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Friday, June 25, 2010

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THU 6/24 - SUN 7/3
... and the Blues just keeps on commin.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
FestivALL 2010
, Charleston, WV
A City Becomes a Work of ArtAnnual "Mayor's Concert"
Clay Center
2010 Headliners:  "The Pointer Sisters"
Friday, June 25, 2010
FestivALL 2010
, Charleston, WV
A City Becomes a Work of Art
"Brews, Blues & BBQ"  -
 U of Charleston lawn(Outside)
Domestic & hand-crafted beer stations, lots of great barbeque, blues music.
$12 advance/$15 gate
5:30PM -  Blues du Jour
630PM -  Miss Freddye & Blue Faze (Pittsburgh)
730PM -  Kristine Jackson  (Cleveland)
830PM -  Eden Brent (Greenville, MS/Blues Artist of Year/Piano BMA/2010)
10PM -  Bette LaVette    The FABULOUS Bette LaVette!!
Rhythm, Blues & All That Jazz 
Weekend- Lewisburg, WV
Carnegie Hall - 3nd Annual - Fri & Sat
105 Church Street, Lewisburg, WV  24901
Friday night - Jazz (in the hall)  730PM   $10
The Bob Thompson Unit or Call 304-645-7917
See Saturday Blues Schedule below. 
Unfortunately same weekend as FestivALL - more about that later.

"Rhythm On The River"
 Music Series -
Pomeroy, OH
"The Ark Band"
Reggae from Columbus, OH
Great reggae & island music  -
outside @  riverside amphitheater.
Presented by the Pomeroy Blues & Jazz Society.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
- Charleston, WV (Continues)
A City Becomes a Work of Art "Wine & All That Jazz
U of Charleston lawn (Outside)
WV vineyards from all over the state to sample/buy, great food & JAZZ
$18 advance/$20 gate. 
Outstanding JAZZ all day:
2PM - Dugan Carter
3PM -  Bluenotes
4PM -  Actual Rhinoceros
530PM - "Matias-Rocha  Nueva Trova, Featuring Otello Molineaux
7PM - Bob Thompson Unit
830PM - Joe Lovano - Us Five
              The GREAT Joe Lovano -- Blue Note recording artist & composer
              "One of the greatest musicians in jazz history"  The New York Times
                World-Class jazz sax
Rhythm, Blues & All That Jazz  Weekend- Lewisburg, WV (Continues)
Carnegie Hall - 3nd Annual - Fri & Sat
105 Church Street, Lewisburg, WV  24901
Saturday All DAY  -
BLUES (in the hall)   $20
330PM -   John Hammond
Unparalleled solo acoustic blues - 
5:15PM -  Janiva Magness 
BMA Award Winner - BB King Entertainer of  2009, BMA Award Winner - Contemporary Female Artist of Year, 2009
730 PM - Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience
Grammy Winning blend of New Orleans Funk,  Reggae-flavored Afro-Caribbean World Music  Call 304-645-7917
Unfortunately same weekend as FestivALL - more about that later.

Friday, July 2nd   2010
Marietta Lafayette Hotel
Parking Lot   (Outside)   5PM
Front Street, Downtown Marietta
Only $5 Admission  --  Charity:
(proceeds go to "The Friends of Front Street" for beautification)
16th Annual; this is the festival "Moon" Mullen (now Mayor) and I started back in 1994.  It has become a Marietta Tradition - great time with fellow live music fans
It has never been "rained out," but was moved inside the hotel a couple of years ago. 
Music - Beer - Food -
Everything You Need. 
Music starts at 5PM
EXCEPTIONAL LINEUP for 2010 (Thanks to Cobbler John,  President of BJFMS)
LINEUP: --  Bongo Joe & Little Steve-O
                Akron, Ohio
Outstanding Acoustic Blues Duo
Solo/Duo Winner of 2010 River City Ohio Blues Competition.
      -   Angel Blue & The Blues Prophets
                       Pittsburgh, PA .
Multiple-Year Finalists, River City Ohio Blues Competition
         Mojo Theory
                      Columbus, Ohio. 
PBP- Powerful Blues Performance
2010 IBC Finalists, Winners  of 2009 Big Bend Blues Bash Competition  
Winners of 2008 River City Ohio Blues Competition, 

"Rhythm On the River"
Music Series - Pomeroy, Ohio
Featuring Eilen Jewell -
hot new acoustic artist.
Boise born, Boston based, she puts her own beautiful stamp on old country, folk and blues.
outside @  riverside amphitheater.
EVERY FRIDAY June 25 - August 13
Presented by the Pomeroy Blues & Jazz Society.

Saturday, July 3rd  2010
" Wing Thing": 
Lafayette Hotel    6PM
Front Street, Downtown Marietta.
Annual chicken wing cookoff among area restaurants for bragging rights. 
$5 to get in. 

