Year In Review

2017

  • February – Scott Ramminger Band at Rosedale American Legion
  • April – Jarekus Singleton at Rosedale American Legion
  • June – “Blow Your Face Off” show with Johnny Sansone, Marker Wenner, and Lil’ Ronnie Owens at Rosedale American Legion

2016

  • February –  NICK MOSS BAND at Rosedale American Legion Hall
  • March – Hosted Leo”Bud”Welch at Creative Alliance
  • April – GOLDEN STATE LONE STAR REVUE with special guest TERRY HANCK at Rosedale American Legion Hall
  • June – Table at Western Maryland Blues Fest
  • June – Sponsored Quinton Randall & The Cleanse at Federal Hill Jazz & Blues Festival
  • Sept20th Annual Alonzo’s Memorial Picnic with The Billy Price Band, Duke Robillard, Ellersoul Records “Big Walter Revue” featuring Steve Guyger, Ronnie Owens and Andrew Ali
  • Oct – Rosedale Show cancelled
  • November – Present Selwyn Birchwood Band at Creative Alliance
  • November – “Turkey’s Got The Blues” with The Nighthawks with Special Guests – Bob Margolin, Benny Turner

2015

  • February
    • SHOW CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW: John Nemeth and Mississippi Heat at Rosedale American Legion Hall
  • April
    • Bob Margolin headlines and the Lydia Warren Band with Matt Kelley open at Rosedale American Legion Hall
  • June 
    • Info booth at Western Maryland Blues Fest
    • Sponsored Big Boy Little Band at Federal Hill Jazz & Blues
  • September
    • 19th Annual Alonzo’s Memorial Picnic with John Nemeth, Brandon Santini, Slam Allen and Eleanor Ellis
  • October
    • Nikki Hill & Mississippi Heat at Rosedale American Legion Hall
  • November
    • The Nighthawks with Daryl Davis and Gabe Stillman & The Billtown Giants  at Rosedale American Legion Hall

2014

  • February
    • Sugar Ray & The Bluetones and Baltimore’s own Ursula Ricks Project at Rosedale American Legion Hall
  • April
    • Chris O’Leary Band and Mikey Junior at Rosedale American Legion Hall
  • May
    • Hosted “Friends of Forkman” fundraiser at Rosedale American Legion Hall. Nothing But Trouble, Ursula Ricks Project, Big Boy Little Band, Bad Influence, The Forkman Band (Roger Girke, Jimmy Pritchard, Pete Kamaras, Tom Sullivan and “The Forkman Horns”, The Nighthawks, and Mikey Junior all played.
  • June
    • The legendary Lazy Lester at Rosedale American Legion Hall
  • August
    • “Alonzo’s Labor Day Picnic” at Rosedale American Legion Hall. Featuring Doug Demming, Dennis Gruenling and The Jewel-Tones, Selwyn Birchwood Band, Jarekus Singleton, and Gaye Adegbalola & The Wild Rutz.
  • October
    • Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, Ori Naftaly Band at Rosedale American Legion Hall.
  • November
    • The Nighthawks, Ellersoul Revue featuring Li’l Ronnie Owens and Andy Poxon at Rosedale American Legion Hall.

2013

  • February
    • Touring Artists Duke Robillard. Regional artist Andy Poxon Band at Rosedale American Legion Hall
  • April
    • Touring Artists The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue featuring Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, Deanna Bogart, Magic Dick and Ronnie Baker Brooks at Rosedale American Legion Hall
  • May
    • BBS Booth at Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival
  • June
    • Big Joe and the Dynaflows with special guest Anson Funderburgh at Rosedale American Legion Hall
  • August
    • BBS booth at Hot August Blues & Roots Festival
  • September
    • “17th Alonzo’s Labor Day Picnic” with touring artists: Mark Hummel’s “Tribute to Little Walter” featuring Little Charlie Baty, Lil’ Ronnie Owens, & Steve Guyger; Albert Castiglia; Nothin’ But Trouble at Rosedale American Legion Hall
  • October
    • John Nemeth and James Armstrong at Rosedale American Legion Hall
  • November
    • The Nighhawks with special guest Billy Price at Rosedale American Legion Hall

