chicago Cultural Affairs and Special Events Department, this festival started in 1984 and over a three day period, they present on five different stages throughout the day and into the night, blues acts of all kinds from the one person acoustic blues sound to the big band blues sound.  There is never a non-music moment at this festival, and sometimes they will have two acts going on at the same time.  And speaking of time, these acts start dead on time.  All of them.  The best thing about the the Chicago Blues Festival is that it’s absolute free.  The festival takes place in June of 2018, usually the 2nd weekend of June.  We have a link to the Chicago Blues Festival on the BluesNews Page at BluesTimeInTheCity.com There is a lot more going on in 2018 and we’ll keep you abreast as 2018 gets closer. https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_blues_festival.html/ BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM  WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:
Fri Nov 3 Ms Jody Jeff Floyd Bigg Robb Vicksburg MS City Auditorium
Fri  and Sat Nov 3-4 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Lincoln NE The Zoo Bar
Fri Nov 3 Nelson Curry Augusta GA TBA
Fri Nov 3 Corey Harris Atlanta GA Blind Willie’s
Fri Nov 3 Vick Allen Jackson MS Couples Entertainment Ctr
Fri and Sat Nov 3-4 Nellie Travis Chicago IL Kingston Mines
Fri ,Sat, Sun Nov 3-5 Tyree Neal Chris Ardion Ms Portia T.K. Soul Jaye Hammer Cupid Leon Chavis Marksville LA Tunica Biloxi Property (19th LA Super Ride) Zydeco meets Southern Soul
Fri Nov 3 Big Bill Morganfield Atlanta GA Blind Willie’s
Sat Nov 4 William Bell Bobby Rush St Louis MO The Pageant (Take Me To The River Tour)
Sat Nov 4 Willie Clayton Marshal TX TBA
Fri Nov 10 Bobby Rush William Bell Milwaukee WI Wilson Theater (Take me To The River Tour)
Fri Nov 10 Sir Charles Jones T.K. Soul Jeff Floyd Pokey Bear Jacksonville FL Jacksonville Memorial Arena
Fri Nov 10 James Armstrong Atlanta GA Blind Willie’s
Sat Nov 11 Vick Allen Terry Wright Marion AL Lincoln Auditorium
Sat Nov 11 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Chicago IL Buddy Guy’s
Sat Nov 11 Columbus Toy Miss Lady Blues Greenwood MS Joe’s Place
Sat Nov 11 Nellie Tiger Travis Flint MI Empire Event Center
Mon Nov 13 Bobby Rush Kalamazoo MI Outreach
Tue Nov 14 Bobby Rush William Bell Chicago IL City Winery (Take Me To The River Tour)
Wed & Thur Nov 15-16 Grady Champion Lucerne Switzerland Lucerne Blues Festival
Fri and Sat Nov 17-18 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Chicago B.L.U.E.S
Sat Nov 18 Vick Allen Terry Wright Mobile AL Ferdinand’s
Sat Nov 18 Nelson Curry Bowman SC TBA
Sat Nov 18 Big Bill Morganfield Atlanta GA Blind Willie’s
Sat Nov `18 Lacee Tre Williams Fat Daddy Gulfport MS Good Deeds Center
Sat Nov 18 Eddie Cotton Jr Dallas TX Margaret Johnson Center
Wed Nov 22 T.K. Soul   Montgomery AL Montgomery Performing Ctr
Fri Nov 24 Mr. Sipp Vicksburg MS Bottleneck Blues Bar
Sat Nov 25 Eddie Cotton Jr Vicksburg MS Bottleneck Blues Bar
Sat Nov 25 Nellie Tiger Travis Omar Cunningham J Wonn Maurice Wynn Tre Williams Wilson NC Bill Ellis Center
Sat Nov 25 Theodis Ealey Jenkinsburg  GA McDowell Place
Sat Nov 25 Willie Clayton San Antonio TX TBA
Sat Nov 25 Eddy The Chief Clearwater Chicago IL Buddy Guy’s
Sun Nov 26 Nellie Tiger Travis East St Louis IL Blackmon’s Plaza
Fri Dec 1 Nelson Curry Columbus GA TBA
And that my friends is the BluesNews from the World of the BluesBlues and THROUGHOUT THE SHOW, WE’VE BEEN LETTING YOU  know “WHERE THEY AT:”  
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