Marriott City Center Hotel (Saturday)
11AM-12:15PM – Matt Mayes & John Meyer
12:30PM – 1:45PM – Kenny Neal & Toronzo Cannon
2PM-3:15PM – Albert Castiglia & Mike Zito
2:30 – 4pm – Gary Hoey (Welcome Party)
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/
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/
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/
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!
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.
Intrepid Artists Int’l is proud to exclusively represent Mike Zito throughout the entire world! Mike has been a long time friend of the agency and we are ecstatic to have him on our team! Be on the look out for Fall and Winter tour announcements!
“Deep, contemporary Chicago blues… razor-sharp guitar and compelling, forceful singing”
“Cannon is at the front rank of Chicago bluesmen. He creates wide-screen modern arrangements for wry, thoughtful songs, molding a sound that’s both tempestuous and scrupulously controlled.”
Expectation-defying Chicago bluesman Toronzo Cannon will release his second Alligator album, The Preacher, The Politician Or The Pimp on Friday, September 20, 2019. The songwriter, guitarist, vocalist and Chicago Transit Authority bus driver blazes his own visionary blues trail, fusing his original, keenly-detailed tales of everyday life with his muscular guitar playing. Blues Music Magazine says, “Cannon has all the fire and spontaneity of the Chicago legends. His songwriting is a timely and original look at the world he sees by day on a bus and in blues clubs by night, and his assertive voice is the perfect vehicle to deliver the message.”
With the release of The Preacher, The Politician Or The Pimp, Cannon builds upon the foundation he laid with his 2016 Alligator debut, The Chicago Way. The new album, produced by Cannon and Alligator president Bruce Iglauer, features twelve Cannon originals, ranging from wryly sung, slice-of-life songs flavored with a healthy dose of Cannon’s sense of humor to burning social commentary. His gritty, rock-tinged blues guitar work echoes the sounds of the city. His impassioned vocals are filled with muscle and personality. His potent original songs are inspired by his deep Chicago roots, the wisdom of his grandparents and his years of observing the public while driving a bus. “It’s not about the solos,” Cannon says, “It’s about the songs. People get used to everyday life, so it’s easy to miss the things around them. I write about those things. I know the problems of Chicago, the hardship. But I choose to love and respect the city because of the Chicago blues giants that came here from down south. I’m proud to be standing on the shoulders of every great Chicago blues musician who came before me.”
Upon release of 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, including stops in the UK, Germany, Spain, France, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Poland, and Japan, delighting and surprising audiences with one unforgettable gig after another. He has played the Chicago Blues Festival on ten separate occasions, initially as a sideman, then as a special guest, a sidestage band leader and finally as a main stage headliner. When he’s home, he drives a bus by day and performs by night. Using every vacation day and day off and working four ten-hour shifts a week, Cannon arranges his schedule to gig out of town as much as possible.
Now, with The Preacher, The Politician Or The Pimp, Toronzo Cannon continues to deliver his messages loud and clear. Between his distinctive original songs, endless guitar chops and soulful vocals, Cannon has grown from being a local attraction to become a world-renowned ambassador for Chicago blues. PBS Television’s Chicago Tonight says, “Cannon is just your typical CTA bus driver who moonlights as a sought-after Chicago blues musician. As a guitarist, singer and songwriter, he drives the sound of Chicago blues from the city to blues clubs and festivals around the world.”
Intrepid Artists Int’l is proud to exclusively represent Ana Popovic throughout North America! Ana has been a long time friend of the agency and we are absolutely thrilled to have her back on our team! We can’t wait to see what the future holds.
Blues Rock Artist – Eric Gales
Contemporary Blues Male Artist – Kenny Neal
Instrumentalist Horn – Vanessa Collier
Soul Blues Male Artist – Sugaray Rayford
Dear Music Lovers, Fans of The Blues Rock & Soul and Friends of Intrepid Artists,
Hope this finds you ALL well! Intrepid Artists Int’l will be celebrating our 25th Anniversary on the weekend of November 8th & 9th, 2019 in Charlotte, NC USA.
Two Night Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 29th at 10am est for the LOW PRICE of $40.00usd for our Nov 8-9 “Rock n’ Roll, Soul & Blues Revival… The Sequel” to be held at The NEW Amos’ Southend on November 8th and The Neighborhood Theatre on November 9th.
Once all the two night tickets are gone, there will be a limited number of one night tickets for Saturday ONLY that will be released for $25.00usd. This is a NON PROFIT EVENT! “If” by any chance, there is a profit made off tickets sales, and merch, It will be donated to a charity in the name of Alex Kaminshine who worked with us and passed away last year.
So far the following artists are: Eric Gales Kenny Neal, John Nemeth & The Blue Dreamers, Davy Knowles, Toronzo Cannon, Albert Castiglia Band, Gary Hoey, Vanessa Collier, The Steepwater Band, Empire Strikes Brass, and a little thing we are calling, “Intrepid Does The Stones” are all CONFIRMED with more artists to be announced soon!
You may purchase tickets at Maxx Music thru Ticketfly:
Ticket Link: https://www.neighborhoodtheatre.com/event/1846765/
Event Link: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1846765
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/395270927695131/
The Newly renovated Marriott City Center in the heart of beautiful Uptown Charlotte is once again our host Hotel! We recommend you make your reservation NOW due to limited space. Once the NFL schedule comes out in about a month, prices could go up. See reservation instructions below.
ALL guests will be responsible for all of their own room charges including and tax, parking and any incidentals. Please have your guests use the 800 number or reservation link below to make reservations.
MAKING RESERVATIONS BY PHONE
1. Dial 1-800-359-3204 toll free. Specify the Intrepid Artists Room Block. $149.00usd plus tax.
2. Please provide your arrival date and type of accommodations that you are requesting.
3. Have a credit card available to hold the room.
4. We would advise you make these reservations ASAP as the room block is limited.
5. Check-in time is after 3pm and check-out time is 12pm.
Just tell them you are with The Intrepid Block. We really hope you will join us and assure you that we will serve up a healthy dose southern hospitality as well as plenty of roots and rockin’ blues. Don’t delay in reserving your spot for The Biggest Blues and Roots Party of the Year!