2012

  • February
    • Touring Artists Bob Margolin, Gaye Adegbalola, Big Joe Maher at Rosedale American Legion Hall
  • April
    • Touring Artists Sugar Ray & The Bluetones, Terry Hanck at Rosedale American Legion Hall
  • May
    • BBS Booth at Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival
  • August
    • BBS booth at Hot August Blues & Roots Festival
  • September
    • “Alonzo’s Labor Day Picnic” with touring artists; The Holmes Bros., Lionel Young Band, regional act Mikey Jr. & Matt Daniels, local band Sac-Au-Lait.
  • October
    • “Baltimore Blues Challenge Contest” at Rosedale American Legion Hall with touring act Matt Hill & Deep Fryed 2. Three local bands compete to be sent to International Blues Contest in Memphis. Nothin’ But Trouble, James Day & the Fish Fry, Kings of Crownsville.
  • November
    • The Nighthawks with guest Bobby Radcliffe presented at Rosedale American Legion Hall.

2011

  • February
    • Michael Burks and The Lee Boys at the Rosedale American Legion Hall.
  • April
    • Rick Estrin & The Nightcats and Big Boy Little Band at the Rosedale American Legion Hall.
  • June
    • Kinsey Report and Roger Girke Band at the Rosedale American Legion Hall.
  • July
    • BBS Sponsored bands at Artscape: r D & The Infirmary, The Idle Americans
  • August
    • BBS booth at Hot August Blues & Roots Festival
  • September
    • “Alonzo’s Labor Day Picnic” with Debbie Davies, JP Soars & the Red Hots, Grady Champion, DMV Young Guns, and Dan Stevens
  • October
    • Sponsored act at Baltimore Book Festival – Richard Ray Farrell
  • November
    • Andrew “Jr.Boy” Jones and Nick Moss at Rosedale American Legion Hall.

2010

  • February
    • The Holmes Brothers and Charles “Big Daddy” Stalllings at the Rosedale American Legion Hall.
  • April
    • Mark Hummel with Rusty Zinn and John Nemeth at the Rosedale American Legion Hall.
  • June
    • Baltimore Blues Picnic and Blues Challenge – Rosedale American Legion Hall. Duke Robillard, Jackie Scott & the Housewreckers headline. Regional band competing: Dockta D & The Infirmary, Stacy Brooks Band, and Robert Frahm Band. Congratulations to Dockta D & The Infirmary who won the blues challenge and will represent the BBS in Memphis at the International Blues Challenge next February.
  • July
    • BBS Sponsored bands at Artscape:Robert Frahm Band and Christopher James Band
  • August
    • BBS booth at Hot August Blues & Roots Festival
  • September
    • “Alonzo’s Labor Day Picnic” with James Armstrong, Bryan Lee, Diunna Greenleaf, and Doug MacLeod.
    • Sponsored The Andy Poxon Band and Cathy Ponton King at the Baltimore Book Festival.
  • October
    • John Primer and the Kilborn Alley Blues Band at Rosedale American Legion Hall.
  • November
    • Coco Montoya and Dockta D & The Infirmary at Rosedale American Legion Hall.
  • December
    • Big Joe and the Dynaflows at Fish Head Cantina.

