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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Bob Dorr And The Blue Band Update

So, I told you that there would not be a Blue Note this week because we play a private wedding, so this is NOT a Blue Note. It's a postcard. The Blue Band still maintains a direct mail list with ten times the number of people who are on this email list, so we still send out postcards. The postcard that will go out to selected zip codes says:
Hello Blue Person! As you can see below, we have a few dates coming up in your area that we're looking forward to seeing you on the dancefloor. But just as much as we want you to notice the dates we have lined up, please notice the dates we DON'T have lined up! We have MANY open weekends available for holiday parties and celebrations. Check the Book The Band page on our website ( or call 319-277-4007 for more details. We'd love to play all those Blue Band original Xmas songs at your party! See ya on the Blue Highway! Bob Dorr & The Blue Band
Friday Oct. 1 starts another season of First Friday Geeezer Gigs at The Hub, 4th & Main in Sparkle City USA (Cedar Falls) We play 6-9:30 (maybe later if you want to keep going!) Pizza by the slice, adult beverages, great dancefloor and you'll be home for the 10 o'clock news! So what's not to like, right Avis? (ok, that was just for the email list, I'm just seein' if you're actually reading this or not) We'll play every first Friday of the month thru May 6 (except January, when we'll celebrate Bob's Birthday on Jan. 14) That means Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3, Jan. 14, Feb. 4, Mar. 4, April 1 (no foolin') and May 6 at The Hub, Bub!
Sat. Oct. 2 The last outdoor gig of the 2010 season! Windsor Heights (suburban Des Moines) October Fest, Colby Park, 69th & School St. We play 4-7pm. Fireworks follow the band
Sat. Oct. 9 The last gig at Blues On Grand (they're closing) 15th & Grand in Des Moines, we play 9-1
Thur. Oct. 28 Private Corporate Party
Fri. Nov. 5 The Hub
Sat. Nov. 13 The 503 Nightclub 1st Anniversary Party, 503 Estes, Iowa Falls IA 9-mid
Fri. Dec. 3 The Hub
Fri. Dec. 31 NEW YEARS EVE GALA! Hilton Garden Hotel, Johnston IA Confirmed acts so far include: The Blue Band, Joe & Vicki Price, The Heath Alan Band, Matt Woods & The Thunderbolts, Tom Gary
Fri. Jan. 7 The Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival, VFW Hall, Cherokee IA 9-mid... Sat. Jan. 8 The Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival, Cherokee Bowl 10p-1a
Fri. Feb. 11 Waterloo Center For The Arts Fundraiser, 225 Commercial St. Waterloo IA 7-11p (all ages show)
Nothing keeps a band together and going strong better than having work! Help us make it to our 30th Anniversary year in 2011 by spreading the true blue word to friends, corporate party planners, hometown festival organizers, and your favorite nightclub. And don't forget to sign up for the weekly email Blue Notes!
So this is just a postcard, not a Blue Note. If it was a Blue Note, there would be something about CAKE! But that's why we're playing a wedding this week. It's about THE CAKE, baby! & tbb

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