Once again we’ve teamed-up with the Cincy Blues Society to bring you some of the best blues bands in the country. So bring your lawn chairs, blankets and grab some BBQ, brew or soft drink and tune-in to the sound of LIVE BLUES!
FRIDAY NIGHT – May 18
5:00 pm – 6:15 pm Chris Yakopcic
6:30 pm – 7:45 pm The Beaumonts
8:00 pm – 9:15 pm The SoulFixers
9:30 pm – 11:00 pm Noah Wotherspoon Band
FRIDAY NIGHT HEADLINER
The Noah Wotherspoon Band hails from Cincinnati, Ohio. Wotherspoon has been immersed in the blues and mesmerizing audiences with his soulful guitar playing since he was a teenager. The band, which includes Brian Aylor on drums, formed in 2009. In 2015, Wotherspoon received the Best Guitarist
Award at the International Blues Challenge and the band placed 2nd in the Finals. Since the competition, they have been playing festivals and venues around the world, from the Mt. Baker Blues Festival in Washington State to the Olsztyn Blues Nights Festival in Poland. The band’s debut studio album entitled “Mystic Mud” was presented a “Jimi Award” for Best Blues/Rock Album of the Year in 2015 by Blues411.
Dayton based guitarist, playing soulful acoustic-based blues. Chis was a finalist in the 2015 International Blues Competition in Memphis.
Their music features the amazing guitar playing of Fred Gillespie, the driving keyboards of Paul Goodwin, the solid bass guitar of Greg Calvert, and the rock solid beat of Steve Barton on drums. Their music is a powerful blend of original and cover blues and blues-rock material, delivering strong vocals and an engaging, imaginative sound.
In a Tribute to the Luther Allison Song “Soul Fixin Man” by blues man Luther Allison, this group was assembled by Bob Herrmann (lead guitar) to play classic Chicago and Memphis style Blues. Band Members include Cincinnati Blues veterans Roger Bates (drums) and Tony Nasser (bass) Greg Hines (sax), Roland Joseph (trumpet), and Byron Walton (trumpet). This band is strong, hard hitting and their music will knock your socks off! Recently SoulFixers put on a pounding performance at the Cincy Winter Blues Fest at the Phoenix in Cincinnati.
SATURDAY – May 19
12:00 pm – 1:10 pm Cheryl & Shorty Show
1:15 pm – 2:30 pm RICKY NYE INC.
2:45 pm – 4:00 pm Leroy Ellington’s Sacred Hearts
4:15 pm – 5:30 pm Troubled Waters Band
5:45 pm – 6:15 pm Extermital Car Show Awards
6:15 pm – 7:30 pm The Tempted Souls Band
7:45 pm – 9:00 pm Ralph & the Rhythm Hounds
9:15 pm – 11:00 pm Johnny Fink and The Intrusion
SATURDAY NIGHT HEADLINER
Johnny Fink and The Intrusion
Award winning blues band, Johnny Fink and the Intrusion won the 2015 Cincy Blues Society band challenge and made the semi-finals at the 2016 IBC. Then, Johnny himself won the 2016 Cincy Blues challenge in the “solo” category…AND the band won the 2016 Dayton Ohio Blues challenge. The band placed in the finals at the 2017 IBC.https://www.johnnyfink.com/
Cheryl & Shorty Show
The “Goddess of the Blues”, Cheryl Renee combines her talent with long time Cincy Blues presence Shorty Starr to create an evocative and stimulating performance in their unique style that only Cheryl & Shorty can do.
RICKY NYE INC.
RICKY NYE – Traditional blues, boogie, woogie, and classic New Orleans jazz and R&B all come flying from the fingers of Cincinnati , OH pianist and vocalist RICKY NYE. The driving force behind the annual BLUES & BOOGIE PIANO SUMMIT held in Greater Cincinnati since 1999, Ricky has been inducted into the international Boogie Woogie Hall Of Fame, voted “Blues Artist Of The Year 2013 & 2014″ in Cincinnati’s CEA Awards, and the ” Best Local Musician” by CityBeat Magazine’s “Best Of Cincinnati 2013 reader’s poll. For more information visit his website at: www.rickynye.com.
Leroy Ellington’s Sacred Hearts
Leroy Ellington’s Sacred Hearts is a NEW powerful and soulful musical group, featuring some of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky’s most prominent and successful musicians. Leroy Ellington on Lead Vocals and Saxophone, Mike Grosser on Bass Guitar, Marcos Sastre on Guitar and Vocals, Charlie Fletcher on Keys and Vocals, Max Gise on GUitar and RIck “Bam” on Drums and Vocals.
Troubled Waters Band
The Tempted Souls Band’s roots are in the blues genre as their set list consists of Blues, R&B, and an eclectic mix of standards with that blues ‘feel’. They are a 6 time Finalist in the Cincinnati Blues Challenge and performer at the Winter and Summer Blues Festivals in Cincinnati. Band members include Mark Bubash- Lead Guitar, Dionne Partee-Lead Vocals, Jeff Rankin-Bass, Lonnie Noel- Keyboard, Merry Herbert-Drums www.temptedsouls.com
Ralph and the Rhythm Hounds
Ralph and The Rhythm Hounds is a Cincinnati modern blues/blues rock band featuring recording artist, Noah Cave. Cincinnati’s CityBeat Magazine nominated the band in 2014, as “Cincinnati’s Best Blues Band.” Purchase the band’s 2016 “Mesmerized” CD at Cdbaby.com, Amazon.com, iTunes.com, and many other download sites around the world. You can listen to the band’s Mesmerized CD on Spotify and Pandora. Look for the band’s next CD release in 2018.
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