It’s #Giving Tuesday!

Now that Black Friday & Cyber Monday are over, it’s time for….

Giving Tuesday

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Now in its fourth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources.

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Help Santa provide toys for those in need!!!

Come out to Roadhouse 66 this November 20th

Help make a child’s Christmas bright!!

Many children cannot have a merry Christmas without your help. The Columbus Blues Alliance wants to help change that, so come on out to the annual Blues For Tots celebration!!
Featuring great music, drinks, food and a live auction, Blues For Tots is the best way to do your Christmas shopping!
 Admission is only $10, plus a NEW, UNWRAPPED toy (or $10 plus an additional monetary donation).
Non-perishable food items would be greatly appreciated as well – bring some cans to feed the children AND their parents!
Sunday, November 20th – Roadhouse 66 (480 E Wilson Bridge Rd, Worthington)
Event Schedule:

Doors open 2:00 pm

Nathan Travis (Youth Showcase winner) 2:20

Troubled Waters (solo/duo winner)

Live Auction 5:00

Delta Boulevard (band winners)

A special, short performance by Biersdorf & Kolbe!!



Click here for an updated list of the auction items & their values!


Sponsored by: WCBE 90.5, the U.S Marine Corps Reserve, Guitar Center, Music Go Round, & the Columbus Blues Alliance



ALL proceeds, along with the toys collected, go to Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys For Tots campaign. Please help us help those less fortunate than ourselves!


Columbus Blues Challenge – lineup & parking info!

Here is the lineup for the 2106 Columbus Blues Challenge:

(Doors open 12 noon)
1 PM – Dylan Koski/ Brandon Pettiford
1:35 PM Skyla Blumenshield
2:10 PM Nathan Travis
2:45 PM Lil’ Red & Rooster Combo
3:20 PM The Blues All-Stars
3:55 PM Troubled Waters
(4:20-4:50 PM break)
4:50 PM The Greezy Bullets
5:25 PM Will Freed & Patrick McLaughlin
6 PM Scott Horn
6:35 PM Dock Adams & Blues Hammer
7:10 PM Leroy Ellington Duo
The venue for this year’s Challenge is King Avenue 5 (945 King Avenue, 43212). Plenty of parking is available, directly at the club and in surrounding lots. Click here for a parking map.

Ohio State Goes Blue

Blues Night on the Patio

Come to the Ohio State University Faculty Club on June 17 to see world renown and local legend Sean Carney perform.

Reserve seating for this show is $60, but you are entitled to heavy appetizers, specialty stations, dessert, two drink tickets (Cash Bar Available), and guaranteed seating for evening.
Otherwise, $15 after 7 PM (after the band starts)
If you’d like to make a reservation prior, click here for the Faculty Club Reservation page.

The Golden State-Lone Star Revue is a must see!!

The coolest cats in cowtown are doing it once again…

Don’t miss THE spectacular, star-studded event of Spring –

The Golden State-Lone Star Blues Revue, featuring:

Mark Hummel, Anson Funderburgh, Little Charlie Baty, & RW Grigsby

The action takes place Wednesday, April 20 @ Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza

Admission is ONLY $20 for this all-star group

Innervision takes 2nd place!!!

photo credit: Roger Stephenson

A well-deserved congratulations goes out to Innervision for taking second place at the IBC solo/duo finals – way to represent, Sam & Genene! But, that’s not all….

Sam was also awarded the IBC’s Best Harp Player, receiving a COMPLETE set of Lee Oskar harmonicas! Very well, done Sam!

Ohio dominates the IBC again!!

Congratulations to Innervision, representing the Columbus Blues Alliance, for making the IBC Solo/Duo finals!!

Also making the 2016 finals are:

Micah Kesselring (The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society of Marietta)

Sonny Moorman (Cincy Blues Society)

Tee Dee Young (The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society of Marietta)

Congratulations to ALL IBC participants for doing their best and putting on a great show – especially, Columbus’ Band, Deuce ‘n a Quarter, and our Youth Showcase act, Blues Horizon. They made Columbus proud!!

Join us at our monthly meetings!

Our next meeting is at 2:30 pm on May 15, 2016. The location is King Avenue Five (945 King Ave)