Healing the Health Care Blues 2017

6th Annual Inner City Blues Festival
Healing the Healthcare Blues”

Saturday, April 22, 5 p.m.-midnight
Eagle's Lodge, 7611 N Exeter Av. (at Lombard) Portland, OR 97203


Norman Sylvester Band
Obo Addy Legacy Project “Okropong”
Mary Flower
Tevis Hodge Jr.
Mic Crenshaw
Stangetones and Volcano Vixens
Bloco Alegria
Steve Cheseborough
Lloyd “Have Mercy” Jones
Tony Ozier “Doo Doo Funk”
Mad as Hell Doctors, Nurses and Interns!
Celebrity MCs: Paul Knauls, Renee Mitchell and Ken Boddie


 The 6th Annual Inner City Blues Festival, “Healing the Healthcare Blues,” returns April 22nd to the North Portland Eagles Lodge, 7611 N. Exeter. (at Lombard). Doors will open at 5 p.m. and music runs until midnight. The event is a fundraiser for Health Care for All-Oregon, an advocacy organization working to bring an equitable, affordable, comprehensive, publicly funded health care system to all Oregonians.

This is what Portland musicians have to say about access to health care:

"When my wife needed rotator cuff surgery, we were forced to re-finance the house to cover our part of the expenses. Our old mortgage would have been paid off 3 years ago. As it is, at age 62, I have 12 years of house payments still ahead of me."   Rob Shoemaker


"I have played too many benefits for musicians who fell ill or, more tragically, played for their Celebration of Life. They didn't have preventative care because of years of not being able to afford healthcare. Health Care is a Human Right!"   Norman Sylvester

"With the resources that are available in this country, healthcare should be available to every citizen. You never know when a health crisis is going to come."   Linda Hornbuckle
"Universal health care means Freedom to me. Without the concerns of enormous debt, we are allowed to be fully who we are. Also the weight of concern for our brothers and sisters who can't afford proper healthcare would be lifted and thus lifting all our hearts."   LaRhonda Steele

It’s Blues Festival time again.  Not only can you hear great music and have fun dancing the night away, but your ticket is a donation to HCAO.
 Click here to buy your ticket. 


Don’t just sing the Healthcare Blues… FIX THEM!

Posted on April 13, 2017 by tomdwyer