2009

  • February
    • Cederic Burnside & Lightnin’ Malcolm and Flatfoot Sam & The Educated Fools at the Rosedale American Legion Hall.
  • April
    • Smokin’ Joe Kubrek featuring B’Nois King and Jason Ricci at the Rosedale American Legion Hall.
  • March
    • BBS welcomes Clarence “The Bluesman” Turner from Memphis at the Fish Head Cantina.
  • May
    • BBS Hosts Big Jesse Yawn at the Creative Alliance in the Patterson.
    • Information booth at Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival.
  • June
    • Nick Moss & the Flop Tops and Dave Gross at the Rosedale American Legion Hall.
    • BBS Hosts Anders Osborne and Pete Kanaras Blues Band with Lil Ronnie and Pat O’Shea (former Levon Helm guitarist) at the Bourbon Street Ballroom.
  • July
    • BBS Hosts Lil Ed at the Fish Head Cantina
    • BBS Sponsored bands at Artscape: Los Reyes del KO with Bruce Ewan & Big Joe Maher, Big Boy Little
  • August
    • Information booth at Hot August Blues & Roots Festival
  • September
    • “Alonzo’s Labor Day Picnic” with Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges, Robin Rogers, Mississippi Heat, Clarence “The Bluesman” Turner, and Joe McLerran (IBC Solo Winner)
  • October
    • Janiva Magness and Mikey Jr. and Stone Cold Blues play at Rosedale Legion Hall.
  • November
    • Baltimore Blues Challenge – Rosedale American Legion Hall. Joe Louis Walker headlines. Regional bands: Jackie Scott & the Housewreckers, Ursula Ricks Project, and Flat Foot Sam & the Educated Fools compete in the Blue Challenge. Jackie Scott & the Housewreckers was selected as the winner and will represent the BBS at the International Blue Challenge in Memphis, 2010.
  • December
    • BBS Holiday Party and Member meeting at Fish Head Cantina. Pete Kanaras Band with special guest Steve Guyger entertain.

2008

  • February
    • Guitar Shorty and Andrew “Jr. Boy” Jones at the Rosedale American Legion Hall.
    • Welcome back party for Nothin’ But Trouble at the Fish Head Cantina.
  • March
    • Memphis Gold Benefit at the Fish Head Cantina. Memphis Gold Band, Mr. Bobby Parker, The Tommy Lepson, Acme Blues Band with Clarence “The Bluesman” Turner, Nadine Rae & The Allstars, Charles “Big Daddy” Stallings, Dean Rosenthal, Linwood Taylor, Ursula Ricks, and Automatic Slim & Band performed.
    • BBS Blues Night featuring Hamilton Loomis at the Fish Head Cantina
  • April
    • John Mooney and Rosie Ledet & The Zydeco Playboys play for the BBS at the Rosedale American Legion Hall.
    • BBS Blues Night with Mikey Jr. and the stone cold blues at the Fish Head Cantina
  • July
    • Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers at Huckas Bar.
    • Sponsored following local bands at Baltimore’s Annual Artscape: Charles “Big Daddy” Stallings, Nadine Rae, and Memphis Gold.
  • August
    • Hot August Blues at Orgeon Ridge Park. Information table. John Hiatt & The Ageless Beauties, Marcia Ball, JJ Grey & Mofro, Bonerama, Prof. Louie & The Crowmatix, and Janet Griffin & The Fine Young Segovians.
    • “Alonzo’s Labor Day Picnic” with the Billy Price Band, Big James Montgomery, Nothin’ But Trouble, and Pete Kanaras Blues Band with special guest Jon Leibman.
  • September
    • BBS Sponsors Cephas & Wiggins – A Piedmont Blues Birthday Party with Eleanor Ellis, Rick Franklin & Michael Baytop at the Creative Alliance at The Patterson.
    • BBS Sponsors Kenny Neal and John Nemeth at the Fish Head Cantina.
    • BBS Hosts Severn Records 10th Anniversary Blues and BBQ Bash at the Fish Head Cantina. Featuring Sugar Ray & The Bluetones, Clarance Spady, All Might Senators, Lou Pride, Darrell Nulisch, Tad Robinson, Mike Morgan, Big Joe Maher, Steve Guyger, Monster Mike Welch, Alex Schultz, Benjie Porecki, and more.
  • October
    • Baltimore Blues Challenge – Rosedale American Legion Hall. Studebaker John & The Hawks headlines. Regional bands: Clarence “The Bluesman” Turner, The Buicks, and Octavia & the Earthbloods Blue Band compete in the Blues Challenge. Clarence “The Bluesman” Turner was selected as the winner and will represent the BBS at the International Blue Challenge in Memphis, 2009.

