January Blues News
A great new year for Pikes Peak Blues Community.
2018 had a lot of activity. Stargazers Showcases, Paint the Town Blue, Saturday night blues at the Elegante, Jam Sessions at Stargazers, a new youth band (B^6) and a great International Blues Challenge Competition! We have strengthened our bond with the Denver Blues Societies and connected with a lot of great bands from the Denver area.
In 2019 we are continuing with our activity but we are really focusing on our local blues bands. Our showcases are using local bands or a combination of local and Denver bands. There is a new Thursday Blues Night at the Motif Jazz Cafe where we are teaming to bring you some of the best local talent. (It is difficult to promote local blues when you have no blues clubs!) Pikes Peak Blues Community is counting on our blues loving members to support this by coming out on Thursday evenings to support blues at the Motif.
PS: Our new 2019 "blue" coffee cups are available on January 10th at the Erik Boa Showcase. Come out and buy one or wait until your memberships expire to renew and get one FREE!
This is a showcase that we have been looking forward to! Erik Boa has been wonderful at our Paint the Town Blue Summer concerts and now the Constrictors are coming to Stargazers! Erik was here a few weeks ago at the Tuesday Benny's Jam giving blues fans a taste of what's coming. Erik has a great Chicago blues feel and a lot of great original tunes that you will enjoy.
There is an added bonus at this showcase where we are introducing the Wendy St Cyre Band. This is a new local blues band. Wendy is a soulful blues singer supported by Ken Koga's great blues guitar. Don't miss this!
There is really not much I can add about this. This is a SATURDAY NIGHT showcase. Get There early if you want a seat!
PPBC is proud to announce a partnership with the Motif Jazz Cafe to promote the Blues every Thursday evening. We have been looking for a great room to have weekly, consistent blues and this could be the ticket. This is a venue where you know you can get great blues, great food and drink and sit with your blues friends to enjoy a terrific evening.
Beautiful, elegant and acoustically excellent Motif interior. Motif is offering Blues and Barbecue specials every Thursday. Shows from 7:00pm-11:00pm. The entertainment is listed on our Calendar.
Colorado is sending six acts to compete in the Memphis International Blues Challenge this year! PPBC is sending the Movers and Shakers and The Hustle Kings. If you have not been to the IBC in Memphis you are really missing something!