FRIDAY - THE MAIN STAGE
5:00 - 5:04 Intro
5:05 - 5:08 Deb Sietz - National Anthem
5:10 - 7:10 North Mississippi Style
Acoustic Music from Matt Hendricks and Bill Curtis..... while the Lyons Township Seniors get a free lunch and early free admission to the festival for Friday
Lets offer some musical educational programs in Cook County Suburban School District 103 and combine with Blues Kids of America and do some Blues Education.
1:15 - 2:05 Vance Kelley
2:35 - 3:15 -
4:40 -5:40 Heather Newman Band
Wayne Baker Brooks
SATURDAY _ BACKWOODS STAGE
11:30 - 12:30 Black Oil Brothers 12:45 - 2:30 Jamiah Rogers & King Biscuit Time
2:50 - 3:40 Eddie Taylor Band
4:00- 5:00 (TRIBUTE)
5:20 - 6:10
6:30 - 7:20 Lindsy Alexander
7:50 _ 9:00 Tawl Paul
Tre & The Black Knights
Entry to the Chicago Blues Challenge is Closed
Band Set Length is 25 minutes
Starting at about 2:30 (ish)
WE need a score keeper, and a time keeper and someone to assist the judges.
The Judges score is a weighted scoring system based on 5 categories with a scale of 1 -10
The 5 Categories and Weight
Blues Content X 4
Vocal X 2
Instrumental X 2
Stage Presence X 2
Originality X 3
1-3 Typical of begining Blues Band
4-5 Typical of a local weekend band
6-7 Advanced band, not ready for major prime time.
8-9 Typical of major club performances
10 Typical of Acts playing major festivals or gaining nomination and winning awards.
Total Max Score 130 poin
Since "psychedelta" purveyors Rachel Ammons and Bob Lewis teamed up with The Ben Miller Band, chances to see the 2011 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase champions have been few and far between. They are here to remind us all that their band is still making its mad science, deconstructing the Delta blues and putting it back together with electric cactuses, kick drum rigs and whatever other instruments they've conjured up from the lab. This one's probably gonna get weird, and you're best advised to just give in and get weird right along with it.
Tawl Paul is an American treasure and a southern Illinois musical legend. Born and raised on the south side of Chicago living in public housing. Paul had the opportunity to see some of the most legendary bluesmen and women as a young man. A Vietnam veteran, Paul moved to Carbondale to attend college on the GI bill at SIUC. He soon began singing with local groups , and still does. Generations of Southern Illinois University students going back 45 years have seen him play in the various venues in and around Carbondale, Illinois on a weekly basis. A quiet and shy man by day turns into a blues howler at night. His shows have changed people's lives giving them memories they will never forget. Paul is making a rare appearance in Chicago so that the thousands of SIU alumni in the area and new fans alike can take advantage of a shorter trip to see him and The Dead or Alives wail into the night at the Windy City Blues Festival. Now doubt Paul will entertain any crowd, anywhere, anytime. Hey, Chile!
Born in Chicago in 1973, Demetria was the seventh of eight children born to Blues Legend Eddie Taylor Sr and wife Vera. She grew up in a full house of siblings with a steady stream of Chicago Blues Icons. Demetria began to sing, like her mother, Vera did.. Demetria's vocals have a wide range that can tear the roof off the house or bring angels down to earth.... “I put God first and everything else will work out,” says Demetria. .
Detail your services, run a tight ship, put on a great show. Take care of the details.
The WCBS has a musicians assistance fund. Usually these funds go to honor a fallen blues person. WE would love to have more money in this fund to do more with. Our current fund balance is $1018 in this account
The Village of Lyons knows how to get the job done, The WCBS operated the Street Stage in Blues Village for the last 7 years, @ The Chicago Blues Festival. providing 22% of all live Blues performances at the Worlds Largest Free blues Festival. We have experience with large festivals.
What you been up to lately ? Heard any good music?...."Man,.. I was at this Windy City Blues thing in Lyons, IL....It was off the chain." Tell us whatz up , drop an e-mail.
Happpy Halloween Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays.
You know it's time to get up with the Get Down when the music keeps you from sitting your Butt Down. You know it was a good music fest if you bust out an old dance move.