(MEMPHIS, TN) – Seven years and counting! It’s Big LLou’s 7th Annual Blues Hall of Fame Tribute Jam and Dance Wed, May 8th, 2019 at the Jerry Lee Lewis Honky Tonk & Café (310 Beale St., Memphis, Tennessee). “The Blues After Party with a Purpose,” a not to be missed, star studded Blues experience! Join us as Blues Hall of Fame Inductees and Blues Music Award nominees pay tribute to the musicians and music inducted into this year’s class of the Blues Hall of Fame.
Celebrate with “Blues
Legends” and network with the industry’s top talent and decision makers.
Fundraising efforts will benefit “The Blues Hall of Fame’s Generation Blues
and The GoldenVoice Audio Foundation’s” charity youth initiatives.
Performing artists include Blues
Hall of FamersLatimore and Joe Louis Walker; BMA NomineesBilly
Branch, Kevin Burt, Annika Chambers,
Thornetta Davis,Trudy Lynn and Billy Price; 2019 IBC Winner Ms. Hy-C; 2018 IBC Winner the
Keeshea Pratt Band; Memphis’ ownFuzzy
Jeffries, Terrence “Sweet T” Grayson; Jam Host
Mark “LA” Smith;and featuring 2017 BMA Nominee
Hosts are Big LLou Johnson of B.B. Kings BluesVille on Sirius XM and Bill Wax
of WPFW 89.3FM. Doors, Jam and Dance at 7pm and show at 8pm. Ticket Prices are $20-$150.
This year’s theme is
“Hole in the Wall, as the event features two live stages on level one and
dancing to old school “basement” blues music on level two. Celebrity Memphis
Blues DJ “Wild Bill” Williams will be manning the turntables.
In addition to paying
tribute to 2019 BHOF inductees Booker T & The MG’s, Count Basie, Pee Wee
Crayton, Moe Asch and Ida Cox, the
event will honor Aretha Franklin’s induction with a special performance by the current Blues Music
Award Nominees and the 2019
and 2018 International Blues Challenge winners. There is also an auction of a
custom painted guitar and other blues themed, one-of-a-kind items.
Big LLou Johnson, the event
producer and president of The GoldenVoice Audio Foundation, is himself a Blues
Music Award winner, Chicago Blues Hall of Fame inductee and is heard daily as
the voice host of B.B. Kings Bluesville on Sirius XM’s Channel 74. The Foundation
has raised over $50,000 in support of organizations and artists that perform