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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Rhythm Room 20th Anniversary Celebration announced! - Bob Corritore correspondent

It is quite a milestone for any music venue to make it for 20 years, and the Rhythm Room can boast that after all these years it remains a thriving and symbolic institution. The Rhythm Room opened on Sept 18th, 1991 and has since been Phoenix's standard bearer for presenting live music (with a special focus on the blues). To celebrate it's two decade anniversary, the Rhythm Room plans a weekend of blues parties with 3 full days of pure fun and music. Here is the lineup:

Friday, Sept 16th (early) 5pm doors 6-8pm early show with Tommy Castro.

Friday, Sept 16th (late show) starting at 9pm Soul Music Party with host band Cold Shott & The Hurricane Horns, plus featured artists Jerry Lawson (of Persuasions fame) Stan Devereaux, Gloria Bailey, George Bowman, Lucious Parr, Kenneth Williams, Rochelle Whitehead, Andy Gonzales, Paris James and more! Phoenix's rich soul music legacy will be on display this night!

Saturday, Sept 17th Bob Corritore & His Blues Friends 7pm doors 8pm show with Mud Morganfield, Bob Margolin, Diunna Greenleaf, Dave Riley, Billy Flynn, Barrelhouse Chuck, Mookie Brill, Johnny Rapp, Brian Fahey and more!

Sunday Sept 18th (the actual day of the 20th anniversary) All Day Blues and Rhythm Festival featuring 11 of the greatest Phoenix based blues and soul bands. Doors at 11am and music kicks at noon. Free Big Pete Pearson CDs will be given to the first 75 people. Acts in order of appearance include

Hans Olson

Chico Chism Tribute with George Thomas & The Flamekeepers (Chico's last band) with guest appearance by Gypsy!

Hoodoo Kings Tribute with Mario Moreno, Jim Dorholt, Paul Thomas and other alumni of this historic Phoenix band

Rocket 88s with special guest Johnny Rapp

Big Nick & The Gila Monsters

Dave Riley / Bob Corritore Juke Joint Blues Band

Bad News Blues Band with Long John Hunter

Tommy Dukes Blues Band

George Bowman & Badness featuring Lucious Parr

Cold Shott & The Hurricane Horns

Discount hotel room rates of $69.00 plus tax are available for out of town attendees from the Residence Inn Black Canyon. To make reservations call 602-864-1900 and ask for the Rhythm Room rate. The Rhythm Room thanks it's loyal clientele and looks forward to this forthcoming celebration.
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