The 6th annual Women in Blues Showcase is May 19th at Cypress & Grove, a fantastic 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 some that have participated in WIB showcases all over the country.
This year’s performers are:
Melanie Murray (Gainesville, FL)
Nora Gauck (Keystone Heights, FL)
Amanda Ferwerda (Gainesville, FL)
Barbara Paul Armbrecht (Gainesville, FL)
Michelle Banfield (Gainesville, FL)
Tullie Brae (Nashville, TN)
Doris A. Fields (Beckley, WV)
Bridget Kelly (Gainesville, FL)
Niecie (Detroit, MI/Nashville, TN)
Patti Parks (Buffalo, NY)
Brigitte Purdy (Los Angeles, CA)
Deb Ryder (Topanga, CA)
Queen Iretta Sanders (Jackson, MS)
Sheba the Mississippi Queen (Ocala, FL)
Pam Taylor (Lancaster, SC)
Ruth Wyand (Kill Devil Hills, NC)
Christine Alexander (Pensacola, FL), drums
Leigh-Anne Stanton (Ottawa, ON), bass
Pam Taylor (Lancaster, SC), guitar
The event will run from 2 to 7 pm.
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.
Do you wish to donate to support the NCFBS Women in Blues Showcase? Or do you wish to purchase advance admission to the event? Donate using the PayPal button below ($10 plus processing fees).