Mile High Blues Society Newsletter 

May 2024 Edition

From the President

 

Dear Blues Enthusiasts,

 

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the latest edition of our Mile High Blues Society newsletter. First and foremost, I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you for your unwavering support and dedication to our cause. Your passion for the blues is what drives us forward, and it's truly inspiring to see the impact we can make when we come together as a community.

 

I'm pleased to announce that we have several exciting events and initiatives in the works for the coming months. From live performances to educational workshops, there will be plenty of opportunities for us to come together, celebrate the blues, and continue to grow as musicians and enthusiasts.

In addition to our events, we are also focusing on expanding our outreach efforts to ensure that the blues reaches as many people as possible. Whether it's through partnerships with local schools or collaborations with other community organizations, we are committed to spreading the joy and richness of the blues far and wide.

Of course, none of this would be possible without the hard work and dedication of our volunteers and board members. Their tireless efforts behind the scenes are what keep the wheels turning and enable us to fulfill our mission each and every day. I am endlessly grateful for their commitment and passion.

 

As we look ahead to the future, I am filled with optimism and excitement for all that lies ahead. With your continued support, I am confident that we can achieve great things and ensure that the blues remains a vibrant and integral part of our community for generations to come.

This month, I am particularly excited to share with you some incredible upcoming news and events that are sure to ignite your passion for the blues and bring our community together in celebration.

We have recently held elections and we have several new Officers and Board members. When you see them out and about please give them your congratulations!

 

Our Current Officer’s and Board Members are:

 

President – George Williams

Vice President – Steve Crower

Secretary – Shaunda Fry

Treasurer – Allen Anderson

Webmaster – Tim Hanna

Social Media Director – Jason Lynn

Editor – VACANT

Membership Director – Steve Crower

Merchandise Administrator – VACANT

Members at Large:

Former President – Mark Brown

Dave Balczo

Gretchen Williams

 

Thank you once again for your ongoing support, and I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.

George Williams

 

 

Special Events

 

Our new Board will hold our first General Membership meeting Monday, June 3, at 7pm, at 2490 W Hampden Ave, Englewood, CO 80110.  Everyone is welcome to attend! We will be having door prizes including 2 tickets to the Sue Foley 'One Guitar Woman' show at HQ - June 12, 2024!

 

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The Greeley Blues Jam will be held on May 31 and June 1 this year. MHBS will have a booth there so please stop by and say hello!  You can spin the wheel and win a prize!

 

                   

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The Edgewater Music Festival will be on June 22nd, from 2pm to 10pm. MHBS will have a booth, please stop by and say hello. You can spin the wheel and win a prize!

 

 

 

The MHBS is proud to be a sponsor of:

Blue Roots Denver and CMDance Present a Benefit for MusiCares®

Sunday, July 28, 2024    11:00 AM  4:00 PM

The Denver Turnverein

1570 North Clarkson street Denver, CO, 80218United States

 

Upcoming Shows

This is a list of great shows going on this month.  Go out and see these great bands, have fun and hear some awesome music!  If you would like to be included on the Mile High Blues Society calendar of events please send us an email to shows@milehighbluessociety.com!

May 14, 7pm   Reckless and Blue    Morrison Holiday Bar, 403 Bear Creek Ave, Morrison

 May 18, 9am  Johnny Johnston    Larimer County Farmers Market, 200 W Oak St, Fort Collins

May 18, 12:00-1:15 pm 50 Shades of Blue    Blues Cruise, 5th St Stage, Loveland

May 18, 6:00-9:00 pm  50 Shades of Blue    Bricks on Main, 461 Main St. Longmont

May 19, 4pm   Johnny Johnston    Avogadros Number, 605 South Mason Street, Fort Collins

May 22, 5:00-8:00 pm  Dr.  Jim’s One Man Band    Rosalee’s Pizzeria, 461 Main St. Longmont

May 23, 6:00-8:00 pm  Dr.  Jim’s One Man Band    BOCO Cidery, 1501 Lee Hill Rd. Unit 14 Boulder

May 23, 7pm    Shimmy Shakin Blues  with Deborah Stafford    Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St, Denver

May 24, 7pm   Hurricane Dave and the Storm Chasers  Moe's BBQ, 3295 S Broadway Denver

May 25, 4pm   Johnny Johnston    Snitching Lady Distillery, 500 Front St, Fairplay

May 25, 7pm  Reckless and Blue    Wheelz, 2490 W Hampden Ave, Englewood

 

Would You Like to Be Our New Editor?

 

Are you passionate about the blues and skilled in the art of communication? We're on the lookout for a talented individual to take on the role of Editor for our newsletter. If you have a knack for storytelling, an eye for detail, and a love for the blues, we'd love to hear from you! Get in touch with us to learn more about this exciting opportunity.

 

Looking Ahead to This Year's IBC

 

As we embark on the journey ahead, let's set our sights on the International Blues Challenge (IBC) and the opportunity to showcase the immense talent within our community on a global stage. Stay tuned for updates on how you can get involved and support our local artists as they vie for recognition and acclaim at this prestigious event.

 

Thank you for being an integral part of our Mile High Blues Society. Your passion and dedication fuel our mission to keep the blues alive and thriving. Together, let's continue to spread the joy and magic of the blues far and wide.

 

Warm regards,

 

George Williams

President, Mile High Blues Society