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Sunday, July 22, 2012

South Skunk Blues Society Update

Upcoming shows:  We continue to have some fantastic blues playing in the area.  I have bolded the three new shows that have been added.  We do try to be accurate in our listings but it might not hurt to call ahead.  Snafus happen.  Last week I wrongly listed Bob Pace at the Speakeasy and come to find out the dates had been changed for the show (it is August 11th).  I am sorry to have misstated that show and I hope those that went to see Bob play will come to his next show at the Speakeasy on August 11th.

Rob Lumbard,
Wed, July 25, 6-9 PM at Cadillac Jacks Bike Night in Baxter.  This is an outdoor patio show.  Burgers, beverages, and bikes abound.  No cover.

Hot Tamale and the Red Hots
, Jake Moorman Memorial Golf Tournament, Saturday, July 28th, 2012, Twin Anchors Golf Course, US Hwy 30 Colo  4-8 PM No cover.  This is a benefit fundraiser that is hosted by Jake's Moorman’s parents Kendall and Natalie and brother Ben Moorman. Jake died in a car accident on December 5, 2010. The benefit is to raise money in Jakes memory for scholarships for students at Baxter where Jake attended school.    The past events have drawn a good attendance and this year looks like it will even be bigger event.  The public is invited to attend and support this endeavor.  Food, beverages, music, a golf tournament, camping, a silent auction and fireworks will be happening! I am attaching a poster for this event to this email. For more information contact Julie Weltha  at or Natalie Moorman at

Eric Jerardi,
 coming to perform on Wed, August 8, at bike night at Cadillac Jacks in Baxter for Bike Night.  No Cover.  This is an outdoor patio show that goes from 6-9 pm.  Here is a link where you can check him out:

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 (the Blue Band show at Baxter Fun Days was fantastic, they have added a horn section, pretty cool).  Bob Dorr is also in the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

Bob Pace Band – Saturday, August 11th at The Speakeasy in Newton 9-1, No Cover  Bob Pace is an Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee!

Fat Tuesday and the Greasefire Keys, Shake, Rattle and Roll-Lost Cause Motor Cycle Riders Against Parkinsons, Saturday August 25th  Main Street, Roland Iowa. Music begins around 4 PM.  Ride, Raffle, Food Fun, and Music.  See attached poster for additional information.  The Ride registration begins at 11 in Rhodes at Uncle Bucks.  This is bound to be a fun time.

Bowlful of Blues - Labor Day Weekend, September 1 and 2.   Tickets available online now at    Speaking of the Bowlful of Blues, if you would like to help as a volunteer please let me know.

Membership Drive:  We are continuing to work on membership and Sponsorship renewals so please consider renewing.  A sponsorship form that describes the levels and benefits is attached and so is the membership form.

Sponsorships:  A big thank you to the additional renewing sponsors.  It is certainly appreciated!  Since the last email I sent I 80 Farms, Cadillac Jacks & Blue Moon Barbecue Sauce, Dr. Mark Wetzel and the Foot and Ankle Center, Barney’s Wrecker and Auto Repair, and Sugar Grove
Vineyards and Gathering Place have all renewed their sponsorships!  I also want to note that Fulton Mechanical has renewed their generous sponsorship (in the last email I referred to the company as Fulton Manufacturing).

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
Dr. Mark Wetzel DPM, 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
The Arts Connection  - Newton
VFW, Men’s Auxiliary Club Post 1655  - Newton
Revolution Cycle  - Baxter
August Bergman Inn – Newton
Town and Country Sanitary Services- Baxter
Jasper County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

Yours Bluely,

 Craig Peterson
President, South Skunk Blues Society             
P.O. Box 951                                   
Newton, Iowa 50208                     
Website -
Face book -!/south.skunk.1   (South Skunk)!/pages/Bowlful-of-Blues/248977208549411     (Bowlful or Blues)

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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