International Blues Music Day 2015
So we went along to the Thirsty Dog on Auckland’s K Rd on Saturday to join the Auckland Blues Club and be amongst the first in the world to celebrate International Blues Music Day 2015.
A great line-up of local blues artists put on a stellar show to an appreciative crowd. The all day event ran from 11am to 6pm.
The line up included: Dave Cheetham and Peter Archer, Doubleshot, Jason Herbert, Fatt Max & Dean ‘Honey Boy’ Morris, Luke Murphy, Darcy Perry & Nate Taiapa, and Stingray.
Check out some pics of the event here:
About International Blues Music Day
On August 17, 2011 an online petition was launched advocating for the establishment of an International Blues Music Day. Within a few months the petition-group was joined by thousands of members from around the world, comprising of blues enthusiasts, musicians, celebrities, and promoters.
An annual date to celebrate International Blues Music Day was established as the first Saturday in August of each year with the inaugural celebration on August 3, 2013. The initiative was the brainchild of world renowned blues musician Johnny Childs, who also stars in the film The Junkman’s Son and serves as the President of the NYC Blues Society.
“A day for the international community to unite in celebration of the blues, including its many icons, legends & pioneers & to help elevate & support the vast pool of modern day blues artists & practitioners around the world.” Johnny Childs – Director IBMD
About Auckland Blues Club
The Auckland Blues Club hosts functions, workshops, jam nights and clinics featuring known artists for aspiring musicians.
To keep up to date with club events, follow them on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/auckbluesclub/