Reno Blues Society Update
+Aces' Game July 20 Recap
We had 20-25 folks come to our Third Thursday social and general membership meeting last week at the Aces' game, a 7:05pm first pitch. Though the Aces won, we lost some money on the event so we've now lost money the last two years and won't be able to put this event on next year. We may pick a game and have folks meet at the ticket window at a certain time and get seats together but we can't afford the 50 tickets to be part of their group and non-profit deal.
+Jack Mack R&B Review at Boomtown July 29
The month ends with a blues event Saturday, July 29 at Boomtown with the Jack Mack R&B Review. There will be two shows at 6 and 9pm and we'll have a booth there to promote memberships and sell t-shirts and hats. Go to the boomtownreno.com website for ticket details.
+Free Blues at Carson Valley Inn Aug. 5
On Saturday, Aug. 5 in Minden at the Carson Valley Inn's outdoor venue TJ's Corral, Buddy Emmer, Maxx Cabello, Jr., and Alastair Greene will put on a free blues show from 6:00-10:00pm. We'll have a booth there, too, so we can promote the society and the blues.
+August Third Thursday Aug. 17 at Silver Peak Downtown
Our third Thursday in August will be the 17th at 5pm or so at Silver Peak on 1st and Sierra downtown. First one there, save a couple of tables for us.
+Balloons and Blues Strut Sept. 9 on Victorian Avenue
Don't forget about our second annual Balloons and Blues Strut Saturday, Sept. 9, this year on Victorian Avenue. We haven't confirmed all the venues and times but Blue Haven will be playing at Paddy and Irene's and the Blues Monsters will be at the Great Basin with Mummer's and the Cantina to decide soon on their bands and we may get Oski's to be part of it, too. It will be our version of a pub crawl like we did last year on E. 4th Street with 5 bands at 5 venues in close proximity for just $5 with drink specials and live blues all night. Should be a kick. Dennis Ratto, Roger Slugg and Jamie Klund are working on this event so stay tuned but save the date.
+Alturas Blues Jam Moves From Wednesday to Tuesday Aug. 1
The Wednesday blues jam at the Alturas in their non-smoking basement concert venue, is taking this week (July 26) off and starting up next week but moving to Tuesdays from 8-11pm. Rick Maloon and Pat Dodson of Blue Haven and many great blues musicians and singers in the area are taking part.
+Tuesdays June 13-Sept. 5 at Squaw Valley - Bluesday in The Village
Another great lineup for one of the best blues events in the area with the Tuesday free shows at the Village at Squaw Valley. There are many folks in RBS who go so you can connect with someone and share a ride and go up at your agreed upon time. Another group of us meet about 4:45 at the Safeway on Mae Anne and McCarran and then car pool up for the shows that runs 6-8:15pm or so. The businesses in the Village foot the bill so buy a beer or glass of wine or grab some the fine fare at the food booths set up around the stage. Here is the rest of the summer lineup: August 1, John Nemeth; August 8, Anthony Gomes; August 15, Coco Montoya; August 22, Ronnie Baker Brooks; August 29, Dennis Jones Band; September 5, Lone Star Revue with Mark Hummel and Anson Funderberg.
+Wednesday Blues Jams at the Sands Planned June 21-Aug. 9
The Blues Jam Wednesdays at the Sands' pool opens its fifth year on Wednesday, June 21 and goes through August 9 - an eight-week schedule - with Joker's Wild Blues Band serving as the house band and various touring artists taking part. Here is the rest of the summer lineup: Andy "T" and Alabama Mike July 26, Brent Johnson and Jack Rudesill Aug. 2 and 2017 IBC Best Harmonica Player Brody Buster on Aug. 9 to close the season. Times are 6-10pm. Check out the Sands' website (www.sandsregency.com) for updates.
+June Newsletter Is On Renoblues.org
The June newsletter in pdf format is on the website under the newsletters section so check it out. We'll have hard copies at our booth on Virginia Street for BBQ, Brews and Blues, as well.
+Spring Dance Recap
Well, the crowd was smaller than usual and from what we expected but those who were there received a real treat from Big Red and the J.C. Smith band. Although we lost money on the dance portion - the Spring Dance has always been a crap shoot for us with a few great turnouts but more often than not a smaller crowd - we did very well on the silent auction and should be able to donate over $1,700 to the music programs in Washoe County. We're just finishing up collecting silent auction successful bidders but we'll have a nice check we can send the school district for their music programs and will report the final figure soon. Thanks to all the members and businesses that donated to that worthy cause and to those who bid on the items or services, including our sponsors Ramada Inn and media partners 101.5 Truckee-Tahoe Radio, KOZZ, KTHX and KOH and to the silent auction including Bibo Coffee, Boomtown Hotel-Casino, Bruka Theater, Cabela’s, Cheryl Page (Reikki and Cranial massages), Discovery Museum, Dave Rocco (blues photos), Dragonfly Skin Care, Grass Roots Books, KNPB-TV, Louie’s Basque Corner, Marietta O’Reilly (signed and framed blues photo), Mike Warner (blues and bass guitar lessons), National Automobile Museum, Norm Halvorsen (hollow-body guitar), Nothing to it! Culinary, Pandora Salon and Spa, PJ’s Restaurant, Reno Blues Society (Pam Farmer), Reno Chamber Orchestra, Reno Little Theater, Reno Philharmonic, RC Willey, Rob Stack Contractor Services, Rounds Bakery, Sports West Athletic Club, Susan Sturtevant (Cabo time share), The Bead Store, The Elegant Ear (Linda Newberg) and Zoe’s Five-Star Massage.
+Bands, Please Send Us Your Gigs and Blues Jam Update
Blues bands, if you have a gig or are conducting a blues jam, email Ron Wesley (email@example.com) and me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will include the information on our website and in my regular e-blasts. Lots of blues jams going on in the area including Tuesdays with Buddy Emmer and special guests doing blues at Harrah’s in Stateline from 8-11pm (rest of July lineup is Matty T July 18 and Mighty Mike Schermer July 25). The August lineup has A.C. Myles Aug. 1, Alastair Green Aug. 8, Terry Hanck Aug. 15, Tony Ghiglieri Aug. 22 and Chris "Kid" Andersen Aug. 29. There is also a blues and rock jam led by Adrian at The Elbow Room at 2022 Victorian Avenue from 8-11pm that same night in Sparks. Wednesday is the hot night for jams with three of them plus an eight-week run at the Sands. So, check out The Saint on South Virginia in midtown and led by the St. Christopher Project from 8-11pm, or stop by a new jam at the Alturas Lounge on E. 4th Street in the non-smoking basement as Rich Maloon and Pat Dodson lead that one from 8-11pm (they will move it to 9-midnight once the Sands jam starts June 21 for it's eight-week run - see story above) and in Sparks there is one at Paddy & Irene’s on Victorian Avenue and led by French Toast Mafia, also from 8-11pm. Thursdays has Tony Ghiglieri leading a blues jam from 8:30-11:30 at the Sparks Lounge on Baring Blvd.
+Chairs for Membership and Retail Being Sought
We're looking for chairpersons to take on membership (keeping our membership list up to date and sending out reminders to members for dues renewal) and retail (ordering and organizing our merchandise and helping to sell it at our events). And of course we need a treasurer to keep our bank account in order and pay our bills. Please contact me at 848-2590 or email@example.com for details or contact Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
President, Reno Blues Society
President, Reno Blues Society
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