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The KBS has joined with The National Jug Band Jubilee to raise funds to place a headstone on Louisville musician Sara Martin's grave in Louisville Cemetery.


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Dedication Ceremony Sep 19 @ 3:00pm
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The Louisville Blues Compilation Volume II CD is now available.

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In some issues of our newsletter, Blues News, we run profiles of local blues bands. If you would like to have your band considered for a future edition and you play in the Kentuckiana area, please go to the Band Profile Info page to send us the information.


On Wednesday, August 6, 2014, Check's Cafe and the Kentuckiana Blues Society presented Kosair Charities a check for $1,000. The funds were a portion of the proceeds from this year's Germantown-Schnitzelburg Blues Festival. Kosair Charities' mission is to protect the health and well-being of children in Kentucky and Southern Indiana by providing financial support for clinical services, research, pediatric healthcare education and child advocacy.

Pictured from left to right are Gary Sampson, president of the KBS; John Murrow, owner of Check's Cafe; Marki Goodlett, Kosair Charities Special Events Coordinator and local bluesman Lamont Gillispie.

The 2015 Germantown-Schnitzelburg Blues Festival will take place on Friday and Saturday, June 5 and 6, 2015

Photo by Stephanie Smith, Programs and Special Events Manager at Kosair Charities.
 

The Beat Daddys
The Beat Daddys

2014 KBS Blues Challenge

Congratulations to the Winners:
The Beat Daddys - Band
Randy Colvin - Solo/Duo


Randy Colvin

Upcoming Events


WorldFest
Waterfront Park

Friday, August 29
Big Poppa Stamply &  Voodoo Gumbo
The Zydewinders

Sunday, August 31
Buckwheat Zydeco

http://www.louisvilleky.gov/globalization/worldfest/

The Paddy Wagon
Richmond KY


Fri Aug 29 Mark and the Pentones

The Paddy Wagon

Cresent Hill Radio
Crescent Hill Radio
Trolley Hop Concerts

Live Music on the CHR Studio Lawn
2520 Frankfort Ave

Friday, Aug 29 6:30 - Harpeth Rising
8:30 -Strongbird
Friday, Sep 26 6:30 - Keltricity
8:30 -Ghost Holler

Crescent Hill Radio


Lexington KY

Sat Aug 30 Mark and the Pentones

Natasha's Bistro & Bar


Thu Sep 4 Tedeschi Trucks Band

Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 25 at 10:00 am
at TicketFly or by calling 877-987-6487


Iroquois Amphitheater
Tickets available at
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Bands & BBQ at the Point
Carrollton KY

Friday, Sep 5
The Harless Brothers and Jimmy Davis Band

Saturday, Sep 6
Blues Collar Band, Jordan Wilson Trio featuring
Kerry Mefford and Danny Cook, Country-Wide,
Van Waylon, Was Factory,
Sparechange Millionaires and Kenny Warren & Whiskey Haze

Carrollton Tourism

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Fri Sep 5 Tinsley Ellis - $15 admission
$5 off for KBS members w/ card
Fri Oct 24 NRBQ

Jim Porter's Good Time Emporium

Bands & BBQ at the Point
Carrollton KY

Friday, September 5
The Harless Brothers
Jimmy Davis Band

Saturday, September 6
Blue Collar Band,
Jordan Wilson Trio featuring Kerry Mefford and Danny Cook,
Country-Wide,
Van Waylon,
Wax Factory,
Sparechange Millionaires
Kenny Warren & Whiskey Haze

Carrollton Tourism Web Site


Roots and Heritage Festival

Lexington, KY

Friday, September 5 – Nellie "Tiger" Travis

Saturday, September 6 – Lakeside and Harold Melvin's Bluenotes

Roots Fest Ky


Kentucky State BBQ Festival
Danville KY

Saturday, September 6
Diana Chittester, The Mojos, The Sonny Yingst Band,
The KingBees and Lamont Gillispie & 100 Proof

Sunday, September 7 – Toad Strangler

KY BBQ Festival

Stevie Ray's Blues Bar Logo

Fri Sep 12 Mike Milligan and Steam Shovel
Sat Sep 27 Ray Fuller and the Bluesrockers
Fri Oct 24 One Shot Johnny
Sat Oct 25 G Miles & the Hitmen
Fri Oct 31 Derby City Blues Guitar Showcase featuring:
Screamin' John Hawkins, Johnny Roy Hedger,
Jason Lockwood, Danny Michel,
Rob Pickett, James Gaetano, Willie Eames,
John Burgard and Mark Stein backed by Steve Parrish,
Mike Lynch, Michael Anderson and Mike Alger

