If you missed the first Blues in the District of 2017--and judging by the size of the Washington Park crowd, you didn't--but IF you did, you missed not one, but TWO amazing performances. Hurricane Ruth absolutely SLAYED the stage with some crazy good blues tunes--an awesome kickoff to the 20th …
If you attend The Blues in the District tonight you might see some people selling raffle tickets during the event. In honor of this being the 20th anniversary for Blues in the District, the District will be raffling off a "Weekend in Chicago".
The Blues in The District will be celebrating its 20th anniversary when the season kicks off this Friday. The 2017 lineup for this year's free concerts will begin with Hurricane Ruth performing Friday night.
You know it is almost summer when "Down By The River" rolls around. This year's opener will take place in Hannibal at the Y Men's Pavilion on Friday, May 19. The opening act, sponsored by Hannibal National Bank, will feature Madd Hoss Jackson.
Last Friday night I was in attendance at the Community Cancer Crush event at The Ambiance in Quincy. It is a major fundraiser to assist people who are dealing with cancer and was begun after Luke Tappe lost his father, Ted Tappe to cancer.
From the category of "Where did the Summer go?", the final Blues of the District concert of the year will be held Friday at Washington Park. Hector Anchondo will perform in the season finale which will put the wraps on season number 19.