Old Dam Blues & Bar-B-Q Benefit

Courtesy Special Olympics

The Old Dam Blues & Bar-B-Q Festival is a first of its kind fundraiser for southwestern Indiana. The event is unique, because it is the first time the River Basin Blues Society has held an event to raise funds for Special Olympics. The event will feature 12 hours of entertainment, including great six bands.

In addition to the music, there will also be lots of activities for children, making this a truly family friendly affair! Cricket’s in Newburgh, Indiana is sponsoring a beirstube for the grown-ups. Special thanks also to Baker Retirement and Welath Services for sponsoring the sound and lighting, which will be provided by Tri-State Communications. Full-Time Blues Radio and FullTimeBlues.com is proud to be an official media sponsor for this event. So, stay tuned to this site for additional information as it becomes available, and make your plans now to join us!

Old Dam Blues & Bar-B-Q Festival – A Benefit for Special Olympics

Saturday August 10, 2013 – 11:00am-11:00pm

Old Lock and Dam Park – Newburgh, Indiana

Band Schedule:
11:30 Dale Niehaus 2014 IBC Solo/Duo Qualifier
1:00 Rigdon & Gatewood ft. HiRize Hillbillies
3:00 Honey Roy
5:00 Jimtown Saints 2013 IBC Band Representative
7:00 Clay Street All-Stars
9:00 Doug Wright & the Nomads 2014 IBC Band Qualifier

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Blues Festival: Parkinson’s Smoke-Out

On April 6, 2013, Full-Time Blues Radio will be in attendance at the First Annual Parkinson’s Smoke-Out and Blues & BBQ Festival to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Please look through this article to get some of the facts, as well as find more information this event!

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder that affects one in 100 people over age 60. While the average age at onset is 60, some people are diagnosed at 40 or younger. – Michael J. Fox Foundation

There are an estimated one million individuals living with Parkinson’s in the United States; and while the disease itself is not fatal, it completely changes the lives of those individuals who have it and their families – and it has caused incidents that have resulted in death. There is no cure for Parkinson’s disease, but it can be treated. There are several organizations fighting for a cure to Parkinson’s, and perhaps the most well known is the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Click Here to Learn More at MichaelJFox.org

Organizers of the First Annual Parkinson’s Smoke-Out are holding the event at Evansville, Indiana’s Casino Aztar Pavilion on April 5 & 6, 2013. The event will feature 50 teams competing in a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned competition, as well as fundraisers such as a silent auction and more.
There’s also the music! The River Basin Blues Society, based in Evansville, has helped to put together a great lineup of amazing talent to perform for the event – including The Beat Daddys, The Boscoe France Band, and Redd Velvet. Johnny Full-Time, host of Full-Time Blues Radio, will emcee the event April 6th.

Please come join us for incredible music, food and fellowship, as we all come together for a cause and raise funds for the fight to destroy this disease. Click Here for Festival Information!

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