Sample the wings and vote for your favorite.
MORE Music - Beer - Food  =  FUN
EntertainmentHIP POCKET
730PM - 10PM
Parkersburg 8-piece show band with horns! 
Friday, July 9th 2010
"Rhythm On the River"
Music Series - Pomeroy, Ohio
Featuring: The Coal Men
outside @  Riverside Amphitheater.
EVERY FRIDAY June 25 - Aug 13 
Presented by the Pomeroy Blues & Jazz Society.
Enjoy the FREE music; hang at The Grill for great food, cold beers.
Cool way to spend a Friday in the Summer.
In my's 
that again this year, we have two of the major music events of the year for blues and jazz fans in West Virginia taking place on the same weekend (June 24-26).  FESTIVALL in Charleston, WV and Rhythm, Blues and All That Jazz Weekend at Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg, WV are, as we say, "on top of each other" occuring for the THIRD time on the very same dates.  The Rhythm, Blues and All That Jazz Weekend at Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg is a great musical treat with exciting, well-chosen artists, but it's new; only in its third year.  The first year, when it fell on the same dates as FESTIVALL, I just assumed it was a scheduling error, something that would be corrected in future years.  Then, last year it happened again, so I sent an email to Ms. Susan Adkins, Executive Director, asking what they were thinking -- no response.  Now for it's third year, the festival in Lewisburg is again "up against" FESTIVALL -- the largest arts and entertainment event in this state -- or any state I know of.  FESTIVALL is something all West Virginians should be proud of.  It's a HUGE production, a HUGE undertaking, involving a tremendous amount of work and coordination and many, many people, that comes off flawlessly every year over a 2-week period in June.  Art, music, dance, opera, theater, the symphony, live entertainment, performance art, arts & crafts, food, even a street fair all come together when "A City Becomes A Work Of Art."  Baltimore doesn't have it; Philadelphia doesn't have it; New York City doesn't have it, Washington, D.C. doesn't have it -- little ol' Charleston, West Virginia HAS it.  And like I said before, we should all support and be proud of FESTIVALL - Charleston.  People from all over the state -- and the world -- come.  What a slap in the face to all those who work so hard on organizing FESTIVALL for Lewisburg to schedule their biggest music weekend on the same dates.  Luckily, it's the Lewisburg event that suffers.  My sources tell me last year's Carnegie Hall event was poorly attended.  So, are they merely hurting themselves?  No, I think having their event during FESTIVALL is also a slap in the face and a huge DIS-service to the region's blues and jazz fans, making them choose only one of these two high-profile music opportunities.  We in WV don't have that many festivals to choose from -- why make us choose between these two?  (The largest blues festival in the state is now Wheeling, WV's Heritage BluesFest, which is held at Wheeling's Heritage Riverfront Park the second weekend of August -- this year August 13-15 -- and was just named "Best Blues Festival" by a Blues Music Award from The Blues Foundation)   
So I'm asking the Carnegie Hall people to please MOVE their Rhythm, Blues and All That Jazz Weekend to another month -- (perhaps April or September??) and give us music fans a chance to attend BOTH FESTIVALL AND your event.  In my opinion, to continue to hold your event during FESTIVALL   is at best ignorant, and at the worst highly arrogant.  the Voice.
Marietta Brewing Company
167 Front Street, Marietta, Ohio  740-373-BREW
FRI 6/25 - TBA-  ???
 NO Website -- NO internet listing --
 NO call back.
SAT 6/26 -  Maybe Logic  Jazz - Funk - Fusion 
                        REALLY GOOD --
Court Street Grill Report
Support your local juke joint.... 
Court Street Grill, 112 Court Street,  Pomeroy, Ohio  
 Announcing the PB&J's Annual
 Rhythm on the River
Summer Music Series
Big Bend Farmer's and Artisan's
outside at the Riverside Amphitheatre
Downtown Pomeroy, Ohio
June 25:  The Ark Band
July 2:  Eilen Jewell
July 9:  The Coal Men
July 16: The Athens Jazztet
July 23:  Albert Castiglia
Aug 6:  Bryan Lee
Aug 13:  Davina and the Vagabonds
Don't Forget:
coming July 29-30-31
short takes.....
things you might want to know about
Maybe Logic gigs:
If you haven't caught them yet, Maybe Logic, one of my favorite local bands is serving up some pretty funky jazz fusion around the area.  Andy Hall, Jessica Baldwin, Andy McVey and Clay Paschal are bringing a class act, worthy of the time and attention of the serious music fan (you).  GO SEE THEM. 
You can see them here:
FRIDAY- 6/25   Spat's    7pm - 10pm
@ The Blennerhassett Hotel in Parkersburg
SATURDAY - 6/26  MBC   10pm - 2am
Marietta Brewing Company- Front Street
FRIDAY - 7/30  MBC
FRIDAY - 8/27  Spat's @ The Blenny
3rd Annual Charlie West BluesFest
is comming soon: 
SATURDAY,July 17th
at Appalachian Power Park
in downtown Charleston, WV
Presented by The WV Blues Society.
Jimi Vincent Band
Bryan Lee (New Orleans legend)
Kristine Jackson
Mojo Theory
Tickets are going fast.
 more details next issue.
About The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society           P.O. Box 2122, Marietta, Ohio  45750
The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society is a non-profit, 501 (c) 3  all-volunteer "force" of music enthusiasts on a mission to enhance the appreciation of American Roots Music in the Mid-Ohio Valley and we do it by presenting concerts, workshops, conferences, and a forum for education and development in the schools. 

The BJFM Society celebrates and perpetuates blues and roots music as a traditional, evolutionary, and uniquely American art form. During the grant period, we will continue to present live music in genres not normally available in a small town like ours, to educate and expose our audiences to music new and unfamiliar to many of them.  Our goal is to keep blues, jazz and roots music alive in our area.

With the help of volunteers from our membership, and an
8-member board of directors, the BJFM Society will continue to produce and present our "core events" plus other shows throughout the year as the opportunity presents itself.  The BJFM Society has also undertaken the expense of production and presentation of the nationally recognized multicultural "Blues in the Schools" program  here in our local schools
The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society Board of Directors:
John Bolen - President
Steve Wells - Vice President, Director of "Blues in The Schools"
Peg Bolen - Treasurer
Maren Beery - Secretary
John Gifford - Board Member, Competition Director, Stage Manager
Helen Holt - Board Member
Mary Ann Osborne - Board Member
Kezia Douglass - Board Member

The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music SocietyP.O. Box 2122
Marietta, Ohio 45750

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