July 16, 2pm, Sylvan Beach
on the eastern shore of Oneida Lake
ANNUAL BLUES PICNIC
Free and open to the public, donations encouraged!
The Mohawk Valley Blues Society presents the Annual BLUES PICNIC. Three blistering blues bands will provide all the blues you can use on Sunday July 16, from 2:00 to 7:30pm, rain or shine.
Ron Spencer Band
Funky Blu Roots
Bruce Katz Band
It's all happening at Waterfront park on the eastern shore of Oneida Lake in Sylvan Beach, south of the sandy beach area (see map -- marker is at approximate location of stage).
Sponsors for our picnic include:
Bank of Utica
Sunrise Building Supply
Ellis Family Chiropractic
Coldwell Banker - Faith Properties
Northern Safety and Industrial
2ND WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH - MVBS JAMS AT UTICA BREWS, 809 COURT ST., UTICA, NY
A second Jam will be added in the fall, TBA.
AS ALWAYS, ADMISSION AT THE DOOR IS $2 FOR MVBS MEMBERS, $4 FOR NON-MEMBERS.
Join the MVBS
Enjoy a lifetime membership for a one-time fee of only $30! Membership entitles you to:
Reduced price admission to all events, except for fundraisers.
Reduced admission fee to all of the monthly jams.
Attend, participate and vote in open meetings.
The Mohawk Valley Blues Society has hosted monthly blues jams, several major blues festivals, school presentations, charity events and concerts by touring blues artists, including Magic Slim and the Teardrops, Carl Weathersby, the Holmes Brothers, C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Lousiana Band, Sharee Williams, Coco Montoya, Duke Robillard and Jerry Portnoy, Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials, John Hammond, the Nighthawks, Jimmy Thackery, Roxanne Potvin, Dave Gross, and many others.
The MVBS Jams are open to all blues musicians, and give our member artists a chance to play with each other, network and explore musically. For non-member jammers, they are an opportunity to see what the society is about, and why they should consider becoming a member.
"Mohawk Valley Blues Society, hereinafter also referred to as the society, shall operate as a not for profit corporation organized exclusively for charitable, educational, religious, or scientific purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Service Code, for the following purposes:
1) To bring the love of blues to our region by providing live entertainment to the Mohawk Valley area.
2) To offer blues artists another outlet in which to carry on the tradition and art of the blues.
3) To increase awareness of and educate people from all walks of life to have an appreciation for the blues."