Our Next Big Event-HORSE RACING!

24 Sep

The Mid-Mississippi Muddy Water Blues Society will be holding the 2nd Annual BLUE NOTE DERBY!, (A Night of Horse Races) to be held on SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7TH, at TURNER HALL, 926 Hampshire, in Quincy. The event starts at 7pm, and the cost to attend is $3 per person, and $5 per couple.  There will be live entertainment at the event (between Heat Races) AND-THERE WILL BE HORSE RACING AT TURNER HALL!!! WHAT? (You may ask) are we talking about… Let us explain the event.

The Society will have a stable of highly decorated Themed and Named Stick Horses up for auction, for you to purchase (yes-you can be the owner of a racehorse) and be entered to race. Before the buying and racing begins, you can preview the horses in the stable that are up for auction. These babies are pure-custom thoroughbreds all-decorated like none you have ever seen. Some of the horses you were able to choose from last year included: Clyde (compliments of Budweiser), Harley (Compliments of TNT Harley Davidson), and Elvis, just to name a few. You will be able to purchase your favorite horse (sold to the highest bidder) to race at the first break of the Band. Racing itself will begin at the second break, and the finals will be at the next break. There will be rules posted on site to help explain the racing, and there are great prizes for all winners. Horses will be run in marked lanes, and moved By the ROLL OF THE BIG DICE, determining the horse in what lane that gets to move, and then, next, how many spots it gets to move. We roll the dice until we get a winner, who will get to draw out a Gift Certificate from a local business. Non-racers can also enter the Lucky Chances Pot to try to guess the winning horses, and split a pot with the Society. Winners in the preliminaries will advance to the finals, and we will have a Champion Horse and Racer. THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER WILL WIN A $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE FROM TIRAMISU ITALIAN RESTAURANT! (And also bragging rights for the next year as the areas best Stick Horse jockey). There will also be food available, and we will also be celebrating the Blues Societys 15th Birthday. This event is open to the public, come participate-the bigger the crowd, the better the time! The Contact for the event is Linda Gertz, 217-440-3393. Everyone had a real blast last year, so-come one and all, and we will hope to see you SATURDAY NOV. 7TH, FOR THE BLUE NOTE DERBY!

Heaven's "Blues Band" Grows

22 Sep

RIP Sam Carr 4/17/1926-9/21/2009: This sad news just in from Dave Riley: Beloved Mississippi blues drummer and band leader Sam Carr has passed away. He was 83. Sam was born into legend as the son of guitarist/vocalist Robert Nighthawk. Sam is best known for his longtime association with Frank Frost & The Jelly Roll Kings. He was considered one of the greatest blues drummers of all time, and was annually nominated for a Blues Music Award (AKA Handy Award) in the drummer category. He had been struggling with health issues over the last few years, and recently lost his longtime wife Doris, which forced him to live in a nursing facility. For a complete Sam Carr bio by Scott Barretta, click here.

Blues at "Hannibal Uncorked"

22 Sep

“Hannibal Uncorked” Fall Wine Crawl October 10th, from 5pm till ? The event Starts at Kerley’s Pub at 214 North Main St. (after 5pm) Cost is $20.00 each, and includes a wine crawl tasting glass and event t-shirt, your tasting coupons and snacks at every stop. You then can sample wine and snacks and move around to other places at your own pace. Along with Kerley’s the following wine pubs and restaurants will host samplings with different wines and munchies at each stop The North Wall Wine & Beer Garden, The Main Street Wine Stoppe, Lula belle’s, Badger Cheese Haus, Rumor Has It Bar & Grill, TJ’s Supper Club and The Abbey Rose Restaurant.

The music Starts around 8:00 pm, and features Delta Acoustic Blues performer Rich Berry at Kerley’s Pub, and Classic Rock and dance band “Ultimatium” at the North Wall Wine & beer Garden.

Transportation is also available from and back to Brix Wine & Cheese Shop (in Quincy) Via the Hannibal Trolley for $15.00 per person. Tickets are available at The North Wall Wine & Beer Garden, The Badger Cheese & Wine Haus and The Main Street Wine Stoppe. You can also purchase your Tickets with a credit card at www.eventpal.com and a direct link at http://fb.eventpal.com/PurchaseTicket.aspx?eId=1277 Any questions can be directed to Jack, at [email protected] or call 573-822-5782.