Alabama Blues Project showcasing their talents this Friday
By WVUA 23 News Reporter Jeremiah Hatcher
The Alabama Blues Project is bringing back a night full of swinging music, tasty treats and photo opportunities tonight at its annual Evening of Arts and Blues.
Founded in 1995, the Alabama Blues Project is a nonprofit organization promoting the legacy of Alabama’s blues musicians, teaching the next generation of artists and offering them a platform to showcase their talent to the community.
“We do a lot of things in the organization, but our main mission is to keep the legacy of blues alive and specific to Alabama’s blues musicians,” said Ashley Wheat with the Alabama Blues Project. “A lot of people don’t know how rich of a legacy we have here from people like Dinah Washington, Johnny Shines and so many more.”
The organization is featuring musical acts including Brett Benton, DIEDRA the Alabama Blues Queen and the Alabama Blues Production Advanced Band. There will also be a live silent auction, cash bar by Casual Class, and a cash photo booth provided by Digital Burn Multimedia.
“It’s going to be an awesome event,” Wheat said. ”
The event is 7 to 10 tonight at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, 620 Greensboro Ave. in downtown Tuscaloosa.
Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Children 8 to 17 get in for $10, and anyone younger gets in for free.