Blues On The Chippewa was a truly great event and huge success. While there is always room for improvement this year’s three night format worked out pretty great! I think the performers had the best time of all! Almost all that I heard and talked to said that they thought this was a really cool festival. They couldn’t believe that admission was essentially free! Many of them were playing the blues fest circuit and almost everywhere the admission is at least $30/day! We sure have some good things goin on here in the Chippewa Valley, and many are still flying under the radar! Blues On The Chippewa is definitely getting known better outside of here. People are traveling from not just Eau Claire, but all over Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and Missouri. That’s just some of the folks I met.
By the time this issue hits your local tavern, Tuesday Night Blues will be closing it’s 4th season with Left Wing Bourbon on Aug. 28th. It has been a great year. Though a little warm at times it hasn’t kept the crowds from averaging in the 5-600 people area, and not a rain out all year so far. The TNB fan base is growing all the time and the support and response has been great. I was just commenting to some of the other volunteers the other night how great it feels to have the bands saying what an awesome event we have and thanks so much for including them. Every performer this year has expressed this to us! It really makes all the effort worth while. So I just want to say to all of you that come to Tuesday Night Blues, whether it’s occasionally or every Tuesday, THANK YOU ALL!!! Without you and your positive feedback we wouldn’t be there.
Don’t miss Left Wing Bourbon on August 28th. I know they will give us a performance that will make us all hope the Tuesday after Memorial day comes around again pretty quick.
There are some good things happening real soon.
Sept 2nd, Labor Day Sunday
Pete Neumann & The Real Deal - playing at the Minnesota State Fair 2-6 p.m.
Steve Meyer & True Heat - Rising Sun Farm in River Falls from 2-5 p.m.
The Blues Jam at Shari’s Chippewa Club in Durand starts at 6 p.m.
Sept 3rd, Labor Day
Pete Neumann & The Real Deal - Brady’s Brew House, New Richmond 4-6 p.m.
Steve Meyer & True Heat - JJ’s in Hammond 8:30 – midnight
Sept 22nd This looks really good!
Gypsy Road Saloon is sponsoring the 2nd annual Wilson Fall Music Festival! Satuday September 22, 2012. One Stage, One Day, One Ticket! Eau Claire's own James Solberg featuring Hoopsnakes guitarist Charlie Bingham! Twin Cities Favorite Lamont Cranston with special guest Bruce McCabe! Left Wing Burbon from Durand, WI and Bob Bingham Delta Blues Acoustic! Show starts at 3:00pm. This is a outdoor event with Free Parking, Vendors, Limited Camping, Food and Much More! Advance tickets are $15.00. $20.00 at the door. You may purchase tickets at www.ticketwork.com or call 715-772-4776. Our Website is www.gypsyroadsoon.com.
Check the Chippewa Valley Blues Society website www.chippewavalleyblues.com/ and/or the Tuesday Night Blues Facebook page www.facebook.com/tnblues for more info. Tune in to WHYS 96.3 Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. for Snapshot’s blues show.
Thanks for lending me an ear! We’ll be seein’ ya around.