The blues tells a story. Every line of the blues has a meaning.
-John Lee Hooker
I’ll be the first to admit – Iowa and the blues are not synonymous. But that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate the blues. In fact, right here in Cedar Rapids we have an annual event to show our appreciation for the blues and experience up ‘n coming as well as established blues artists. This year’s Bluesmore will be held this Saturday, August 2, 2008 from 4:00 – 9:30 pm.
For the 14th year in a row, Brucemore and the Linn County Blues Society have joined forces to present a concert of local and national blues artists. Blues legends have performed for thousands at the Brucemore Mansion, and young and old alike come out to get down. In addition, the Bluesmore festival also offers educational music workshops are perfect for children and families.
This year’s lineup features Bernard Allison, Nick Moss and The Fliptops and Matt Woods and the Thunderbolts
Some bring some folding chairs and get ready to enjoy a night under the stars listening to some incredible music.
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The Classics at Brucemore is a much-anticipated annual event. It’s described as magical. Enchanting. It too was affected by the recent flooding, as the diaster created circumstances that required changes to the show.
Instead of canceling the show, Brucemore is partnering with local troops such as the Liar’s Theatre, SPT Theatre, Theatre Cedar Rapids, Legion Arts and Urban Theatre Project of Iowa to show “Moving Home.”
There is no question our recent events have affected us in many ways. We’ve laughed and cried and learned to depend on each other in a ways we never experienced before. “Moving Home” is an original piece performed by local skilled storytellers who will share real, touching stories of our experience.
Join your fellow Corridians at Brucemore July 10-12
All proceeds from the event will be donated to The Greater Cedar Rapids Foundation’s Flood relief Fund.
Gates open at 7 pm, bring a chair or blanket and prepare to be inspired.
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