THE LAST LOVE-IN
Celebrating John Sinclair's 75th Birthday
A group of southeastern Michigan music professionals are throwing a 75th birthday bash for our beloved John Sinclair. The celebration will be held at a private home outside Ann Arbor. The date is October 1st, 2016. (John's actual birthday is October 2nd.) The goal is to be able to give John a check for a minimum of $75,000.
Perhaps no one has had more of an impact on Michigan's music scene than John Sinclair, from the Detroit Artists Workshop, the Grande Ballroom, managing The MC-5, producing and recording the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festivals and all those he is still influencing today.
John has been dealing with rigors of diabetes for some time. The disease has cost him physically and making a living has been difficult. He’s very excited at the prospect of this event and would like the proceeds to go to his own John Sinclair Foundation which currently pays his living expenses in Amsterdam. 100% of the event’s proceeds will go to John Sinclair. There will be a strict accounting and a tax consultant may be employed.
Organizers involved are: Robert Jr. Whitall, Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine; John Carver of Second Chance and the Nectarine Ballroom; Dennis Hayes, Attorney At Law; Mike Griffin of Brainstorm Graphics, IDOZ, and Garden Fresh; Steve Wild of Grace & Wild Studios and Ringside Productions; Third Coast Compassion Center of Ypsilanti; and Depot Town Dispensary. All event promoters are donating their services.
FLYING IN FROM BOTH COASTS TO CELEBRATE OUR "BIG CHIEF'S" MILESTONE
BIG CITY RHYTHM & BLUES MAGAZINE PRESENTS
An intimate House Party for John Sinclair's 75th Birthday
6200 Geddes Road
Saturday, October 1st
VIP refreshments/party favors: 4-6PM
Music: 7:00 pm-Midnight
Musical Director Don Was with the Detroit Blues Scholars featuring Tino Gross, Jeff "Baby" Grand, Johnny Evans, and Phil Hale plus special guests Harmonica Shah, Larry McCray, Laith Al Saadi, Mary Ramirez, and very special guests Bettye LaVette & her band
plus DJ Linda Lexy
“It’s Time For Us To Take Care Of John"
$75 for the musical event & poster
$175 food, music & signed poster& 1 VIP passes
$275 food, music & signed poster & 2 VIP passes
$750 food, music, & signed poster, book, CD & 4 VIP passes
Net proceeds go to the John Sinclair Foundation
Tickets Available In Advance—Reserve Yours Now!
or Cash Only at the Gate
BYOB and lawn chair
For More Information; www.bigcitybluesmag.com
Contact: Robert Jr Whitall-248-761-7284