Kick Up Your Heels for a Great Cause
Blues for Shoes brings together local musicians in order to help needy Erie kids get ready for the new school year by providing shoes and school supplies.
Sunday, Aug. 14
Music flows through so many lives, which is why channeling it to support those in need brings people and artists together in a truly beautiful way. On Aug. 14 at the Sandbar Drafthouse, put on those blue suede shoes (okay, or your sandals. It is summer, of course!) and support the fifth Blues for Shoes Musical Benefit and Fundraiser. Blues for Shoes brings together local musicians in order to help needy Erie kids get ready for the new school year by providing shoes and school supplies. In fact, organizer Maurice Troop even announced via Facebook that said supplies will be accepted at the door, and this year there will also be an auction of gift baskets and other local treats. Event proceeds will be used to make purchases of items like shoes, backpacks, notebooks, and writing implements.
And the music! Six acts will take the stage on this hot-stepping evening, with acoustic performances in between the main bands. The sonic celebration kicks off at 5 p.m. with Steve Trohoske Trio playing jazz and more. Next up is the Riffriders (blues, original blues), then Jackson Station (classic rock and more dance-worthy music), the Duke Sherman Band (blues and more), and the Barry King Band (blues and soul). Wear comfortable footwear because the dancing continues with the final act starting at 10 p.m.: The Breeze Band will carry the audience into the night with some sweet soul and R&B. Wander over to enjoy the sounds, but also assist a wonderful Erie cause before the summer swings on out. – Miriam Lamey
5 p.m. // 2835 W. 8th St. // sandbarerie.com