We Have Been Busy!
You haven't heard from us for awhile. We took a breather from our summer Paint the Town Blue Concert series. What a great year. No rain-outs! Three great Denver bands and three terrific Colorado Springs bands. Everyone seems to really enjoy Thorndale Park.
This year, more than ever, we are focusing on expanding the blues in the Colorado Springs area. We have been working with Jazz95.5 to extend "The Community Blues Hour" from just Fridays only, to Monday through Friday, from 12 to 1pm daily! Blues at noon is back in Colorado Springs!
We are also working with the new Jazz-Funk Connection to bring you great blues on Wednesday nights. Our "School of Blues" youth band has re-formed as Take 2 Blues. The kids are sounding really good.Our mentors are teaching these young musicians to listen to each other, as well as how to arrange songs for live performance.
We have been working on our website at pikespeakblues.org. The goal is to have a one-stop-shop for "Blues" in Colorado Springs.
Bands can post their contact information under Your Band Bio tab so the the information can be accessed by those wanting to book blues bands under the Book a Band Tab. We also show the weekly blues calendar on our home page. Blues shows can be listed directly to our calendar through the LOCAL CALENDAR >> LIST YOUR GIG tab. Remind you musician friends to take advantage of these "free" services.
The PPBC board is a blend of blues lovers and performing blues musicians, a balance that helps maintain a good perspective for the Colorado Springs blues scene.
Just a reminder that we can't do all of this for free. Please re-new your membership or join the Pikes Peak Blues Community for the first time. Be an active part of a fun group of people.
A Monday through Friday radio hour has been missing from the Colorado Springs listening area for a long time. We are proud of the fact that the Pikes Peak Blues Community acted as a catalyst in getting this started with our "Community Blues Hour". The station is playing a great variety of cool blues from the blues classics, to newer blues and includes local/regional blues artists as well. There is a application available to listen on your phone or computer! We hear often how excited blues music fans are to have the opportunity to get the required minimum daily dose of blues.
The Jazz-Funk Connection is working to bring great blues to Colorado Springs on Wednesday nights. The owner of the Jazz-Funk Connection is a musician and is working diligently, making his club a place where musicians love to play and patrons love to listen and dance. There are plans in the works to bring in national blues acts. The food and drink(s) are tasty and reasonably priced. If you enjoy great barbecue, catfish and blues, this is your Wednesday night ticket!
The blues community wants to help grow this club into your "go to" place in Colorado Springs. Please give the Jazz-Funk Connection a try.
This picture is of opening blues night featuring our good friend Eric Boa and the Constrictors.
We are back at Stargazers Theatre on Friday, November 22nd, 2019. Our School of Blues band, Take 2 Blues, will be performing along with three outstanding youth blues acts from the Denver/Fort Collins area. You NEED to come out and see this show. You will realize that Blues is indeed alive and well. Prepare to be amazed. Doors at 6pm. Donations of $10 are appreciated or free with a valid Student Identification card.
The membership appreciation HAM/YAM JAM is back. If you have a valid Pikes Peak Blues Membership card, dinner is FREE to the first 100 members through the doors. If you card isn't valid, this would be a great time to renew! If you haven't been to our Stargazers jams in awhile, you will be very surprised. We have a lot of new young players coming out and are being mentored by our seasoned blues veterans, helping them learn the elements of Blues.
In many ways the Jams are at the heart of blues and jazz. Learning to listen and connect with other players is what players live for and audiences really enjoy. Come out and celebrate with us at PPBC.
As you have read through the above events, you should realize that "your" Pikes Peak Blues Community is working tirelessly bringing great blues to Colorado Springs. We can't do it without your support. Please renew your membership if you haven't done so. Remind your non-member friends that this is a great organization to support.
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