Looking For Blues This Friday & Saturday?

Here Are Some Of The Many Opportunities Available:

Coco Montoya
Coco Montoya

Friday, August 19
Bayport BBQFattenin' Frogs
Boomer's Lounge, RochesterSena Ehrhardt Band
Cafe ZiaCurtis Marlatt
Famous Dave's Blues & BBQLil' Ed & the Blues Imperials
Minnesota Music CafeCoco Montoya
Sea Salt & Dusty's BarLonesome Dan Kase
Wilebski's Blues SaloonBryan Lee & the Blues Power Band
Saturday, August 20
Cafe ZiaCurtis Blake & Don Scott
Famous Dave's Blues & BBQ (Patio)Trent Romens (Solo)
Narrows Blues SaloonBruce McCabe & the Rich Poor Men
Neumann's BarGood Time Willy
West Bank Music FestivalJavier & the Innocents Sons, many more.
Wilebski's Blues SaloonMagic Slim

Loring Theater Offers Discount To GTCBMS Members

Charlie Parr

$2 Off On Selected Blues Shows

The Loring Theater, 1407 Nicollet Avenue S., Minneapolis, is offering Blues Society members a $2 discount off the price of regular admission for the following three performances: September 2 — Charlie Parr & Peter Lang, November 9 — Julie Johnson & the No-Accounts and December 3 — Scottie Miller. Members may use their cards to receive a discount at the Loring Box Office or use a code when ordering tickets online. The code will be mailed to members-only in a separate email.


Blues For Kids — Banner Year!

Ten Scheduled Events, Five Different Instructors

We wish to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of Blues For Kids Coordinator, Joe Byrnes, and the volunteer instructors who have made this program a success. This year, veteran instructors Nigel Egg, Mike Fugazzi and Everett Smithson have been joined by Rhona Brack and "Boom Boom" Steve Vonderharr in the popular "harmonica" program offered by the GTCBMS to schools, libraries and festival events. In February of 2012, "Lady J", Jacquie Maddix will be presenting a Blues history class in conjunction with Blues For Kids. For more info on the Blues For Kids program see: http://www.gtcbms.org/bfk.html. To reach Joe Byrnes contact: blues4kids@gtcbms.org


Now Accepting CD's For IBC Competition

"Best Self-Produced CD" To Go To Memphis

From now until October 15, 2011, the Greater Twin Cities Blues Music Society is accepting CD's produced by Minnesota acts for consideration for the Blues Foundation's "Best Self-Produced CD" Competition. A panel of local judges will select a CD as the GTCBMS's affiliate-representative at the competition. CD's will be judged on: (1) Blues Content, (2) Musical Performance, (3) Audio Quality of the Presentation, (4) Cover Art and Design and (5) Credits and Liner Information. The CD must have been released between November 1, 2010 - October 15, 2011 to be eligible for this year's competition (the GTCBMS deadline is earlier than the Blues Foundation deadline because we have to have time to determine an affiliate winner). Performers who have previously been nominated for a Blues Music Award (formerly the W.C. Handy Music Award) are not eligible. For complete rules see: http://www.blues.org/ibc/selfcdrules.php.

CD's should be sent to:
CD Competition
GTCBMS
P.O. BOX 580704
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55458

Email inquiries to: jake@gtcbms.org


Help Me, I Can't Do It By Myself

Seeking GTCBMS Board of Directors Candidates

The GTCBMS is looking for persons interested in serving a two-year term on the Board of Directors or joining one of our committees. Now that we have over 300 members, we would like to see some new faces on our committees and Board of Directors. In accordance with our bylaws, persons interested in being candidates for the Board should contact the Secretary, Melody Jacobson, before November 2 at: melody@gtcbms.org. Committee volunteers can also contact Melody at any time throughout the year.


Suggestions For Blues Foundation
"Keeping the Blues Alive" Award?

An Opportunity To Honor Non-Performer's Contributions

As an affiliate organization of the Blues Foundation, Greater Twin Cities Blues Music Society is given the chance to nominate candidates for the "Keeping The Blues Alive" awards each year. For example, The Electric Fetus was nominated by GTCBMS as "Retailer" and won in 2007. For a list of past winners and more information visit: http://www.blues.org/#ref=kba_index. We need some ideas prior to September 30, 2011. You may send your nomination ideas to jake@gtcbms.org.


The Greater Twin Cities Blues Music Society is a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible non-profit organization. All membership donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

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GTCBMS Participating Merchants
Abetto's Deli & Catering
560 Como Ave
St. Paul, MN 55103
651-488-4040
10% Off Any Deli Purchase Excluding the $5.60 Pizza
Alligator Records
Alligator Records
Chicago, IL
15% off any item purchased online with Coupon Code.(Inquire info@gtcbms.org)
Annona Gourmet
Annona Gourment
2907 Pentagon Drive
St. Anthony, MN 55418
612-354-2927
$2 Off Purchase of $20+ on oil & vinegar
Bascali's Brick Oven
Bascali's Brick Oven
1552 Como Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
651-645-6617
20% Off Total Bill
Best Of India
Best of India
8120 Minnetonka Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
952-935-2320
15% Off Total Bill (Dine-In Only, 5-9 pm, Sun - Thurs)
Wilebski's Blues Saloon
Wilebski's Blues Saloon

1638 Rice St.
St Paul, MN 55103
651-331-0929
$2 Off Weekend Cover Charge
Cafe Zia
2723 Lexignton Ave N
Roseville, MN 55112
651-697-9087
15% Off Order
The Coffee Grounds
The Coffee Grounds

1579 Hamline Ave
St Paul, MN 55108
651-644- 9959
15% Discount
Creative Carving
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
651-431-0519
25% or more Discount on Instructional DVD's and any carvings on web site. Call for discount and to order.
Loring Theater The Loring Theater
1407 Nicollet Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612)353-6781
$2 Discount Off Select Blues Shows
The Italian Pie Shoppe Eagan
Italian Pie Shoppe

1438 Yankee Doodle Rd.
Eagan, MN 55105v 651-452-4525
20% Discount
The Italian Pie Shoppe St Paul
Italian Pie Shoppe

1670 Grand Ave
St Paul, MN 55105
651-221-0093
20% Discount
Live Flowers, LLC
Live Flowers

15677 May Avenue
Marine-On-St-Croix, MN 55047
651-433-5075
15% Discount on bouquets of fresh-cut garden flowers, $40 & up, pick-up only in Marine-On-St-Croix
The Rhythm Room
Rhythm Room

1019 E Indian School Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85014
602-265-4842
Half off cover on *Friday & Saturday (our blues nights) *(Does not apply to independent promoter shows.)
Sail Away Cafe
3121 St Croix Trail South
(Market Square)
Afton, MN 55001
651-436-6555
15% discount on food and drink, dine-in only. Not during special events (street dance, 4th of July).
Shaw's Bar & Grillv 1528 University Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
612-781-4405
15% off bill.
Not available for specials or Happy Hour, in-house only.