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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

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Frankfort KY


Fri Oct 17 Tin Can Buddha

Grand Theatre

    
Centennial Festival of Riverboats
Thursday
Oct 16
  • Big Poppa Stampley
Friday
Oct 17
  • Steel City Jug Slammers
  • Tanita Gaines
  • Jimmy Hall & Friends
Saturday
Oct 18
  • The Cincinnati Dancing Pigs
  • Steel City Jug Slammers
  • The Predators
Sunday
Oct 19
  • Big Poppa Stampley
  • Tyrone Cotton
  • Juggernaut Jug Band

Festival of Riverboats

Music All Week

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Sun Oct 19 Stevie Ray's 20th Anniversary Celebration with
Lamont Gillispie & 100 Proof

No cover, complementary food and half-priced drinks.
Also a jam with the 100 Proof Blues Band, so bring your gear and be a player!

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

Sun Nov 2 Halloween Party and Benefit for Sara Ryan
with Jason & the Fossils, Jenny & the Jets, The Billy Davis Group and The Clark Band
Fri Dec 19 Harless Brothers Band

Stevie Ray's Blues Bar



Thu Oct 23 Lonsome Shack and Junk Yard Dogs
Tue Dec 30 The Charles Walker Band

The New Vintage

Jim Porters Good Time Emporium Logo

Fri Oct 17 Wayne Young's Eric Clapton Tribute
Fri Oct 24 NRBQ and Little T&A
Sun Nov 16 MERF Play It Forward Benefit

Shake Anderson and Sylvia Walters & Groove City with special guest the Zach Longoria Project, Soul Circus, Alanna Fugate, Dog House Kitchen, Louisville Fats & the Rhythm Cats, Leigh Ann Yost & Danny Flanigan, The Louisville Crashers, Nobodys' Bizness, Hank Sinatra & Katie Everett, the Billy Davis Group, Tre Bella, The Tunesmiths, The Tarnations and Big Poppa Stampley


Jim Porter's Good Time Emporium


Centre College's
Norton Center for the Arts
Danville KY

Friday, October 24
ZZ Top

Norton Center

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Thu Oct 2 Paul Thorn
Sat Oct 25 Greg Foresman and Sheila Lawrence
Sat Nov 8 Kentuckiana Blues Society 26th Anniversary Celebration
with the Sad Sam Blues Jam, Tas Cru & His Tortured Souls and the Cash Box Kings ($10 Admission - Free for KBS members w/ card)

Want a local hotel room for the night? The Sheraton Riverside Hotel in Jeffersonville, IN is offering $69 rooms for blues fans! Reserve your room online by October 31 at https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/KBS

Sat Nov 15 Leon Russell
Sat Nov 22 St. Paul and the Broken Bones

Headliners Music Hall

WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour
Lexington KY


Mon Oct 27 Janiva Magness and Ian McLagan

Lyric Theatre and
WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour


122 West Main
(on Whiskey Row)


Wed Oct 29 MERF Play It Forward Wednesday
with the Blues & Greys, Jaida Blue and Majik Jack

Manny & Merle


Lexington KY


Sun Nov 2 Taj Mahal

Lexington Opera House

 Tim Faulkner Gallery Art


Wed Nov 12 Vinyl Record Bazaar & Gear Expo with
The Greg Martin Group and The Tunesmiths


Tim Faulkner Gallery Art


Lexington KY

Fri Dec 5 Sauce Boss
Fri Dec 19 Shemekia Copeland

Natasha's Bistro & Bar

2014 KBS Winners

2014 Sylvester Weaver Award



Mark "Big Poppa" Stampley


 

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

The KingBees
"HooDoo Moon"

Youth Showcase

No 2014 Entrants


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 Nov 5, 2014 The Pizza Place
7:00 pm Dec 3, 2014 The Pizza Place
7:00 pm Jan 7, 2015 The Pizza Place
7:00 pm Feb 4, 2015 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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