Healing the Healthcare Blues is the fourth annual Inner City Blues Festival. Northwest blues stars return for a night of music to benefit the work of the state-wide coalition Health Care for All-Oregon for universal, affordable healthcare for all Oregonians.

Norman Sylvester and Tevis  Hodge Jr tear it up

Norman Sylvester and Tevis
Hodge Jr tear it up

The Fest is Saturday, April 11 at the North Portland Eagles Lodge, 7611 N. Exeter (on Lombard). Music begins at 6 pm and tickets are $20 ($1 discount for CBA members).

Performers on two stages include: Norman Sylvester Band w/ featured guests Andy Stokes, Jay “Bird” Koder, Richard Arnold, Sarah Billings and Dave Kahl; King Louie Pain & Friends w/ LaRhonda Steele, Strangetones; Steve Cheseborough’s acoustic blues; and many more.

This year’s Fest honors Janice Scroggins, Linda Hornbuckle, Mel  Solomon, Jim Miller, Lucinda Tate and Geneva Knauls

Reforming the healthcare system would benefit all Oregonians by replacing an expensive and complicated system dominated by a multitude of private insurance companies, with a single non-profit agency that would collect and distribute funds equitably and fairly according to the principle of universal, affordable healthcare for all Oregonians.

“Everybody in—Nobody out”. For more information go to: www.hcao.org.