Sunday dawned bright and beautiful as ABS members gathered at Blind Willie's. Thanks to our host band, Funky Bluester for a great afternoon of classic blues. If you enjoyed them, you might want to know that they’ll be playing the 10th Annual Grayson Chili Cook Off, Grayson, GA, on November 8th. The jam was great fun and featured several new members. Thanks to everyone for coming out. http://www.blindwilliesblues.com/ http://www.funkybluester.com/home
Save the dates:
Saturday, November 15 – Monthly Meeting at Darwin's
Sunday, December 14 – ABS Holiday Party
September Monthly Meeting
The September meeting at Steve’s Live Music was “off the chain”. Those of us who got there early were treated to the end of the regularly scheduled Jazz Brunch which featured some Big Band music. We would highly recommend that you check this out at Steve’s Live Music every Sunday from 12:30-3:30. Then our host band, Frets on Fire took the stage, wow these guys are getting tall and playing and singing better than ever. Definitely check them out soon – once they get out of school they will be famous! A few short announcements, some great drinks and the best flatbreads in town, and we were on to the jam. We had some very talented performers, especially lots of vocalists this time as well as guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, harmonica and even flute. Congratulations to our raffle winners Cyndi Reed who won 2 tickets to the Grayson Blues & Brews Fest, Paul & Karen Huppertz also won 2 tickets to the Grayson Fest and Elliott Horner won a bottle of Cathead Vodka. http://www.steveslivemusic.com/ https://www.facebook.com/fretsonfireband
Get $5 off General Admission & VIP tickets by entering the code:
Blues2014 – by September 30, 2014.
There is a $5 discount code for Atlanta Blues Society members and it is ABS. To redeem, simply go to www.bradentonbluesfestival.org/tickets/, click Buy Tickets Online, then type ABS in the Promo Code box and click Find Promo Code.
3rd Annual Bradenton Blues Festival along the Riverwalk December 6, 2014 • Gates open at 10:00 AM
452 3rd Avenue West Bradenton, Florida 34205
ABS Bluescast is going strong! We've had the stream on line for a month and we have gone to
#19 of all blues stations on the web
and #1000 of all stations (out of 8,000 stations).
We are being listened to in 39 countries around the globe. We are being Listened to in 33 out of the 50 states throughout the country.
In the last 30 days we have had 1306 Hours of listening time on our station! ALL Local artists with New releases are getting 48 Spins Each on the Roots Music Report Radio Charts.
The Atlanta Blues Society, as a Blues Affiliate has pledged $1,000 to help make it happen -- check it out -- We are the latest member of the 250 Club!
Since its earliest days, the Foundation has envisioned a Blues Hall of Fame. Artist renditions appeared as early as the 1983 Blues Music Award program. Foundation leaders have long recognized that, in addition to stability and operating efficiencies, a permanent home for The Blues Foundation will dramatically improve its ability to fulfill its mission.
A key component for the success of any organization is a sound fiscal base from which to meet its goals and objectives. In recent years, The Blues Foundation has built such a base while continuing to fulfill its mission in each of the above noted programs and activities.
In 2006, the Foundation adopted a strategic plan that embraced a permanent home. The following year, with a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, the Foundation began work with Design 500 to discern requirements for and shape the new home—its location, size, space allocations, and programming priorities.
A suitable location was identified in December 2010—a condominium located at 421 South Main with approximately 3,800 square feet at street level and 7,700 square feet on the lower level. By this time, The Blues Foundation had quietly and steadily eliminated all debt and built reserves of more than $400,000. This financial strength enabled the Foundation to secure a short-term loan to help pay for the purchase of its new building and some basic renovations when this opportunity arose.
Foundation operations began there on July 5, 2011. With the first phase completed, The Blues Foundation continues to pursue its goal: a home that enhances the ability to carry out its mission.
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