Event Information

  • Fri

    IBC Kick-Off Party 2019

    Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm

    Topeka Blues Society (TBS) will host the IBC KICK-OFF PARTY and Guitar Raffle on Friday, January 18th at Uncle Bo's. Doors open at 6:30 pm, $12 cover charge ($10 for Blues Society members).

    The Dust Devil Choir is heading to Memphis to represent the TBS in the Band Challenge at the International Blues Challenge (IBC), Jan. 22nd - 26th. Band members are: Sean McDonnell - guitar/vocals; Jake Koivisto - guitar; John Dilling - bass/vocals; Logan Heer - keys; Jan Faircloth - drums.

    For our Kick-Off Party, Dust Devil Choir will take the stage at Uncle Bo's, along with Tas Cru & the Tortured Souls!

    We'll also be drawing some lucky winner for Penny Sue, a Joel Edison original guitar!
    Penny Sue’s specs:
    Birdseye and flamed maple body
    Hardware from Wilkinson Manufacturing
    Pickups are Heartland Tone, custom built to Joel Edison’s specifications
    Frets are Medium Jumbo, crowned and polished like glass

    Joel Edison has been building guitars for over 40 years. He attended the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery (guitar making and repair) in Phoenix and spent time in the shop of Topeka guitar legend Dan Falley. Edison has contributed several guitars to Jam4Dan fundraisers, and this is his fifth guitar donated for the benefit of the Topeka Blues Society.

    Tickets for the guitar raffle are $20 each, and there are only 150 total tickets available. Tickets will be sold up to the drawing at the Kick-off Party. Your presence is not required to win. Get your ticket(s) that night, at Uncle Bo's, or our website: www.topekabluessociety.org

    Join us as we wish the Dust Devil Choir the best for their 2019 IBC!