Windy City Blues Society Stage 2016

$2,401 of $15k goal

Raised by 50 people in 14 months
Dave Madlener
for Windy City Blues Society
 CHICAGO, IL


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.

Thank You
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Update 11
Posted by Dave Madlener
9 months ago
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I am asking you one more time, before we close the books on the 2016 Chicago Blues Festival to help with the pay for the musicians. If you have given, leave a comment, or a story for others to read.
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.
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Update 10
Posted by Dave Madlener
10 months ago
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Thank You Come on down to the Chicago Blues Fest. Keep those cards and letters coming, Thank You.
Come on down to the Chicago Blues Fest
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Update 9
Posted by Dave Madlener
10 months ago
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The Official Blessing of the 2016 Chicago Blues Fest will take place at noon today (Thursday, June 9th ) at the Windy City Blues Society Street Stage site. This unique blessing will be administered by Catholic Deacon James Norman.

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.
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Update 8
Posted by Dave Madlener
10 months ago
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Hi everybody and thank you for paying attention. We just purchased additional parking passes for the musicians. 10 passes cost over $200. Thank You So Many Times. Your generosity helps the musicians and increases our ability to give back.

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 !
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Cruisin Blues
11 months ago
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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.

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$2,401 of $15k goal

Raised by 50 people in 14 months
Created February 14, 2016
Dave Madlener  
Funds raised will benefit:
Windy City Blues Society
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Chicago, IL
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WM
$50
Walter (Butch) Miller
9 months ago
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Thanks for helping to keep the blues alive - especially Chicago Blues.

VC
$50
Valerie Cahalin
9 months ago
1
1

Since I drank at your stage for free all weekend....figured its the least I can do. What a fabulous event. Can't wait to do it all again next year!

$17
Mad Dog 2020
9 months ago

Trying for a few more for the Windy City Blues Society. Please donate and share this post

JR
$30
Joe Rutan
10 months ago
1
1
WO
$50
Wayne Openlander
10 months ago
1
1

It is an awesome thing the Windy City Blues Society does every year - showcasing the best in Chicago Blues talent. Keep up the good work!

JA
$50
Jimmy Adler
10 months ago
1
1

We love Chicago Blues!!! See you all at the festival!

DS
$50
Donna Steffey
10 months ago
1
1

Have a great weekend

PP
$25
Pierre Priestley
10 months ago
1
1

Let's support our musicians!!

PC
$100
Parrish Clay
10 months ago
1
1
CF
$50
Charlene Fletcher
10 months ago
2
2

Keep it Blue!

Cruisin Blues
11 months ago
1
1

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.

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