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April 6, 2007    

 

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IllinoisBlues.com is only 1 month old but the response from Blues Fans, Musicians, Blues Societies and Blues Festival promoters has been amazing! We appreciate your support and interest!

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To provide you ONE place to go for all news BLUES we are announcing a major expansion. IllinoisBlues.com now provides Blues news coverage for Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Kansas, Tennessee, Arkansas, Alabama and Mississippi in addition to our current coverage. Blues performers, clubs and festival promoters can now post their own show information for FREE on our VERY easy to use submission form. The dates posted will be emailed in our weekly Blues Blasts to thousands of Blues subscribers in the Central US.

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Featuring
The Mannish Boys
w/ special guests Big Pete Pearson & Bob Corritore
The Hollywood Blue Flames Phillip Walker - Mitch Kashmar
John Long  - Jackie Payne Steve Edmonson Band -
Nick Moss & The Flip Tops
w/ Eddie Taylor Jr.
Bill Lupkin - The Kilborn Alley Blues Band

May 11th, 2007
The Gibson Beale Street Showcase  - Memphis TN


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Simple Man Enterprises
Presents...

The 1st Major Blues Fest of the season!

Simply The Blues Fest 2007

Festival Line Up   Friday May 11th       4:30PM Second Skinny Blues Band      5:15PM Bad Luck City  -  Iowa Blues Challenge Solo/Duet Winners       6:30pm David "Honeyboy" Edwards      8:00PM Otis Taylor Band      10:00PM The Legendary Hubert Sumlin & Willie "Big Eyes" Smith w/ The Willie Smith Band        Saturday May 12th     2:20PM Sean Carney Band -2007 International Blues Challenger Winner       4:10pm Mississippi Heat       6:00pm Eric Lindell       8:00PM Michael Powers       10:00PM Hamilton Loomis   For tickets & Info:      Click This Link     SimplemanEnterprises.com.      The 2007 Simply The Blues Fest  The Best Springtime Cure for the Blues!

May 11th and 12th, 2007

 C.E. Richards Rodeo Arena - Fort Madison, Iowa   * Directions *
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Blues Societies News


The Blues Blowtorch Blues Society in Bloomington, IL is still accepting applications the Central Illinois Blues Challenge on June 3, 2007 to be held at the Mackinaw Valley Vineyard. The winner  will represent BBS at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in early 2008. Submission deadline is April 19th 2007.

 

Please contact  Deborah Mehlberg at deborah464@aol.com immediately if your Illinois band is interested in competing in this event.

 

 

 


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Performance dates were submitted by Musicians, Club Owners, Blues Societies and Blues festivals.

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Day

Time

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Phone

Address

City

State

Alabama
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Arkansas
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Illinois

Levee Town

April

7 8:30 PM Po-Boys on Bourbon Street 309-681-1241  3207 N. Dries Ln  Peoria IL
Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning Band April 7 10:00PM Tommy's Place 708-389-7810   Blue Island IL
Dave Berchtold and Steve The Harp April 7 9:00 PM Kelleher's Irish Pub (309) 673-6000 619 SW Water St Peoria IL
Denise La Grassa April 9 6:00 PM

 

Redfire Grill   1605 Morrisery Drive Bloomington IL
Kilborn Alley Blues Band April 10 7:00 PM Brandon Casey's 815-802-0202 235 N Kinzie Ave Bradley IL
Rooster Alley April  13 9:00PM Po-Boys 309-681-1241  3207 N. Dries Ln Peoria IL
South Side Cindy & The Slip-Tones April 13 8:00 PM Rhythm Kitchen Music Cafe   325 Water St. Peoria IL
Blueskillet April  14 9:00PM The Rocket Tap     Lewistown IL
Blueskillet April  15 3:00pm Po-Boys 309-681-1241  3207 N. Dries Ln Peoria IL
Rooster Alley April  15   Po-Boys 309-681-1241  3207 N. Dries Ln Peoria IL
The Delta Jets April  15 4:30PM Po-Boys 309-681-1241  3207 N. Dries Ln Peoria IL
Denise La Grassa April 16 6:00 PM

 

Redfire Grill   1605 Morrisery Drive Bloomington IL
Blueskillet April 20   The Brass Rail     Peoria IL
Rooster Alley April 20 5:30 PM Contemporary Art Center 309-674-6822 305 SW Water St Peoria IL
Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning Band April 20 8:00 PM Figli's 815-636-8580   Rockford IL
Dr. Duke Tumatoe April 21 8:00PM Kankakee Valley Boat Club   Cobb Avenue Kankakee IL
Denise La Grassa April 23 6:00 PM

 

Redfire Grill   1605 Morrisery Drive Bloomington IL
Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning Band April 27 8:30 PM Mocha 815-579-4010   Highwood IL
Sippy & The Night Owls April 27 9:00 PM The Friendly Inn 217-349-8215 109 W. Ashmore Rd. Ashmore IL
Sippy & The Night Owls April 28 8:30 PM Jumpin' Jax 217-379-9671 130 S. Market St. Paxton IL
Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning Band April 28 9:00 PM Lenny's Tap 815-397-9326   Rockford IL
Denise La Grassa April 30 6:00 PM

