PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

For more information and to schedule an interview, contact:

Lisa J. Grissom, Producer Tall City Blues Fest 432‐559‐7172; lisa@promisingprojects.com

tallcitybluesfest.com

Tall City Blues Fest, presented by Mazda of Midland/Odessa, announces the line‐up of educational workshops that will be hosted during the 2014 Fest on Saturday, July 26. All workshops will be held inside designated rooms at the Doubletree hotel and 100% of the registration proceeds are donated to provide scholarships for KIDS' College.  

“We are really thrilled to be able to offer these workshops to our community which are taught by performers on our line‐up,” said Lisa Grissom, Producer of Tall City Blues Fest. “The workshops are once‐a‐year opportunities for both kids and adults to learn from these performers and pick up something new that they may not otherwise have the opportunity to learn.”

2014 EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS

BEGINNER BLUES HARMONICA

Made Possible Sponsorship Available

By Adam Gussow (Oxford, MS)

10‐11 AM Ages: 14+  

MAKE & PLAY: DIDDLEY BOW BUILDING

Made Possible Sponsorship Available

By Ted Drozdowski (Nashville, TN)

10‐11 AM Ages: 8+  

SLIDE GUITAR BASICS

Made Possible Sponsorship Available

By Ted Drozdowski (Nashville, TN)

11:15 AM ‐12:15 PM Ages: 14+  

FINDING JOY IN THE BLUES

Made Possible by D.L. Taylor's Consulting

By Castro Coleman (McComb, MS)

11:30 AM ‐12:30 PM Ages: 6‐12

UNLEASHING THE POWER OF STAGE PRESENCE

Made Possible Sponsorship Available

By Annika Chambers (Houston, TX)

12:45‐1:45 PM Ages: 10+ 

WRITE YOUR BEST SONG SONGWRITING WORKSHOP

Made Possible Sponsorship Available

By Tas Cru (Chaumont, NY)

1‐2 PM Ages: 10+

MAKE & PLAY: CIGAR‐BOX GUITAR BUILDING

Made Possible by Wolf Energy

By Matt Isbell (Memphis, TN)

2:30‐3:30 PM Ages: 8+ 

BLUES BY EAR: ADVANCED BLUES ROCK GUITAR

Made Possible Sponsorship Available

By Gregg Wright (Los Angeles, CA)

2:15 ‐ 3:30 PM Ages: 14+

The workshops are available to both Festival attendees as well as those not attending the Festival. Pre‐registration is $15 per workshop and available through Midland College. Walk‐ up registration is $20 per workshop and is subject to available capacity.  

“Tall City Blues Fest has been donating to our KIDS' College scholarship fund since the Fest began,” said Rebecca Bell, Community Relations and Special Events Director for Midland College. “They help kids that otherwise wouldn't be able to register for our summer program.”

For complete workshop descriptions or to register for a workshop go to tallcitybluesfest.com/2014‐workshops/.

Workshop sponsorships are $300/each and help make these workshops possible by covering the expenses of hosting these workshops. All sponsors will receive two Weekend Fest Passes and be recognized in the Fest Guide as making these workshops possible. To sponsor a workshop, go to tallcitybluesfest.com/sponsor‐an‐educational‐workshop/.

About Tall City Blues Fest
Now in its fourth year, Tall City Blues Fest 2014, presented by Mazda Midland/Odessa, will be held July 25‐27, 2014 in Centennial Plaza (Downtown Midland, TX). The Fest is a multi‐ stage Blues music festival hosting award‐winning performers across multiple stages. Tall City Blues Fest also hosts educational workshops, a silent art auction, a midnight spectator jam, an autographed memorabilia raffle and a Sunday Gospel Brunch. Our Mission is to create irresistible fun in a family‐friendly environment that contributes positively to the West Texas quality of life. 

About Midland Convention and Visitors Bureau
The mission of the Midland Convention & Visitors Bureau is to encourage economic growth by developing, promoting, enhancing and supporting Midland as a vibrant visitor destination.