The Alberta Rose Theatre presents a very special night, bringing two of the most amazing up and rising blues divas today together for one show. Both are past Blues Music Award nominees, representing both sides of the country, with exceptional musicians playing with them.

Philadelphia’s Gina Sicilia has been described as “…Sounding like a Petri dish mixture of mature Maria Muldaur and mature Bonnie Raitt, Sicilia is going to force the blues world to take notice as she adds the rhythm to the blues and brings on the soul. A vocalist with real chops that just keep getting honed sharper, contemporary blues vocal fans will find indispensable.” Celebrating the release of her fourth recording, It Wasn’t Real, on the VizzTone Records label, Gina is touring the country extensively, joined by guitarist and fiancé Dave Gross.

Also, on the show will be Portland’s own Karen Lovely. 2010’s second place winner of the International Blues Challenge and three-time BMA nominee as Contemporary Female Artist, Contemporary Album and Song of the Year.. Karen has recently toured Canada and Europe twice. Karen always features a crack-sharp band, including guitar master Leonard Griffie.

This dynamic double-header will start at 8:00 pm on Friday, June 21st. The Alberta Rose Theatre is located at 3000 NE Alberta St. Minors are okay with a parent or guardian. Tickets are available through www.albertarosetheatre.com, $15.00 general admission.