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*Gather up your good vibes and sunglasses, and head on out to the San Gabriel Valley to enjoy a lineup of phenomenal Blues artists throughout the Labor Day holiday weekend at the “1st Annual MADCatfish Blues Festival.”

The event, which begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, September 5 and 6, and ends at 6 p.m. on each day, is presented by MADCatfish Entertainment, LLC and La Quētta M. Shamblee, serves as Executive Producer. The event boasts  a two-day line-up of Blues music luminaries.

Santa Anita Park will offer food and thematic drinks for purchase throughout the day, including: MADCatfish Mimosas, Margaritas, Bloody Marys and Metropolitans.

The Blues Festival is named after the official Chief Mascot Officer (CMO), Cecil Ray Bailey, aka MADCatfish.

Barbara Morrison

The event will also include an After Hours Juke Joint featuring an “Evening of Comedy & Blues” in the Santa Anita Park Concourse Room on Saturday, September 5, 2015, from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. with Red Carpet Arrivals from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

The “Juke Joint” will feature a gumbo mix of entertainment, including: table games like playing cards and dominoes, an Open Mic, comic and musical performances and dancing. Food and Drinks will also be available for purchase.

SCHEDULE OF TALENT LINEUP 

**(Artists and Schedule are subject to change)**

Saturday, September 5, 2015 from 11:00 – 6:00 p.m. with Emcee James Janisse

  • 11:00 a.m.: Yu Ooka Band featuring Yu Ooka on Guitar with Guest Vocalist Brenda Lee Eager, Kemo Cornwall on Keyboards, “Rob McBass” on Bass and Kenny Elliott on Drums
  • 12:30 p.m.: Bassist Leslie Baker, with Guest Vocalist Marguaret Love
  • 2:00 p.m.: The Delgado Brothers with Steve Delgado on Drums/Vocals, Bob Delgado on Bass, David B. Kelly on Keyboards and Joey Delgado on Guitar/Vocals
  • 3:30 p.m.: Sunnie Paxson-Mark Vincent All Star Band featuring Sunnie Paxson on Piano, Mark Vincent on Guitar, Rock Deadrick as Guest Vocalist & Percussionist, Sekou Bunch on Bass and Rayford Griffin on Drums.

And introducing 11-year-old pianist Richard Cameron Lovely.

Richard Cameron Lovely, 11-year-old pianist

Richard Cameron Lovely, 11-year-old pianist

  • 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.: Guitarist Ray Bailey and Friends, including Singer, Kenyatta Mackey (aka BabyDoll), Sabine Pothier on Piano, Ron Battle on Bass, Land Richards on Drums and Michael Session on Saxophone.

The performance will include a Tribute to the late legendary Blues artist, B.B. King.

BB King, Facebook

BB King, Facebook

  • 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Red Carpet Arrivals for “The Juke Joint” will be in the Santa Anita Concourse Room at Santa Anita Park.

CELEBRITIES AND VIPs TO DATE INCLUDE:

  • La Quētta M. Shamblee, Executive Producer, 1st Annual Southern California MADCatfish Blues Festival
  • Ernest L. Thomas, Host of Juke Joint, “Everybody Hates Chris,” “The Jeffersons,” “What’s Happening!!”
  • Marguaret Love, Singer and Song Stylist performing with her Band at the Juke Joint, Bob Hope’s USO Tour, has toured internationally
  • King Kedar, Comic performing at the Juke Joint, “Funny People,” “Preacher’s Kid,” “Marmaduke”
  • Keith Morris, Comic performing at the Juke Joint, “American Hardcore,” “Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood,” “Sid and Nancy”
  • Edwonda White, Comic performing at the Juke Joint, Def Comedy Jam, The Apollo Comedy Hour, B.E.T. Comedy Awards, Comedy Central Clips, Recipient of the Mom’s Mabley Award for Comedic Excellence
  • Dr. Gloria Morrow, Playwright, Producer and Noted Psychologist; “Three Times A Lady,” “The Things That Make Men Cry”
Edwonda White, Stand up comic

Edwonda White, Stand up comic

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Red Carpet Arrivals for “The Juke Joint” will be in the Santa Anita Concourse Room at Santa Anita Park.

