(TALLAHASSEE, FL) – The Bradfordville Blues Club, a renowned and distinctive establishment along the Mississippi to Florida Blues Trail, reluctantly closed its doors on April 1 after 21 years due to an expired lease.
Great news for blues enthusiasts in the Tallahassee area! On July 7, Charles Cros Mack will take the stage for the reopening of the Bradfordville Blues Club at its temporary location, the Bradfordville Blues Club at the American Legion Post 13, located at 229 Lake Ella Dr., Tallahassee, Florida. The show starts at 8pm.
A dedicated group of longtime music enthusiasts, led by Dan Mac MacDonald and Dianne Robinson, have taken on the task of preserving blues music in the region. They seek your support and commitment to keeping the Blues alive. MacDonald, the driving force behind the initiative, emphasizes the importance of preserving the history and traditions of live blues music from the Bradfordville Blues Club until a permanent home is secured.
“We have exciting bookings lined up for the winter and beyond. It’s a more involved process than I initially anticipated,” acknowledges MacDonald, referring to the intricacies of managing lights, sound, scheduling, booking, and other arrangements as the production manager for renowned acts.
MacDonald, serving as the president of the new “BBC at the Legion,” alongside Robinson as vice president, reveals plans to establish an LLC (Limited Liability Company) called “Mac Daddy, Blues Production” in the near future. The group is determined to bring the finest blues performers from across the country.
While currently making progress, there is hope that a permanent location for the Bradfordville Blues Club will materialize within 18-24 months.