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WI AREA BLUES FESTIVAL GUIDE 2009
CHICAGO BLUES TUESDAYS
This great Blues Jam and Showcase features in top artists from Chicago keeps bringing you the greatest in Blues. The showcase of Chicago talent runs from 6:00PM to 10:00PM at the Frequency 121 W. Main Street, Madison, downtown just off the square.
The show features many of the greatest Blues musicians from Chicago including:
Starting early means that you can get your boogie on right after work! Check out the schedule for Chicago Blues Tuesdays schedule at ajlove.com.
And be sure to check out Madison's own Blues Mojo Magazine for the latest Blues Tuesdays schedule and all the Madison Blues news. To get yours, just go to ajlove.com and click on Blues Mojo Magazine.
BLUE MONDAYS JAM
Get on over to a great Blues Jam at The Bayou! featuring Shari Davis and the Hootchy Kootchy Band and the A.J. Love Blues Band on alternate weeks. This is a great place to have a good time. With that "N'Awlins" atmosphere, you'll be havin' your own Mardi Gras every Monday night!
Great music, great food, great drinks and great fun at the The Bayou on Monday Nights, 117 S. Butler Street, Madison - 9:00PM to midnight.
On Friday, May 28
Saturday, May 29
Then the Shake Daddys will be opening the Brats n' Blues show with another "get up and shake it" blues performance at Brat Fest on Willow Island from 6:00 to 9:00 on the Metcalf's Stage. During this show, the Shake Daddys will be featuring some incredible blues artists from Wisconsin!
Sunday, May 30
Monday, May 31 - Memorial Day
With major renovations of Lake Bellevue in Belleville, the 4th Annual Belleville American Music Fest (BAMFest) will be held at another location for the next few years. This year, the folks at the East Side Club at 3735 Monona Drive in Madison are hosting this great event outside on the shore of beautiful Lake Monona.
National Blues greats will bring top Blues talent to town this year. Former Steve Winwood guitarist and Grammy nominee Bobby Messano will light up the night with his special brand of blues guitar. In addition to Winwood's band, Bobby was a member of the rock band Starz and Lou Graham's band after he left Foreigner. His musical resume also includes time with Tycoon, Ellen Foley and Suzanne Fellini and Franke & the Knockouts.
In headliner Chris Duarte's musical view, the journey is as important as the destination, maybe even more so. Since emerging in the mid-1990s from Austin, Texas, a blues guitar hotbed, Duarte has forged new pathways for the blues and scouted numerous fresh trails for creative musical expression. Lauded for the exquisite artistry and vivid tonality of his six-string work, over the last decade Duarte has also proven his considerable mettle as a songwriter, singer and bandleader. Says Chris, "I'm a musician who is still out there searching for better ways to get from point A to point B, and better my craft. I'm just not content staying in one place."
Check out this year's great lineup!
Then BAMFEST finishes out the night with an ALL STAR JAM! Don't miss it!
HELLO FELLOW BLUES LOVERS!
The Prairie Dog Blues Fest would like to forward this information on to everyone and let them know that there are some great Blues shows coming up at the Pabst Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee, WI.
The Pabst is giving Prairie Dogger's a chance to win free tickets to one of these shows:
Just email email@example.com with your preferred show for a chance to win. That's it.
Long live the Blues!
Todd Yeomans, President
Prairie Dog Blues Festival
MBS has been working hard with the organizers of the Willy Street Fair and this year MBS sponsorship is bringing the Blues to Willy Street! The 2009 Willy Street Fair will have a Blues Stage with 4 great Blues Bands playing through the day.
We've reached out and brought in top Chicago talent Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials. And you'll really be in the swing of things with the Minneapolis band Davina and the Vagabonds. Great Blues from local bands round out the show. It'll be a fantastic day and it's all 100% FREE!
Check out the lineup:
Look for us in the MBS tent close to the stage. We'll have Blues info, merchandise and memberships. Don't miss it! See you there!
You'll get close up and personal with some of the best musicians in the Madison area at this great series to be held on three Fridays in September and October. MBS got together with the staff at the Wisconsin Historical Museum and came up with quite a program.
Ever wanted to know more about the background and history of some of the musicians you've seen play around Madison? In the Blues Meets Jazz series, three local musicians who have played in both genres give you in inside look at where they came from and how they got to be where they are today.
Were also getting some local youth music groups to come in and join the fun. They'll open with a short performance then hang around and connect with the pros. Musicians sharing their background is a night you won't want to miss! Bring your dancin' shoes as each event will feature a short set of live music.
Here's the lineup - doors open at 6:00PM each Friday
Visit the Wisconsin Historical Museum - four floors of changing exhibit galleries, permanent exhibits and the museum store, located on Madison's Capitol Square. The site is fully accessible to visitors requiring a wheelchair for mobility.
For additional contact info, you can call the Museum at 608-264-6555.
Please support Blues Meets Jazz with a donation of $5.00/person.