The Wichita Blues Society is hosting its 20th Annual Wichita Blues Ball on November 4, 2017 at the Cotillion. Wichita Blues Challenge winners, Connie Hawkins and the the Blueswreckers, will open the show and The Jarekus Singleton Band will headline the concert. This is an all-ages event!
Jackson, Mississippi’s award-winning guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, Jarekus Singleton, is one of the brightest, most exciting young stars on the blues scene today. His cutting-edge, streetwise music — melding contemporary and traditional blues with rock energy and hip-hop wordplay — turns audiences of all ages into devoted fans. With his blazing guitar licks and strong, soulful voice, Singleton brings his up-to-the-minute take on the blues to every song he writes and performs. From ferocious and funky to slow and steamy to smoking hot, Singleton is a young blues master carrying the blues into the future.
Singleton’s Alligator debut, REFUSE TO LOSE, features a scintillating …guitar attack and lyrically startling original songs all sung with a natural storyteller’s voice. Produced by Singleton along with Alligator Records president Bruce Iglauer and recorded at PM Music in Memphis, the album is an impossible-to-ignore first step onto the world stage. With songs telling real life, streetwise (sometimes funny) stories brimming with surprising images, pop culture references, infectious rhythms and unexpected musical twists, Refuse To Lose unleashes a new wave of blues for a new generation of fans.
Tickets are $20 in advance, but they go up to $25 if you wait and buy them at the door. Purchase your tickets online or at the Cotillion box office. The Cotillion’s doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show gets underway at 8 p.m.
Date: November 4, 2017
Time: Doors open at 7 p.m.
Location: Cotillion Ballroom, 11120 W Kellogg Dr, Wichita, KS 67209
Cost: $20 in advance; $25 at the door
For more information, visit the Wichita Blues Society website.