Windy City Blues Society Stage 2016
WE are raising money to pay musicians that play our stage and cover the cost to operate the Windy City Blues Society Street Stage at the 2016 Chicago Blues Fest. The WCBS Street Stage provides about 25% of all the live performances at the Chicago Blues Fest. The City of Chicago provides ZERO funding for our stage but does provide tents and electricity. They also give us about 1 parking pass per act, the other 80, or so , musicians have to pay for their own parking. Please donate.
The Chicago Blues Fest is June 10th - 12th 2016
Here is our line-up
FRIDAY June 10th
11:00 - 11:45 Jamiah "On Fire" & The Red Machine
12:00 - 12:45 Frank Bang and The Cook County Kings
1:00 - 1:45 Chicago Kingsnakes
2:00 - 3:00 Kilborn Alley Blues Band
3:15 - 4:15 Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band
4:30 - 5:15 Miles Minor Band
5:30 - 6:30 Tom Crivellone & Two for the Blues
6:45 - 7:30 ToeKnee Tea
SATURDAY June 11th
11:00 - 11:45 Queen Beautiful & Sweet SOLE
12:00 - 12:45 Tears And Drops Blues Band (Germany)
1:00 - 2:00 Taildragger, w/ Bob Corritore, Rockin
Johnny, Illinois Slim, Kenny Smith, Bob Stroger
2:15 - 3:15 Rob Stone & his All-Stars
3:30 - 4:30 Gerald "The Soulkeeper" McClendon Band
4:45 - 5:30 Teeny Tucker Band
5:45 - 6:30 Ivy Ford Band starring J.B. Ritchie w/ Buzz Kranz
6:45 - 7:30 Mississippi Gabe Carter
SUNDAY June 12th
11:00 - 11:45 Bo Ricketts
12:00 - 12:50 Breezy Rodio
1:00 - 1:50 Street Jaxkson Band
2:00 - 2:50 Willie "the Touch" Hayes Band
3:00 - 4:15 Windy City Rev Ups "Blowout Jam" w/ many special guests
4:30 - 5:30 Cash Box Kings
5:45 - 6:30 Moondog (Australia) & guests
6:45 - 7:30 Bill Grady
70% of all the money raised here willl go toward musician pay, 20 % to WCBS operational costs, 10% goes back to Go Fund Me (First Giving)
Please donate something, we are a 501 C 3 Public Charity. All of our reports are filed annually with both the Illinois Secretary of State and the Illinois Attorney General, Charitable Trust Fund.
WE are paying musicians $50 per musician for a total of $5225.00 (for 104.5 musicians). WE raised $2484.00 in money specifically earmarked for paying musicians (including $590 from the Lori Lewis fundraiser) . WE will be kicking in $2,741 from our own fund to help pay all the musicians $50 each.
I am asking you to help us with that extra $2,741 we kicked in to pay the musicians$5,225.00. If you had a good time at the WCBS Street Stage, but have not given yet, THIS MESSAGE IS FOR YOU. If you enjoyed yourself in the past, but never given to support the Chicago Blues Fest, The WCBS Street Stage provides a full schedule of blues music for the Chicago Blues Fest. Donating to us now, will directly benefit our ability to help with the Chicago Blues Festival 2017.
Share this with friends, we are a good charity. It is a good time to give.
Join us for a moment of gratitude for what we are about to experience. A moment of thanksgiving for all the magnificent blues artists we will be experiencing and have experienced in the past and will in the future.
A moment of gratitude for those supporting the arts in general, and a moment for the places and people that help make The Chicago Blues Festival happen.
Lets all go forth and spread the good Blues.
If you have not given, you can still buy the musicians button and contribute in person at the festival. And for the stragglers......WE will keep the fundraising going two more weeks after.
Give now !
Windy City Blues Society has provided a Rocking Great Line Up at Chicago Blues Fest for over 5 years now. Blues Fest 2016 promises to be even better because of donations from friends like you! Please give generously so we may continue the work and fun of Blues! Many Thanks! Hope to see you June 10-12 at Chicago Blues Fest in Grant Park.