2014 Chicago Blues Challenge

CALLING ALL LOCAL BLUES MUSICIANS!
It’s time for the next rounds of the 2014 Chicago Blues Challenge. Here are a couple of key dates to remember:

BAND COMPETITION, ROUND 2
Application deadline is Saturday, Oct. 18.
NOTE: You can still compete even if you did not enter Round 1.

SOLO/DUO COMPETITION
Application deadline is Sunday, Oct. 5.

YOUTH COMPETITION
We will once again be having a Youth Competition.
Application Deadline is Saturday, Oct. 18.

Competition dates and locations will be announced soon. Stay tuned.

MORE INFO
You can get the application form, the parental consent form and more info on our main 2014 Chicago Blues Challenge page.

Posted 9.5.14 by Karen Murphy


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Win Free Tickets to See Matt Schofield

We’ve got free tickets to see Matt Schofield on Thursday, Sept. 11, at 8pm at City Winery. Marty Sammon Band is the opening act.

Matt Schofield

MORE INFO

Here’s why you’ll want to go.

ENTER TO WIN TWO TICKETS NOW
Email your name, email and phone number to:
wcbsfreestuff@gmail.com

IMPORTANT: Use the Email Link above and DO NOT CHANGE the subject line. You MUST be a current paid member of  the WCBS to enter.

DEADLINE TO ENTER
Midnight on Monday, Sept. 8
Winners will be notified on Tuesday, Sept. 9.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you win, you MUST respond to the email notification within 24 hours or another winner will be chosen.

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IMPORTANT STUFF
One entry per person. If you enter more than once, our system will automatically delete your entries. Winners for each show will be randomly drawn from all emails received by the specified deadline. If you receive an email telling you that you have won tickets, please confirm receipt of the email within 24 hours or another winner will be drawn. Tickets will be held for ticket winners at Will Call.

THE SMALL PRINT
Windy City Blues Society Board Members and Executive Committee Members and their families are ineligible to win. You MUST  be a Windy City Blues Society member to win. Yada yada yada…which means all other basic rules of contests apply. If you don’t win this time, there should be other opportunities.You MUST  be a current Windy City Blues Society member to win. Yada yada yada…which means all other basic rules of contests apply. If you don’t win this time, there should be other opportunities.

Posted 9.4.14 by Karen Murphy


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Win FREE tickets to see Nick Moss

We’ve got free tickets to see the Nick Moss Band on Friday, Aug 29, 2014 at 9pm at The Wire, in Berwyn. Edward David Anderson is the opening act.

Nick Moss | PHOTO by Murphy Media/Karen Murphy

DETAILS
FRI, AUG 29 @ 9pm
Nick Moss Band
Edward David Anderson

The Wire | 6815 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Berwyn

MORE INFO

NOTE: The last time I had the pleasure of seeing Nick Moss, he was doing a CD Release Party for his latest CD, Time Ain’t Free. I landed near a couple of out-of-towners who couldn’t believe their good fortune stumbling into such an incredible show. Do yourself a favor and enter to see him at this highly regarded and relatively new venue in the Chicagoland music scene.

ENTER TO WIN TWO TICKETS NOW
Email your name, email and phone number to:
wcbsfreestuff@gmail.com

IMPORTANT: Use the Email Link above and DO NOT CHANGE the subject line.

DEADLINE TO ENTER: Midnight on Monday, Aug. 25
Winners will be notified on Tuesday, Aug. 26
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you win, you MUST respond to the email notification within 24 hours or another winner will be chosen.

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IMPORTANT STUFF
One entry per person. If you enter more than once, our system will automatically delete your entries. Winners for each show will be randomly drawn from all emails received by the specified deadline. If you receive an email telling you that you have won tickets, please confirm receipt of the email within 24 hours or another winner will be drawn. Tickets will be held for ticket winners at Will Call.

THE SMALL PRINT
Windy City Blues Society Board Members and Executive Committee Members and their families are ineligible to win. You do not have to be a Windy City Blues Society member to win (at least right now), but it would be nice if you decided to join us. Yada yada yada…which means all other basic rules of contests apply. If you don’t win this time, there should be other opportunities.

Posted 8.21.14 by Karen Murphy

 

 


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Hohner on the road

The Hohner Harmonica Travelling Roadshow will be in the Chicagoland area Aug. 19-20  at 5pm at the two local Sam Ash Music Stores (Lombard and Buffalo Grove). The roadshow is free and the first 100 people to show up also get a free Hohner harmonica.

There will be a harmonica demonstration by nationally known Hohner artist Ronnie Shellist, free lessons  and an exhibition of exotic harmonicas from past and present. Bring your heirloom harmonicas to have Hohner’s Bearded Technician service them and try the games of chance to win Hohner prizes.

SEE THE COMPLETE SCHEDULE

And here’s why you might want to show up.

Posted 8.19.14 by Karen Murphy


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Charges files in murder of Eric ‘Guitar’ Davis and church deacon

Two men have been arrested and charged with the murder last December of  blues musician Eric “Guitar” Davis and Willie Cooper, a 74-year-old retired CTA driver and church deacon.

READ THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE STORY

 


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