longest-running blues celebration in Michigan returns for another year of
performances and historical perspective. The 33rd Black History Month
Blues Series with a series of free concerts around the city.
Chicago to the Mississippi Delta, to Philly to the Motor City, the 2020 Blues
Series is another whirlwind tour of the best of American music. Five, free
weeknight library concerts starring living legends like Lil’ Ed Williams who
will perform February 4 at Ellis Library & Reference Center, 3700 S. Custer
Rd. Monroe, Michigan; the next generation of blues and roots music artists like
AJ Ghent at Dorsch Memorial Branch Library, 18 E. First Street, Monroe,
Michigan, An Evening with Piedmont Bluz at Ida Branch Library, 3016 Lewis
Avenue, Ida, Michigan, and The Big Gig! on Saturday, February 29. That
climactic show stars returning Blues Series champions Thornetta Davis, Toronzo
Cannon, and Rev. Robert B. Jones, Sr.
concerts are free and open to the public and begin at 7pm. No advance tickets
are required and seating is first-come, first-served until capacity is reached.
awards from the Public and Michigan Library Associations, the Rhythm &
Blues Foundation and The Blues Foundation’s 2009 Keeping the Blues Alive Award
for Education (the blues world’s most prestigious honor available to
non-musicians), the series is now the state’s longest running annual blues