Friday, February 8, 2013

Just a couple of weekend picks

So, besides the Mysti Krewe of Nimbus Mardi Gras Ball that I've gone on and on about for tomorrow night (BTW, get your tickets here - $25 today, but $30 tomorrow!) what else is happening?

The always entertaining Lloyd Jones will be leading a big funky, bluesy time at Duff's - full band with horns, so you know it's gonna be jumpin'  ... 9 pm, $??

Alberta Rose Bluegrass Festival kicks off a weekend of outstanding music from national, regional and local acts at the Alberta Rose Theatre. Check out the lineups for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Three concerts (including a Gospel Brunch on Sunday), workshops, and more. You can purchase a weekend ticket for $60 or purchase separately for each show. Tickets here.

If you like real country music, some of the best purveyors of the classic genre - the duo of James Sasser and Chris Miller - are at the Landmark Saloon (847 SE Division). Believe it or not, I finally made it to this venue last weekend and loved it ... 9 pm, $5

And, if you haven't heard, Pete Krebs, one of the most respected and loved musicians in town has been diagnosed with cancer. The music community is rallying with three benefits in the next month and a fund site at the Jeremy Wilson Foundation.  Please try to make it to at least one of the benefits or give to the fund:

Swing for Pete at the Secret Society on Wednesday, Feb 20...  Doors at 4:30 pm; Show 5:00-11:00 p.m.  Sliding scale donations starting at $20.00. All donations are tax-deductible. Featuring: Brent Martens Combination, Boy & Bean, The Stolen Sweets, Swingtime PDX, Itty Bitty Bang Bang!, Nina Nightshade, Pink Lady, Hai Fleisch, Everything’s Jake, The Jenny Finn Orchestra, and The Midnight Serenaders.

Rock for Pete at the Wonder Ballroom on Thursday, Feb 21 ... Doors at 5:30 pm; Show 5:30 pm-12:30 am.  Sliding scale donations starting at $25.00. All donations are tax-deductible. There will be a silent auction and raffle, too. 
Featuring: The Dharma Bums, Black Prairie, Colin Meloy, Sean Croghan, Casey Neill, Lewi Longmire, James Low Western Front

For Pete's Sake at the Laurelthirst Pub on Friday, March 15 ... details not yet posted.

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