CINCINNATI, OH – December 16, 2010: The Cincy Blues Society celebrates over two decades of supporting the Blues with its hottest Winter Blues Fest line up yet! On January 28 and 29, 2011 The Southgate House in Newport, KY, will be rocking with 25 of the best local blues bands.
At 6:00 pm on each evening, the Fest will be kicked off with special performances by Cincy Blues Society’s Blues in the Schools (BITS) Band. “This event is the primary fundraiser for the BITS program, so it’s only fitting to showcase the talent and hard work of the students in the program,” says festival coordinator Mark Bubash. “By keeping the blues alive through these young musicians, we’re helping to inspire future blues performers and fans.”
The full line up includes: B. Hatfield Band, Bad Men on a Mission, Balderdash, The Blue Birds, The Blues Merchants, Blues Therapy Rx, Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, The Electric Souls, G. Miles & The Hitmen, The Gear Shifts, John Redell & Company, The Juice, Kayneevol, Leo Clarke Band, Miss Lissa & Company, The Mudpies, Ralph & the Rhythm Hounds, Richie & The Students, Sonny’s All Blues Band, Tempted Souls Band, Them Bones, Thomas Long & Blue Sacrifice, and Voodoo Puppet. This line-up may be subject to change.
Advance tickets will be available for purchase on January 1 online — a link to the new ticket vendor will be on the CincyBlues.org website — for $15 (plus a $2.75 service fee per ticket) and in person at the Southgate House Lounge, or at Shake It Records in Northside (no service fee if purchased in cash from SGH or Shake It, $2.00 fee if you use a credit card). On each day of the show, tickets will be $20 at the door.
A full list of performers and scheduled times is available on Cincy Blues Fest’s website: http://cincyblues.org