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The Vanessa Davis Band- November 20, 2010 – 7PM Live at the Cornerstone Building November 18, 2010

Posted by David W. King in Uncategorized.
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News Of Blues Event Reminder – The Vanessa Davis Band
Live at the historic Cornerstone Building in Peoria


Join us at Peoria’s newest entertainment attraction for great music from Vanessa Davis. Check out this awesome band and the newly re-opened historic Cornerstone Building on Madison and Spalding Ave in Peoria and get a beginning glimpse of this awesome building as we transform it in to a Music, Arts and Creative Center.

Saturday November 20th at 7PM, we are holding a Benefit Concert to kick off the Project Restoration. Concerts, classes, Artist studios and other creative offices will be housed in the building along with a banquet hall, reception area and Cafe/Lounge is also in the plans to give off an underground art vibe.

The internationally known Chicago group, The Vanessa Davis Band is coming back to Peoria to play a concert for the event. This band has an over thirty year tie to the Peoria area going back to when they first played at The Other Side in 1979. Two of the original band members are from Peoria, Scott Grube and Dick Vonachen and the history of the bands influence on the music scene in Peoria is amazing. They’ve had a great following over the years and when returning to Peoria … always pull in a good crowd with each appearance. The lead singer is awesome and won’t forget seeing her and the band live. All ages and all kinds of music lovers will appreciate their pure talents as entertainers.

Since 1979, The Vanessa Davis Band has played up to 16 different venues in Peoria outliving just about every club in town. Some of those you might remember or might have seen them at are The Other Side,The Emporium, Second Chance, Duffy’s, Cassano’s, Statesboro Blues, Times Square, The Distillery, Wet Willies, Contemporary Art Center, Gabriel’s, East Peoria Convention Center, Shake Rattle and Roll on the Riverfront, Vanessafest 1 at the Kaycee Club, Vanessafest 2 at Expo and Vanessafest 3 at Ravnia on the Lakes. The band played many of these places several times and although many of these clubs are long gone, The Vanessa Davis Band just keeps on going strong and now plays Internationally as well.

The talent of this band is unreal. This is a list of the greats that Vanessa Davis has been the opening act for: Muddy Waters, Allman Brothers, Ray Charles, Stevie Ray Vaughn, James Brown, Junior Wells, The Animals, Ko Ko Tayler, Etta James, Willie Dixon, John Cougar Mellencamp, Ritchie Havens, Albert King, Luther Allison, Lonnie Brooks, Big Twist, Neville Brothers, Elvin Bishop, Sugar Blue, Jimmy Johnson, Eddie Clearwater, Buddy Guy, Delbert McClinton and Room Full of Blues. Vanessa Davis is a must see band of our era and you won’t want to miss hearing them at the Cornerstone.

Their music type is best described as Jump Style Blues, R& B, Jazzy Southside….Honky Tonk. Mostly made up of the original members include Doug Cannon on Saxophone, Scott Grube on Piano and Dick Vonachen on Guitar. Vanessa’s high energy will get a room rockin and guarantees that an audience will have a hard time staying in their seats…usually her performances will have everyone dancing!

Please join us for this special music event with First Class Ticket opening up at 7pm followed by The Vanessa Davis Band who will play two one hour sets.

• Tickets are available at Moon Dancer Grand Prairie ( across from Old Navy) and at Co-op Tapes and records Main Street and East Peoria. $22 in advance and $25 at the door.

• Echo Valley Catering will host a cash food, full bar…beer, wine and mixed, soda and coffee drinks.

• There will be a silent Auction for Art Items.

• The River City Blues Society will also be hosting a table and be giving away free memberships.

Please call Amy Boettcher Event Coordinator at The Cornerstone 645-3913 or Julie Vonachen Music Coordinator at 472-2469 if you would like more information on this event or future opportunities at The Cornestone Building.

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