May Blues News
Saturday Blues Night
The Elegante' is booking some of Colorado's finest blues bands for your listening and dancing enjoyment! The shows are scheduled to start at 7:00pm and the Hotel is offering dinner and other specials to holders of a current PPBC Membership card. Come out and see some of your local favorites and some great bands that you may not have had the opportunity to hear. We will be posting the scheduled Blues Nights, as always, here on our website at www.pikespeakblues.org/elegante-blues-night/
Quarterly Blues Jam
Our next Quarterly Blues Jam is Wednesday, June 6th. Local Blues players, grab your instruments and come out and have a great evening catching up with your musical friends and playing some blues at Stargazers. Donation is $5 at the door.
Paint the Town Blue
By popular demand we are back at Thorndale Park (Uintah and 26th). Playground for the kids, great sound and a beautiful setting. This year we have a food truck for those of us who like a little food with our blues. We are very proud of our line-up. Show from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
IF WE HAVE A RAINOUT - look on the home page of the website - pikespeakblues.org and we will post the cancellation by 4:45pm the day of the event.
School of Blues
This is the first year we are establishing this new program called PPBC School of Blues! We are patterned after the Omaha Blues Society's BluesEd program where we are building youth blues bands from the talented High School and Middle School kids in the area. We will be having seven workshops for each band. The first six are for our professional blues mentors to teach and arrange six songs selected by the kids and the seventh is to teach the kids how to put the songs together into a show. You will be able to see these bands perform this summer and possibly during year as opportunities open up.
Follow this YouTube link to check out Omaha's Us and Them Youth blues band at the 2017 The International Blues Challenge in Memphis! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vOrXB3EkvQ