The recently-formed Orange County Blues Society presents its first-ever concert event - "The Muck Blues Roots Festival" - under the stars at the scenic outdoor Muckenthaler Cultural Center, 1201 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton, Thursday, August 16. 8 p.m. Advance tickets available at www.orangecountybluessociety.com or through the Muckenthaler (www.themuck.org ). Info: (714) 328-9375 or (714) 738-6595. Portion of proceeds to benefit San Diego-based Better Vision For Children Foundation, a non-profit charity working to prevent and cure partial or total blindness in pre-school children resulting from Amblyopia (Lazy Eye), Autisim, Diabetes or Eye Cancer.
Artists scheduled to perform include "The Brooklyn Bluesman," acoustic guitarist-vocalist Calvin B. Streets; "Mistress Of the Blues," bassist-vocalist Randa Lee and Friends; L.A. blues-rock trio, The Hellhounds; and teenage trio blues upstarts, the Chase Walker Band featuring 13-year-old Chase Walker on guitar and vocals.
The Orange County Blues Society was formed this past Spring by musician Papa J, who also created the Real Blues Festival of Orange County. "The Orange County Blues Society was formed in 2012 as a public benefit corporation to keep the Blues alive. Its purpose is the education, presentation and preservation of Blues music as an original American art form for the next generation through teaching, publications, festivals and concerts.... The Blues Society's purpose is to promote, preserve and advance the culture and tradition of blues music as an American Art form, and to help local blues artists get the attention needed to keep the blues alive. The Orange County Blues Society is focused on providing high-quality music and member satisfaction - we will do everything we can to meet your expectations."