Lee Oskar Harmonicas is pleased to announce our support of the Musicians Relief Fund All-Star Benefit Concert

Jimmy McLaughlin Benefit

The 2017 honoree, Jim McLaughlin, is an Everett native and local music legend who needs a liver transplant after enduring lymphoma.

Jim McLaughlin is an alumnus of Everett High School and a Vietnam vet who resides on Ebey Island, where he hosts the popular annual Ebey Island Freedom Festival featuring his “Harmonica Hell” jam. He is a two-time World Harmonica Champion and the 2014 and 2015 winner of the Washington Blues Society’s Harmonica Player of the Year award. In 2016, Jim was awarded the Washington Blues Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award and was inducted into the organization’s Blues Hall of Fame. Jim is well-known and loved as a constant supporter in the community and for his harmonica playing locally, nationally and internationally. He has performed with such notables as: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, WAR, James Cotton, Vassar Clements, Townes Van Zandt and Charlie Musselwhite and many more esteemed artists around the world.

Lee Oskar Harmonicas is proud to be the presenting sponsor of this event, in collaboration with the Washington Blues Society, Lee comments, “Jim McLaughlin is a one-of-a-kind treasure of a man who has given so much to so many. And now, it’s our time to come together to help him in his time of need. We hope you’ll join us for an extraordinary evening of music in his honor.”

Event details:

What: All-star concert including a Live/Silent Auction
When: Sunday, March 19, 2017, 5 PM
Where: Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett, WA
Tickets: General admission: $35 per person (all ages);
VIP ticket: $50 per person (Includes early entry at 4PM. Meet and greet with the artists! Also includes Priority Seating in the theatre.
Lee Oskar Special Package: $150 per person- (LIMITED to 20 Tickets only)
Includes:1 General Admission, 1 Lee Oskar Harmonica, lesson with Lee Oskar to learn to play “LowRider” and perform it with Lee Oskar and Friends at the event’s finale.
PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
For the Love of Jimmy - Event Tickets - Everett Theatre

If you cannot attend the event, please consider a monetary donation of any amount. EVERY $ HELPS!
Send message for donation details:
https://wablues.org/contact/

The Concerts All-Star Lineup Features:



Lee Oskar & Friends
Lee Oskar & Friends

Lineup:
Lee Oskar - Harmonica
Brian Monroney – Guitar
Eric Verlinde – Keyboards
Dean Schmidt – Bass
Andrew Cloutier – Drums
Denali Williams – Percussion
Brian Kent – Saxophone

Jimmie Fadden
Jimmie Fadden (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
Dave Mathis
Dave Mathis (Terry Robb Band)
Mark DuFresne
Mark DuFresne (Room Full of Blues)

For more information also visit:


https://wablues.org/about/musicians-relief-fund/
https://wablues.org/
https://www.facebook.com/events

About Lee Oskar

Lee Oskar is a world-renowned harmonica virtuoso, composer, producer, visual artist, musical explorer and Lee Oskar Harmonica manufacturer. He shares his signature music with loyal fans around the globe, featuring new arrangements, innovative compositions and well-loved hits. His iconic role as a founding member and lead harmonica player for the pioneer funk/jazz band that composed and recorded such hits as “Low Rider,” “Spill the Wine,” “Cisco Kid,” “The World is a Ghetto” and many more, won him international renown for over three decades (1969-1993). Lee Oskar and his original band mates continue today as the Low Rider Band, and he continues to perform his individual compositions locally with some of the most outstanding musicians selected from the Pacific Northwest as Lee Oskar & Friends. Oskar is dedicated to spreading his love of harmonica play throughout the world and has created an easy to follow system for music lovers of all kinds, levels and styles. Visit: www.leeoskar.com and www.leeoskarquickguide.com for more information.

About the Washington Blues Society

The Washington Blues Society is a non-profit Seattle based affiliate of The Blues Foundation in Memphis TN. Our mission is to promote, preserve, and advance the culture and tradition of blues music as an art form. We publish a monthly “Blues Letter,” magazine, host monthly events, pro-mote, sponsor and organize volunteers for shows, throughout the region. We have managed the Musicians Relief Fund since 1999. The financial fund relies on donations from the public to help provide financial assistance to all types of musicians who are struggling with their finances while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. Visit us at: https://www.wablues.org

SEEKING SPONSORS AND AUCTION ITEMS:

$250 - A friend of Jimmy
Name (or Co name) listed in program listing
Event Posters signed by Event Artists
Event T-shirts
2 General admission tickets
2 Preferred Seating

$500 - Jimmy's Angels
Name (or Co name) listed in program listing
Name (or Co name) listed on the websites and Social Media
Event Posters signed by Event Artists
Event T-shirts
4 General admission tickets
4 Preferred Seating

$750- A Golden Friend
Name (or Co name) listed in program listing
Name (or Co name) listed on the websites and Social Media
Name (or Co name) listed in Lobby Banners
Event Posters signed by Event Artists
Event T-shirts
4 VIP admission tickets
4 Preferred Seating

$900- A Gem for Jim
Name (or Co name) listed in program listing
Name (or Co name) listed on the websites and Social Media (with clickable link to your URL / Home Page)
Name (or Co name) listed in Lobby banners
Event Posters signed by Event Artists
Event T-shirts
4 VIP admission tickets
4 Preferred Seating

$1500 - Jimmy's Dream Team
Premium (larger - more prominent ) Name (or Co name) listed in program listing
Premium - Name (or Co name) listed on the websites and Social Media
Name (or Co name) mentioned at PR outreach
Premium - Name (or Co name) listed in Lobby banners
Event Posters signed by Event Artists
Event T-shirts
6 VIP admission tickets
6 Preferred Seating

$5000 - A True Believer
Name (Or Co Banner) on Stage
The Jimmy Wright Band to play a 1(?) hour show for your company event (based on availability)
Premium (larger - more prominent) Name (or Co name) listed in program listing
Premium - Name (or Co name) listed on the websites and Social Media
Name (or Co name) mentioned at PR outreach
Premium - Name (or Co name) listed in Lobby banners
Event Posters signed by Event Artists
Event T-shirts
10 VIP admission tickets
10 Preferred Seating