We recommend you make plans for your live music fix this weekend, starting with Chicago's Rockin Johnny Burgin, who makes his Flatted Fifth stage debut at 8 PM. Johnny grew up in Starkville, MS and Greenville, SC, went to college in Chicago to become a writer but "...fell headfirst into the Chicago Blues scene." Experience traditional Chicago Blues style from a master guitarist with soulful vocals and an engaging stage presence. Reservations encouraged & don't forget Joyann parker is back tomorrow night, Sept 23rd!
Welcome back to Joyann Parker! She represented Minnesota at the 2015 IBC awards in Memphis. " A powerful, animated blues-rock singer, capable guitarist and pianist, and a writer of praiseworthy originals. - Jon Bream, Minneapolis Star Tribune (We think so too!)
Showtime 8 PM.
Yes, it's a THURSDAY again, but we just can't say no to great Blues! Welcome Paul Bonn & The Bluesmen from St. Louis, MO. Think washboard Zydeco and dancing shoes.... Showtime at 7 PM.
Singer, composer and entertainer Paul Bonn fronts a blues band that features “cream of the crop” players from the St. Louis area. Paul Bonn & The Bluesmen features Paul on vocals and percussion, John Higgerson on lead guitar, Slim Louis on bass, and Derek Bonn on drums. Their material includes traditional blues, soul, R&B and Cajun covers and originals. The band members have years of experience touring regionally, nationally and worldwide with St. Louis as their home base.
Detroit native, Doug Deming and his band, The Jewel Tones, blend the best of traditional Blues with their rockabilly roots & original songs. They are based out of Florida now and are touring through the upper midwest this Labor Day weekend. Showtime 8 PM.
You may have last seen Brother Sun Sister Moon on our stage for a pretty stunning night of music with special guest Bobby Messano. Our best description is that when this duo takes the stage, they allow you to leave your distractions at the door and truly experience the Blues.
From Minneapolis, MN. Showtime 8 PM.
It is our delight and privilege to showcase Blues talent from all over the world. It also means that there are talented bands right here in Iowa, and we couldn't be happier to introduce Wooden Nickel Lottery to the Flatted Fifth stage July 1. Showtime is at 8 PM. Come join the awesome Bellevue Heritage Days this weekend!
Florida is cranking out some great Blues artists. Welcome Bridget Kelley Band for their Flatted Fifth stage debut. Check out this quote from a review by Bill Wilson, Reflections in Blues: "This woman has a voice that is both hard-driving, powerful as a locomotive with a full head of steam, and sultry enough to melt the soles of your shoes and burn a hole straight through to your soul."
Okay. We're in! Showtime 8 PM.