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Cape Fear
Blues Festival
Wilmington NC

Save the date!
July 25-27, 2014

Congrats to Our 2013 CFBC Winners!
The 2013 Cape Fear Blues Challenge (held at The Rusty Nail on Sat.
Nov. 9) featured talented Blues acts from across our region, and it was a
tough job for our esteemed judges.  Check out our winners, and our
nominee for Best Self-Produced CD, on our
Challenge page.

Cape Fear Blues Cruise sails to success!
The Cape Fear Blues Cruise has enjoyed another year of success
thanks to the support of hundreds of enthusiastic Blues listeners.  3
bands, 3 decks, catered eats, cash bar and a beautiful sunset cruise
combined for a night that they'll not soon forget. Find more info on our
Cruise page.

Festival Features Great Performances!
Learn more about the artists and venues who participated in the 18th
Annual Cape Fear Blues Festival, held July 26-28, 2013 in Wilmington NC.  
Just go to our
Festival page.  


Cape Fear Blues Jam every week!
The juke joint atmosphere is absolutely free, and so is the admission!  A
healthy dose of blues music awaits you every Tuesday at The Rusty Nail,
thanks to the efforts of the Cape Fear Blues Society and some of the
area's hardest-working blues musicians.  Music after 8 pm.  Call The Nail
at 910-251-1888 for additional information or visit our
Jam page.

Every Tuesday night / 8 pm .............................................. Cape Fear Blues Jam
The Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th St. (910-251-1888).  FREE!  Bring ears & instruments!

1st Saturday of the month / 8 pm ..................................... Cape Fear Blues Jam
Weekend edition of the Jam at The Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th St. (910-251-1888).

CFBS member's meetings (members only) are held quarterly on the first Monday of
March, June, September, and December.  Call Terrie Pendley at 910-470-5127 for
date, time, and location.  Ask for a CFBS membership application if you'd like to
join!  For updates and info, call our Bluesline at 910-350-8822.
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Cape Fear Blues News
Cape Fear Blues Jam
Welcomes Everyone!

The Rusty Nail remains the gathering
point for blues musicians and anyone
who enjoys an eventful evening of
blues music on a Tuesday night.  

The audience continues to stream
through the doors of The Nail in force
despite the usual fluctuations due to
holidays, school sessions, and weather
patterns.  Musicians also make a
bee-line for the sign-up board and
early sets can fill up quickly.  All sets
are 20 minutes long or 3 songs,
whichever comes first.

Upgrades to the extensive equipment
inventory continue to occur on a
regular and "as needed" basis.  Amps,
drums, bass rig, and a complete sound
system are all supplied and maintained
by the Cape Fear Blues Society.  You
can learn more about the Cape Fear
region's largest and longest running
open mic night by visiting the
Jam page on this website or contact
Pete Durso at 910-383-1247 or
You've reached the online home for the Cape Fear Blues Society
and it's many projects and events.  If you have a question regarding the
CFBS, email us
here.  You can also navigate the pages of this website to
learn more about us.
Memorial Fund Distributes Needed Dollars to Brigade
Boys & Girls Club and NHC Schools Music Programs

Thanks to the generosity of the Cape Fear Blues Society, the
Finkelstein Family, and CFBS members Mary Vallejos & Gary Sager,
the Ann B. Finkelstein Memorial Fund distributed all of its accumulated
assets during the latter half of 2012.

Among the recipients:

The Brigade Boys & Girls Club - Bobby Hamelburg and Lan Nichols
presented a $5000 check to the staff for future improvements to
after-hours music education at the club facility on Vance Street in
Wilmington. BB&GC serves over 1,200 kids at their locations in New
Hanover and Pender counties, and offers a safe and positive environment
for youth. Learn more about them at
Brigade Boys & Girls Clubs.

New Hanover County Schools - A check for $1750 was presented to the
NHC School system to purchase additional materials for school music
programs at all grade levels. The check was presented at a Board of
Education meeting by CFBS president Lan Nichols and owner/manager
Bobby Hamelburg of Finkelstein Music. More information at
New Hanover
County Schools.

Established in 2005, the
Ann B. Finkelstein Memorial Fund was
professionally managed by the
New Hanover County Community
and was jointly held by the Cape Fear Blues Society, the
Finkelstein family
, and CFBS members Mary Vallejos & Gary Sager.  
All three of the fund partners contributed financial resources on an annual
basis.  The CFBS donated a portion of Blues Festival profits to bolster the
bottom line of this important fund, which was focused primarily on
community music education projects for youth.  This project proves that
a successful music organization like the CFBS can become a steward of
philanthropy within its own community, making them strong,
self-sustaining advocates of regional arts, culture and education.  For
more information on the N.C Community Foundation, visit their website at
North Carolina Community Foundation.
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