Inner City Blues Festival


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Sat, 04/22/2017 - 5:30pm to Sun, 04/23/2017 - 12:00am
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Healing the Health Care Blues, by Health Care for All, Oregon

Health Care for All-Oregon, once again presents the Inner City Blues Festival (click for more info and/or to get involved), and KBOO once again brings you all the music LIVE!

Music starts at 5:30pm and will not quit until midnight, with performers including, but not limited to:

Lloyd "Have Mercy" Jones

Tevis Hodge, Jr.

Mic Crenshaw

Strange Tones & Volcano Vixens

Bloco Alegria

"The event is a fundraiser for Health Care for All-Oregon, an advocacy organization working to bring an equitable, affordable, comprehensive, publicly funded health care system to all Oregonians.

The uncertainties about access to health care in the current political climate means that Health Care for All-Oregon’s work is more important now than ever." -via

This is what Portland musicians have to say about access to health care:
"When my wife needed rotator cuff surgery, we were forced to re-finance the house to cover our part of the expenses. Our old mortgage would have been paid off 3 years ago. As it is, at age 62, I have 12 years of house payments still ahead of me."
Rob Shoemaker

"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. Health Care is a Human Right!" 
Norman Sylvester

"With the resources that are available in this country, healthcare should be available to every citizen. You never know when a health crisis is going to come."   Linda Hornbuckle

"Universal health care means Freedom to me. Without the concerns of enormous debt, we are allowed to be fully who we are. Also the weight of concern for our brothers and sisters who can't afford proper healthcare would be lifted and thus lifting all our hearts."   LaRhonda Steele

To witness the toe-tappin' booty-shakin' horn-blowin' guitar-slingin' excitement in person, and to support the cause of universal access to affordable quality health care, get yourself to 7611 N. Exeter, in Portland (maps: Google MapQuest Yahoo). TriMet can get you there on lines 75 and 35, to which one can connect via lines 14, 15, and 20, and the Yellow MAX line.



Tommy and crew do an amazing job! And not an easy venue for a live remote. Thanks very much for preserving the music!

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