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Announcing Intrepid’s Unity Celebration Line-up

Dear Intrepid Family,

We hope you and your families are all hanging in there and remain Strong during these very difficult times we are all experiencing! With the world at a standstill and negativity surrounding us, we are thrilled to announce Intrepid Artists International’s inaugural Virtual Music Festival… “A Unity Celebration with Friends” to take place July 10-11. We hope that it will be something that music lovers around the globe can all enjoy, at the same time hopefully help our cause a little. We are looking to raise money through private sponsorship and donations to help pay for health insurance for the Intrepid employees and their families.

On top of this, 20% of net proceeds will be donated to the Blues Foundation COVID19 Fund. The event will be FREE but we hope that those who are able will pitch in to help our cause. Our artists have all gotten together and donated their services and time to make this happen for us and we could not be more grateful to them. Intrepid has ALWAYS been a family and been there for each other and now is no different. We are blessed to work for all the fine artists that Intrepid represents!  

Not only will we have music from approx 4:00 PM to Midnight each day BUT we will also be auctioning off a STUNNING Custom Olympus Guitar that was made especially for the Intrepid 25th Anniversary Celebration last year. There will be giveaways, merchandise packages and opportunities to bid on Zoom Guitar Lessons with some of the Intrepid Artists as well as one on one Zoom Meetings with some of the Intrepid artists and much more!

While this event is geared to help raise money to help cover health insurance costs it will be streamed FREE across Facebook and other platforms and we hope that you can join in on the fun and help us with this very worthy cause. We are ready to get back to doing what we all LOVE and Thank you in advance for joining us for some Fun and Great Music on July 10-11. See you there. 

This event will be presented in conjunction with our dear friends at Blues Radio Int’l and Datflys Concert Videos.

Please check back here for further information!

Best,
Team Intrepid

Congratulations to all of our nominees for the 41st Annual Blues Music Awards

Blues Rock Album:
Albert Castiglia – “Masterpiece”

Blue Rock Artist of the Year:
Albert Castiglia
Eric Gales

Instrumentalist – Bass:
Willie J Campbell
Michael “Mudcat” Ward

Instrumentalist – Drums:
Tony Braunagel

Instrumentalist – Guitarist:
Laura Chavez

Instrumentalist – Horn:
Vanessa Collier

Instrumentalist – Piano:
Anthony Geraci
Dave Keyes

Instrumentalist – Vocalist:
Curtis Salgado

Contemporary Blues Album:
Toronzo Cannon – The Preacher, The Politician or The Pimp

Contemporary Blues Male Artist:
Toronzo Cannon

Contemporary Blues Female Artist:
Vanessa Collier

Soul Blues Male Artist:
Curtis Salgado

Album of the Year:
Toronzo Cannon

The schedule for the Intrepid Artists 25th Anniversary Event is finally here!

Marriott Hotel

(Friday)

2:30 – 4pm – Gary Hoey (Welcome Party)

(Saturday)

11AM-12:15PM – Matt Mayes

12:30PM – 1:45PM – Kenny Neal & Friends

2PM-3:15PM – Albert Castiglia & Mike Zito

Friday Night at Amos’ Southend –
Parking – https://amossouthend.com/parking/

Final Schedule
Doors open at 6:30
Show starts at 7:30

7:30-8:30pm – Empire Strikes Brass presents a tribute to Dr. John
8:45-9:45pm – The Steepwater Band
10pm-11pm – Vanessa Collier
11:15 until….. Albert Castiglia & Friends feat. Eric Gales, Gary Hoey, Kenny Neal, Mike Zito, Jimmy Carpenter, Vanessa Collier, Eric Sardinas & More!

Saturday Night at Neighborhood Theatre –
Parking – https://www.neighborhoodtheatre.com/parking/
Final Schedule
Bar Stage-

7pm-7:30 – John Nemeth & The Blue Dreamers

8:25-8:55 – John Nemeth & The Blue Dreamers

Theatre Stage –

7:35-8:25pm – Toronzo Cannon

9:00-9:50pm – Davy Knowles

10:05pm – 10:55 – Kenny Neal

10:55-pm – 11:00pm – Announcements/Guitar RAFFLE with Cleve & Chris

11:10pm UNTIL – “Intrepid ROCKS The Stones” hosted by: The Steepwater Band Feat. Jimmy Carpenter and Jason Atkins with Special Guests, Gary Hoey, Mike Zito, The Blue Dogs, Simplified, Matt Mayes (Jupiter Coyote), Davy Knowles, John Nemeth, Kenny Neal, Toronzo Cannon, Albert Castiglia, Eric Sardinas, De Thomas Blumberg and more!

The show will be MC’d by our good friends, former writer for SNL, Chris “Bad News” Barnes and syndicated Radio show host of “Confessing The Blues,” Cleve Baker.

You may purchase One Night and Two Night tickets at: https://www.neighborhoodtheatre.com/

Updated information for our 25th Anniversary Event!

We are almost a month away from our 25th Anniversary event! The Rock N’ Roll, Soul & Blues Revival is going to be an event people will be talking about for years to come!

Below is all of the information you will need to know in regards to tickets and lodging!

Hotels that have an Intrepid Rate:
Host Hotel – Marriott City Center – $199
Hilton Garden Inn – $144 per night
Spring Hill Suites Charlotte Uptown – $149

Tickets:
Two Night Passes – $40
Friday Only – $25
Saturday Only -$25

Toronzo Cannon’s newest album; “The Preacher, The Politician or The Pimp”, available now!

Chicago bluesman Toronzo Cannon defies all expectations. The blistering guitarist, soulful vocalist, singular songwriter and city bus driver fuses his muscular, rock-inspired blues guitar playing with his original, keenly detailed slice-of-life songs, blazing his own blues trail. With the 2016 release of his Alligator Records debut, The Chicago Way, Cannon burst onto the international stage as one the most electrifying bluesmen to emerge from Chicago in decades. His live performances unfailingly earn him heaps of critical praise and hordes of wildly enthusiastic fans. Cannon has played major cities all over the U.S., Canada, and Europe. He recently performed for the first time in Japan, delighting and surprising audiences with one unforgettable gig after another. Now, with the release of The Preacher, The Politician Or The Pimp, Cannon builds upon the foundation he’s laid, creating and defining his vision of contemporary blues.