Blues Society dance tonight benefits veteran causes

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The RENO B.L.U.E.S. SOCIETY will hold its 24th annual veteran’s benefit dance with a new twist this year – holding it on Halloween weekend, Saturday, Oct. 28, and at a new venue, Club Cal Neva’s 3rd floor event room, 38 E. 2nd Street in Reno.

Any costume is encouraged since there will be a costume contest, rockin’ blues music from four local bands, raffle prizes and a food drive are part of the festivities. All proceeds will benefit the Adopt-a-Vet Dental program and the Veterans Guest House.

Bands donating their talents are the Joker’s Wild Blues Band, kicking things off from 6:30-7:30pm, followed by Blue Haven from 7:45 to 8:45pm or so, then the Rick Hammond Band from 9:15 to 10:15, and 9below0 will close the show playing from 10:30-11:30 or a bit later.

Doors open at 6:00pm. Tickets are $17 for the general public at the door and $12 in advance or for Reno Blues Society members and
veterans with ID. Advance tickets are available at the Melting Pot and Recycled Records in Reno, Hippies Pipes and Incense in Sparks and The Bead Store in Carson City.

Event sponsors include the Club Cal Neva, Cumulus Media and Lotus Radio Corp. The Reno Blues Society is a non-profit 501(c) 3 volunteer-run organization whose mission is to increase awareness of blues music, through education and participation in community events.