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At long last, the 2011 Waterfront Blues Festival is here! The Backyard Blues Boys play their biggest venue ever, opening on the First Tech Federal Blues Stage on the 4th of July, at noon. The band has already enjoyed the festival, catching many great sets by some amazing blues groups - including the incomparable Buddy Guy (viewed from backstage). The BBBs have a special set cooked up for our fans - with a few surprises planned for your enjoyment.
 
As many of our fans are aware, this performance will likely be our last for quite some time. College awaits six of the members who will be strewn across the country at schools in Massachusettes, Louisianna, Michigain, Washington and Oregon. Keep checking the website and facebook pages for updates though - you never know when the band might be able to get together.

If you have never seen the Waterfront Blues Festival (http://www.waterfrontbluesfest.com/), do yourself a favor and carve a few hours out of your busy day and head on down. Admission to the festival is $10 plus a couple cans of food - this is the primary fund raiser for the Oregon Food Bank ( http://www.oregonfoodbank.org), which distributes emergency food to hungry families across the state .  Every dollar donated enables them to distibute about 5 pounds of food. This is one charity where your donated dollar really stretches a long way.
 
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Be sure to come to our gig at Mississippi Pizza Pub on October 23rd.  We've always enjoyed playing at MPP - it's cozy, laid-back vibe is really nice - in the past we've felt comfortable trying out new material here - it's a whole lot of fun!

Mississippi Pizza Pub is located at 3552 N Mississippi Ave. The music starts at 6:00pm - we hope to see you there!

 
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Hey everyone, we'll be playing a show October 17, 2010 at the Hawthorne Theater located at SE Hawthorne and Cesar Chavez Blvd. (a.k.a. 39th). 

Opening for the BBBs will be local folk artist Laura Chase, and a very unique SE Portland band - Half Way There.

This should be a good show and we would love to see you there. Tickets are $8 at the door. You can check out the facebook page for this event.