We are getting excited as the time draws closer – so many great performers will be participating! The 5th annual Women in Blues Showcase is May 20th at Cypress & Grove, a fantastic new woman-owned venue. Join us in celebrating the Blues and the important role female performers have played, do play, and will play in keeping the music vibrant.
The performers this year include International Blues Challenge participants (including Finalists and Semifinalists) and those that have participated in WIB showcases all over the country.
This year’s performers are:
Barbara Paul (Gainesville, FL)
Michelle Banfield (Gainesville, FL)
Cindy Bear (Jacksonville, FL)
Amanda Ferwerda (Gainesville, FL)
Doris “Lady D” Fields (Beckley, WV)
Bridget Kelly (Gainesville, FL)
Amy Hart (Nashville, TN)
Cassie Keenum (Gainesville, FL)
Laurie Lacross-Wright (Winter Haven, FL/Flint, MI)
Lauren Mitchell (Bradenton, FL)
Niecie (Detroit, MI/Nashville, TN)
Chelsea Nicole Oxendine (Gainesville/Live Oak, FL)
Sheba the Mississippi Queen (Ocala, FL)
Sugar and Spice Revue (Tampa, FL)
Pam Taylor (Lancaster, SC)
The event will run from 3 to 9 pm. Admission will be a suggested donation of $10. Advance admission can be purchased at https://ncfblues.org/women-in-blues/.
A Samantha Fish Autographed guitar and poster will be available through a raffle or auction at the event!
Cypress & Grove Brewery have put together a video for our Women in Blues Showcase May 20! Check it out here: https://vimeo.com/266763620
The North Central Florida Blues Society, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to preserve, cultivate, nurture and promote the Blues and support Blues performance in North Central Florida while providing an increased awareness and appreciation for Blues music through education, promotion and performance.