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Thursday, June 14, 2012

South Skunk Update

Help wanted: Does anyone have or know of where we might find an adult size Skunk costume? Any seamstresses out there that would want to make and donate one? We are thinking it would be a nice addition to the Bowl to have a friendly Skunk circulating in the crowd. If we find a costume are there any volunteers that would like to be “Skunk for a time”? Just let me know.

Solo Duo Call for Acts for Iowa Blues Challenge: The South Skunk Blues Society is one of the co-sponsors for the Iowa Solo Duo competition. I have attached the “Call” (announcement) to this email. The deadline for registering is July 15th, 2012. The Solo/Duo Challenge will be held August 26, 2012 at Zimm’s in Des Moines, IA. Please feel free to tell musicians that the call for the competition is out and it is time to get registered if they want to participate.
Upcoming Shows:Bob Pace Band – Saturday, June 9th at The Speakeasy in Newton 9-1, No Cover

Bryce Janey Trio and special guest Curry Harter Saturday, June 16 at Anspach Stage in Women’s Club Park - 13 East Division Street, Colfax – 7 PM, No Cover

Bob Dorr and the Blue Band, Saturday June 30th at Baxter Fun Days, gates open at 7PM, $5.00 cover to benefit the Baxter Fun Days (see attached poster).

Bob Pace Band – Saturday, July 7th at The Speakeasy in Newton 9-1, No Cover

Bob Dorr and the Blue Band, Friday August 10 at the Thunder Nights bike night on the square in Newton 6-10 PM, No Cover

Bowful of Blues - Labor Day Weekend, September 1 and 2. History <>

PS- If you know of an upcoming blues show here in Skunk Land please let me know so that I can alert everyone to the event.

And lastly please support our corporate sponsors!!! If not for them we could not keep the blues alive:

Fulton Mechanical Jeff and Laura Fulton
I 80 Farms - Colfax
Foot & Ankle Center - located in Newton
Blue Moon BBQ and Cadillac Jacks in Baxter
Side Tracks Tap - Kellogg
Sugar Grove Vineyards and Gathering Place - Newton
The Vernon Company - Newton
Barney's - Newton
Gass / Great American Stock Car Series - Newton
State Farm Insurance / Chad Wempen - Newton
The Arts Connection - Newton
VFW, Mens Auxillary Club Post 1655 - Newton
Revolution Cycle - Baxter
August Bergman Inn – Newton
Town and Country Sanitary Services- Baxter

Yours Bluely,
Craig PetersonPresident, South Skunk Blues Society P.O. Box 951
Newton, Iowa 50208
The South Skunk Blues Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving and cultivating Blues music. The Society promotes Blues Music education, public performance opportunities for Blues artists, and seeks to increase the exposure to and appreciation of Blues music by the general public.

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