 

Redfire Grill   1605 Morrisery Drive Bloomington IL
Bill Porter Project May 4 5:30 PM Contemporary Art Center 309-674-6822 305 SW Water St Peoria IL
JuJu Kings May 5 8:00PM Brandon Casey's 815-802-0202 235 N Kinzie Ave Bradley IL
John Nemeth with Junior Watson May 6 6:00PM Brandon Casey's 815-802-0202 235 N Kinzie Ave Bradley IL
Dave Berchtold and Steve The Harp May 11 6:00 PM Willets Winery     Manito IL
Dave Berchtold and Steve The Harp May 15 6:00 PM NV Ultra Lounge 309-454-9357 107 E. Beaufort Normal IL
South Side Cindy & The Slip-Tones May 18 8:30 PM Bogie's     Peoria IL
Joe Metzka May 18 5:30 PM Contemporary Art Center 309-674-6822 305 SW Water St Peoria IL
Nick Boettcher Band May 25 5:30 PM Contemporary Art Center 309-674-6822 305 SW Water St Peoria IL
Sippy & The Night Owls May 26 9:00 PM The Dog House Bar & Grill 217-268-6211 126 N. Oak St. Arcola IL
South Side Cindy & The Slip-Tones June 2 8:30 PM Po-Boys 309-681-1241  3207 N. Dries Ln Peoria IL
Sippy & The Night Owls June 2 8:30 PM Capital City Bar & Grill 217-529-8580 3149 S. Dirksen Parkway Springfield IL
Central Illinois Blues challenge June 3 Noon Mackinaw Valley Vineyard 309 359-9463 33633 Illinois Rte 9 Mackinaw IL
Dave Berchtold and Steve The Harp June 3 11:00 AM Tremont Turkey Festival   Fairgrounds Tremont IL
24th Annual Chicago Blues Festival June 7 11AM-9:30PM Grant Park 312/744-3370   Chicago IL
Dave Chastain Band June 8 5:30 PM Contemporary Art Center 309-674-6822 305 SW Water St Peoria IL
Blueskillet June 9   The Brass Rail     Peoria IL
Dave Berchtold and Steve The Harp June 9 11:00 AM Tremont Turkey Festival   Tremont Fairgrounds Tremont IL
Sippy & The Night Owls June 9 8:30 PM Uncle Buck’s (217) 586-2410 215 S. Lake of The Woods Road Mahomet IL
Dave Berchtold and Steve The Harp June 15 6:00 PM NV Ultra Lounge 309-454-9357 107 E. Beaufort Normal IL
Honey Boy Edwards, Eric Lindell,  Tab Benoit, Billy Boy Arnold, & the Chicago Blues All-Stars featuring Bob Stroger, Billy Flynn & Kenny Smith , The Robert Cray Band June 16 2:30PM Blues on the Fox 630-844-4731 Stolp and Galena Aurora IL
Steve The Harp Blues Band June 16 7:00 PM Mackinaw Valley Vineyard     Mackinaw IL
Dave Berchtold and Steve The Harp June 22 7:00 PM Mackinaw Valley Vineyard     Mackinaw IL
Jenn Jam Blues Festival June  23 Noon Fort Massac State Park   Fort Massac State Park Metropolis IL
Berchtold & the Harp June 29 5:30 PM Contemporary Art Center 309-674-6822 305 SW Water St Peoria IL
Dave Berchtold and Steve The Harp July 6 6:00 PM NV Ultra Lounge 309-454-9357 107 E. Beaufort Normal IL
Sippy & The Night Owls July 7 9:00 PM Johnny’s (217) 892-1111 424 S. Century Blvd. Rantoul IL
Dave Berchtold and Steve The Harp  July  18   Lunchtime Concert   Downtown on the square Bloomington IL
Blueskillet July 20   Woodhull Street Fair     Woodhull IL
Cold Front July 20 5:30 PM Contemporary Art Center 309-674-6822 305 SW Water St Peoria IL
Sippy & The Night Owls July 21 8:30 PM Jumpin’ Jax 217-379-9671 130 S. Market St. Paxton IL
Steve The Harp Blues Band August 18 7:00 PM Mackinaw Valley Vineyard     Mackinaw IL
Robin Crowe Band August 24 5:30 PM Contemporary Art Center 309-674-6822 305 SW Water St Peoria IL
Old School Guitar Heroes Blues Fest September 22 2PM Rivoli Theater 309-734-3297 219 S. Main Street Monmouth IL
Indiana
Stonemartin Band April 21 10:00PM Tip Top Tavern (317) 634-8701 1341 North Capitol Avenue Indianapolis IN
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Iowa
Anthony Jr Boy Jones April 8 6:00PM Checkers Tavern & Eatery 319 364 9927 3120 6th St SW Cedar Rapids IA
The Blue Band April 17 7:00PM Checkers Tavern & Eatery 319 364 9927 3120 6th St SW Cedar Rapids IA
Scott Holt Band April 22 6:00PM Checkers Tavern & Eatery 319 364 9927 3120 6th St SW Cedar Rapids IA
Bryce Janey & Merrill J. Miller April 26 8:00 PM Checkers Tavern & Eatery 319 364 9927 3120 6th St SW Cedar Rapids IA
The Eddie Turner Band May 6 6:00PM Checkers Tavern & Eatery 319 364 9927 3120 6th St SW Cedar Rapids IA
Second Skinny Blues Band, Bad Luck City, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Otis Taylor Band, Hubert Sumlin & Willie "Big Eyes" Smith May 11 4:30PM Simply The Blues Fest   C.E. Richards Rodeo Arena Fort Madison IA
Kansas
The Rhythm Rockets  July  14 5:00 PM Legends At Village West     Kansas City KS
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Kentucky
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Michigan

