November 20, 2019 from 7 to 10 pm at the Open Chord.
This is the 10th anniversary of this annual fundraiser celebrating the life and musical contributions of much beloved BLUES DIVA, Sara Jordan. A night of Blues, from musicians that knew Sara and played with her throughout her career. The bands donate their talents for a great cause, The Blues Foundation’s HART Fund.
The HART Fund (Handy Artists Relief Trust) for Blues musicians and their families in financial need due to a broad range of health concerns. The Fund provides for acute, chronic and preventive medical and dental care as well as funeral and burial expenses. Throughout the year at various events the HART Fund provides free health screenings for musicians, with services including but not limited to checking blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, prostate cancer, Hep C, anemia, thyroid, kidney and liver testing via blood work.
For more information, check out their website: https://blues.org/hart-fund/
Before her untimely death in May 2001, Sara Jordan was known as Knoxville’s “Queen of the Blues.” With a big earthy voice and the stage presence to go with it, she lived and breathed the Blues. She performed in several bands – The Delta Flyers, The Jordan Project, Mojo, and The Leftovers, with whom she performed memorably at the 2000 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. She was also the creative force behind the concert, “Ladies Sing the Blues” at The Bijou Theatre in 1999 and the original “Blue Jam” at Sassy Ann’s, which spawned numerous Blues Bands around East Tennessee. This is always a fantastic night of music, merriment, fellowship, and love.
This year’s fantastic line-up:
The Westside Cats
Doug Harris Band
Mystic Rhythm Tribe
Cover charge at the door is $8 and $5 for SMBS members, with proceeds going to The Blues Foundation’s HART Fund.
Doors open at 6 PM, show starts at 7 PM.