Great meeting last night, the biggest news being a date and site for the 6th Annual RnB Rendezvous, which will be a benefit for UBS. Click here to read all the minutes from Wednesday’s April 2 meeting.
UBS MEETING TONIGHT, WED. 4/2/14 AT 7 P.M. AT THE NEW, “BLEU BISTRO” (SUCCESSOR TO “SUN & MOON CAFE”), ON 1600 S. FOOTHILL, JUST LEFT OF THE LIQUOR STORE IN LAMPLIGHTER SQUARE! THEY ARE NOT OPEN YET SO THERE’LL BE NO FOOD/DRINKS SO BYOB IF DESIRED.
Help The Blues Foundation win a $5,000 grant! First Tennessee Foundation turns 150 this year and to celebrate, they are giving away $5,000 a day for 150 days to select non-profit organizations. All you have to do is CLICK HERE!! Bookmark this page & then each day vote for The Blues Foundation. The giving began on March 25 to the group with the highest number of votes, so please begin your daily voting now! Thanks!
Congratulations to Brian Kelm, 34 year blues DJ on KRCL (www.krcl.org), mainstage Emcee on all Blues Cruises (www.bluescruise.com), disability attorney, and certified blues junkie being nominated and voted unanimously on 3/23/14 as the inaugural President of the new Utah Blues Society.
The next meeting will be Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 7 pm at the new “Bleu Bistro” 1600 S. Foothill Blvd, SLC, 84108 (30 feet North of the Foothill Liquor Store) – this is Marci & Carl Weyant’s new establishment (former proprietors of The Sun & Moon Cafe, now closed). They probably won’t even be open for business yet but will be close and you’ll be able to preview their vision for an awesome restaurant and venue to host big time blues!!!! In that regard, Bleu Bistro was to be open and have Steepwater on 3/24,25 and Curtis Salgado 3/31, 4/1 but since the City’s red tape has delayed the opening, these shows will be one night only each: Steepwater on Tues. 3/25 and Curtis Salgado on Tues. 4/1 at the Utah Arts Alliance on 663 West 100 South! CALL CARL FOR TIX: 385 229-4332 FOR BOTH THESE GREAT BLUES SHOWS!!!!
Big thanks to Zacary Parrish and Jordan Young for raising the latest $250 for UBS at the last UBS jam on 10/19 at Hog Wallow!!! (Coffers are now up to $750!) The latest benefit jam was SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 9:30 p.m. at HOG WALLOW with the Tony Holiday Band.
The last MEETING was Thursday, January 16, 2014, at Gracies, 326 S West Temple, Salt Lake City, 84101 (Upstairs) at 8:30 p.m., after which we jammed to Harry Lee & the Back Alley Blues Band at 10:00 p.m.!!
It was determined that we really need to start moving forward with the UBS and as such, a MOTION was made to nominate Brian Kelm as President. Wayne Arballo seconded it. In that regard, nominations remained open for 30 days (until 2/15/14) at which point no other nominations were submitted. voting runs from 2/16/14 and ends at midnight on Sunday 2/23/14. vote can be cast to firstname.lastname@example.org.
P.S. UTAH BLUES BANDS, click on the UTAH BLUES BANDS tab and get us your info!!! Follow the format of Harry Lee’s listing (no favoritism here, it’s just that he was at the meeting so we used him as a template!!!). Email your similar info to Brian Kelm.