Louie G’s Hosts ‘Back to Beale Street 2012’ fundraiser

//Fundraiser will send Red Hot Blues Sisters, Jumpin' Josh and Felicia to International Blues Challenge

Red Hot Blues Sisters (Photo Courtesy South Sound Blues Association)

The South Sound Blues Association will present “Back to Beale Street Blues 2012,” a fundraiser, concert and dance on Sept. 18 at Louie G’s Pizzeria, 5219 Pacific Hwy. E. in Fife, 4-10:30 p.m. This event will help send the Red Hot Blues Sisters (band winner in the Back to Beale Street competition held this past June) and Jumpin' Josh and Felicia (winners of solo/duo act) to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis this February. Donations are $8 for Blues Society/Association members and $10 for non-members. All ages are welcome.

Five top regional blues bands and one solo act will be featured. Acts performing in order of appearance are:

4-4:30 p.m. Jumpin' Josh and Felicia
4:45-5:30 p.m. Chester Dennis Jones Band
6-6:45 p.m. Nick Vigarino and Friends
7:15-8 p.m. The Wired Band
8:30-9:15 p.m. The Randy Oxford Band
9:45-10:30 p.m. The Red Hot Blues Sisters

The Red Hot Blues Sisters and Jumpin' Josh and Felicia will be representing the South Sound Blues Association at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Jan. 31 through Feb. 4. 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, more than a hundred bands competed on Beale Street. Each contestant performs in front of an international panel of music industry professionals who judge the event.

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