2007

  • February
    • Cabin Fever Show at the Rosedale American Legion Hall. Guitar Shorty and Duwayne Burnside play.
  • March
    • BBS hosts the Blues Harp Blow-out featuring Kim Wilson, Charlie Musselwhite, and Mark Hummel at the 8×10 Club.
    • BBS co-sponsors Deb Callahan Band and The Shambells as part of the Roots Cafe “Rock N’ Bowl” at Seidel’s Bowling Center.
  • July
    • Sponsored following local bands at Baltimore’s Annual Artscape: Matt Wigler, Archie Edwards Barbershop Player, and Clarence “Bluesman” Turner.
    • Membership Meeting featuring Flatfoot Sam and The Educated Fools at the Fish Head Cantina.
  • August
    • Hot August Blues at Oregon Ridge Park: Information table. Dickey Betts & Great Southern, Joan Osborne, Eric Lindell, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Charles “Big Daddy” Stallings, and Blues Therapy played.
  • September
    • “Alonzo’s Labor Day Picnic” with local artists The Buicks and Archie Edwards Barbershop Players; touring artists, Sean Costello and Robin Rogers.
    • Double CD release show for Charles “Big Daddy” Stallings – “Blues Evolution”, and Robert Lighthouse- “Deep Down In The Mud” at Fish Head Cantina.
  • October
    • BBS Blues Night at the Fish Head Cantina featuring Dr. Duke Tumatoe.
  • November
    • Baltimore Blues Challenge – Rosedale American Legion Hall. Sean Carney Band headlines. Regional bands: The Chef Eric Band, Nothin’ But Trouble, and Skyla Burrell compete in the Blues Challenge. Nothin’ But Trouble was selected as the winner and will represent the BBS at the International Blue Challenge in Memphis, 2008.
  • December
    • BBS Blues Night at the Fish Head Cantina featuring Billy Price with the Nighthawks.

2006

  • February
    • Mardi Gras party at Rosedale American Legion Hall with Big Joe & The Dynaflows, Roy Carrier & the Night Rockers, and Robert Lighthouse.
  • April
    • The Duke Robillard Band and Rockin’ Jake play Rosedale American Legion Hall.
  • July
    • Sponsored following local bands at Baltimore’s 25th Annual Artscape: Mikey Jr., Nightstreet, and Charles “Big Daddy” Stallings
  • August
    • Hot August Blues at Oregon Ridge State Park: Information table. North Mississippi Allstars, The Subdudes, Larry McCray Band, Lil Brian & The Zydeco Travelers, Peter Karp, and Lea Gilmore played.
  • September
    • “Alonzo’s Labor Day Picnic”. With local artist, Charles “Big Daddy” Stallings and Robert Lighthouse, touring acts, Mark Hummel and Doug Macleod.
    • Sponsored local bands at the Baltimore Book Festival: Dr. Steve Kraemer, Rude Dogs Rtythm Revue, and Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Players
  • November
    • Baltimore Blues Challenge – Rosedale American Legion Hall. Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials headline. Regional bands: The Buicks, The Chef Eric Band, and James Day & the Fish Fry compete in the Blues Challenge. The Buicks was selected as the winner and will represent the BBS at the International Blue Challenge in Memphis, 2007.

