Festivals, Concerts and Jams

Memphis:

International Blues Challenge

January 2018

Welcome to the SCVBS Second Sunday Jams

Held on the 2nd Sunday of each month from 5 to 9 pm.

 

We have a different Blues band hosting the Jam each month.

 

The event is open to non members, families and all ages.

 

There is a $5 entry fee; however, the Host band buys you a drink.

 

You support the society and the American Legion with your entrance fee and you get a drink of almost equal value.  What a deal!.

 

Bring your instrument and come join in the Fun!

 

We have famous surprise guest artists show up to hang out and play.

 

SCV Blues Society Second Sunday Blues Jam at  the Newhall American Legion, Post 507 located at 24527 Spruce St., Newhall, CA.

ONGOING BLUES JAMS

THE FIRST AND THIRD SUNDAY JAM

 

Looking for great music? Look no further.  The Newhall American Legion Post 507 is the place to be to end a perfect weekend.

 

Bring your dancing shoes and get down!      4-8 pm

 

There is a $5 cover charge which entitles you to a drink.

Bergies Steakhouse and Bar

16404 Delone Street

(Sand Canyon and the 14 Frwy)

Santa Clarita, Ca. 91351

661 251 3133

Call for details

15% OFF MEALS AND DRINKS

(Alcoholic drinks not included)

SCVBS Members just show your card! JK

 

 

Bergies is booked for November!


Nov. 2nd. Sue Rey and the Runaround
Nov. 7th. Jim Gustin and Truth Jones.
Nov. 9th. Big Coyote
Nov. 14th. 
Chris Wilson
Nov. 16th. Deep Fried Daddy's
Nov. 21st. Alan Wright Band (no Skip or Chuck)
Nov 23rd. Dead Turkeys. (Bar is closed for Thanksgiving)
Nov. 28th. Chris Cardenas. Woohoo!
Nov. 30th. Jon Davis and Friends

Most Tuesdays have Chuck Strong and Skip Van Winkl
Thursdays are mostly covered by guests.

 

SCVBS Archive Event Section

                 2017 Blues Events

 

In celebration of 5th annual International Blues Music Day,

we have five great bands, plus three youth finalists in the GuitarSlinger Showdown, who are playing in support of Blues in Schools.  Come join us at the Rivendale Park and Open Space at Towsley Canyon, Santa Clarita, and enjoy the wonderful music and support this fabulous cause.

 

 

 

Sharing the background and importance of Blues music to our youth is our goal.  Blues music is America's music and young people especially, should know about the musical heritage of America and of the Blues.

 

Educating them on how America's music has evolved and how the Blues form the roots of today's popular music is important to use in their teaching.

 

Help us share this knowledge with the children by supporting this concert.  Your donation allows us to teach the history of the Blues, familiarize the students with famous Blues musicians, different styles of Blues, and how to write, sing and perform the Blues.

 

And buying tickets in your favorite band's name also lets them know how much you appreciate their art.

 August 5th, 2017

A Summer Concert

Celebrating The Blues

 

Join us at Rivendale Park & Open Space

 

at Towsley Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91381

 

This is an outdoor event so bring your chairs, sunglasses and hats.

 

There will be food and drink vendors

 

 

Check out the details below or order your tickets now and support your favorite band.  

 

https://scvblues.ticketleap.com/ibd2017/

 

 

 

More about Blues in The Schools

 

 

 

We have three great players which have been choosen to playoff on August 5th at International Blues Music Day.

 

 

The competition was fierce.  These young players are dedicated to learning and perfecting their craft.

 

 

We are pround to be supporting these activities and hope to encourage and engage many more young persons interested in Blues music

 

Your donations are critical in continuing our efforts with our children.

 

 

 

The Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society is reaching out to raise money for the reincarnation of a previous Blues Society program promoting the "Blues Heritage" style music in our local high schools. The Blues is an historic cultural music form that is the basis of popular modern music. We at the society strive to "Keep the Blues Alive". 

 

 

 

 

 

David Gillespie and the BlueDevils

 

 

 

 

Sandy Scott and Blues to the Bone

 

 

 

 

Vito Giambalvo and the Good News Blues Band

 

 

 

 

Chuck Strong and SRBQ

 

 

 

 

Styxxx...........Stephen Marshall and the GS AllStars

                 2015 Blues Events

2015 Battle of the Blues Bands Poster

 

Chuck Strong and SRBQ are

second time winners and representatives at the 2016 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Is your name on this poster?

