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2018 New Year's Eve Blues Bash

Blues Society of Western Pennsylvania

Monday, December 31, 2018 at 7:00 PM - Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 2:00 AM (EST)

2018 New Year's Eve Blues Bash

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Regular Price - November 1 to December 26
Tickets for this event are non-refundable. Rooms for this event must be booked separately at the Doubletree Hotel at the BLUES rate of $95. Please call the hotel directly to reserve your room. The neighboring Hampton Inn also has rooms available at this BLUES rate and can be contacted at (412) 264-0020. Book early to secure your room!! RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY NOVEMBER 30.
Dec 26, 2018 $99.00 $7.57
Group (6+)
Tickets for this event are non-refundable. Rooms for this event must be booked separately at the Doubletree Hotel at the BLUES rate of $95. Please call the hotel directly to reserve your room. The neighboring Hampton Inn also has rooms available at this BLUES rate and can be contacted at (412) 264-0020. Book early to secure your room!! RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY NOVEMBER 30.
Dec 26, 2018 $90.00 $7.07

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Event Details

Tas Cru & His Band of Tortured Souls

with special guests

Miss Freddye's Blues Band


Raucous, rowdy, gentle, sweet, eccentric, quirky, and outright irreverent are all words that fittingly describe Tas Cru's songs and testify to his reputation as a one of the most unique of bluesmen plying his trade today.  As Downbeat magazine noted, "His songs are blues poetry - crafted with rare verbal flair and his ability to cast a memorable hook is magical!" Live, these songs are performed with power and passion as observed by Living Blues magazine, "The vivacity and sheer joy with which Cru plays is intoxicating!"  


Winner of the 2017 Pittsburgh Music Awards for Best Blues Band & Best Album, plus a 2017 nominee for the Blues Music Award, Miss Freddye is a blues legend in the 'Burgh!  Truly Pittsburgh's Lady of the Blues, she'll get the party started!


Above all, this is one hot line-up to ring in the New Year!  These stellar bands are ready to start your 2019 in perfect blues style!


 

www.tascru.com

Tas Cru is based out of upstate New York and performs in multiple formats ranging from solo acoustic to a 7 piece-backing band.  He sings and plays a wide variety of guitars  - at home on either electric, acoustic, resonator or cigar box. Tas is a Delaney Guitars (Austin TX) endorsed artist.

In his early bands, Tas was introduced to the great Sun Records sound and the country blues that later served as a counterpoint to the rock-blues he idolized as did so many young aspiring guitar players of his time.  Cru grew up in a very musical and generally unquirky family (except for him).  Unlike his talented brother and sisters, he did not pursue music in school.  A brief attempt to play the trombone abruptly ended after being kicked by his 7th grade music teacher who’s name actually was A (alden) Sharpe!  Tas says he deserved it.  Instead Cru explored and developed his talent by taking up with a rougher crowd of older, self-taught musicians where he was introduced to the songs of the Sun Records legends.  His first foray into the blues came after leaving the US Navy when he was asked to join a band formed by a former shipmate named Delray Streeter, an Arkansas-raised bluesman with boundless bravado and attitude but rather limited singing and even lesser harmonica skills.  This partnership, though short-lived, proved to be very influential as Streeter's repertoire tended toward the older, rough-hewn country blues.  Cru's schooling in country blues later served him well and is heard in his original songs along with the Sun Records and, of course his rock-blues influences. 

His latest album, Memphis Song completes a trifecta of Tas Cru’s creativity that began with his breakthrough effort, You Keep the Money (2014) and followed by the award-winning Simmered and Stewed.  Released this June, Memphis Song showcases Cru’s talents as an acclaimed songwriter, guitarist and vocalist.  This album’s title track features long time friend Victor Wainwright on piano along with Victor’s guitar player, Pat Harrington putting down some soulful slide work.


www.missfreddye.com

 

As Pittsburgh's Lady of Lady Of The Blues, Miss Freddye keeps the blues alive in her native hometown, She started singing in church at a young age. The influence of church and her mother's love of the Blues gave Miss Freddye the beginning to venture in the world of Blues Music in 1996. She joined BMW (Blues Music Works) under the direction of Big AL Leavitt.  In 2002, Miss Freddye formed her own band, "Blue Faze". Several years later, she became Miss Freddye's Blues Band and Miss Freddye's Homecookin' Band.  Her Influences include: Koko Taylor, Etta James, Sarah Vaughn, Billie Holiday, Big Mama Thornton, Big AL Leavitt, and Bessie Smith.



LAST YEAR'S BSWPA NEW YEAR'S EVE BLUES BASH WAS SOLD OUT,
SO GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY!

