A bit over a year ago, a whole bunch of friends got together to help me get through some rough times, in many ways. We had quite a party! It helped, immensely. But we're still struggling to keep our little boat afloat here in the Chickahominy Swamp, and at the same time GROW this radio show!
So, now it's about trying to figure out how to bust an ARM, and get some WD 40 in my knees (or get a couple of new ones, without health insurance, eh?). So it goes... Am sure you are facing challenges, too.
Welp! Again, a year later, it's cold outside, and the winds of change are blowin', but we just refuse to let that get us down! These times are tough for everyone right now. But if we must walk on the razor's edge in this life, why not dance? Come join us for a celebration!
What: Out O' the Blue Stage Revue
When: Sun., Feb., 15. 2:30-10:00pm (Doors open at 1:30 p.m.)
Where: The Canal Club, 1545 E. Cary St. (804) 643-2582.
Admission: $20 at the door, Day of Show. Additional info here.
Event coordinator: Joanne Garland, (804) 212-9630
The musical lineup is as follows:
(Billy Lux, Charles Arthur, Jim Skelding, Jay Gillespie)
3:20 p.m.: Kip Williams Quartet
featuring James "Saxsmo" Gates & Anthony Dowd
4:10 p.m.: Susan Greenbaum
5 p.m.: Terry Garland with Bruce Courson
5:50 p.m.: Janet Martin Band
6:40 p.m.: Brad Spivey & the Honky Tonk Experience
7:30 p.m.: Gary Gerloff Band
8:20 p.m.: L'il Ronnie & the Grand Dukes
9:05 p.m.: Bruce Olsen & the Offenders
This year's Out O' the Blue Stage Revue is a benefit for the Central Virginia Food Bank, Positive Vibe Cafe, Richmond Jazz Society "Eric E" Musicians Relief Fund, Page Wilson's Out O' the Blue Radio Revue, the musicians and crew.
This is a resurrection of shows we used to stage at the ol' Flood Zone, and a unique benefit event, where the gross receipts, not the net receipts, are the basis for our charity contributions, as our volunteers make this possible. Our sincere thanks go out to the many area businesses and individuals who have graciously donated gift certificates and items for both live auctions, and raffles. If anyone else would like to get involved, please get in touch soon.
Richmond Music Center has donated a nice acoustic guitar for raffle, which can only be entered if you bring dried or canned goods the day of the show, for the Central Virginia Food Bank. You do not need to be present to win any of the raffle items.
If you cannot attend, but wish to participate, you can send checks made out to: "Out O' the Blue", P.O. Box 1117, Mechanicsville, VA, 23111. Please notate "Stage Revue." We will put it into the mix, and it'll go to good use.
Raffle & Live Auction donations, so far, from: River City Diner, Once Upon a Vine South, Crittertown Pet Bathhouse, Commercial Taphouse, Sam Miller's, Positive Vibe Cafe, Gus' Italian Cafe, Nacho Mama's, Sportspage Bar & Grille, Country Rib & , Brookland Park Tattoo, Plan 9 Music, Pine Street Barber Shop, Joe's Inn, Mincz Tire, Richmond Music Center, JudeGlass.com., Iron Horse Restaurant.
Special thanks to Kevin McGranahan & Capt. Bill Zimmerman for coordinating the stage and door.