**Sponsored by Judy Marsale Realty, Grand River Blues Society & The Casbah**
Our beloved Hamilton Bluesman, TIM GIBBONS has been selected to represent the Grand River Blues Society at the 2018 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee.
The IBC is a five-day event that includes both band and solo/duo blues music competition, youth and international showcases and seminars. Typically, over 250 acts from 40 states and two dozen countries participate in the four rounds in Memphis. Acts cannot enter directly, but are sponsored by one of over 200 affiliated organizations. The top acts receive cash prizes, professional services and career-changing gigs, and each year, competitors other than those judged as “winners” are “discovered” and as a result, doors open for their future musical endeavors.
Tim's brother Pat, & his friends in EDpr (Ellen Davidson), Cadillac Bill and William Schwendiman will be holding a fundraising event on Saturday Nov 11th at The Casbah in Hamilton. Doors open at 1pm, music starts right away.
Featured performers include:
Steve Strongman, Jesse O'Brien, Ginger St. James, SnowHeel Slim, Big Rude Jake, Chris Chambers, Wayne Janus, Big Johnny Blue w/ Strange Cargo, Hell Bent Rockers, The Mike Williams Band Michelle Titian, Jason Colavecchia
Tickets in advance are available on The Casbah website in three possible fundraising denominations ($20, $50 or $100 tickets)