 

 

 

 

     2015 International

  Blues Day

                      2014 Blues Events

2014 Battle of the Bands Poster

 

Chuck Strong and SRBQ took the honors and represented us in the 2015 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                      2009 Blues Events

Legendary "Little Feat" Drummer, Richie Hayward needs our help. He has been diagnosed with Liver Cancer and in the coming year, he will have to undergo many costlytreatments and eventually will need a Liver Transplant. Richie's Illness has forced him to take an indefinite leave of absence from the band that has been such a huge partof his life for almost 40 years. As a consequence, he is receiving no income and he has no health insurance. To help ease Richie's financial burden, SCV Blues was one of the sponsors for the Benefit Concert to help raise some much needed money for Richie's ongoing healthcare bills. The Richie Hayward Benefit Concert, Sunday October 4th, 2009 at the Canyon Club, 28912 Roadside Drive Agoura Hills, CA. 91301 (818)879-5016

THE RESTLESS BLUES BAND

THE JEREMIA ROIKO BAND

BIG FISH

MOXEY, LYNN, McCORMICK & KARNES

LIGHTNIN' WILLIE & THE POOR BOYS w PETE ANDERSON

TERESA JAMES & THE RHYTHM TRAMPS

DALLAS HODGE BAND

SHAUN MURPHY BAND

CALIFORNIA TRANSIT AUTHORITY featuring

SERAPHINE & MARC BONILLA

LAURIE MORVAN BAND

EDDIE BAYTOS & THE NERVIS BROS.

LISA HALEY & THE ZYDEKATS

COCO MONTOYA BAND

ALBERT LEE BAND

AND SPECIAL GUESTS:

GREG BISONNETTE

SIMON PHILLIPS

TONY BRAUNAGAL

LUIS CONTE

FREEBO

LELAND SKLAR

WALFREDO REYES, JR.

DANNY SERAPHINE

RICK LATHAM

Thanks to all of you who attended and donated, the Event

raised over $58,000!!! This is an ongoing Fundraiser for Richie

and you can make a donation toward Richie's Heathcare Fund

on the link below.

SCV Blues Society will be on the scene again this year atThe 4th Annual Simi Valley Blues Festivalfeaturing some of our favorite Blues Society Member Bands.

Come out and join us for some Great Blues at the Park!

2009 Lineup:

Barry "Big B" Brenner

The Kyle Culkin Band

Dona Oxford

Michael John & The Bottom Line

The Delgado Brothers

BB Chung King & The Buddaheads w/ Alex Dixon

The Boneshakers

Celebrity Host - Mickey Jones

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2009 "MUSIC FOR THE CAUSE" FESTIVAL

Saturday, May 30th - 11am till Midnight

Featuring 24 Great Artists

at

John Parker Plaza

Central Park - Santa Clarita, CA.

Located at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road

Raising money for Cancer Research!!

Fun, Games, Free, All Ages Welcome

            2008 Blues Events

THE BATTLEOF THEBLUES BANDSWe welcome you to come out and join usfor this year's Finals Competition to decidewhich of our very talented Blues Bands willrepresent our Society at the 2008 IBC in Memphis.This is also a Fundraiser to help us pay for someof the Winning Band's trip expenses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2008 Winter Fundraiserat Cozy's Blues ClubPlease come out and joinus for this excitingEvening of great BluesFeaturing our 2009IBC Winners and2nd Place FinalistsAlan Wright BandWinning BandPhil Gates Band2nd PlaceBryan ChanWinning SoloThelonius James2nd Place

           2007 Blues Events

THE 2007BATTLE OF THEBLUES BANDSWe welcome you to comeout and join us for thisyear's Band and Solo/DuoFinals Competitions todecide which of our verytalented Artists willrepresent the SCV BluesSociety in Memphisatthe 2008 IBC.This is also a Fundraiser tohelp us pay for some of ourWinners' trip expenses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCV Blues Society"Acoustic Blues Jam"Saturday, June 23rd at Robert Gross Park 2800 W. Empire Blvd. Burbank, Ca. A special presentation for theBurbank "Relay for Life"Following the Luminaria Ceremony From 10:30pm - 1am

We welcome you to come out and join us for a warm evening under the stars filled with the sweet sounds of Acoustic Blues with some of our Society's great musicians.