Stevie Ray's Blues Bar


Mary Ann Fisher
Summer Concert Series
Russellville KY

Saturday, September 13
Redd Velvet

Russellville Blues


Blues at the Crossroads
Terre Haute IN

Friday, September 12
Moonshine Junction, Crowe Committee,
Midnight Motive, Jon Strahl Band,
Kelly Richey Band, Guy Forsyth and Ellusion

Saturday, September 13
Lunes Domingo, White Light Revival, Jazz Metamorphosis,
Tweed Funk, Max Allen Band, WT Feaster Band,
Biscuit Miller, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band and
The Leonard Washingtons

Blues at the Crossroads

Jug Band Jubilee
Jug Band Jubilee
Waterfront Park,
Louisville KY

Saturday, September 20

Maria Muldaur & her Garden of Joy Jug Band,
Juggernaut Jug Band, Cincinnati Dancing Pigs,
The Hokum High Rollers, Steel City Jug Slammers,
Bones Jugs N Harmony, Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues,
Drunken Catfish Ramblers Traveling Medicine Show & Hokum Minstrels
and The Jake Leg Stompers

Jug Band Jubilee

Phoenix Park
Downtown Lexington KY)

Friday, September 26

WUKY presents
Jarekus Singleton and the Northside Sheiks

WUKY FM

Headliner's Music Hall Logo


Sun Sep 28 Second Annual Louisville Music Awards
http://www.louisvillemusicawards.com/

Headliners Music Hall

WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour
Lexington KY


Mon Sep 29
  • Mud Morganfield & Kim Wilson
  • Angaleena Presley

Lyric Theatre and
WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour


Big Rock Jazz and Blues Festival
Cherokee Park, Louisville

Sunday, Oct 5, 2014

Tee Dee Young,
Everette Green and
Craig Wagner & Friends

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Grand Theatre Logo
Frankfort KY


Mon Oct 6 Robert Cray
Fri Oct 17 Tin Can Buddha

Grand Theatre

Garvin Gate Blues Festival
Garvin Gate Blues Festival
Friday
Oct 10
  • Big Poppa Stampley
  • Zakk Knight
  • da Mudcats with Susan O’Neil & Doug Lamb
  • the Homemade Jamz Blues Band
Saturday
Oct 11
  • Pen Bogert & Billy Bird
  • Mississippi Adam Riggle Band
  • Laurie Jane & the 45s
  • The Tanita Gaines Band
  • The Stella-Vees
  • Louisville Harmonica Blowout featuring
    Lamont Gillispie, Rick Cain, Denny Thornbury and
    Andrea "Andy" Tanaro backed by 100 Proof Blues
  • Ten Foot Polecats
  • Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets

Garvin Gate Blues Festival


Centre College's
Norton Center for the Arts
Danville KY

Friday, October 24
ZZ Top

Norton Center

 

2014 KBS Winners

2014 Sylvester Weaver Award



TBA


 

2014 Blues Contest Winners
for best Blues
Band, Solo/Duo, CD, Youth


Band Winner
The Beat Daddys
The Beat Daddys
(Tommy Stillwell, Shannon Miller,
Larry Grisham, John Gillespie  )
Photo by Bob Brown

Solo/Duo Winner

Randy Colvin


Best Self-produced CD

TBA

Youth Showcase

TBA


Winners got Automatic Entry to the Blues Foundation's
International Blues Challenge, Tuesday January 21, 2014 thru Saturday January 25, 2014.
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Monthly Board Meeting

Monthly meetings are currently held at
The Pizza Place, 2931 Richland Ave
(off Taylorsville Road @ Hikes / Browns Lane)
 

7:00 pm Sep 3, 2014 The Pizza Place
7:00 pm Oct 1, 2014 The Pizza Place
7:00 pm Nov 5, 2014 The Pizza Place
7:00 pm Dec 3, 2014 The Pizza Place
     


(Meetings are held on the 1st Wed of every Month unless otherwise stated)

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The Kentuckiana Blues Society was founded in 1988 and is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and perpetuation of the Blues Tradition in all of its forms. We are located in Louisville Kentucky and serve what is called Kentuckiana (the Louisville Kentucky and Southern Indiana area)


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