The lineup for the annual Spirit of Kansas Blues Festival for Tuesday, July 4th, is set!
The 2017 Galaxie Agency Showcase at The International Blues Challenge will be Thursday, February 2, 2017 at BB Kings on Beale Street in Memphis, TN. The Showcase has an Allstar lineup again this year.
The Topeka Blues Society is sponsoring a Midwestern band, Hector Anchondo! Come early and grab a seat, enjoy the wonderful menu at BB Kings, enjoy the community of Blues friends, and most of all enjoy the wide variety of music you will hear! Much excitement to have Jimmy Carpenter as a guest saxophonist, Gil Anthony and Pete Bluzzman Lauro as hosts.
There will be auction items as well as giveaways. The money raised will be donated to The Blues Foundation to use as they wish.
Topeka Blues Society (TBS) will host the IBC KICK-OFF PARTY and Guitar Giveaway on Friday, January 27th at Uncle Bo’s. Doors open at 6:30, $8 cover charge for Blues Society members ($10 for non-members).
Two acts are heading to Memphis to represent the TBS in the International Blues Challenge (IBC), Jan. 31-Feb. 4th! Dan Bliss will be in the Solo/Duo challenge, and The Frank Ace Band will be in the Band challenge.
For our Kick-Off Party, they’ll take the stage at Uncle Bo’s, along with Tas Cru & Tortured Souls, Connie & Steve Hawkins, and more! Join us as we wish them well at the IBC!
“BESSIE” GUITAR RAFFLE:
Bessie, a special one-of-a-kind masterpiece guitar built by Joel Edison, will be given away during the Kick-Off party! Raffle tickets for Bessie have been sold since last summer – $20 donation per ticket and just 150 tickets available – and will continue to be sold until the drawing at the Kick-Off party (or until all tickets are sold). Learn more here.
Wing Fling is the first event of its kind in Topeka – a one-day, indoor festival (Exhibition Hall in the Expocentre) of hot wings, cold drinks, live music and friendly competition, NEXT SATURDAY, Dec. 3, 12-4PM.
Local and national restaurants will compete for one of four titles:
* Hot Wing King
* BBQ Wing King
* Twisted Wing King – each chosen by a panel of judges
* Wing Fling King – chosen by the event patrons as the People’s Choice
Attendees will have the opportunity to sample as many wings as they desire (two at a time) while enjoying live music from local bands, watching sporting events, and playing party games like cornhole, ladder toss, beer pong, etc.
LIVE BANDS – schedule:
Dan Bliss Noon to 12:45
Frank Ace Band 1:00 to 2:15
Santiago Brothers 2:30 to 4:00
Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.
Tailgator’s Sports Pub & Grub
Abigail’s Grill & Bar
The Landing Grille & Bar
Via’s Pizza and More
The Burger Stand
Mikey’s Bar & Grill
Front Door Catering
If you samply ONLY two wings from each restaurant, that’s 22 wings!! But you are not restricted to two (you are restricted to two at a time) – you may eat all you want!
seveneightfive magazine is proud to be a sponsor WingFling along with KTMJ FOX 43, V100, Topeka Blues Society and more.
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, 4 ticket bundle for $60.
IF YOU BUY YOUR TICKETS FROM THE TOPEKA BLUES SOCIETY, $5.00 IS DONATED BACK TO TBS! Send email firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase tickets.
The Kansas Expocentre and the Topeka Blues Society present Wing Fling 2016, Saturday, Dec. 3, 12pm – 4pm in the Exhibition Hall!
Tickets are $20 each. Topeka Blues Society board members are selling tickets and TBS will keep $5 for every ticket we sell! Please respond to this email if you want to buy tickets – cash, check or credit (no PayPal, please). Or you may purchase from one of us at Uncle Bo’s!
Wing Fling is the first event of its kind in Topeka – a one-day, indoor festival of hot wings, cold drinks, and friendly competition. Taking place inside the Expocentre’s Exhibition Hall, local and national restaurants will compete for one of four titles: “Hot Wing King”, “BBQ Wing King”, “Twisted Wing King” – each chosen by a panel of judges – or “Wing Fling King”, chosen by the event patrons as the People’s Choice.
Attendees will have the opportunity to sample as many wings as they desire (two at a time) while enjoying live music from Cowboy Mouth, watching sporting events, and playing party games like cornhole, ladder toss, beer pong, etc. Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.
WingFling is co-sponsored by KTMJ FOX 43, V100 and SevenEightFive magazine.
KTMJ Fox 43
Tickets and info: http://www.ksexpo.com/events/2016/wingfling
Participant application: http://www.topekabluessociety.org/wp/downloads/wingfling2016app.pdf