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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Blues Bands Needed

Illinois Blues has some news about blues bands needed for upcoming festivals!!!

Festivals seeking Blues performers!

22nd Annual Washington Street Jazz & Blues Festival - June 28, 2008 - Springfield, IL

The Springfield Area Arts Council (Springfield, IL) announces the date of the 22nd Annual Washington Street Jazz & Blues Festival will be June 28, 2008. The event will feature six bands on two stages. Proceeds from the event benefit the programs and services of the Springfield Area Arts Council and provide matching grant funds for the Community Arts Access program which re-grants to local arts and social service organizations with arts programming.

The Deadline for Jazz or Blues band submissions is February 22, 2008. Entries should include a demo CD or cassette tape and bio information. Bands that performed last year (2007) are not eligible. Submit entries to the Springfield Area Arts Council, 420 South Sixth Street, Springfield, IL 62701. For more information contact Penny Wollan-Kriel, Assistant Director, 217-753-3519.

The 13th Annual Cape Fear Blues Festival - July 25th- 27th, 2008 - Wilmington NC

Southeastern North Carolina’s premier blues event, The 13th Annual Cape Fear Blues Festival is seeking blues acts to submit press/promo kits for booking consideration. The event is held on the historic riverfront of Wilmington NC. Events include the Festival concert, Blues Cruise, workshops, and various nightly club shows.

Our stage is open to any regional styling or flavor of the blues. Traditional, contemporary, electric, acoustic, and solo acts are welcome. You are encouraged to ship a CD, bio, photo, and related materials immediately – deadline for submissions is Feb. 28. Links to electronic press kits (epk’s) are okay, but a ‘hard copy’ kit is mandatory. Visit for shipping info and additional details.

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