Jeff Morgan, Jeff.Morgan@iowa.gov,
MOINES) – The popular summer blues series Blues
Before Sunset returns to the State Historical
Building June 1 with Hot Tamale & The Red Hots.
The event will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays on the State
Historical Building’s southwest terrace.
Hot Tamale & The Red Hots features Cindy Grill
who provides a dynamic range and the soul of a true
blues vocalist. Founding member Kevin Bodtke wails
on harmonica and is backed by the experienced talent
of Bobby Cassady on drums, Rod Moulin on bass and
Matt Woods on guitar and vocals.
The 2007 Blues Before Sunset schedule is:
June 1: Hot Tamale & The Red Hots (East Village
Blooms ‘n’ Blues Festival)
June 8: Sumpin’ Doo
June 15: Matt Woods & The Thunderbolts
June 22: Backstage Boogie Band
June 29: Soul Searchers (East Village Bike Night)
July 6: Blues Bureau
July 13: The Other Brothers
July 20: Jonny & The Rectifiers
July 27: Fat Tuesday & The Greasefire Horns (East
Village Bike Night)
Aug. 3: Blue Band
The weekly outdoor event has become a favorite start-of-the-weekend
activity for metro workers. Now in its 6th year, Blues
Before Sunset supports the local Blues scene by featuring
“These bands are as good as any you’ll
find with superior musicians bringing a range of talent,”
said Sarah Oltrogge, event coordinator. “The
crowds will be pleased with the selection of music
as we welcome back many of the favorites from years
Blues Before Sunset is family friendly, free and
open to the public. Beer, wine, bottled water, soft
drinks available for sale and an assortment of food
vendors will be selling hot foods. People attending
the event should bring their own seating.
Blues Before Sunset is sponsored by the State Historical
Society of Iowa and Central Iowa Blues Society with
support from 100.3 The BUS, Capital 106.3 and Café
Baratta’s. For more information, contact Sarah
Oltrogge at (515) 281-4011 or Sarah.Oltrogge@iowa.gov.
The State Historical Society of Iowa is a division
of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and serves
as a trustee of Iowa’s historical legacy and
as an advocate for understanding Iowa’s past.
Its dual mission of preservation and education involves
identifying, recording, collecting, preserving, managing
and providing access to Iowa’s historical resources.
As an advocate of understanding Iowa’s past,
SHSI educates Iowans of all ages, conducts and stimulates
research, disseminates information, and encourages
and supports historical preservation and education
efforts of others throughout the state
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