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Blues Foundation 
"The Blues Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, the home of the Blues. With more than 100 affiliated Blues organizations, and membership spanning some twenty countries, the Foundation serves as the hub for the worldwide passion for Blues Music.... Looking for a Blues Society in Idaho or the complete history of W.C. Handy Blues Awards winners? is the site to visit on the internet. The Blues Foundation's official website is a first point of contact for anyone looking for information about the Blues."  
Doheny Blues Festival 
Held in May. 2006 description: "There is no finer location than Doheny State Beach to celebrate true American Music... plus enjoy tasty food, shop in the expanded Vendor Village and have a picnic with your friends! The stellar list of artists performing this year includes: * B.B. King - the 80th Birthday Celebration * Etta James and the Roots Band * John Hiatt with special guests the North Mississippi Allstars * Los Lobos * G Love and Special Sauce * Tower Of Power * Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials * Tommy Castro Band * Charlie Musselwhite * Henry Butler * James Hunter from England * The Electric Kings from Belgium * James Harman Band * The Mannish Boys Revue * Zac Harman & MidSouth Blues Revue * Nathan James & Ben Hernandez * Martin Gerschwitz, Blue Mama & more!"  Dana Point
Friends of Jazz 
"Friends of Jazz is a nonprofit, all volunteer, educational corporation dedicated to the continued growth and development of Jazz performance, appreciation, and education. FOJ sponsors events throughout the year.... The mission of Friends of Jazz is to assure the continued growth and development of Jazz performance, appreciation, and education. To accomplish this, Friends of Jazz works in conjunction with area educators, arts organization, government officials, and independent jazz promoters to support and produce jazz concerts, workshops and clinics, performance opportunities for jazz students, and other special events. Friends of Jazz is an all volunteer organization dependent on individual and corporate sponsorship. Through this support, the organization's goal is to present jazz programming that is economically accessible to residents of the surrounding community and is designed to increase awareness and appreciation of jazz and its established and rising artists." Sponsor of RagFest.  Fullerton
Irvine Lake Blues Festival 
June. Victor Delgado presents the Irvine Lake Blues Festival. The Seventh Annual Irvine Lake Blues Festival (June 25-26, 2005) Lineup includes: Robben Ford, Cory Stevens, Mitch Kashmar & Junior Watson, B.B. Chung King and the Buddaheads, Midnight Blues Band, Some Like it Hot, The Barnburners, Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers, Eric Sardinas, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Blowing Smoke and the Fabulous Smokettes, The Mama's Boys, Steve Copeland and Raging Sun, J.D. Simo. A more readable copy of the flier is available at the Music Lab site.  Silverado
Music Under the Stars at Mission SJC 
Held June to September at Mission San Juan Capistrano. "Mission San Juan Capistrano presents ... Music Under the Stars evening concerts... The concerts feature dining and dancing to a variety of live music including Big Band, Latin, Motown & R & B, Swing, Top 40 in the beautiful Mission courtyard."  San Juan Capistrano
Orange County Classic Jazz Festival 
Jazz & dance festival in August. "Produced by John A. Dieball and Connie & Larry Baker... Headquarters Hotel & All Five Ballroom Venues at the Hilton Costa Mesa."  Costa Mesa, Orange
"Friends of Jazz, Inc. presents RagFest 2006 - Orange County's Seventh Annual Ragtime Music Festival - SATURDAY OCTOBER 21 & SUNDAY OCTOBER 22, 2006 in beautiful downtown Fullerton! Piano solos, duets, songs, and much more! Dancers welcome! Featuring (listed alphabetically): THE ALBANY NIGHTBOAT RAGTIMERS, PATRICK ARANDA, ANDREW BARRETT, NAN BOSTICK, THE BRADSHAWS, THE HELIOTROPE RAGTIME ORCHESTRA, BRAD KAY, CARL SONNY LEYLAND, ERIC MARCHESE, ERIKA C. MILLER, BILL MITCHELL, MORRIS PALTER, BOB PINSKER, THOSE SYNCOPATING SONGBIRDS, TEX WYNDHAM and many surprise guest artists!"  Fullerton
Southern California Blues Society 
"The Southern California Blues Society was formed in 1982 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation to keep the blues alive. Its purpose is the education, presentation and preservation of blues music as an original American art form for the next generation through teaching, publications, festivals and concerts.... The Blues Society’s purpose is to promote,preserve and advance the culture and tradition of blues music as an American Art form. Willie Dixon shared these ideals and worked with the Southern California Blues Society to establish this scholarship. In honor of the late Willie Dixon, the Southern California Blues Society will present a scholarship to a deserving college undergraduate or graduate student based on their area of studies,scholastic achievement and financial need."  Malibu
Swinging on the Promenade 
Held in August by the Downtown Anaheim Association and their various sponsors. "There is free public parking on Oak Street @ Clementine or Lemon."  Anaheim
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