The Sarasota Film Society is happy to announce that they will be featuring Ladies Sing The Blues at The Florida Blue Blues and Music Festival.  Sarasota Film Society Presents Big T & The Tornados. Joining The Big T Band will be 4 Girls From Our Group Lady Sings The Blues....on Saturday October 26th at the Sarasota Fair Grounds.

 

 

 

Ladies Sing the Blues

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Once every few months, the Sarasota/Bradenton area’s finest blues music performers get together and give a full-throttle performance to raise money to help local charities.  Every event is performed on behalf of a different charity, and the spirit of giving comes alive in the local talent that performs.

Ladies Sing the Blues was founded by Steve Arvey in 2011, to make the community aware of the amazing talent among women who sang, played, and dedicated themselves to following in the footsteps of Etta James, Janis Joplin, and Bonnie Raitt, just to mention a few.  The premier performance in 2011 at Ocean Blues, helped to raise money towards finding a cure for Breast Cancer.  The event was a huge success and a substantial donation was raised. 

This performance gave birth to the second fundraiser, which took place at the Loft Ristobar  in Sarasota to raise money to benefit Rachel Hinkle and her family.  Rachel is a very loved and motivated young woman with disabilities who overcame a lifetime of obstacles to go on to attend Moody Bible College in Chicago.  Unfortunately, a home accident involving electrocution left Rachel in a near-vegetative state.  True to the miracles that only the Lord can perform, she is healing and working very hard to achieve each new baby step, and Ladies Sing the Blues was able to contribute towards satisfying some of the needs that Rachel and her family have faced. 

Just recently the latest fundraiser took place at Ocean Blues, where the performers sang and played to give Manatee Children’s Services much-needed funds towards ending the scourge of child abuse and neglect throughout the Suncoast communities.  It was heartwarming to see these local ladies raise their voices on behalf of the children right here in our neighborhoods who desperately need a guiding hand and a safe home. 

At some events there will be celebrity bartenders and blues fans will also be given a chance to donate, both by paying a cover charge at the door, and by giving a few bucks to the 50/50 drawings held at each event.  Ladies Sing the Blues is a unique opportunity to support local charities and enjoy a wonderful evening of entertainment and community spirit. 

Look for notifications on Facebook and this website for the next event.  Play a part in contributing to a worthy cause as well as supporting this group of charity-minded musicians.

      
   May 23, 2012                  December 23, 2012

Copyright 2012 Ladies Sing The Blues.org and Sande Caplin and Associates.  Photos and graphics are the property of various artists and owners.  Background music purchased through AMAZON.COM  Information available upon request.

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