|The Johnie B. Sanders Band to play Blues on the Red|
The Convention and Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce the Chicago-style blues group, The Johnie B. Sanders Band featuring Ms. Iretta, will perform at the Sept. 20, Blues on the Red event in Town Square, downtown Grand Forks. Other featured acts include Little Donny and The GroveTones and Big Buziness, both from the region.
Johnie B. Sanders has played blues for over 42 years. According to Living Blues Magazine, “he plays with a crisp attack and a clear tone, and his soloing is fleet, fingered and inventive. Although he denies any country Western influences, the clarity of his tone evokes the Rockabilly era as well as traditional Blues.” More information can be found at www.johniebsanders.com.
The event, co-sponsored by Canad Inns Destination Center and the Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau, is the second of a two-part series this year. Canad Inns is hosting the beer garden and a barbecue food vending area. The music will get rolling at 5 p.m. and last until midnight, and admission is free to all.
The first Blues on the Red was held Aug. 9, with well over 600 people convening in Town Square. Highlights from the event can be found by logging on to the CVB’s Web site at www.visitgrandforks.com and clicking on Videos.
The local planning committee consists of Cheri Reitmeier, Town Square Farmer’s Market; Greg Hoover, Urban Development; Ben Klipfel, UND; Mark Landa, Empire Arts Center; and Julie Rygg, Deb Stewart and James Feist, all of the CVB.
Special thanks go to Simmons Flint for sponsoring and creating the event’s striking logo.
For more information about this project, contact Julie Rygg, executive director, at 701-746-0444 or email@example.com.
-- Julie Rygg, Executive Director, Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701-746-0444