Nebraska Blues Challenge

In February the Lil’ Slim Blues Band competed in the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis. The Lil’ Slim Blues Band made it into the top 44 bands competing in the semi-finals. The Blues Society of Omaha is ramping up to host the second annual Nebraska Blues Challenge (NBC) that will select the band going to the IBCs next winter. Nebraska bands have until April 5 to register to participate in this year’s NBCs, which will be conducted in April and May. The winner will represent the BSO at the 2013 IBCs. For details and registration information contact Michelle Olmstead at molmstead@cox.net. For general info on the IBCs visit blues.org.

Jazz, R&B & Funk
Local sound man Jay Wilcher’s company EJS Sound, Concerts & Events hosts another musical party at Sokol Auditorium this Saturday, March 31, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. “A Night of Jazz, R&B and Funk Three” is part of Wilcher’s ongoing concept to showcase local Omaha talent, giving local bands the chance to perform on the big stage at Sokol with full, first-class lights and sound. Wilcher says the event is intended to be “for grown folks” and includes candlelit tables, cash bar and food for sale from It’s All Good Catering. Performances include jazz with Sax Keys, spoken word by Tyrone Harper, plus Midwest OG’s and Cymbolton. DJ Romeo hosts. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Advance tickets are available by calling 402-592-0037. Advance ticket purchases of eight or more tickets can get reserved table seating. You can also look up EJS Sound/Concerts & Events on Facebook.

Zoo Bar Music
Matt Cox and Kris Lager play Lincoln’s Zoo Bar Thursday, March 29, after 9 p.m. Old school Chicago blues from the Windy City’s Kilborn Alley Blues Band gets greasy at the Zoo Saturday, March 31, 9 p.m. One critic calls them “a deep dish Chicago version of the Fabulous Thunderbirds.” Everybody's favorite swinemen Billy Bacon & The Forbidden Pigs reunite April 12-14.

Hot Notes
The 21st Saloon twists and shouts with the boogie, blues and vintage rock of The Bel Airs Thursday, March 29, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Next week there are two early shows with phenomenal blues-rock guitarist Chris Duarte Wednesday, April 4, and J.P. Soars Thursday, April 5. All 21st shows begin at 5:30 p.m.
The fourth annual Jammin’ Away the Blues at Lincoln’s Bourbon Theatre features Louisiana’s  Kenny Neal. See bourbontheatre.com.

posted at 06:10 pm
on Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

COMMENTS

(We're testing Disqus commenting (finally!); please let us know if you have trouble.)

comments powered by Disqus

 

« Previous Page


Charismatic Cool & Fiery Fun

Charismatic crooner Johnny Boyd brings his stellar players back to The Reverb Lounge Tuesday, Sept. 8, 8 p.m. Boyd's distinctive vocal style swings and soars as he and the band romp through a perfect...

more »


Polly’s Party, Nebraska Soul & More

Remember Polly O’Keary & The Rhythm Method take the stage at The 21st Saloon Thursday, Aug. 27, 6-9 p.m. Fans know Polly as the vibrant, red-headed bass player for Too Slim & The Taildraggers over...

more »


Weekend Music, Blues Challenge Announced & More

The weekend includes great roots music from some of the area's best bands. Friday, Aug. 21, 9 p.m. Cryin' Heart takes the stage at Harney Street Tavern, for a free show. Cryin' Heart brings back the...

more »


Turn It Up

A couple of pop-up, surprise bookings have hit the schedule for Fremont's The Corner Bar this weekend. The amazing Laura Rain & The Caesars play The Corner Bar Saturday, Aug. 15, 9 p.m. to midnight....

more »


The Forty Fours Shows Cancelled

Great SoCal band The 44's has had to cancel regional shows due to one of the band members who is dealing with a family emergency/illness. Our thoughts are with the band and their families. Remember...

more »







Advanced Search