WesBanco Diamond Title Sponsor
2019 Capital City Blues & River Festival
We would like to thank WesBanco for once again serving as the Diamond Title Sponsor for this year's Capital City Blues and River Festival (CCBRF) to be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the Ward Oates Amphitheater, 514 West Main Street, Frankfort.
The Capital City Blues & River Festival committee is pleased and EXCITED to announce that Robbie Bartlett is back for the 2019 Capital City Blues and River Festival along with the amazingly talented Tullie Brae!!!!
Robbie Bartlett has been performing in Louisville area nightclubs since 1982. With her talent and strong sense of musical direction, it is electric and engaging. Her warm smoky alto voice is heard regularly at popular clubs. She started singing at age four and developed a strong foundation in R&B and jazz. Styles include "Respect" by Aretha Franklin, "Good Morning Heartache" by Billie Holiday, "Give Me One Reason" by Tracy Chapman, and "At Last." by Etta James. When the Louisville Palace was renovated, Robbie was called to perform at Stagedoor Johnnie's, the adjoining nightclub. When the Palace booked Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones, Sheryl Crow, The Righteous Brothers and many others, Robbie and her band opened their shows. David Crosby and Graham Nash specifically asked for her to perform before and after their concert. B.B.King sent word back through his daughter (Shirley King) after hearing me sing with her and her band, " Who is that? I like her voice". Check her out at http://www.robbiebartlett.com/
Tullie Brae - The soulful blues singer and multi-instrumentalist credits her gift to her roots in gospel music, like so many great and soul singers before her. Her musical journey started when she began singing in church where her Dad was a preacher. She played piano, drums, bass and guitar and early on assumed the role of choir director. Her artistic reputation grew within the gospel community which led to touring professionally with gospel groups. Not only are Tullie's influences steeped in gospel music, while traveling and performing she was influenced by the sounds of Blues, Soul, Country and Rock 'n Roll. If you were privy to Tullie's ipod "favorites", you would discover a broad spectrum of musical genres and eras. A few of the artists include Elvis Presley, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton, Etta James, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, Joe Bonamassa, Melissa Etheridge, India Arie and Paul Thorn. You may have recently seen Tullie and her band on the Main Stage at the King Biscuit Blues Festival. You may have also seen her perform at the Garvin Gate Festival, The Juke Joint Festival, Smoke on the Water-Blues For A Cause and many more other great festivals. She has also headlined multiple club dates such as Hard Rock Café, B.B. King's, Slippery Noodle, B.B.'s Lawnside, Club Ebony while also performing on television and radio. While on tour she has opened for the Blues King himself, B.B. King, celebrating his birthday. Tullie has enjoyed sharing the stage with artists such as Paul Thorn, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt, Ruthie Foster, Chicago Rhythm and Blues Kings, Bobby Rush, Cedric Burnside, Lightnin' Malcolm, Jimbo Mathus, Jimmy Thackery, Big Jack Johnson and Terry "Harmonica" Bean among many more talented artists. You will see and feel Tullie's heart and soul during her performances, whether it's her original material or a cover that has been "Tullie-ized". Check her out at http://www.tulliebrae.com/home.html
BBQ and fixin's provided by Wendell Thomas of Fall City Smokers will be available for purchase at the festival along with assorted soft drinks and water. 100% of their sales go directly to The Sunshine Center. Sig Luscher Brewery will also be there with a selection of their brews available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds being donated to The Sunshine Center. For your enjoyment there will also be a silent auction, door prizes and a table decorating contest!!! We highly encourage you to take a night off from cooking and enjoy a night of GREAT music, food, and loads of fun!!!!!!
MORE EVENT INFORMATION:
Children under 12 get in free. PREFERRED SEATING is for those purchasing a table of 8 only. Seating is available for individual ticket holders on each side of the stage. You can bring blankets, chairs, food and beverages to the event but we do encourage you to take the night off from cooking and enjoy the BBQ and fixin's available for purchase! NO canopy tents please. The concert will go on rain or shine...no rain out date.
Tickets Are Now On Sale! Click HERE or the link below to purchase your tickets while they last!
Every dollar raised through the Capital City Blues & River Festival is directed toward The Sunshine Center's safe house for victims of domestic violence and elder abuse. The Sunshine Center operates the community’s only housing for domestic violence and elder abuse victims, operates as a clearinghouse for victims to receive critical information and assistance, and strives to build awareness of child abuse, partner abuse and elder abuse issues in our community.
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