Blues festival to help children with cancer Sunday |

Blues festival to help children with cancer Sunday

" Hair Raising" Blues Festival ! children's cancer fundraiser.
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The “Hair Raising” Blues Festival, with proceeds going to provide adjustable wigs for children with cancer, will be held from noon until dark, Sunday, Aug. 31, at the North Columbia Cultural Center on Tyler Foote Road.

Pinkie Rideau once again comes out of retirement to bring together award-winning bands to highlight the needs of children with cancer. Cee Cee James, who is often compared to Janis Joplin, will be headlining hours of entertainment.

Rich Stone’s violin class is the opening act. Stone is a symphony violinist who donates his time and violins, to teach children at the North San Juan Family Resource Center. This will be their first public appearance.

The bands scheduled to play are: Pinkie and the Blind Resistance; Val Starr and the Blues Rocket; Dippin’Sauce; Jamal Walker Band; Grease Grit and Grime; Dennis Sies and Friends. The emcee is T.C. King of T.C. King Live.

In addition, more than 30 vendors will be selling food, drinks, and other items.

The Blues Festival is a fundraiser for the non-profit Hair Raising, to buy adjustable wigs for children with cancer. Since the wigs are adjustable, they can be used by more than one child. These wigs cost $1,800.

The musicians are donating their time and talent to the fundraiser. Tickets are $25 at the door. For ticket, vendor and other information, contact Rideau at 530-415-0709.

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