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Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival this Weekemd

(Cherokee) -- Got the Winter Blues?  You bet...at the Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival. 
This weekend (January 18th and 19th) marks the 13th year of a mid-January musical celebration in Cherokee.  Musicians will gather from all across the country on Friday and Saturday for the Jazz and Blues Festival, playing at a variety of venues each day. Event coordinator Jim Adamson says that the weekend features all kinds of music.

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Friday night kicks off with The Northwest Iowa Musicians playing at the Copper Cup, followed by the 4 location pub crawl.

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Saturday begins with a Jam Session hosted by The Candy Makers at The Gathering Place in the afternoon, where anyone is welcome to come and play.  There will be a Big Band Dance at WIT Community College that evening with three other concerts that night.  Adamson says one of those shows features a nationally recognized musician.

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Another element of the Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival is a student workshop where professional musicians and educators will work with area student bands for an hour or more.

For Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival ticketing information, call the Cherokee Chamber at 712-225-6414 and visit www.cherokeejazzbluesfestival.com for more details on the bands.

 

Schedule of Events:

Student Music Clinic

Friday, January 18th, 2013

TIme Conducted By Venue Address
10AM to 3 PM The Jim Oatts Quintet The Cherokee Middle School 206 East Indian Street

Pub Crawl Schedule

Friday, January 18th, 2013

TIme Performer Venue Address
6 PM to 9 PM Northwest Iowa Musicans The Copper Cup 425 West Main Street
9 PM to Midnight Jimmy Davis and Friends The Gathering Place 207 West Main Street
9 PM to Midnight Chad Elliott & Bonita Crowe Website Gasthaus 214 West Main Street
9 PM to Midnight Ross William Perry Website Cherokee Bowl 201 Linden Street
9 PM to Midnight Jim Oatts Family Jazz VFW 113 East Maple Street

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

TIme Performer Venue Address
Noon to 4 PM Jam Session hosted by The Candymakers Website The Gathering Place 207 West Main Street
6 PM to 9 PM Big Band Dance with The Mearl Lake Orchestra WITCC 200 Victory Drive
9 PM to Midnight Sherri Cafaro Trio The Gathering Place 207 West Main Street
9 PM to Midnight Blues Drivin' Facebook Cherokee Bowl 201 Linden Street
9 PM to Midnight The Candymakers Website VFW 113 East Maple Street

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