The Relay for Life is the Celebration of Life and Hope for those dealing w/ Cancer a a fundraising event for Cancer Research.

             2006 Blues Events

SCV BLUES SOCIETY "FOUR SEASONS" WINTER FUNDRAISER CONCERT

Saturday, Dec. 9th @ Cozy's

With "JOHN PARKER & FORCED CALL", "THE KYLE CULKIN BAND"

and our 'Battle of the Bands' Winner - "THE JEFF JENSEN BAND"

Join us as we kick off the First of our "Four Seasons" planned Events which will help fund some of our new Programs

Cozy's, 14058 Ventura Blvd. (at Hazeltine), Sherman Oaks, Ca. 91423. 9pm (Doors open @ 8pm for dinner). $10.00 admission. Phone for Reservations (Dinner Only) and info: (818) 986-6000. Proceeds from this concert will benefit our new "Blues in the Schools" Program. All Ages Welcome w/ Adult.

Don't forget - Tickets for our Gibson "BluesHawk" Guitar Raffle will be on sale at the Fundraiser. See "Guitar Raffle" on our Welcome page for full details.

INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE "BATTLE OF THE BANDS"

The Londoner, September 22nd, 23rd and 24th

"SANTA CLARITA VALLEY BLUES FESTIVAL"

Saturday, June 3rd at Central Park, Santa Clarita

On June 3rd, the Society hosted "The SCV Blues Festival" in conjunction with the ACS "Relay For Life" at Central Park in Santa Clarita. This was an all day event featuring eight of the top Blues Bands in the Santa Clarita Valley.

Featured performers for the Festival were Michael John & The Bottom Line, The Jeff Jensen Band, Forced Call, Toni Dodd & Southbound Blues, The Moxie Blues Band, Boiler House Blues, Mike Dill and Parker-Sabie.

Before and after "The Blues Festival", we also had some of our other members' bands perform. They include Nuttin' Cowboy, Weedeeter and Katee Gadette.

This incredible lineup was followed by a 4 hour "Acoustic Blues Jam". We had an attendance of over 4,500 people and they witnessed the incredible talent that exists on our own doorstep. John Parker, who often performs for ACS events, was responsible for putting the entire concert together by working as the Entertainment Chairman for the SCV Relay.

Thanks to Chris Sabie, The SCV Blues Society was a Bronze Sponsor for the Relay and had a booth right next to the stage. We had a lot of interested Blues lovers stop by to check us out.

We have had so many favorable comments regarding the festival and many requests for more entertainment, that we are in the early planning stages for "The Second Annual SCV Blues Festival" for 2007. Thanks to all of our bands that participated and our members who worked tirelessly in the hot summer sun. Our Society Rocks!

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BURBANK RELAY FOR LIFE "ACOUSTIC BLUES CONCERT"

Saturday, July 8th at Robert Gross Park, Burbank

Due to the overwhelming success of our "First Annual SCV Blues Festival" and the following Acoustic Blues Jam, we have been asked by the Burbank Relay for Life to provide an 2 hour "Acoustic Blues Concert" from 10pm till midnight immediately following the Luminaria Ceremony.

Artists/Society Members participating for the cause will be Chris Sabie, John Parker, Jeff Jensen, Bill Ruffino and Mike Dill.

Date & Place: Saturday, July 8th, 10pm-Midnight, Robert Gross Park, 2814 West Empire Avenue, Burbank, Ca. 91594. Free/All Ages

               2005 Blues Events

"LOUISIANA LOVESONG BENEFIT"

Sunday, September 18th at Joe's Great American Bar & Grill, Burbank

The SCV Blues Society presented a Benefit Show for Hurricane Victims at Joe's Great American Bar & Grill in Burbank on Sunday, September 18th. The Benefit was put together by the undying energy of Toni Dodd, whose hard work made this event a great success! Many of our Society members participated by playing, helping with the sound system, working the door and coming out to donate their money and support for a great cause. The Society raised $1576 from those attending and additional money was donated by Joe's Great American Bar & Grill. Thanks to all who made it possible.