Capital City River and Blues Festival
Presented by United Bank
Benefitting The Sunshine Center and victims of family violence
The Sunshine Center is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to healing the families in our community suffering from the effects of abuse. This is accomplished through several programs including emergency and transitional housing, Parenting classes, Victim Therapy for children and adults, Domestic Violence Class, Supervised Visitation, and an Infant Supply Pantry. Last year alone, the Center served over 1090 individuals and provided 2355 safe nights of housing in Franklin County’s only domestic violence and elder abuse safe house. The Capital City Blues and River Festival, presented by United Bank is our largest fundraiser and as we face the challenges surrounding the increase of family violence, support for The Sunshine Center through this event continues to be our most valuable asset.
This year’s festival will be on Saturday, August 25, 2018, from 5:30 - 10:00 pm at Ward Oates Amphitheater. For entertainment, we are pleased to have Tee Dee Young back again this year and Tullie Brae.
Tee Dee Young has got the blues and he loves “firing down on that guitar”. While playing his own unique style of the Blues, his dynamic stage presence, exciting harmony and energy will put you in the mood for dancing! He is a native of Lexington, Kentucky and has been performing and playing for audiences for years. He got his start playing the guitar sitting by the railroad tracks and at the early age of thirteen he was exposed to the life of blues learning the basics mentored by an elderly gentleman, the late Mr. Harrison Coleman. To find out more about Tee Dee, visit his website at www.teedeeyoung.com
Tullie Brae - The soulful blues singer and multi-instrumentalist credits her gift to her roots in gospel music, like so many great and soul singers before her. Not only are Tullie's influences steeped in gospel music, while traveling and performing she was influenced by the sounds of Blues, Soul, Country and Rock 'n Roll. You may have seen Tullie and her band on the Main Stage at the King Biscuit Blues Festival or perform at the Garvin Gate Festival, The Juke Joint Festival, Smoke on the Water-Blues For A Cause and many more other great festivals. While on tour she has opened for the Blues King himself, B.B. King, celebrating his birthday. Tullie has enjoyed sharing the stage with artists such as Paul Thorn, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt, Ruthie Foster, Chicago Rhythm and Blues Kings and many more. Check her out at http://www.tulliebrae.com/home.html
Food, soft drinks, and water will be available for purchase. We will have BBQ & all the fixins. 100% of their sales go directly to The Sunshine Center. There will also be a table decorating contest, door prizes, as well as a silent auction.
Tickets are $20 prior to the event or $25 at the door. Tables of 8 are $250.
You can purchase tickets at The Sunshine Center, at a United Bank location, or online by clicking here.