Bruce County Blues fundraiser Jan. 15 to help send ‘Li’l Blues Pill’ to Mem­phis

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The Bruce County Blues So­ci­ety, in as­so­ci­a­tion with the Bruce Steak­house, is host­ing a fundraiser on Sun­day Jan. 15 to raise­monies to cover ex­penses for the band they are send­ing toMem­phis at the end of this month.

“Li’l Blues Pill”, a trio from Toronto and Lon­don, will rep­re­sent the blues so­ci­ety at the four day long In­ter­na­tional Blues Chal­lenge in Mem­phis, Ten­nessee.

The fundraiser is from 2-5 p. m. at The Bruce Steak­house with ad­mis­sion by do­na­tion at the door.

“As a Cana­dian blues so­ci­ety af­fil­i­ated with the Blues Foun­da­tion, we see this as part of our com­mit­ment to pro­mote the blues, giv­ing Cana­dian artists the op­por­tu­nity to com­pete on the in­ter­na­tional stage,” said Deb­bie French, pres­i­dent of the Bruce County Blues So­ci­ety. “Travel, ac­com­mo­da­tions, and meals for the four days in­Mem­phis for the trio will be con­sid­er­able so we are hop­ing for a good turnout of lo­cal blues fans on Jan­uary 15.”

The In­ter­na­tional Blues Chal l enge is the Blues Foun­da­tion’s sig­na­ture event that turns all of Beale Street into a four- day big blues venue for more than 200 blues acts from around the world. The2017 In­ter­na­tional Blues Chal­lenge will be the 32nd year of blues mu­si­cians from around the world com­pet­ing for cash, prizes, and in­dus­try recog­ni­tion.

The world’s largest gath­er­ing of blues acts rep­re­sents an in­ter­na­tional search by The Blues Foun­da­tion and its af­fil­i­ated or­ga­ni­za­tions for the Blues Band and Solo/ Duo Blues Act ready to take their act to the in­ter­na­tional stage.

Li’l Blues Pill won the Re­gional Qual­i­fier, “Jour­ney from Queen Street to Beale Street” held by the Bruce County Blues So­ci­ety in Oc­to­ber.

In or­der for a Cana­dian band to com­pete at the IBC’s in­Mem­phis, they first need to com­pete in­alo­cal com­pe­ti­tion hosted by a blues so­ci­ety af­fil­i­ated with the Blues Foun­da­tion.

This is the fifth time that the lo­cal blues so­ci­ety has sent a band toMem­phis.

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Bruce County Blues So­ci­ety’s Jan. 15, 2016 fundraiser at the Bruce Steak­house will help send blues trio ‘Li’l Blues Pill’ to Mem­phis. Ad­mis­sion is by do­na­tion.

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