2005

  • February
    • Tommy Castro and The Crawdaddies at the Funk Box.
    • Lou Pride and Tad Robinson at Rosedale American Legion Hall.
    • Blues Jam hosted by The Trocaderos at the Funk Box.
  • March
    • Blues Jam hosted by The Goldtops at the Funk Box
    • BBS 20th Anniversary at Johns Hopkins Shriver Hall. Featuring Odetta, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, and Richard Johnston
  • April
    • BBS Founders Day Show at Rosedale American Legion Hall featuring Jumpin’ Johnny Sansone & the Blues Party. 2005 WC Handy nominee for Best New Artist, Michael Powers, opened.
  • May
    • Information booth at Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival
  • June
    • Big show at the Recher Theatre featuring Michael Burks with Baltimore local Charles “Big Daddy” Stallings
    • Information booth at WTMD’s Concert in the Park series with Sonny Landreth and Rude Dog & Linwood Taylor
    • Information booth at Steppingstone Summertime Blues Festival
    • Information booth at the National Capital Barbecue Battle
  • July
    • Sponsored following local bands at Baltimore’s 24th Annual Artscape: “LaChica Records Galaxy of Stars” featuring Automatic Slim, Glenn Moomau, Laura Pellegrino, Lazy Lenny, Linwood Taylor, Detroit Slim and Rude Dog’s Rhythm Revue; Archie Edwards; The Roger Girke Band
  • August
    • Hot August Blues at Oregon Ridge State Park: Information table.Walter “Wolfman” Washington with John Mooney, Shemekia Copeland, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, Anthony Gomes, Kelly Bell played.
  • September
    • 9th Annual Alonzo’s Memorial Picnic. Proceeds were donated a Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund instead of the usual Wilmer Eye Center. We raised $3,000! Many thanks goes to Mikey Jr., who donated $870 in CD sales, those who bought raffle tickets and the many individual donations. Candye Cane, Mikey Jr. & The Stone Cold Blues with Roger Girke, Clarence Spady, and the Archice Edwards Heritage Foundation performed.
    • Baltimore Book Festival: Sponsor local artists – Charles “Big Daddy” Stallings, Rudedog & Automatic Slim, and Melanie Mason
  • November
    • Baltimore Blues Challenge – Rosedale American Legion Hall. Hubert Sumlin with the Night Hawks headline. Regional bands: Blues On Board, Charles “Big Daddy” Stallings, Johnnie & The Lowdowns, and Nightstreet, compete in the Blues Challenge. Charles “Big Daddy” Stallings is selected as the winner and will represent the BBS at the International Blue Challenge in Memphis, 2006.
  • December
    • Holiday Party and IBC Fundraiser at the Recher Theatre. Nightstreet and Mikey Jr. & The Stone Cold Blues Band perform.

2004

  • January
    • Sugar Ray & The Bluetones and Sean Costello – Rosedale American Legion Hall
  • February
    • Benefit show for Chris Kirsch at the Recher Theatre. Hosted by Flat Foot Sam with special guests Jesse Yawn and Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers. Also performing were: Choo-Choo Charlie Williams, Liz Briones, Automatic Slim, Big Boy Little, The Educated Fools,  Nighstreet, The Shambles, and the Nighthawks. Thanks to all who attended it was a great time and a big success.
  • April
    • Tab Benoit headlines Spring show at Rosedale American Legion Hall. Mitch Woods and the Rocket 88’s opened.
  • May
    • Jam and Membership meeting at Mother’s Federal Hill Grill and the Funk Box. Jam hosted by Automatic Slim and Band along with Scott Stump and Andrew Padula.
  • June
    • Founder’s Day Show at the Rosedale American Legion Hall. Anson Funderburg and The Rockets featuring Sam Myers headline with Baltimore local Jesse Yawn opening.
  • July
    • Sponsored the following bands at Baltimore’s 23rd Annual Artscape Festival: Nightstreet; Steve Kramer & The Bluesicians; Miguel Botafogo & Bruce Ewan “Blues from Argentina”; Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation.
    • Pocono Blues Festival: Information table
  • August
    • Hot August Blues at Oregon Ridge State Park: Information table. Taj Mahal, Sonny Landreth, Renee Austin, W.C. Clark, Choo Choo Charlie Williams played.
  • September
    • 8th Annual Alonzo’s Memorial Picnic at Rosedale American Legion Hall. Nick Curran & The Nightlifes; Big Joe & The Dynaflows; Floyd Lee; Deb Callahan.
    • Baltimore Book Festival: Sponsor local artists: Rude Dog, The Gold Tops, Linwood Taylor
  • October
    • BBS sponsers Reverend Billy C. Wirtz at the Mojo Room.
  • November
    • Baltimore Blues Talent Contest Rosedale American Legion – The James Solberg Band headlines. Regional bands: Mikey Jr. & The Stone Cold Blues, compete in the Blues Challenge. Mikey Jr. & The Stone Cold Blues win and will represent the BBS at the International Blue Challenge in Memphis.
  • December
    • Holiday Party and IBC Fundraiser at the Funk Box. Mikey Jr. & The Stone Cold Blues and Nightstreet perform.

