Pikes Peak Blues Community (PPBC) and Stargazers Theatre announce new partnership goals for 2017-- to showcase the many talented blues musicians that live right here in the Pikes Peak Region and to increase PPBC membership and add to the volunteer roster of this non-profit organization.
Pikes Peak Blues Community is a 501(c) 3 non-profit run entirely by volunteers that works to enhance the presence and vitality of all styles of Blues in the Pikes Peak Region through education, supporting live performance and providing year-round entertainment and activity for their members, bands, and community. Membership fee is $20.00 annually and assists in making these goals a reality.
Jim Sesters is a member at large of the Pikes Peak Blues Community and coordinates the booking and scheduling of the showcases with Stargazers. The showcases are a brand-new opportunity for PPBC to show off the best of the Blues from the Colorado Springs and Denver areas. Jim says “We are always looking for new Blues talent from the Colorado Springs, Denver and Southern Colorado areas and encourage bands to let us know who they are via the PPBC website” (www.PikesPeakBlues.org)
The first of these events will take place on Thursday, February 9 , with The Movers and Shakers featuring Erica Brown. The Movers and Shakers are a fresh super-group that combines old-school rhythm n' blues with a modern, invigoratingly fresh twist.
Erica Brown is a bona-fide Blues woman. She has worked with some of the finest artists in the world, and has shared stages with such heavyweights as B.B. King, Al Green, Delbert McClinton, Tab Benoit, Kenny Neal, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Bob Margolin, Lionel Young, Kenny Wayne Shepard and Debbie Davies. As frontwoman for the Award-winning Erica Brown Band, Erica electrified audiences all over the Rocky Mountain region with the band’s brand of searing blues rock. The band won every award the region offered, including Best Blues Band (Westword Magazine) Best Underground Blues Band (Denver Post) and The Rocky Mountain News’ Best of in the Blues Category.
John Hooton, owner of Stargazers Theatre stated, “We have been proud to work with PPBC since opening our doors in 2009 and are very excited to continue to host four quarterly blues jams as well as adding 8 monthly PPBC regional and local showcases to our line -up this year. PPBC will also have a presence at each of our national and international blues artist concerts so that Stargazers may support their efforts to reach out to those blues lovers in our community that would like to become involved in the PPBC mission. “
The Mission Statement for Stargazers Theatre- the landmark dome theater building just east of downtown Colorado Springs is:
“To Bring Great Entertainment to Great Audiences and To Be a Warm and Welcoming Gathering Place for the Community.”
Focusing on that mission statement since 2009, Stargazers Theatre presents approximately 150 live music concerts per year in a wide variety of genres, as well as providing meeting space for community and corporate events, awareness and fundraising events for the non-profits, independent film screenings and much more.
Learn more about Pikes Peak Blue Community at www.pikespeakblues.org or https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pikes-Peak-Blues-Community-PPBC/2143...
Learn more about Stargazers Theatre at www.stargazerstheatre.com or https://www.facebook.com/stargazerstheatre/
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