Don't miss Jazz & Blues Festival

Friday, January 7, 2011

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), and Where (several Cherokee venues).

On these pages you've learned that Festival organizers Jim Adamson and Mark Hecox of State Farm Insurance, along with many other superb volunteers and supporters, have labored the entire past year to make this 11th annual Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival one of the most star-studded extravaganzas ever.

The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce and Director Julie Hering Kent also are integral to the success and planning for this huge annual musical blast.

What a lineup!

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, Sunday.

There are four 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 6-9 p.m. special band performances at The Copper Cup, and The Spice Rack.

The Saturday Pub Crawls are from 10 p.m.-1 a.m. at the same four 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 renowned haedliner Levee Town, with opening act the Adam Schroeder Quartet.

It's mind-boggling and a credit to Adamson and Company 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 today at 225-6414, or Adamson at 229-9502.

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Do not miss the 11th annual Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival!