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Back to Beale Street Blues 2013

// Top regional blues bands play fundraiser at Jazzbones

South Sound Blues Association is holding a fundraiser, concert and dance to help send Blues Redemption (Band Winner) and House of Bourbon (Solo/Duo Act) to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis this January. “Back to Beale Street Blues 2013” will be held on Nov. 4, 4-10 p.m. at Jazzbones, 2803 6th Ave. Six top regional acts will be featured. Performing in order of appearance are, The Muddy Sons, The Bill Mattocks Band, House of Bourbon, Blues Redemption, Stacy Jones Band and The Red Hot Blues Sisters. Young guitar prodigy Nolan Garrett will make a special guest appearance. Along with live music, South Sound Blues Association will be hosting a silent auction and raffles. 


4-4:30 p.m. Muddy Sons

4:45-5:30 p.m. Bill Mattocks Band

6-6:30 p.m. House of Bourbon

7-7:45 p.m. Blues Redemption

8:15-9 p.m. Stacy Jones Band

9:15-10 p.m. Red Hot Blues Sisters

Blues Redemption and House of Bourbon won this year's Back to Beale Street Blues competition, and will be representing the South Sound Blues Association at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis from Jan. 29 through Feb. 2. The International Blues Challenge in Memphis is the largest gathering of blues artists in the world. Groups from around the globe are chosen to represent their states and countries. Last year, over a hundred bands competed on Beale Street. Each contestant performs in front of an international panel of music industry professionals who judge the event. 

Reservations are suggested. Call (253) 396-9169. Donations are $8 for Blues Society/Association members and $10 for non-members, $8 for active duty military and children under 12 get in free.