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Ron Davis aka LeeRon Zydeco on New Orleans Blues Piano at Shango Bistro
Every Thursday 7 PM

3260 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214

(716) 837-2326
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Thursday Night Blues Armor Inn Tap Room Sep 24 thru Apr 28
Thursday Night Blues Fall 2015 & Winter/Spring 2016 Series 7:30 PM - No cover
Hosted by Anita West

5381 Abbott Road
Hamburg, NY 14075
716-202-1315
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Weekly Abbey Square Blues Jam Every Monday 8 - 10:30 PM
Bring your talent and have some fun ! NO COVER CHARGE

784 Wehrle Dr., Buffalo, NY 14221

(716) 634-8050

Open Blues Jam Hosted by Harvey Murello, Paul Iannello Paul Siwula and Joe Zappo Dr. Z.

Musicians, Dancers & Drinkers welcome! You never know who is going to show up! The only guarantee is that the music will be great, the drinks will be cheap.
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VIZZI's Blues Every Friday 10 PM to 1 AM
Great food too - Home of the Monster Burger

967 Kenmore Ave.
Kenmore, NY 14217

(716) 871-1965
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AmJam
AmJam
Sponsored by Your Award Winning Blues Society
RAFFERTY'S
16 Ellicott Place
Depew, NY 14043
716-684-5404

Every 3rd Saturday Starting Oct 17 2015
2:00-5:00 PM

(See post below for more details)
Monthly WNY Blues Society Thursdays at Sportsmen's Tavern
2ND THURS. EVERY MONTH 7 to 9 PM

326 Amherst St., Buffalo, NY 14207

716-874-7734

Featuring a different local blues band each month. Keeping the blues alive !
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Robert
1st, 2nd, 4th Fridays, 7:30PM

with Robert "Freightrain" Parker, Jeremy Keyes, Kenny Parker, Jony James & Shannon Street...
and a Special Guest each week

335 Franklin St, Buffalo, NY

716-855-9643
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Son House Blues Night every Thurs, 7:30-10:30
Each week a different host & theme:
1st Thu, Genesee Johnny hosts, Delta & Acoustic Blues Night
2nd Thu, Old Time Hoedown host, Old Time & Bluegrass Night
3rd Thu, Genesee Johnny & The River Rats host, All Blues Night
4th Thu, Ross Brocco hosts - Standards Night
5th Thu, Bob Bunce hosts - Americana Night
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What's Happenin.on the Blues Scene...

  AmJam - Playing With Others

Your Blues Society Supports AM JAM

Every 3rd Saturday 2:00 to 5:00 PM

Next dates: Jan 16  & Feb 20


at RAFFERTY'S (formerly The Ellicott Manor)
16 Ellicott Place,  Depew, NY 14043
716-684-5404

All Welcome ! - Door Donation:

Blues Society Members - $3

Non Members - $5
Students Under 21 with Valid ID - FREE
Students Over 21 with Valid ID - $3

WORKSHOP - VARIOUS INSTRUMENTS ( NOT JUST GUITAR)


EVERYONE WELCOME !

Enjoy an afternoon of Live Blues Music

Come To Play, Listen, Dance & Have Fun


DRINK SPECIALS & FOOD AVAILABLE

 


 
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Created by  Don Rutter 3/26/2013 2:06:56 PM 


  MONTHLY ONLY HARMONICA WORKSHOP/JAM

   ONLY HARMONICA WORKSHOP/JAM

  

A 2 HOUR HARMONICA/BLUES EXPERIENCE – COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAM

 

1ST HOUR WORKSHOP WITH A THEME EACH MONTH

1.      Accompaniment options – chording, rhythm, fills

2.      Common Blues chord progressions and how to play along

12 Bar standard/alternate with songs 8 Bar Blues progressions with songs

3.      Bass lines

4.      Soloing

5.      Harmonica Techniques

6.      Music Theory as it applies to Harmonica

 

2ND HOUR JAM

Opportunity to apply Workshop ideas, work on song of choice or just jam along and have fun.

 

LOCATION:  

MUSIC ROOM

609 Oakwood Ave (Oakwood Plaza), 

East Aurora, NY  14052

 

DATES & TIME: 1st Saturday of each month – 2:00 – 4:00 PM

NOV. 7, 2015

DEC 5, 2015

FEB 6, 2016

MAR 5, 2016

APR 2, 2016

 

OPEN TO ALL AGES & SKILL LEVELS IN WESTERN NEW YORK

 

SUPPORTED BY WNY BLUES SOCIETY AND FREE WILL DONATIONS


FOR MORE INFO:   www.Fran.Denk @wnyblues.org

or Rick Nicotra 716-310-7569

 

 

 

 


 
 

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Created by  Fran Denk 11/4/2015 7:11:22 PM 


Thank You!

From the President of the Blues Society of WNY on the 2015 Buffalo Niagara Blues Festival

Another great blues festival! Our second annual Blues Festival doubled attendance from last year with over 5,000! The mission of the Blues Society of WNY is to preserve and support Blues Music through educational endeavors and promotional events, and nowhere has that mission been better addressed than at Silo City on July 11, 2015. 

As you entered the site, our education booth displayed artwork from Blues in the Schools (BITS) events and showcased talented young musicians reached by our BITS program. Fran Denk has done an amazing job with the program and talented youth entertained us between festival acts. The youth is our future and, if this is any indication, the future of the blues is solid. All profits from this festival will help us to continue our programs such as Blues in the Schools, AmJam, Blue Thursdays, our new Mentor Program and other support programs for the future of the blues.

As we make our way to the stage, we are greeted by an assortment of vendors, with a widely varied selection of food and merchandise, from hot dogs to crawfish to alligator meat, and from jewelry to natural dog treats. Of course, there was ample cold beverage available to beat the heat. 

As president of the Blues Society of WNY, and a committee member, I had firsthand knowledge of all the hard work that went into producing this festival. I can’t say enough about the dedication of our Committee Chair, Chuck Laedke. He gave so much time and talent to this festival, much more than we could have asked for. He was assisted by a very active committee, Kim Alessi, Nancy Remington, Kathy Meihs, Fran Denk, Adrienne Thompson, Jack McArdle and me. We also had the support of over 150 volunteers, organized by Adrienne. Without this committee and all of our volunteers, we wouldn’t have been able to do it. 

Most important are our sponsors and the folks who bought ads in our program book. It takes a lot of money to put on a show like this and we depend on sponsors, ads and vendor fees to pay the talent and rent all the equipment we need. Our biggest sponsor was the Erie Canal Harbor Development Grant administered by Arts Services Initiative. We also had a lot of help as in-kind donation by Raging Wolf for the stage, Avalon printing for all our banners, WBFO for advertising and Colton RV supplied an air conditioned RV backstage use. The Niagara Falls Bridge Commission, GFY, Georgetown Capitol, Morris Masonry Restoration, M/E Engineering, TryIt and Labatt provided financial assistance to get this off the ground. Without our sponsors, this never would have happened. Most importantly, without YOU it wouldn’t happen.

I hope you enjoyed the festival this year, and look forward to seeing you again next year.

Daria Sterner
President, Blues Society of WNY