Dec. 30 ‘Guitar Showdown’ Big Cities’ final bash at current location

From press release

Crossroads Blues Society (CBS) is sponsoring a final blues bash celebration at Big Cities Lounge, 905 E. State St., Rockford, beginning at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 30.

The theme for the evening will be the “Guitar Showdown,” featuring many of the region’s best blues guitar players including Pistol Pete, Barstool Bob Levis, Steve Ditzell, Larry Pendleton, Matt Goodwin and Dave Potter.

The rhythm section will include Brother Dave Kaye on bass and Link Leary on drums. Expect many other local musicians to join the festivities.

The celebration will be one of the last big bashes before Big Cities closes at its current location at the end of the year. If you love music, join CBS for an evening to celebrate the end of the year—and to have one final night of music at Rockford’s home of the blues. It may be a while before Big Cities finds a new location, so be there Dec. 30 for the final bash.

Admission is free for current CBS members and $5 for the general public. For more information, contact the club at (815) 965-6026 or visit

From the Dec. 29-Jan. 4, 2011 issue

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