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Minnesota
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Mississippi
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Missouri
Alvin Jett & the Phat noiZ Blues Band April 7 9:00 PM The Ritz-Carlton     Clayton MO
Murali Coryell April 12 10:00PM BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups 314-436-5222 700 South Broadway St. Louis MO
The Reba Russell Band April 21 8:30PM Blues Down Under at the Shrine 417-887-8274 601 St. Louis Street Springfield MO
Little River Fest April 21 1:00PM outdoor venue 573-737-9619   Hornersville MO
Kent Burnside & The New Generation Blues Band April 21 8:00PM Kerley's Pub & Grill 573-248-0881 214 North Main Street Hannibal MO
Kent Burnside & New Generation Blues April 26 10:00PM BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups 314-436-5222 700 South Broadway St. Louis MO
Big George Brock April 27 10:00PM BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups 314-436-5222 700 South Broadway St. Louis MO
Mark Moore & The Smokers April 28 9:00 PM The Famous Bar   Chippawa St. Louis MO
Nick Moss & the Flip Tops, Harper, Kent Burnside & The New Generation April 28 4:00 PM Round Barn Blues 660-665-2760 2 miles East of Kirksville, MO on Route P Kirksville MO
Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue: Tommy Castro Magic Dick Deanna Bogart & Ronnie Baker Brooks May 3 8:00PM Knuckleheads 816-483-1456 2715 Rochester Ave Kansas City MO
Walter Trout May 6 8:00PM BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups 314-436-5222 700 South Broadway St. Louis MO
Chris Cain Band / Mike Zito Band May 13   BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups 314-436-5222 700 South Broadway St. Louis MO
Spring Wine & Blues Bash June 3 11:00 PM Y Men-s Pavilion 217-316-4141 100 Hill Street Hannibal MO
Randy McAllister June 13 9:30PM BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups 314-436-5222 700 South Broadway St. Louis MO
Ana Popovic June 20 9:30PM BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups 314-436-5222 700 South Broadway St. Louis MO
Bernard Allison, Levee Town, Nace Brothers, Blue Voodoo, Fletcher's One Man Band June  23  3:30 pm - 12:00 am  Bear Creek Blues Festival  660-529-2212  City Park, Corner of Lincoln and Broadway  Slater MO
Curtis Salgado June 24 8:00PM BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups 314-436-5222 700 South Broadway St. Louis MO
Jason Ricci July 1 9:00PM BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups 314-436-5222 700 South Broadway St. Louis MO
Smokin Joe Kubek with Bnois King, Micheal Burks, Candy Kane, August 18 2pm Knuckleheads 816-483-1456 2715 Rochester Ave Kansas City MO
Greater Ozarks Blues Festiva September 7   Downtown Springfield 417-887-6274 500 N. Campbell St. Springfield MO
Ohio
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Pennsylvania
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Tennessee
2nd Annual Delta Groove Blues Revue (Mannish Boys, Hollywood Blue Flames, Phillip Walker / Mitch Kashmar / John Long / Jackie Payne Steve Edmonson Band / Big Pete Pearson & Bob Corritore / Nick Moss & The Flip Tops With Eddie Taylor Jr. & Bill Lupkin / The Kilborn Alley Blues Band) May 11 5:30 PM The Gibson Beale Street Showcase 901-544-7998 145 LT. George Lee Ave Memphis TN
Wisconsin
1st Wisconsin Blues Challenge  April  15  1:00 PM The Brink Lounge  608-661-8599  701 E. Washington Ave.  Madison WI
Danny Francios Band, WestSide Andy & Glenn Davis, Kraig Kenning, David Honey Boy Edwards, Rory Block July  13  4:30 PM  Belleville Community Park    1Bross Circle  Belleville WI
Old Dogs New Trick, James Rolland Band, Tate and The 008 Band, Cash Box Kings, Rev Ravin' ,Eric Tessmer, Michael Burks, Ana Popovic,  Johnny Winter  July  14  10:00 am - Midnight  Belleville Community Park    Bross Circle  Belleville  WI
Big Bull Falls Blues Festival August 17 5:00p.m. Fern Island Park 715-843-0748   Wausau WI

 

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