CELEBRITIES AND VIPs TO DATE INCLUDE:

  • Art Evans, Actor, “Die Hard 2,” “Metro,” “Friday Night”
  • Babe Evans, Actress, “Our Legacy,” “Lincoln Heights”
  • Rae’Ven Larrymore Kelly, Actress, “A Time To Kill,” “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” “I’ll Fly Away,” “Preacher’s Kid”
  • 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. (Special Event): JUKE JOINT hosted by Ernest L. Thomas featuring Comics King Kedar, Keith Morris, Edwonda White and A Surprise Guest, along with Song Stylist Marguaret Love with her Band in the Santa Anita Concourse Room
Actor Art Evans

Actor Art Evans

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2015 from 11:00 – 6:00 p.m. with Emcee James Janisse

  • 11:00 a.m.: The Scorch Sisters featuring Francesca Capasso  (Lead/Background Vocals/Percussion), Alicia Morgan (Lead/Background Vocals/Keyboards), Kimberly “KC” Allison (Guitar)
  • 12:30 p.m.: Barbara Morrison accompanied by the Bu Crew with Guest Vocalist Jay Jackson.

And introducing 11-year-old pianist Richard Cameron Lovely.

  • 2:30 p.m.: Corney Mims & The kKNOW-IT-ALLz Band
  • 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.: Ray Bailey Review, including a Tribute to the late legendary Blues artist, B.B. King with Guitarist Ray Bailey, Mikal Majeed on Piano, Ron Battle on Bass, Land Richards on Drums and Michael Session on Saxophone.

The MADCatfish Blues Festival takes place at Santa Anita Park, 285 West Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007, which is the Race Track where two champion thoroughbreds, “Seabiscuit” and “John Henry” made history.

Santa Anita Park is located along the historic Route 6, adjacent to the 210 Foothill Freeway and Westfield Santa Anita Shopping Mall. Use the Gate 5 Entrance for easy access to the Clubhouse Entrance.

The Juke Joint event will be held in the Santa Anita Concourse Room.

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Tickets for One Day Admission Passes to the Blues Festival from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Saturday or Sunday, September 5 or 6, 2015 are $40 each for a General Admission Ticket; $65 each for a Premium Ticket which includes access to the Preferred Parking section; and $150 each for a VIP Private Terrace Ticket which includes VIP seating, Valet Parking, a gourmet lunch and non-alcoholic beverage and admission to the Juke Joint event.

Tickets for Two Day Admission Passes to the Blues Festival from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, September 5 and 6, 2015 are $75 each for General Admission; $115 each for a Premium Ticket which includes access to the Preferred Parking section; and $250 each for a VIP Private Terrace Ticket which includes VIP seating, Valet Parking, a gourmet lunch and non-alcoholic beverage and admission to the Juke Joint event.

Tickets for Groups of eight or more are also available at a 20% discount per ticket

Please visit the website: MADCatfish for more information.

Tickets for “The Juke Joint” event on Saturday evening, September 5, 2015 from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. are $15 each for General Admission, and $25 each for Reserved Seating.

Tickets for the Juke Joint event are separate from the Blues Festival held during the day.

24/7 TICKET PURCHASE for both the MADCatfish Blues Festival and the Juke Joint events: Call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006, and then PRESS “Extension 1” for the Call Center. The events are listed as Event Number 2018738.

To buy tickets directly online, click here to visit the “Brown Papaer Bag” website:

Media and Promotional Partners of the MADCatfish Blues Festival include: Beacon Media, Mountain Views News, www.KJMJRadio.com, Smooth Jazz Magazine, Santa Anita Park, Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center, Wow! Productions, Busby Promotions, Hoopla!, Bonnie B’s Smokin’ Barbeque Heaven, Corfu and Steve Moyer Public Relations.

Official Host Hotel of the MADCatfish Blues Festival is Hilton Garden Inn, located at 199 North Second Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91006. The hotel is  located within a mile from Santa Anita Park, where the event will take place.

The hotel is offering a special discounted rate for Festival attendees. For discounted rates please call: 626-574-6900 and mention that you are attending the Blues Festival or click on the Hilton Garden Inn link on the Home Page of the MADCatfish website.

The Event takes place on Saturday and Sunday, at Santa Anita Park: 285 West Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA  91007

For more info visit: www.madcatfish.net

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