Tickets for this event include top-notch entertainment from both acts, a delicious buffet dinner, 5 hours open bar (8pm - 1am), and midnight buffet.

Tickets for this event are non-refundable.  Seating for this event is on a first come, first served basis on the night of the event. Groups of 6 or more may reserve tables by contacting BSWPA President, Jonnye Weber here.  You must buy your tickets at the same time using the group rate to reserve a table.

Rooms for this event must be booked separately before November 30 at the Doubletree Hotel at the BLUES rate of $95.  Click here to connect to the Doubletree website or call 412-329-1400.  Please call the hotel directly to reserve your room.  The neighboring Hampton Inn also has rooms available at this BLUES rate and can be contacted via web by clicking here or calling 412-264-0020.  Book early to secure your room at these bargain rates!  ROOM RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY NOVEMBER 30.


FAQs

How late can I order a ticket?

Because the hotel needs to plan for the number of attendees, tickets must be bought by Monday, December 26.

How late can I book a room?

The Doubletree Hilton requires all room reservations to be made by November 30 or until the room block is sold out.  Because of the popularity and success of this event last year, additional rooms will be available this year! Please book early to secure your room at the $95 rate!  Rooms must be booked directly with the hotel(s), BSWPA is not responible for rooms or hotel policies.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

This event is for ages 21+.

Can I reserve a seat so I can sit in the front?

Only groups of 6 or more may reserve a table by contacting the organizer directly here.  Groups requesting a reservation must buy all their tickets at the same time under the group rate.  Other seating is on a first-come, first served basis on the night of the event.  If you want to sit in the front, it is suggested you arrive and check in early on the night of the event so you have access to the "prime" tables.  Several smaller tables will be added to the floor plan this year to accommdate different sized groups and provide more seating areas near the stage.  In addition, to better serve our needs, both the dinner and midnight buffets and the bar service will be placed in the well-appointed foyer to provide easy access to everyone.

Can I pay by check or cash?

Although on-line registration through Eventbrite is preferred to facilitate recordkeeping and payment, you can mail your registration and payment to BSWPA NYE 2017, c/o Cyndi Fink, 123 Greenlea Dr, Coraopolis, PA 15108.  Cash payments can be made at any BSWPA event to one of the BSWPA board members.  Please include your phone number and email address with your check.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Alcohol will be provided by the hotel at the event, including a 5 hour open bar.  The hotel does not permit bringing alcohol from off-premesis.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact BSWPA here or call 724-888-6183. 

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, if you are unable to attend, you may transfer your ticket(s).  Please contact BSWPA if you need to do this so we can update registration information.  BSWPA can not assist with finding a new buyer for your tickets.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, please contact BSWPA to update your ticket registration information.  You can also update information yourself by logging on to the Eventbrite website.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

An attendee list will be available upon check-in, but bringing your printed ticket will facilitate checking in.

What is the refund policy?

There will be no refunds for this event.  If you wish to cancel your hotel room, please contact the hotel for details.

Why do I have to pay a fee on top of the ticket price?

Eventbrite charges a service fee for using their event planning software, processing credit cards, and transferring payments.  The additional fee on each ticket pay for these services and go directly to Eventbrite.  These fees are not retained by the BSWPA.

Where can I park for the event?

The Doubletree and Hampton Inns have plenty of on-site, free parking.

Have questions about 2018 New Year's Eve Blues Bash? Contact Blues Society of Western Pennsylvania

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When & Where


Doubletree Hilton - Airport Area
8402 University Blvd
Moon Township, PA 15108

Monday, December 31, 2018 at 7:00 PM - Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 2:00 AM (EST)


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Blues Society of Western Pennsylvania

The Blues Society of Western Pennsylvania (BSWPA) is charitable organization serving the local community while preserving and promoting the appreciation and enhancement of Blues Music. Through our musical performance fund raising events we support a variety of local and regional charities, including the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank, The Wounded Warriors Project, Blues in the Schools, and Blues is a Healer Tour for local veterans.  

The BSWPA also organizes and sponsors an Annual Blues Challenge, with the winners representing the Western Pennsylvania region at the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis. We are proud that our winner from 2013 placed 3rd at the IBC in 2014.

If you are interested in helping us serve the community while keeping the blues alive in our region, please join the Blues Society of Western Pennsylvania or make a donation. Your contribution to our fundraising efforts will help us accomplish our mission, serve our community and preserve for generations to come that unique, American music known as “The Blues.” The Blues Community thanks you for your support.

Visit our website at www.bswpa.org and "like" us on Facebook to get all the blues news you can use!

The Blues Society of Western Pennsylvania (BSWPA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation registered in the state of Pennsylvania. Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

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