The River Basin Blues Society (RBBS) will host their third annual Blues Blast at the Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe, 222 E. Columbia St, Evansville, Indiana, on Saturday, November 29, 2014. The event will run from 4:00 PM until Midnight (Central), and features four performing bands.
The Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe, partners in this event since its inception, is generous enough to donate a percentage of the day’s receipts to the River Basin Blues Society and WUEV 91.5 FM. The RBBS is a nonprofit organization for the preservation of the blues and support of those who play it. WUEV 91.5 FM is the only station with an entire blues program on Saturday afternoon. WUEV is the flagship station for Full-Time Blues Radio, and we’re all proud to be presenting media partners in this event.
Bands performing at the Blues Blast are The Beat Daddys, Honey Roy, Soul Creation, and 103 Degrees. Several of the musicians appearing at the event have had their music featured on Full-Time Blues Radio. In addition, the River Basin Blues Society will present their 1st Annual Blues Heritage Award at this year’s event. This award will be bestowed upon a person who deserves recognition and appreciation for promoting and preserving the Blues and the music’s way of life.
This year’s Blues Heritage Award will be presented to Steady Wailin’ Sid Scott. Sid has been a fixture in the music community in the Evansville, Indiana area, and is well known by all who love the blues. He currently publishes the monthly “Mini Mag,” a source of information about current events and happenings in the African-American community in that region.