At Door Pricing $23
Doors open at 6:30pm, Concert at 7:30pm - Beverages (water, soda, beer & wine) and snacks sold by CCA before the show and during intermission. Onsite food trucks will not be available.
We’re bringing together the region’s most exciting Blues musicians for a one-of-a-kind, one-night-only in Potter Auditorium with Annie Mack, the Avey/Grouws Duo, and the International Blues Challenge winner Kevin “B.F” Burt. Throughout the evening, this lineup of powerhouse artists will share the stage, riffing off one another and weaving together their dynamically soulful styles to electrify the audience with a Night of the Blues in Chatfield.
ABOUT ANNIE MACK: Rochester, Minnesota’s Annie Mack has built a reputation for writing meaningful, relate-able and inspirational songs. Live, she delivers her songs with power, soul and conviction. A dynamic vocalist and charismatic performer, she takes the audience on a journey; from velvet lined melodic depths to exciting, gritty, full bodied church hollers. A regional powerhouse with national recognition, Annie has performed at many top festivals and venues, including The Minnesota State Fair, The Twin Cities Jazz Festival, The Bayfront Blues Festival-Duluth MN, Buddy Guys-Chicago Illinois, The Blues City Deli - St. Louis, Missouri and The Arts Garage Del-Ray Beach Florida. Annie is a regular performer around Minnesota and was most recently, had the honor of opening for Modern Blues Legend Robert Cray at the Historic Fitzgerald Theater in St.Paul, MN.
ABOUT AVEY/GROUWS DUO: Jeni Grouws met Chris Avey at a blues jam in the Quad Cities in 2015, and later that year the Avey/Grouws Duo was formed. As a duo, Avey and Grouws call on traditional Blues and weave in their own influences from Rock, Country and Americana. Chris Avey, former lead guitarist for Blues icon Big Pete Pearson, has been called a "younger, more fiery Coco Montoya mixed with a dash of Tab Benoit". Kyle Christen of Blue Monday Monthly said in 2019, "If there's a better guitar player in the state of Ioway, I've yet to see him!" The strength and grit of Avey's guitar and vocals are beautifully matched by Jeni Grouws' unmistakable voice. Grouws pulls you into her storytelling with a sound and a power that can bring an audience to their feet! Gary Eckhart of Blue Monday Monthly called Grouws "a rising star." Chris Avey and Jeni Grouws are making a name for themselves as part of the Avey/Grouws Band, winners of the 2017 Iowa Blues Challenge and 2018 Semi Finalists at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. And though their musicianship is stellar, there is simply something about how the duo communicates with an audience.
ABOUT KEVIN “B.F.” BURT: For more than 25 years, Kevin “B.F.” Burt has been electrifying audiences throughout the Midwest dispelling the myth that true Blues has no roots in Iowa. His soul-inspired presentation is unique which consistently get him compared to a range of artists like Bill Withers and Aaron Neville, with the ability to build an audience rapport that has been compared to B.B. King. Kevin is a self-taught musician (vocals, harmonica, and guitar) whose smooth, warm vocal presentation sets a mood of relaxed exhilaration, with a welcome mixture of serious music and infectious humor audiences of all ages seem to enjoy. His voice and presence are powerful. His unique delivery ranges from the sweetest, fullest, juiciest come-on to the most playful growl. Though he performs between 325 and 400 shows a year, he holds nothing back night after night and audiences leave knowing that.