YOUR PLACE FOR ALL NEWS FOR THE JOURNEY TO MEMPHIS WINNER RAE GORDON & THE BACKSEAT DRIVERS AS THEY COMPETE IN MEMPHIS
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 2ND – 2ND NIGHT OF QUARTERFINALS – BB KINGS CLUB BEALE STREET, MEMPHIS – 5:35PM
Tonight at the International Blues Challenge, The Backseat Drivers play the 2nd quarter finals in this epic and exciting competition. BB Kings on Beale Street at 5:35pm.
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 1ST – 1ST NIGHT IF QUARTER FINALS – BB KINGS CLUB BEALE STREET, MEMPHIS 7:55PM
Wednesday February 1st 1st quarter finals – BB Kings 755pm.
excited to be playing a great club!
Wednesday February 1st – 12:00 noon at Club 152 on Beale for the Northwest Artists Showcase!
Cascade Blues Association’s band representative going to the International Blues Challenge January 31st to February 5th 2017.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2-6pm
Come send off Rae & the guys this Sunday at their Memphis Send-off and last chance fundraiser! Lots of music, mingling and a chance to bid on some great items and win cool prizes. 2-6pm AND kid friendly!
Do you have an upcoming event or wedding and want a good deal!
EVENT & WEDDING AUCTION PACKAGES
More information and BUY NOW at www.raegordon.com/auctions
BID NOW BY EMAILING firstname.lastname@example.org or BUY NOW.
Getting this 7 piece band flown, lodged and fed has been a huge undertaking and we are in the final stretch and still need some funds to finish up the lodging portion of our great Memphis adventure where we represent the Portland area and Cascade Blues Association at the International Blues Challenge. People and great businesses have come together to help and these three auctions are an example of them coming together to help a band live a dream. Bids start at $1000 and will be accepted until January 28th. Payment is due by January 30th. Our band is leaving on January 31st to Memphis.
All packages include Rae Gordon as an officiant (for a wedding), event consulting, live music for 3 hours, includes use of sound equipment for band and for announcements. One package (Molalla) includes food. Scheduling dependent on available times, referrals for decoration, catering and table/chair rentals available. Event consulting provided by Rae Gordon. Coordination of event available for an addition fee. Larger band and/or more time available at additional cost.
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The Canby Package venue is generously donated by Michael Allen Harrison and the Canby Chapel.
The Molalla Package venue is generously donated by Carol Westergren and Out in the Garden Nursery. Food is donated by Dano’s Dogs, highlighting Zenner’s products and serves 60.
The Oregon City Package venue is generously donated by 2 Girls Catering.
ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE:
The IBC is an annual competition that brings acts from all over the world to the famed Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee. Every year, blues organizations from the United States and other countries, hold local contests to send their winners to Beale Street for 4 days of playing, networking and feeling the blues. Friends, family and fans support their acts in Memphis and from home, through support, fundraisers and good old fashioned love!
Rae Gordon & The Backseat Drivers are the current winners of the local contest and will be competing at the IBCs. RGB appreciates all the wonderful people who have helped us this far and with us in person and in spirit in Memphis. Special thanks to the Cascade Blues Association for sending us and to the other great acts in the local competition and the other acts from the northwest .
TSHIRT FUNDRAISER AT WWW.BOOSTER.COM/RGB
FUNDRAISERS TO HELP GET RGB TO MEMPHIS
4 week campaign online only. Once these t-shirts are gone, that’s it! Never to be made again.
OCTOBER 8, 2016, Portland, Oregon – the Portland Blues Cruise to Highlight the Journey to Memphis All stars while fundraising for Rae and the band to get to Memphis
TICKETS and Cruise info www.raegordon.com/portlandbluescruise
Partygoers will cruise the Willamette River floating to music on all levels including Rae Gordon & the Backseat Drivers, Lisa Mann, Franco Paletta and David Pinsky and 14 year old Timothy James
JULY 4, 2016, Portland, Oregon – Rae Gordon & the Backseat Drivers win the Journey to Memphis Contest.
On a beautiful summer day with just a hint of rain, new Portland Oregon area band Rae & the Backseat Drivers won the honor of representing the Cascade Blues Association at the renowned International Blues Challenge in February 2017 when
Pat McDougall, Ed Pierce, Allan Kalik, Rae Gordon, Scott Franklin, Al Hooton, Kivett Bednar, photo by Kat Rose