Volunteers are still needed for the 2011 Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival in Cherokee Friday through Sunday, Jan. 7-9.
Organizers thank those who have already stepped forward, but are seeking other volunteers to help conduct the popular Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival featuring many great national musicians in Pub Crawls Friday and Saturday nights Jan. 7-8, and at venues Sunday.
Volunteers are still needed as ticket takers, wait staff at Saturday night's Main Concert at Western Iowa Tech Community College Conference Center, designated drivers, participants for a call-in radio show on KAYL Radio in Storm Lake Jan. 5-6, for spreading the word about the Festival through social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), to help with the free breakfast served at the Depot for all musicians and volunteers after the Friday night and Saturday night performances.
Those interested can contact the Chamber of Commerce at 225-6414, or Jim Adamson at 229-9502. Those interested in serving as designated drivers for Friday and Saturday nights can also call Ron Oman at 261-2226.
Organizers also advise music lovers to take advantage of big savings by buying advance tickets available at the Chamber, Copper Cup, State Farm Insurance, and from the Festival's Energizer Bunny Jim Adamson.
The venues for the popular Pub Crawls scheduled for Friday and Saturday nights, Jan. 7-8, are as follows:
*Friday, Jan. 7
The Northwest Iowa Musicians will appear at The Copper Cup from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Dr. David Klee & The Jazz Express will perform at The Spice Rack from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Jimmy Davis & Friends will be at The Gathering Place from 9 p.m. to midnight.
David Zollo will be at The Other Place from 9 p.m. to midnight.
Bob Dorr & The Blue Band will be at VFW Club from 9 p.m. to midnight.
Erick Hovey Band will be performing at the Cherokee Bowl from 9 p.m. to midnight.
*Saturday, Jan. 8
Levee Town will be hosting the Saturday Jam Session at The Gathering Place from noon to 3 p.m.
Youth Talent Showcase, a talent showcase of young musicians in the area, will be held at The Spice Rack from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Levee Town and opening act Adam Schroeder Quartet will play from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Festival's Main Concert at Western Iowa Tech Community College Conference Center.
Erick Hovey Band will be at The Gathering Place from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Mary Bridget Davies Band will be at The Other Place from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
The David Zollo Band will be at the VFW Club from 10 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Bob Dorr and Blue Band will be performing at Cherokee Bowl from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
The Sunday afternoon concert will feature the Gospel Music of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Choir of Sioux City and will be held at Cherokee's St. Paul's United Methodist Church from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The popular Student Music Clinic for invited area schools conducted by the Jim Oatts Sextet will be held at the Cherokee Middle School Friday, Jan. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information on the Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival go to the web site at www.cherokeejazzbluesfestival.