Blues for Food

Graphic courtesy of Blues For Food


Past Event
Non-perishable food item or cash donation

Location Info:

Shakespeare Pub
14129 Memorial
Houston, TX  77079
Far from an ordinary food drive, Blues For Food is a high point of the Houston blues community’s social calendar. For more than 12 hours, guitars and horns ring out as donations pour into the Houston Food Bank to the tune of several thousand pounds and approximately $100,000 annually. Now in its 28th year, since 2000 under the stewardship of local harmonica stud Sonny Boy Terry, Blues For Food is also an annual reminder of the ongoing strength and depth of the city’s blues scene. This year, with donations more vital than ever in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the talent on offer includes The Hipwaders Flying Circus featuring Bert Wills, Clint Boyd, Campfire Soul, James Wilhite, Raa-Raa Zydeco, Evelyn Rubio, Alisha Pattillo, John McVey, Milton Hopkins, Texas Johnny Boy and, as ever, the climactic free-for-all jam headed up by Sparetime Murray & the Honeymakers featuring Little Screamin’ Kenny, which many say is worth the price of admission alone. That, by the way, is a bag of nonperishable food items or a cash donation, in exchange for a plate of delicious Texas barbecue and all the tasty H-Town blues anyone could digest.
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