President’s Message for April 2022
What a weekend – don’t know about you but I need a week to recuperate from the Tampa Bay Blues Fest! So much great music and what a turnout – folks were obviously hungry for live music, and they were well fed!
Your Suncoast Blues Society was there of course, and we want to thank all our loyal Blues lovers and supporters who bought merchandise and memberships (almost seventy!!) – we had a blast talking with everyone that stopped by.
We could not have done it without our wonderful volunteers that helped us: Beverly Moribito, Julie Deschaine, Mark Thompson, Warren McDougle, Mike Hennesey, Vinny Marini, John Herzog, and Liz & Doc Pennock – you were amazing!
Also want to thank Chuck Ross for supporting Youth Sunday again this year – about twelve young people and their chaperones had the opportunity to hear live Blues for the first time. This is a collaboration we do with Chuck every year as part of our mission to share Blues music with future generations.
So, let’s keep the music coming! YOUR Suncoast Blues Society has been busy working with venues to book shows for you. Here is a list of our upcoming events – mark your calendars:
- 4/25 – Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones @ Masaryk Winery
- 4/26 – Giving Challenge – Live Broadcast from the Music Compound & Bayboro Brewery
- 5/1 – Memphis Lightning & Trey Wanvig @ Gill Dawg
- 5/3 – Red Star Live Blues Night w/Damon Fowler & ‘Ed Zepplin’
- 5/7 – RJ Howson Band @ The Florida One-on-One Doubles Championships!
- 5/20 – SBS 25thAnniversary Party @ Skippers
- 5/31 – 9thAnnual Myakka River Blues Festival @ Snook Haven
- 6/7 – Red Star Live Blues Night w/Damon Fowler & Ed Zepplin
- 6/24 – EG Kight Trio @ Masaryk Winery
- 7/15 – Alastair Greene @ Palladium Side Door
- 7/16 – Tom Craig Band @ Masaryk Winery
- 8/28 – SBS Annual Beach Bash!