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September 28, 2014 - Memphis fund raiser at the Swiss.


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Back to Beale Street Competion for 2013 on June 3, 2012 at Jazzbones, 4pm. To see past winners and an explanation of what this competition is go HERE!

Jazzbones on Sunday, June 3rd

4:00 PM    Son Jack Jr and Michael Wilde  
4:30 PM    Mountain Highway
5:00 PM    Nolan Garrett

5:30 PM   Blues Redemption     
6:10 PM   Kari Ehli Band
6:50 PM   Steve Cooley and the Dangerfields
7:30 PM   Mary McPage and the Assassins
8:10 PM   The Rafael Tranquilino Band
8:50 PM    The Fabulous Roofshakers
9:30 PM    Palmer Jct

5th Annual Gray Sky Blues Festival
Saturday, April 14th

Downtown, Tacoma.

Starting at NOON following the Daffodil Parade. 4 Venues, 10 Bands featuring The Karen Lovely Band (The Swiss, 6-7:30 PM), ZEB (Harmon Brewery, 12:15-1:15 PM), and including: Palmer Junction, Chester Dennis Jones Band, CD Woodbury, James King & The Southsiders, Billy Shew Band, The Rafael Tranquilino Band, Jumpin' Josh and Felicia, Alyx and Chris Phippen.

Also, the 3rd Annual Harmon Brewery Rod and Custom Show (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM) and the AFTER PARTY at the Stonegate with Chester Dennis Jones Band and the ALL-AGES Jam hosted by Felicia Agrelius and Jumpin' Josh Violette (8:00 PM)

Back to Beale Street 2012 Fundraiser
Sunday, November 6th, 4 - 10:30 PM
The Swiss

1904 Jefferson Ave., Tacoma. 253-572-2821

4:00 - 4:30 PM       Jumpin' Josh and Felicia (solo/duo act winners)
4:45 - 5:30 PM       Blues Buskers
6:00 - 6:45 PM       Fingertips
7:15 - 8:00 PM       Blues Redemption
8:30 - 9:15 PM       CD Woodbury Band
9:45 - 10:30 PM      The Red Hot Blues Sisters (band winners)
* Schedule subject to change without notice

Raffles and Prizes
Silent Auction
21 and over

Donation $8 Blues Society Members/$10 Non-Members

SSBA Summer Party
Saturday, August 13th, Doug Skoog's

14009 A Street South, Parkland

Live music from 3:30 - 10:30 kicked off with an open jam hosted by Paul Green followed by the Mark Riley Band, Blues Redemption and Bump Kitchen. Great BBQ provided (guests w/last names A-L asked to bring a side dish, M-Z, salad/dessert/snacks), keg (BYOB if you’d like), soft drinks and water. Lots of room for dancing and lots of great people with whom to have fun and party. Plenty of parking out in the field. Bring your tents/RV if you’d like to camp out for the night and can’t/don’t want to drive home. Coffee and breakfast the next morning. This is a family party…always! All ages are welcome, but please, NO PETS!!!

2012 Back to Beale Street Preliminaries
Sunday, June 12th, Jazzbones

2803 6th Avenue, Tacoma.
253-396-9169. Reservations recommended!

Featuring ten of Washington State's finest blues bands vying for the opportunity to represent The South Sound Blues Association at the IBC in Memphis in 2012. The top four bands will go on to compete at The 4th of July Tacoma Freedom Fair on the Ruston Way Waterfront.

In addition, three opening Solo/Duo acts will also have their sights set on a trip to the IBC. The winner of the Solo/Duo category will be announced at Jazzbones during the event.

Complete Line-Up and Schedule

Gray Sky Blues Festival
Saturday, April 9th, Downtown Tacoma immediately
following the Daffodil Parade (about noon).
15 Bands - 6 Venues!
Featuring Delta Groove Recording Artist Bob Corritore
and Dave Riley at The Swiss and Youth Performance
Guests The V-Knights at the Harmon.
After Party at STONEGATE features The Randy Oxford Band
and an all-ages jam hosted by Jumpin' Josh!
Complete Line-Up and Schedule

Memphis Homecoming Party and
Annual Membership Meeting

Sunday, March 6th, 5-11PM, The Harmon Restaurant & Brewery, 1938 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. All SSBA members are invited!
The membership meeting, including elections for Board Directors, will start at 5 PM with hor d'oeuvres and LIVE MUSIC featuring The Al Earick Band immediately following the close of the meeting.

Tuesday Night Blues
with Rafael Tranquilino

@ Stonegate,
5419 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma

Jam starts at 8 PM

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