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Date(s) - 05/22/2016
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Dirty Bar


This May, the North Central Florida Blues Society’s Women in Blues presents the third annual Women in Blues showcase. This year’s event: Past to Present, a Historical Perspective will take a trip through music history from 1910 to present, with a musical review of women’s distinct role in the development of Blues.

Originally held as part of the monthly Blues Jam in May of each year, this year’s event expands to two nights with thirteen singers from three states performing in a new venue, The Great Outdoors Restaurant, as well as at a long-standing Blues lovers’ favorite, the Dirty Bar. The showcase takes place Saturday, May 21st, 2016 at the Great Outdoors Restaurant (65 North Main Street in High Springs), and on Sunday, May 22nd, 2016 at the Dirty Bar (2441 NW 43rd Street, Suite 26B in Gainesville) from 7 pm to 10 pm each evening.

This year’s showcase includes national touring acts Niecie (Detroit,MI) and Patti Parks (Buffalo, NY), as well as Kim Reteguiz (Jacksonville, FL) and Maggie McKinney (Panama City, FL), and nine of Alachua County’s better known Blues performers: Barbara Paul, Becky Sinn, Bridget Kelly, Anna Marie, Cassie Keenum, Cherie Cray, Deby Starr, Michelle Banfield, and Nicole Wagner.

Performances will include artist standards and original material. There is no cover charge for these events.

More information to come at ncfblues.org.