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Byrnes Performing Arts Center
Arlington, WA
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Nov 23, 2019 7:30 PM

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General $20.00 ($21.99 w/service fee)
$20 in advance and $25 at the door  
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Janiva Magness is the featured artist for the seventh annual Legends of the Blues concert at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center in Arlington, Washington, Saturday, Nov. 23.  
The prizewinning cross-over artist who combines the blues, soul, R&B and country music genres, comes to Arlington with a four-piece ensemble.

Opening the show are six Northwest All Star Blues Broads. The show is sponsored by Arlington Arts Council with support from the city of Arlingtons Hotel-Motel Tax Grant for Tourism.

Since the early 1990s, Janiva Magness has built an impressive career in American roots music, traveling millions of miles, singing in thousands of clubs and on many festival stages.  As she continues to raise the bar for contemporary Americana roots music, Janiva Magness is acknowledged as a significant crossover artist and has been nominated for 28 Blues Music Awards, wrapping up seven wins.  She was named Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year in 2015, and is one of only two women to receive the BB King Performer of the Year award.  Her album Love Wins Again was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album in 2016 and all her albums rise to the top of Billboards Roots music charts and the apex of the Americana and Blues radio charts. With her brilliantly-crafted 14th album, Love is an Army, Magness continued to blend the echoes of classic soul with timeless themes of love and protest. She will be releasing her 15th album, Change in the Weather, this fall, and has just published her own inspiring memoir, Weeds Like Us.

Janiva Magness has earned her rights to the blues; she found salvation and stability in music, after losing both parents to suicide as a child. She was placed in a dozen foster homes and her final foster mother encouraged her to pursue music when she was inspired by legendary bluesman Otis Rush.  

Arlington is fortunate to host this impressive performer.

Opening the Nov. 24 Legends of the Blues concert, the NW All Star Blues Broads features six award winning female musicians, singers, and songwriters joining forces from across the Northwest to bring rhythm, blues and soul to life on the BPAC stage. The broads include, on bass, the Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame member and 2015 and 2016 Blues Foundation Award winner for Best Bassist, Lisa Mann. Her voice effortlessly straddles the line between the honey-sweet warmth of the south and the force-of-nature sound she's cultivated by mastering everything from rock and roll to Memphis soul. On guitar, Sonny Hess was the first woman nominated by Cascade Blues Association for Best Lead Guitar and she has been nominated for "Lifetime Achievement Award.  Hess is a singer, player, and a composer, who has opened for Etta James, Jr. Walker, Average White Band, Bobby Womack and she produced a NW Women R&B show. Faith Stankevich on drums was raised as a tap dancer and reared on Muddy Waters. Shes been playing in Seattle and around the globe for over 25 years. From circus gigs to punk rock, funk to hip hop, shes played with some of the most accomplished musicians in Seattle.  On keys is WA Blues Society Award winner Sheri Roberts Greimes is a vocal powerhouse who blends the sounds and styles of soul and country rock into blues you can feel."  
Sheryl Clark is an eclectic saxophonist and recipient of the Bob Summerise Summy Award for Blues Woman of the Year.  A middle school music educator, Clark played for Tony Bennett, David Brubeck, Marlena Shaw, The Ventures and Dianne Schurr, and performed in Europe.
Winner for Best Harmonica, Best Vocalist, Best Songwriter, Best Band, and Best Album by the WA Blues Society, Seattle native Stacy Jones has toured across the U.S. and Europe, sharing the stage with many of her blues idol legends.  

How to go
Tickets to Legends of the Blues VII are $20 in advance at or at Flowers by George, 335 N. Olympic Ave. in downtown Arlington, and $25 at the door, at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center at Arlington High School, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd.
Youth under 12 enter for free.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; concert begins at 7:30.


Byrnes Performing Arts Center (View)
18821 Crown Ridge Blvd.
Arlington, WA 98223
United States


Music > Blues

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Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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