There’s now just less than a month remaining until the 2017 edition of the annual Project Blues fundraiser about which we’ve told you in the past. They’ve had some great lineups for this event since its inception, including such names as Booker T. Jones; Keb Mo’; James Cotton; a Muddy Waters Tribute Band that featured John Primer, Bob Stroger, David Maxwell, Bob Margolin, Bob Corritore, and Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith; Anson Funderburgh; Diunna Greenleaf; Karen Lovely; Jonn Del Toro Richardson; Tom Holland, Sean Carney, Omar Coleman; Bernard Jenkins; the Texas Horns; and Dave Specter, among others, with many of the artists having put in repeat appearances through the event’s history.
Taking place Saturday, August 12th at Columbus’ LifeCare Alliance Center, this year’s six-hour event is looking to be another good one, featuring guitarist Ronnie Earl & his band The Broadcasters as headliners, with Margolin, the Texas Horns, Holland, and Del Toro Richardson all also making return appearances, as well as local musicians Lenny Paul Fatigati, Bobby Floyd, and Drivin’ Home.
Proceeds from the event will again benefit the Columbus Cancer Clinic and go towards helping to pay for the services the clinic provides individuals and families afflicted by cancer.
And if you purchase a general admission or premium general admission ticket through the Project Blues website before July 30th, you’ll automatically be entered in a contest that will allow selected first place winners to upgrade their tickets to front row VIP seating, second place winners to upgrade to premium general admission seating, and third place winners to receive an additional pair of general admission tickets!