Golf Outing and Blues Concert
Friday, July 24 at 8 pm
Whiskey Dick's, Columbus, OH
Scotty Bratcher Band and Matt O'Ree Band
Golf Scramble and Outdoor Blues Concert
Saturday, July 25
Scramble begins at 1pm
Blues Concert outdoors begins at 7:30 pm
Northstar Golf Club, Sunbury, OH
Hurricane Jerry and Stormfront
Trampled Under Foot
Sean Carney Band
$150 for golf, dinner, golf gifts, and VIP table concert tickets
$125 for golf, dinner, golf gifts and lawn concert tickets
$100 for golf and dinner only
$50 for concert only VIP table concert tickets
$25 for concert only lawn tickets
Benefiting the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at OSUCCC James and IMPEDE (IMportance of Prevention and Early DEtection) Program at Grady Memorial Hospital . The concert in the evening is open to anyone and even if someone doesn't golf or wants to bring friends/family out later, it will be a blast.
Sean Carney’s Blues For A Cure and Northstar Golf Club are teaming up to bring the first annual "Summertime Blues For A Cure" golf outing and Blues concert to central Ohio. This two-day event will benefit the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC James) and the IMPEDE (Importance of Prevention and Early Detection) Program at Grady Memorial Hospital. Presenting sponsor for this event is The Robert Weiler Company Realtors.
The fun kicks off Friday night at 8pm, July 24, at the home of Blues For A Cure ..Whiskey Dick’s, 2690 E. Dublin Granville Rd., Columbus, Ohio, featuring the 2006 Guitar Center Guitarmageddon "King of the Blues" National Champion Matt O'Ree Band, from New Jersey. Another young guitar phenom, Scotty Bratcher, will open the evening with his three-piece rockin’ blues band from Cincinnati. Friday night’s concert is being organized and presented by Tony’s Treasures and Bear In The Chair. Tickets for Friday’s show are a $15 donation.
On Saturday, Northstar Golf Club, 1150 Wilson Road, Sunbury, Ohio, will host a golf scramble with a 1 pm shotgun start. Following the golf event, all participants will be served a southern style barbeque dinner in the clubhouse. There will be a silent auction to further support the cause.
At 7:30 that evening, the music will crank up again with a killer lineup of guitar centric Blues and some of the best Blues guitar slingers in the country. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for an evening under the stars with delicious southern barbeque vittles from Shane’s Rib Shack and all your favorite beverages available for purchase. Kicking things off will be Hurricane Jerry and Stormfront, featuring Gene "King Saxe" Walker. Jerry Loos was named Ohio’s "KING OF THE BLUES" in 2007. This was a national competition sponsored by Guitar Center and Gibson Guitars.
After the first band, Dr. Michael Caligiuri, Director, Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center, and CEO, James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, will provide some exciting news on research being done by the Spielman Fund (www.spielmanfund.com). Lisa Pettrey, Vice President of Operations, C.N.O. and Dr. Kay Rothman from Grady Memorial Hospital, will provide information on IMPEDE (Importance of Prevention and Early Detection) Program and how it benefits the community.
A live auction will be held between acts. It will feature an Eric Clapton autographed guitar and a Worthington Industries donated corporate suite for 12 at the new Columbus Clippers stadium.
Next up is one of the Blues For A Cure partner bands from Kansas City, the 2008 International Blues Challenge champions Trampled Under Foot, featuring 2008 International Blues Challenge Albert King most promising guitar player and Category 5 Amplification endorsed Nick Schlebelen.
Closing out the evening will be Columbus’s own International Star and 2007 International Blues Challenge champions Sean Carney Band, featuring 2007 International Blues Challenge Albert King most promising guitar player and Category 5 Amplification endorsed Sean Carney. There will be a host of special guests being featured during that set ending with an All-Star Jam. Current featured guests include John Popovich, Jim Godin and Chuck Moore.
Founder of Blues For A Cure, Sean Carney wrote, "Following the tremendous success of our 2008 Blues For A Cure event that featured the legendary Hubert Sumlin and raised $12,000, we are delighted that Northstar Golf Club is enthusiastic about our concept. Summertime Blues For A Cure is the next step and Northstar is a beautiful location for a summer golf and blues outing celebrating American music and raising money to support cancer related causes in our community.
Northstar Golf Club General Manager Bill Gallant released this statement: "I am pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 1st annual Summertime Blues for a Cure Golf Outing and Blues Concert on July 25. This event represents an important milestone for The Northstar Golf Club and the surrounding community in that it is a charity event that benefits many, gives us a chance to celebrate with the survivors and is dedicated in the memory of our own Mark Schell.
Several sponsorship levels are still available and hole sponsorships are $200, with a $50 tribute option to recognize a cancer survivor or loved one lost.