BB’s Blues, Jazz and Soups to Host Benefit

bbs1sm.jpg BB’s Blues, Jazz, and Soups in conjunction with several locally and nationally recognized musicians will host St. Louis State of Mind: a Musical Benefit for Independence Center

 

 

 

 

BB’s Blues, Jazz, and Soups Sponsors second annual "St. Louis State of
Mind", a Musical Event to Benefit Independence Center  St. Louis, MO (July
28, 2008) -BB’s Blues, Jazz, and Soups in conjunction with several locally
and nationally recognized musicians will host St. Louis State of Mind: a
Musical Benefit for Independence Center, a nonprofit agency that provides
programs and services that assist adults in the St. Louis metropolitan area
with serious and persistent mental illnesses to live and work in the
community, independently.

The event will be held on Sunday, August 17 from 4 to 10 pm featuring the
Nikko Smith Band, Rhythm and Blues singer Kim Massie, "Lady Jazz" Mae
Wheeler with Tony Simmons, Bottoms up Blues Gang, Marcia Evans, Cryin’
Shame, soul and blues vocalist U.V. Hayes, SilverCloud with Ron Edwards,
Jimmy Hinds, St. Louis bass player Gus Thornton, Eric McSpadden, singer
Keith Robinson, Mary Dyson with Curt Landis and Vince Martin, Soul
Addiction, Marcele Strong, Double J and the Soul Band, the Generation Gap
Band with Roland Johnson, the Marquis Knox Band with 13-year-old singing
sensation Darrein Safron and Alfonzo Townsend Bernie Hayes, veteran radio
talk-show host and newspaper columnist and harmonica player Tom "Papa" Ray
will serve as emcees for the event which will also feature a 50/50 raffle
and a silent auction showcasing St. Louis sports memorabilia. The cost to
attend is $15.00 at the door of BB’s Blues, Jazz and Soups, located at 700
South Broadway in St. Louis. Proceeds benefit Independence Center.

ABOUT INDEPENDENCE CENTER
Since 1981, Independence Center has focused on providing programs and
services that assist adults in the St. Louis metropolitan area with serious
and persistent mental illnesses to live and work in the community,
independently through rehabilitation, employment, education, social and
housing opportunities. To inquire about this event, services or make a
donation call 314-533-4245 or visit www.independencecenter.org.

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