(Tuscaloosa, AL) – The 8th Annual Evening of Art and Blues will be held on October 4 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama at the Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion from 7-10 pm. The night will feature live blues music, live and silent auction of art and gifts, hors d’ouevres and a cash bar This benefit for Alabama Blues Project is their signature event that helps support their many programs.
Live performances include their very own Advanced Band, Simple Interest and the Infinite Monkey Typing Pool (featuring Mark Hughes Cobb, Soapy Jones, Dusty Fields and Jerrell Bowden). The silent auction will include art from across the country as well as gifts and gift baskets. The live auction will include hand-painted instruments and a painting by local artist Tony Bratina that will be created during the event.
Advanced tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students with a valid ID and available at Manna Grocery or OZ Records in Tuscaloosa. Tickets will be available at the door for $30.
The Alabama Blues Project makes special efforts to attract at-risk children in their Blues Camps, which are open to the entire community. They partner with Tuscaloosa One Place, Tuscaloosa City Schools, Tuscaloosa County Schools, Hale County Schools and Boys and Girls Club of West Alabama. They were also awarded the national Coming Up Taller Award by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.