2003

  • January
    • Sponsorship of local blues artists: Automatic Slim and Joe Bonamassa – Recher Theatre
  • February
    • Blues Challenge Winner, Liz Briones Band to Memphis to compete in Blues Foundations International Blues Challenge
    • The Kinsey Report/Bill Perry – Rosedale American Legion Hall.  Bill Perry replaces Eddie Shaw & the Wolfgang due to illness.
  • March
    • Mark Hummel plays for the BBS members at the annual Membership Meeting. Meeting held at the new Cafe Tattoo.
  • April
    • Carey Bell and Big Bill Morganfield – Rosedale American Legion Hall
  • May
    • Baltimore Blues Festival: Information table.
    • Western Maryland Blues Festival: Information table.
  • June
    • Picnic featuring Paul Rishell & Annie Raines Band, E.G. Kight, Daryl Davis, and O’Donnel Levy at  American Legion Hall.
  • July
    • BBS President guest on WRNR’s Damian’s Blues Show
    • The BBS’s first show at the Recher Theatre with Tommy Castro, Michael Hill Blues Mob, and Automatic Slim.
    • Sponsorship at Artscape: Reggie Wayne Morris, Johnny Sansone, & Rude Dog Rhythm Review
  • August
    • Pocono Blues Festival: Information table.
    • John Haitt & the Goners, The Robert Cray Band at Pier Six, Baltimore MD: Information table.
    • Hot August Blues at Oregon Ridge State Park: Information table.
    • 15th Annual DC Blues Festival: Information table.
    • 7th Annual Alonzo’s Memorial Picnic at Rosedale Legion Hall. A great show with BBS Blues Challenge winner Liz Briones & the Spitfires, Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges, James Armstrong, and Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang.
  • September
    • BBS Hosts Jimmy Thackery and Rev. Billy Wirtz at the Funk Box.
    • Baltimore Book Festival cancelled due to Hurricane Isabel. BBS to sponsor Mike Baytop & Steve Levine; Dr. Steve Kraemer/Glenn Moomau; Automatic Slim.
  • November
    • Baltimore Blues Talent Contest Rosedale American Legion – Nappy Brown with Bob Margolin headline. Regional bands: Nightstreet, Hokum Jazz, Terence McArdle & Big Trouble, and The Goldtops compete in the Blues Challenge. Nightstreet wins and will represent the BBS at the International Blue Challenge in Memphis.

2002

  • February
    • Presentation of touring artists: Deborah Coleman, Michael Burks
    • 2001 Blue Competition winner, Nightstreet, sent to Memphis for International Blues Contest finals
  • March
    • Annual membership meeting with touring artist, Darrell Nulisch, Bayou Blues
    • Presented touring artist Bill Morganfield at Bayou Blues Cafe
  • April
    • Presentation of touring artists, Chicago R&B Kings, Michelle Willson
  • June
    • Outdoor show with touring artists: Sam Taylor, Gary Primach, Dennis Gruenling & Jump Time, Lea Gilmore with the Eric Byrd
  • July
    • Artscape 2002: Sponsorship of local artists: Jesse Yawn, Rude Dog, and Automatic Slim
  • August
    • “Hot August Blues” fundraiser for BBS, Contemporary Museum, and Marcia’s Kids fund. Touring artists: Otis Clay, Bernard Allison, John Mooney, Teresa Anderson, Gatemouth Brown
  • September
    • “Alonzo’s Memorial Picnic” touring artists: Nighthawks, Eric Culberson, Nightstreet, and Lil Bit o Blues
    • Baltimore Book Festival: Sponsor local artists: Janine Wilson, Jesse Yawn, Rude Dog, Charlie Williams and Red Jones
    • Sponsor touring artist Sherman Robertson at Streetbeat event in Federal Hill
  • October
    • Participate in Maryland Brewer’s Oktoberfest
    • Lovely Lane UM Church Fundraiser: Acoustic show, Ann Rabson of Saffire-The Uppity Blues Women, Choo-Choo Charlie and Red Jones
  • November
    • Baltimore Blues Talent Contest Rosedale American Legion – Headliner Tinsley Ellis. Liz Briones Band won the competition and will represent Baltimore in the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Feb ’03
  • December
    • Holiday Fundraiser

