Don't miss Jazz & Blues Festival

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

For several weeks on these Chronicle Times pages, you've read all about the prominence and international acclaim of the many, varied musicians.

On these pages, you've seen their photos and their bands' photos, and read extensive biographical information and all about their accomplishments.

On these pages, you've learned the Who (accomplished, professional, famous musicians), What (Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival), When (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), and Where (several Cherokee venues).

On these pages you've learned that Festival organizers Jim Adamson and Dan Meloy, along with many superb volunteers and supporters, have labored the entire past year to make this 10th annual Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival the most star-studded extravaganza ever.

What a lineup!

Mark Pender, LaBamba, Glenn Alexander, Kevin Mahogany, Kelly Richey Band, The Hatchlings, Something Underground, Northwest Iowa Musicians, Buffalo Ridge Band & Friends, and the Cherokee Washington High School Jazz Band!

All in one fabulous weekend right here in Cherokee smack dab in the middle of the scenic Little Sioux River Valley. And that weekend is here - Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

There are five fantastic Pub Crawls Friday night from 9 p.m.-midnight at The Gathering Place, The Other Place, VFW, and Cherokee Bowl. The weekend kicks off with a 7-10 p.m. Pub Crawl at The Copper Cup.

The Saturday Pub Crawls are from 10 p.m.-1 a.m. at the same venues, but with different bands.

The big Saturday Concert is at Western Iowa Tech Community College Conference Center from 7-10 p.m., featuring the Mark Pender Band with Alexander, LaBamba, and Mahogany special guests. And, the decorated Cherokee Washington High Jazz Band will open for this unrivaled Jazz & Blues Concert!

Mahogany is back at it for the big Sunday Concert from 4-6 p.m. at the Cherokee Community Center.

It's mind-boggling knowing that the Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival is so well-thought of across the country to be able to attract such magnificent professional musicians all at one time.

The two consecutive nights of Pub Crawls give music lovers a chance to see all the bands, along with the two big Concerts on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.

Volunteers are needed to help man the doors at the Pub Crawls and Concerts. Anyone willing to help out should contact the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce at 225-6414, or Adamson at 229-9502.

Tickets are available at the Chamber of Commerce, The Copper Cup, State Farm Insurance, and CAEDC.

For complete details, visit .

Do not miss the 10th annual Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival!