...And how about you? Three weeks from tonight I am going to be in Memphis volunteering as a venue coordinator for the International Blues Challenge semi-finals night. For those of us at IBC we will already have enjoyed the two nights of quarter-finals and will be looking toward the night of finals on Saturday! ...but WAIT! There are several more things to be accomplished here in Northwest Arkansas before our local challengers as well as fans hit the road for Memphis! My to do list starts with tonight's Divas On Fire Happy Hour fundraiser at George's Majestic Lounge and wraps up with the final Ozark Blues Society Fundraiser at
the 21c Museum Hotel on January 23rd.
I hope to see many of you there too!
Many of you have already stepped up to helps and I want to take a moment to thank you for jumping in and supporting our local challenge winners and our society to fund this adventure. I know it is a cliche statement, but we couldn't do it without you! It is very clear that IBC contestants do best when they go to Memphis fully funded and READY to engage completely not only in the business of competing but also in the unrivaled opportunity to network with everybody who is anybody in the blues world. If you haven't had an opportunity to pitch in and help, it's not too late. Read on for more information about current and upcoming fundraising efforts.
As we launch into 2016 I would like once more to ask artists and readers to please link me up to events you have or know about, especially if the events aren't posted to the local calendars. And of course if you have ideas or comments on this newsletter, you know the deal, e-mail me anytime at email@example.com