|KSLU AND SUGACANES JAZZ & BLUES CLUB PRESENT SECOND ANNUAL HOT
AUGUST BLUES CONTEST
HAMMOND -- Southeastern Louisiana
University’s radio station, 90.9FM KSLU Alternative Public Radio, and SugaCanes
Jazz & Blues Club in downtown Hammond are again sponsoring the Hot
August Blues Contest to crown the “2005 Best New Blues Artist on the North
Auditions will be held in July and early
August, with the final competition to be broadcast live on 90.9FM KSLU
during Hammond’s August 20 Hot August Night celebration.
Open mike auditions to find the
area’s best new blues talent will begin July 21 at SugaCanes. Each Wednesday
from July 21-August 11 blues musicians will have the opportunity to audition
in front of a live audience and a panel of selected judges. Auditions will
be held from 6-8 p.m.
Two finalists and one alternate
will be selected to compete for the “Best New Blues Artist” title.
Hot August Night, hosted annually
by downtown businesses, will include wine tasting, music and a gallery
and art stroll from 5- 9 p.m.
“This is our second year, and
the event keeps getting better and better,” said Ted Hudspeth of SugaCanes.
“This year, Johnny Palazzotto, a renowned music producer and organizer
of the Baton Rouge Blues Week, has agreed to be one of our judges.”
The winner of the Hot August
Blues Contest will receive a live demo session recorded at SugaCanes, 50
mass-produced CDs, on-air radio interviews and radio play on KSLU during
the Blues Cruise segment.
For more information about entering
the contest, contact KSLU’s Liz Black at 985-549-2330.