2001

  • February
    • Blues Challenge Winner, Christopher James Band sent to Memphis to compete in Blues Foundations International Blues Challenge. CJB makes the finals
    • Eddy Clearwater Rosedale American Legion Georgie Bonds and the Blueskeepers
  • March
    • Mark Hummel Annual Membership Meeting Bayou Blues Café
  • April
    • Anson Funderburgh & Sam Myers, Johnny Marshall Rosedale American Legion
    • John Mayall, Christopher James, Highway 49 8 x 10 club Presenting Sponsor
  • June
    • Darrell Nulisch, Tutu Jones, Jesse Yawn at LA’s Concert Hall
  • July
    • Sponsorship of local blues artists: Lea Gilmore, Christopher James, Cathy Ponton King at Artscape
    • Info table at Poconos Blues Festival
  • August
    • Hot August Blues – Benefit for BBS, Macia’s Kids, Contemporary Museum Delbert McClinton, Frankie Lee, Willie Kent & the Gents, Dona Oxford Childrens workshops
  • September
    • Alonzo’s Memorial Picnic Rosedale American Legion Roy Gaines, Jerry McCain, Night Street, Charlie Williams & the Spitfires, Bobby Smith Fundraiser for BBS, portions of proceeds to Wilmer Eye Clinic, Caring Tree, Food collection
    • Sponsor act at Fishtival in Federal Hill, Info table
    • Info table at Bluebird Blues Festival, PG Community College
    • Sponsor for Baltimore Book Festival – local blues artists, Linwood Taylor, The Resonators, Automatic Slim presented Info table
  • October
    • Herring Run Watershed Association Benefit – BBS sponsors Choo Choo Charlie
  • November
    • In association with Baltimore Folk Society presenting Paul Rishell and Annie Raines in concert at Lovely Lane United Methodist Church.
    • Baltimore Blues Talent Contest Rosedale American Legion – Headliner was Eddie Kirkland. Nightstreet won the competition and will represent Baltimore in the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Feb ’02
  • Dec
    • Holiday fundraiser

2000

  • January
    • Members night out at Bayou Café featuring touring artist Eddie Kirkland
  • February
    • Concert Presentation: Guitar Shorty and Memphis Gold
  • March
    • Members night out in conjunction with Roots Café: Tom Larsen
    • Membership drive at New Haven Lounge with Big Jesse Yawn
  • April
    • Concert Presentation: Chicago legend: Son Seals
  • May
    • Joint presentation with Contemporary Museum of Deanna Bogart in memory of past BBS president, Marcia Selko
    •  BBS volunteers help staff the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival
  • June
    • BBS volunteers staff the second Mid-Atlantic Music and Arts Festival (MAMA’s Fest)
    • BBS info table at Western Md. Bluesfest in Hagerstown
    • BBS presents Brazilian blues artist, Big Gilson and Swedish native Robert Lighthouse at Fishbowl Inn
  • July
    • BBS members turning 50 years young host birthday show featuring: Jumpin’ Johnny Sansone and local artist Rick Chapman
  • August
    • “Hot August Blues” fundraiser for BBS and Contemporary Museum featuring touring acts; Jimmy Johnson, Lloyd Jones, John Mooney, Lil Brian and the Zydeco Travelers
  • September
    • “Alonzo’s Labor Day Picnic” fundraiser for BBS and Wilmer Eye Clinic. With local artist, The Blue Flames, touring acts, Chris Thomas King, Greg Piccolo and Little Charlie and the Nightcats
    • Sponsored four local bands at the Baltimore Book Festival: Lea Gilmore, Brett Wilson, Linwood Taylor/James Mabry, Flatfoot Sam and the Educated Fools
  • October
    • Co-sponsor benefit for the Herring Run Watershed Association, featuring Charlie Williams and the Spitfires
    • Halloween show with Steve Guyger
  • November
    • Baltimore finals of International Blues Challenge with headliner Michael Hills Blues Mob. Winner is sent to national finals in February in Memphis.
    • Baltimore Blues Talent Contest Rosedale American Legion – Headliner was Michael Hills Blues Mob
  • December
    • Membership drive