A great organization helping people with disabilities in the Fort Wayne area is the League for the Blind and Disabled. This group not only helps people with disabilities in Allen County but surrounding counties as well.
A benefit to help fund this organization’s mission is its Annual Blues Bash. The third annual Blues Bash will take place on Saturday, February 18, at the Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St. The Blues Bash is an attempt to recreate an event with the sights, sounds and foods commonly experienced in Chicago blues clubs in the 1950s.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and a show starring The Duke Robillard Band will start at 7:00 p.m. Blues Music Awards named Duke Robillard "Best Blues Guitarist" in 2000, 2001, 2003, and 2004.
Admission price of $15.00 includes admission to the cash bar, general admission seating to the concert, and a silent auction. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $75.00. VIP ticket owners have access to preferred seating and parking, open bar, VIP Intermission Party hors d'oeuvres buffet and full selection of ‘soul’ food in the facility’s green room.
The Chicago-style soul food menu at the Blues Bash includes rib tips, fried catfish, meatloaf, fried chicken, collard greens, potato salad, red beans, cole slaw, macaroni and cheese, biscuits, hush puppies, peach cobbler, sweet potato pie, and pound cake.
Note: Cash and credit cards will be accepted at the cash bar. Checks may be used for silent auction purchases. And, a Photo ID will be required for all alcohol including auction baskets with alcohol in them.
Proceeds from ticket sales for the Blues Bash will go to the League. To purchase tickets visit them online.
League for the Blind and Disabled
5821 S. Anthony Blvd.
Fort Wayne IN 46816
Kayleen Reusser has written children’s books and had stories in Chicken Soup books. She writes features for the News-Sentinel newspaper and profiles for the Ossian Sun Riser. She loves to travel and write about her experiences at her website: www.KayleenR.com