The Blind Raccoon Roots & Blues Showcase at the Purple Haze Night Club (One block south of Beale, by the Gibson factory) starts in several minutes. Blind Raccoon will be showcasing some of the amazingly talented artists that they work with this afternoon. Of special notes are Jason Vivone and the Billy Bats, Jake Lear, John Fries, The Mississippi Twins, Too Slim and the Taildraggers, Robert Jhonson and the Int’l Blues Revue, and Kirsten Thien & Friends.
Several prominent labels, talent agencies, and blues entities host “Showcases” at various bars on Beale. Showcases are usually free, and are a great way to discover new and talented, established acts from some of the best blues agencies and labels in the business. Since all showcases end before the nightly competitions begin, the worst choice a blues fan on Beale will have to make is which showcase to check out!