The 8th Inner City Blues Festival’s Healing the Healthcare Blues takes place Saturday, April 27 at the North Portland Eagle’s Lodge, 7611 N. Exeter Ave. (at Lombard).
It’s five hours of living blues by Portland’s all-stars from 5:30 pm on. The line-up features Norman Sylvester Review w/ Lenanne Miller and Renato Caranto; Steve Cheseborough; Richard Arnold Duo; the LaRhonda Steele Band; Tevis Hodge Jr. and Timothy James; Bloco Alegria; Shoehorn; and The Bayou Boyz w/Lloyd Jones. MCs are Renee Mitchell, Paul Knauls, and Greg and Cherie Johnson.
Oregon Music Hall of Fame inductee Norman Sylvester says: “I have played too many benefits for musicians who fell ill or, more tragically, played for their Celebration of Life. They didn’t have preventative care because of years of not being able to afford healthcare.”
It’s a fundraiser for Health Care for All Oregon (HCAO), an organization working to educate and advocate for universal, publicly-funded health care. See hcao.org. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door and available at bit.ly/2Yh6mOW or at Music Millennium, Geneva’s Shear Perfection, and Peninsula Station.