Little Rock, AR-May 11th, 2010– Want to hear some blues from local musicians and an old timer that actually played the Dreamland Ballroom? The Friends of Dreamland Ballroom (a non-profit working to restore the ballroom at the top of Taborian Hall) presents “A Night of Blues” on Thursday, May 13 in Doc’s Pool Hall at 800 W Ninth St. (Arkansas Flag and Banner building).
The featured performers include: blues singer Gil Franklin; the Unseen Eye, with band members Chad Carter, Jobe Kara, and “Chicken” James Dorris, who performed in the Dreamland Ballroom during its glory days.
“Not only will this event be fun,” says Dreamland Chairman Kerry McCoy, “but we’re also hoping that we can educate people about the musical significance that Dreamland once played in Little Rock’s Jazz and Blues community.”
Doors open at 8pm and bands will go on at 9pm. It’s $7 at the door (and maybe bring a little extra cash for the donation bar!). All proceeds will go toward the Dreamland Ballroom renovation efforts.
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