Blues Jam is looking for volunteers for July event

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 4, 2002

Volunteers are needed for the first annual Hambone Blues Jam to be held on Saturday, July 6. Volunteers 18 years and older are needed to help in the areas of parking, gate admissions, sales, and grounds upkeep.

All volunteers will be provided with an official Hambone Blues Jam T-shirt, free admission to the event, and free pop during their shift. Shifts are generally three hours in length and are available from 11 a.m. on Saturday morning until 1 p.m. on Sunday morning.

People can sign up for more than one shift if they desire.

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The first annual Hambone Blues Jam will take place at Torge’s Live parking lot at the Holiday Inn in Austin, Minnesota, on Saturday, July 6.

The Hambone Blues Jam will take place from noon to midnight. The admission charge for an all day pass is $5 per person.

Children 12 and under will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

This admission fee will be charged to help cover expenses and to hopefully build a fund for future blues jams.

Several area businesses, organizations, and individuals have donated money to help cover some of the costs of the performing artists.

The committee is pleased to announce that they have booked Big John Dickerson as the headliner for the first annual Hambone Blues Jam.

Several other blues bands will also be featured throughout the day.

The following is a list of Blues artists and their tentative

performance times:

Smokin’ Joe (11 a.m. to noon); Dave Ray (12:15 to 1:15 p.m.); Revelators (1:30 to 2:30 p.m.); Radio Cats (2:45 to 3:45 p.m.); Black Cat Bone (4 to 5 p.m.); Shane Henry (5:15 to 6:45 p.m.); Ross William Perry (7 to 8:30 p.m.); Renee Austin (8:45-10:15 p.m.); and Big John Dickerson (10:30 p.m. to Midnight). The inside stage will feature Deb Brown (8 to 9:30 p.m.) and Cody Shipley (10 to 11:30 p.m.).

The Hambone Blues Jam will culminate inside of Torge’s Live with Ross William Perry and the All-Star Blues Jam from midnight to 1 p.m.

Other highlights of this event include vendors selling food, beverages, souvenirs, and the official Blues Jam t-shirt.

People are encouraged to bring folding or lawn chairs to the event.

Some tables and chairs will be available on a first-come first-serve basis.

The committee is still looking for volunteers and sponsors.

Anyone interested in helping with this event is encouraged to call (507) 434-8485 or to stop by Piggy Blues at 323 Main Street North.