The fifth annual Inner City Blues Festival will be held on Saturday, April 16 at The Eagles North Portland FOE 3426. Once again this event will help benefit Health Care for All Oregon in its continuing advocacy for publicly funded, universal healthcare for all people in Oregon. Last year’s event  raised over $24,000 and the goal this year is to surpass $40,000.

This year’s festival has a stellar line-up, featuring Steve Cheseborough; Augustana Jazz Quartet with Marilyn Keller; Roseland Hunters with LaRhonda Steele; Terry Robb; Tevis Hodge Jr; Blaco Allegria; NW Women in Blues with Sonny Hess, Bonnie Lee, Rae Gordon, Lady Kat and Vicki Stevens; and the Norman Sylvester Band with Shoehorn, Mad as Hell Doctors, Leanne Sylvester Miller, and Sara “Sweet Thangz.”

This is a 21 & over event. Food and a full service bar will be available. The Eagles is located at 7611 N Exeter and show time starts at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $20.00 advance available at Music Millennium, Musician’s Union, Geneva’s, Peninsula Station and This is a Cascade Blues Association co-sponsored event. Members will receive a $1.00 discount and tickets will be sold at the March and April CBA General Membership Meetings.