Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Blues Ball, A “Hallelujah Homecoming”

Memphians showed off their rocker attitude on Saturday, September 27, 2008 when the heart of downtown served as host for one of Memphis’s biggest fund raisers and festivals dedicated to Memphis music. The fifteenth annual Blues Ball was a giant celebration of the communities and music of Memphis.
Check out just a sample of some of the great fun and wonderful music on this video.

This year’s musical line included Jerry Lee Lewis, Eddie Floyd, The Bar-Kays, Larry Raspberry, Jason D. Williams, Andy Childs, Ruby Wilson, Voodoo Village & Special Guests, Garage Band Jam, Interstate 55 & Surprise Guests, Di Anne Price, Al Kapone & the Untouchablez, Billy Rivers & The Angelic Voices of Faith and Robert Raiford.
The Blues Ball / Memphis Charitable Foundation provides unparalleled support through this event for Memphis Area Musicians as well as powerful donations to organizations such as LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, The Baddour Center, Madonna Learning Center, Manassas High School, Humes Middle School and many others. The event returned “to the street” as last year encompassing over two downtown city blocks surrounding the Gibson Guitar Factory, The Westin Memphis Beale Street, the Westin’s multi-level parking garage, Morgan Freeman’s new club, Ground Zero and the Red Rooster Bar.

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