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2nd Annual Great Lakes Blues Summit - "Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Live Blues"

Great Lakes Blues Summit
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Saturday, June 9th, 11am - 1pm,
7-Eleven Route 66 Stage "Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Live Blues"

Your blues organization is cordially invited to attend the 2nd Annual Great Lakes Blues Summit that will convene during the 24th Annual Chicago Blues Festival, www.chicagobluesfestival.us (June 7-10, 2007) on Saturday, June 9th at the 7-Eleven Route 66 Stage from 11am - 1pm to form a partnership in order to establish regional live blues music tours and beyond that will connect thousands of blues enthusiasts and attract more support for live blues music.

Distinguished 2007 Great Lakes Blues Summit panelists include:
Michael Cloeren - Director of The Pocono Blues Festival, Roger Naber - Founder & CEO of The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, Ron Harwood - President & Founder of The American Music Research Foundation, Randy Chortkoff -Executive Producer & CEO of Delta Groove Productions, Michael Frank - Founder, President & CEO of Earwig Records, Bettie White - Blues Boy Productions, and Ted Boomer - BluesFest International. We will discuss "The Art of Booking & Touring-2007-8.


Other Great Lakes Blues Summit scheduled events include:

Thursday - Sunday June 7-10, 2007:
Pub Crawl-10PM-2AM, Legends, Harlem Avenue Lounge, Rosa's, The Melting Pot, B.L.U.E.S., The Mines, The New Checkerboard Lounge and Lee's Unleaded Blues

Friday June 8, 2007 10 pm - 1:30 am:
Chicago record label Earwig Music Company www.earwigmusic.com and Big City Rhythm and Blues Magazine www.bigcitybluesmag.com proudly present an early 92nd birthday celebration for blues giant David Honeyboy Edwards at The Hideout Inn www.hideoutchicago.com 1354 W. Wabansia Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622, bar phone 773-227-3650

-- Tickets are on sale now for $25 www.ticketweb.com --

The Hideout has a limited capacity and will sell out!

Featuring 10 pm Steve Arvey - guitar & bass, Rick Sherry on harmonica & washboard, Sharbaby on guitar
11 pm Honeyboy Edwards & Billy Branch; 12:30 am Rob Stone & The C- Notes with special guest Larry Taylor + unannounced guests

Saturday June 9, 2007 10 pm - 2 am:
Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine in conjunction with The Great Lakes Blues Summit in Chicago proudly present:
3 Soul Blues Shows

-Artie "Blues Boy" White & Friends,10PM-2AM ,The New Checkerboard Lounge, 5201 Harper, 773-684-1472
(Tickets: Bluesboy productions; 773-216-8756 or 708-339-8804 or bluesboyproductions@msn.com)

-Johnny Drummer & Friends, 10PM-2AM, Lee's Unleaded Blues, 7401 S. Chicago Ave., 773-493-3477

-Liz Mandeville and The Bluepoints, and Friends, 10PM-2AM, The Taste Entertainment Center, 6331 S.Lowe, 773-873-6700 (tickets: liz@lizmandeville.com)

For hotel reservations contact: bigcityblues@lindentravel.com or FunWay2GoTravel: joyce@funway2gotravel.com

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