Long Beach Blues Society is one of two dozen local organizations selected for support by the RuMBa Foundation’s emergency fund which supports arts organizations during Covid-19. Long Beach Blues Society received $50,000 of the 1 million dollars awarded which allows development of a comprehensive online music curriculum for LBUSD and Long Beach youth. Read the rest here.
With the pandemic waning, bands will be singing the blues to express their joy as music returns to live stages in Long Beach on Saturday, June 26.
From 3 to 5 p.m., musicians will serenade live crowds from the stage of the amphitheater at Cesar Chavez Park in Long Beach. For many performers and audience members, it will be the first opportunity for a live musical experience in more than a year, since the coronavirus outbreak shut down public gatherings. Read the rest here.
Across Long Beach, museums have reopened their doors to visitors, dance crews are rehearsing and actors are returning to the stage. As the arts return after a year of pandemic restrictions, so does millions in auxiliary spending, from ticket sales to dinner reservations. Read the rest here.
Thursday, Sept. 23, was Long Beach Gives day.About 200 nonprofits have banded together under the Long Beach Gives umbrella in an attempt to raise $2 million in 24 hours. There had been 7,005 donations to 203 different nonprofits for a total of $1,443,561, as of about 5 p.m. Thursday, with about seven hours to go. The online push will continue until midnight. Organizers have said the evening hours typically are strong in terms of participation and fundraising. Read the rest here.
From Long Beach, California to the World Wide Web!, the Long Beach Blues Society and Long Beach Gives proudly present “A Day of Blues”, ten-plus completely free hours of live blues music, from many of today’s greatest International and U.S. blues acts, streamed live on Can’t Stop The Blues, Thursday, September 24 at 1pm ET (Eastern Standard Time). 100% of funds raised by “A Day of Blues” support Give A Gig, Blues In The Schools, Bedside Beats, Long Beach Gives, and Long Beach Blues Society. Read the rest here.
New Year’s Eve Concert Streamed Live presented by Long Beach Blues Society in partnership with Long Beach Local News. Watch the FREE New Year’s Eve lockdown show December 31 at 9pm supporting our local bands and venues. Read the rest here.
Yes, it’s back once again! After skipping last year due to the pandemic, Music Connection’s annual list of unsigned live performers has returned, placing the spotlight on individuals and bands who delivered unique excitement, expert musicianship and intriguing songcraft to stages all over the U.S. during the past year. In addition to MC staffers and freelance writers, the contributors to this list include producers, club bookers, music attorneys, managers, agents and other industry professionals. Currently, MC has reviewers in Los Angeles, New York, Detroit and Nashville. Livestreams have also become part of our offerings. Read the rest here.
“This is an unprecedented time.”
“We’re all in this together.”
“Welcome to the new normal.”
These are all talking points that have consumed our collective consciousness since the global pandemic hit in early March 2020. Here in the United States, no matter your politics, the pandemic has affected every walk of life and all aspects of business. Read the rest here.
Bill Grisolia Band bringing the blues to Palm Springs!
Bill Grisolia is a blues artist who is at the forefront of the new blues movement in the United States. With influences ranging from the Black Keys, White Stripes, Joe Bonamassa and John Mayer, Bill is leading the charge of the modern blues scene. Read the rest here.
The blues is a cathartic musical genre — and, in this case, an uplifting one as well.
Since its inception in 2014, the Long Beach Blues Society has provided inspirational learning opportunities, concerts and engagements for youth, seniors, veterans and underserved communities with the help of award-winning blues artists, writers, broadcasters and educators. Read the rest here.
Bill Grisolia and New Blues Revolution Brings Their West Coast Blues to Key West Headlining Memorial Day Weekend Festival. Read the rest here.
Bill Grisolia - Long Beach New Blues Festival - We had breakfast at the El Dorado Golf Course in Long Beach with Bill Grisolia, Bob Barr, Steve Proctor and Jon and Pete.
Bill along with Bob create the Long Beach Blues Society. Why? Because if someone doesn't do it, nobody will, and pretty much everyone loves the blues. Read the rest here.
10:15am | Local businessman and political activist Bill Grisolia will be a host, performer and nominee at the 20th annual Los Angeles Music Awards on Thursday.
Grisolia, who has served as a public relations representative in various capacities for several Long Beach organizations, will serve as Master of Ceremonies of the Red Carpet and Red Carpet Stage at the event at Paramount Studios inside the Paramount Theater. Read the rest here.
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BETHEL, NY - AUGUST 15: Canned Heat performs during the concert marking the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival August 15, 2009 in Bethel, New York. On August 15-17 in 1969 an estimated 400,000 music fans gathered on Max Yasgur's farm in Bethel, New York for one of the most celebrated music festivals ever. The 40th anniversary concert will take place tonight. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Read the rest here.
NBF Producer/Creator Bill Grisolia will give you the inside scoop on the up-coming New Blues Festival Labor Day weekend! Plus, we will be giving away a pair of tickets and listening to Bill's band New Blues Revolution. Bill Grisolia's band will be performing at the new Blues Festival Listen to the show here.
Top 100 USA Bands 2023 at Music Connection Magazine
Blues Living Legend Award at JazzZone Jazzabration
Founder at Long Beach Blues Society
Voting Member at Recording Academy / GRAMMYs
Former Guest lecturer at Berklee College of Music
Former Guest lecturer at Pepperdine Graziadio Business School
Former Guest lecturer at UCLA Extension