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EVENT: Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
WHEN: Sunday, July 1st, 2007
TIME: 5 p.m.
WHERE: Blues On Grand, 15th & Grand, Des Moines, IA
ADMISSION: $12 for Blues Society members, $15 for non-members
We couldn’t think of a more appropriate time to honor the Class of 2006 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame inductees than the Sunday following all of the festivities surrounding the high-profile Des Moines Arts Festival.
That’s right, on Sunday, July 1st, just as the Arts Fest is shutting things down on another great year, the doors will be opening at Blues On Grand at 5 p.m. for the IBHOF Induction Ceremony!
Yes, the IBHOF Class of 2006 finally gets introduced to the public with what will be another memorable night of music, food and fellowship. The Class of 2006 includes Rick Cicalo, Craig Erickson, Steve Hayes, and Bo Ramsey. The Iowa Blues Hall of Fame is a program of the Central Iowa Blues Society.
There will be music beginning at 6 p.m. by the same IBHOF Band that will have performed at the Arts Fest that previous Friday night with the Blues In The Schools students. The IBHOF band will feature IBHOF members Dartanyan Brown, Sam Salomone and George Davis.
You will also be offered a full dinner with your paid admission. This year, Tia-Juana’s will be serving up a selection of tasty foods, which will include fried fish and chicken, green beans with new potatoes and ham, spicy cheesy potatoes, macaroni & cheese, corn cobbettes, cornbread and rolls, plus cookies for dessert.
At around 7 p.m., we will begin honoring the new inductees, each of which will receive an IBHOF plaque. The inductees will then have the opportunity to perform with the house band and with each other. It should be a very interesting and memorable night for the Blues in Iowa!
Admission for this historic event is $12 for any Blues Society member, and $15 for non-members. $5 of every cover charge will go back to the new IBHOF inductees.
Craig Erickson has recorded several strong albums of his own, as well as being part of the band on the Glenn Hughes Blues album, forging a worldwide reputation as an ultra-talented guitarist with a powerful fusion of Rock and Blues.
“Rico” Cicalo and Steve “The Chief” Hayes have been a rhythm section team for many, many years performing with numerous other top Iowa artists including Greg Brown, Dave Zollo, Dave Moore and fellow IBHOF members Patrick Hazell, Joe Price, and Bo Ramsey, including playing on Ramsey’s recent Stranger Blues album.
Bo Ramsey, renowned for his songwriting skills and his unique style of guitar playing, has reached worldwide acclaim for his own work, in addition for his work with many of the aforementioned artists, as well as his touring and recording stint with Lucinda Williams.
Please come and be a part of this night where we will honor these great Iowa musicians!
Proud sponsors for the IBHOF Induction Ceremony include the Central Iowa Blues Society, the Linn County Blues Society, Blues On Grand, Cityview, KFMG-LP 99.1 FM, VividPix & Design, Tia-Juana’s, Ron McClain, A Sensation Mobile Music Productions, Barber’s Piano Service, Fishlips3 Beads & Blues, KeanInsight, American Awards, Andy Lyons Cameraworks, Chef’s Kitchen, Chris Miner, Hiland Park Hardware, Music Circuit Presentations, Southside Music Studio, Winstons Restaurant, A Mold Detective, and Classic Hats For Men. Please support these fine folks that are supporting the Blues in Iowa!
CONTACT: Don “T-Bone” Erickson, Co-chair – IBHOF Committee