“Chicago Blues Royalty!” Jazz in Camarillo on June 21st

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Sunday, June 21, 2015 – 2:00 P.M. @ Studio Channel Islands Art Center, 2222 E Ventura Blvd, Camarillo, CA 93010

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The Ventura County Blues Society is proud to present a very special concert with “Chicago Blues Royalty,” Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials, Sunday, June 21 (Father’s Day) at Studio Channel Islands Art Center, 2222 Ventura Blvd. in Camarillo. Showtime is 2 p.m. (doors open 1 p.m.). Tickets $30. (General Admission), $50. VIP (includes early 12:30 p.m. entry, two drink tickets, and seating in the first five rows). Info: (805) 501-7122 or www.venturacountybluessociety.org Opening the show is VCBS Band Challenge winner and IBC semi-finalist, the always-enjoyable, Lightnin’ Willie.

Also win two tickets to attend the four-day The Big Blues Bender in Las Vegas, the “largest gathering of national blues acts in the world,” in our special drawing. Only $10. to enter (good for 2 entries), and you need not be present to win! Click here to enter. Proceeds benefit the Ventura County Blues Society.


Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials released six Alligator albums between 1989 and 2008. With each one, the band’s stature grew as their fan base continued to expand. With 2006’s Rattleshake, Ed and company reached a whole new audience. Die-hard “Ed Head” Conan O’Brien brought the band before millions of television viewers on two separate occasions. Then, in June 2008, celebrating the release of Full Tilt, Ed hit the main stage at The Chicago Blues Festival, performing in front of 100,000 screaming fans, as he whipped the overflowing crowd into a blues-induced frenzy. The band won the prestigious Blues Music Award for Band Of The Year in both 2007 and 2009 and also took home the Best Live Band Award in the 2011 Living Blues Critics’ Poll. Blues Revue said, “Listen and hear how a great blues player can make a guitar weep…Lil’ Ed is a blues master at the top of his game.

Now, with Jump Start, Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials will continue bringing their seriously inspired and wildly fun Chicago blues to “Ed Heads” new and old, wherever they may be. After almost a quarter century together, Lil’ Ed, Pookie, Mike and Kelly have played thousands of gigs, logged tens of thousands of miles and have no plans to slow down anytime soon. According to Littleton, “The journey has been amazing. We melded right away and have kept growing.” Garrett agrees, saying, “It’s a perfect fit. And we keep getting better.” Young adds, “We are way stronger now, and we’re still having fun. My dreams have all come true.


The Ventura County Blues Society was founded June of 2011. The Society is dedicated to supporting America’s music in addition to supporting others in need by providing funds generated from the society’s events which will be scheduled throughout the year.

The society will strengthen and bring value to the Southern California Blues scene by working with other organizations. This will be accomplished through scheduled events based here in Southern California. This is the heartbeat of what VCBS is about with the core of helping others.

We encourage everyone to get involved; even if you don’t have the time to volunteer, or you are hundreds of miles away, you can still be a part of this unique organization. Becoming a member of the Ventura County Blues Society is a big way of showing your support.

The Ventura County Blues Society (VCBS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that depends on memberships, contributions, event sponsorships and volunteers to operate. The Ventura County Blues Society is an all-volunteer organization. We need your help to grow and maintain the Blues scene. You can help make a difference by becoming a member. Please go to our membership page and be a part.   www.venturacountybluessociety.org

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