Watch this video of an early Blues Fest (we're now up to the "6th Annual Healing the Healthcare Blues"). The Norman Sylvester Band featured LaRhonda Steele, who was fighting breast cancer at the time of this performance. Janice Scroggins, also featured, has since died of a heart attack while working--two compelling health care stories. They had both lent their time and talent over and over again, helping to deal with the many costly health tragedies of fellow musicians. Then, sadly, we needed to give benefits for LaRhonda and for Janice's family, due to their health events.
The 2017 Blues Festival will take place on Saturday, April 22, at the Eagles Lodge, 7611 N. Exeter Ave (at Lombard) in Portland. All-Star musicians and dancers will again throw their party as a benefit for the Health Care for All-Oregon (HCAO) campaign.
Star performers include:
*Norman Sylvester Band
*Obo Addy Legacy Project “Okropong”
*Tevis Hodge Jr.
*Stangetones and Volcano Vixens
*Lloyd “Have Mercy” Jones
*Tony Ozier “Doo Doo Funk”
*Mad as Hell Doctors, Nurses and Interns!
*Celebrity MC's: Paul Knauls, Renee Mitchell and Ken Boddie. Broadcast live on KBOO Radio.
There will also be a silent auction, dinners for purchase, two bars, and a Community Village of Information tables.
Tickets are $20 beforehand, $25 at the door. You can order your tickets online now. Tickets are also available at Music Millennium, Peninsula Station, Geneva’s Shear Perfection and Musician’s Union Local 99.
Stay tuned and save the date. Visit the Inner City Blues Festival Facebook for stories and photos from prior years.
For more information, contact Terry Rogers, 503-227-3801.b