Blues Benefit this Sunday

2006-06-21 16:12:00

My old friend Chris Brown is organizing a Blues concert this Sunday. Chris wrote me:

On Sunday, June 25th, from 1pm-7pm, There is a blue's benefit brunch at the Savory Grill on rte. 32 in Highland Mills NY (get directions). It is 4.2 miles north of the Woodbury Commons Outlet Center.

All proceeds go to St. Luke's/Cornwall Hospital cancer ward and are earmarked towards the purchase of a new mammogram machine.

There will be 5 blues bands in a lawn concert. Picnic blankets, or beach chairs are recommended. Ticket donations are suggested at $25, and this includes a buffet put out by Tom Leishman, owner of the "savory grill".

The bands are as follows:

The Pat "lover-boy" Blues Band
Chip Larison and the Catfight Blues Band
Carlos Colina and the Straight Up Blues Band
Main Squeeze
Gary Swartz and Gil Cruz and the All Star Blues Band

There will also be special guests whose lawyers prevent me from announcing as well as several great raffles. It is family friendly and biker friendly.

Kids are free. For ticket info call Chris Brown at 845-928-9001. Leave a message.

If you live in South NY, North Jersey, West CT, or East PA, you can't miss this.


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