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Lady A’s Back Porch Blues at Blues On in Old Town Tacoma
July 13 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
3rd Annual “Blues ON! in Old Town Tacoma” on target for Saturday, July 13th, 2019 This community festival is all ages and is FREE to the public. Old Town Park is the gathering spot for BLUES ON! in Old Town Tacoma 2019! This festival offers blues fans the chance to be in an outdoor, yet intimate setting and share the energy with award-winning local and national acts. Blues ON has built a reputation for presenting a solid lineup and this season is no different. Kicking off the day is Pacific Northwest Legend, Little Bill and the Blue Notes, who have celebrated over 60 years of the blues. This singer, songwriter and bass player has a roomful of awards including NW Hall of Fame, the W.C. Handy Award and the BB Life Time Achievement Award. The day’s blues journey continues with regional favorite the Nick Mardon Blues Trio, Soul & Blues Diva Lady A & her Back Porch Blues show, and the internationally-touring Stacy Jones Band. Headlining the show is CROS, an Arizona-based, funky quartet fronted by Grammy nominee Charles Mack, who is also former bassist for Lucky Peterson and James Cotton. Murph’s BBQ will be on site with hotdogs and hamburgers and BLISS Ice Cream will offer all the chilly, sweet treats. There will also be a beer/wine garden and plenty of options for the whole family. Mark your calendar for Saturday, July 13th and prepare for a fun-filled day of music and blues community! To build upon the original tradition of the festival, and to show support for the community, the Old Town Business Association created a non-profit 501 C3; The Robert “Ted” Brown Foundation – 501 (C3) #82-0956108, which donated over $2,000 to the Tacoma School District K-12 music program in 2017 and 2018. Thank you tremendously for your support of the Blues, this foundation, and the people working hard to continue a partnership between blues music and Old Town that began over 25 years ago. We’ll see you there!