Dynamic blues sensation Gina Sicilia will headline the 14th annual IRE Blues Bash on Thursday, June 14 — the opening night of the 2012 conference in Boston.
"Gina Sicilia may be the best blues singer on the scene today," raves JazzReview.com. Her latest CD, “Can’t Control Myself,” is ranked as one of the "Best Blues Albums of 2011" by About.com, which adds: “Sicilia delivers a vocal and lyrical performance that rates alongside the titans of early-1960s soul."
Middle East Downstairs — one of the coolest clubs in Cambridge — will be home to this year’s Blues Bash. The party starts at 7 p.m.; IRE will have exclusive use of the venue until midnight. Reasonably-priced Mediterranean cuisine and a quieter environ for conversation will be available at Middle East Corner, also located at 472 Massachusetts Ave. Read their menu online.
Advance tickets are available online for $20 when you pre-register for the conference. Tickets — if still available — will be $25 onsite at the conference and $30 at the door the night of the event.
Once again, the money goes to a great cause. The Blues Bash has raised more than $30,000 for the IRE Resource Center.
IRE Board of Directors Meeting
The IRE Board of Directors will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday in Boston as part of the annual conference.
The meeting will be held in Regist at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. The meeting is open to all IRE members.
Party with your Data! (Hosted by Tableau Public)
Thursday, June 14, 6 p.m., Salon F
Join us for free drinks and T-shirts at the Party with your Data Happy Hour! First come, first serve - while supplies last! Bring your conference badge. Limited to pre-day attendees.