T-Bone Walker Blues Fest - Expired Event
|Location||Music City Texas Theater
108 N Legion Street
P.O. Box 987
Linden, TX 75563
|Description:||-Bone Walker Blues Fest is a Non-Profit Organization|
The T-Bone Walker Blues Fest, Inc is an IRS-designated Section 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. The Corporation is dedicated to honoring the legacy of blues legend Aaron "T-Bone" Walker by:
Show-casing present-day blues musicians;
Promoting a strong future for 'The Blues' genre; and
Providing assistance to community 501 (c) 3 organizations.
A Celebration of the Blues!
The festival is a celebration of "The Blues" that brings music lovers together in the birthplace of musical giants ? Linden, Texas. Linden is the home of native sons Scott Joplin (Ragtime Jazz), T-Bone Walker, and Don Henley (The Eagles Band). The festival is sanctioned by the Estate of T-Bone Walker and is hosted by his daughter, Bernita Walker.
Proceeds of the Festival are Shared
Proceeds generated by the 2012 festival will be shared with the Fairview Community Center and the Music City Texas Theater. These IRS-designated 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporations are devoted to improving the quality of life of the Linden community and enhancing the arts in Cass County.
Creating Opportunities for our Youth
Of particular importance is creating opportunities to expose our youth to this American art form of The Blues. The festival is presenting The Blue Shoe Project for the Mae Luster Stephens Middle School and the Linden Elementary School on May 21, 2012. Some students from neighboring communities will be able to attend these presentations.
Michael Dyson, aka Mr. Blue Shoe, will be back for a third presentation to the Linden youth. Michael, with father Jeff, founded The Blue Shoe Project. The Blue Shoe Project is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit charity whose mission is to introduce children to the history, evolution and global impact of Blues music by combining live music performances with oral history to captivate, educate and inspire students about music, learning and America's cultural heritage. Over 121,000 children have been inspired by The Blue Shoe Project since 2004.
At the festival we will showcase two youth bands again this year - The Matthew Davidson Band from Shreveport, Louisiana and The Peterson Brothers Band from Austin, Texas. Both bands are crowd-pleasers and allow our youth to see that age is not a limiting factor in being a success.
|Contact name||Charles Snowden|
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