AJ Lee and Blue Summit - a benefit concert
On December 7th, 2019 the KDOCK Bus Jam-toy and food drive will be happening all around the county. Sponsored by our local Rotary club of Coos Bay/North Bend and KDOCK radio station, the annual Bus Jam is the largest collection and distribution event in Coos County and Reedsport. In association with several local agencies Bus Jam and K-DOCK work together to accept donations on one day in December over 5 hours. The goal is to fill school buses with Food and Toys for local families in need. 5 HOUR GOAL: 2,700 Toys, $5,000 cash and 20,000 pounds of food!
We are proud to welcome AJ Lee and Blue Summit to Coos Bay for this benefit concert. Show starts at 7 PM and will be held at the Sharkbites Theater at 240 S. Broadway, Coos Bay Oregon 97420. This event is sponsored by KDOCK radio, 7 Devils Brewing Co., Cardas Audio, Sharkbites Theater and restaurant, Music on the Bay concert series, Matt and Amy Muenchrath,and Inner Sanctum Studios. All of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Bus Jam, as well as being a drop off site for those late donations.
AJ Lee and Blue Summit:
Freshgrass 2019 Band Contest Winner, IBMA 2019 Momentum Vocalist of the Year, 2nd Place at the 2019 Winfield Guitar Competition, and numerous awards in Northern California illustrate the kind of recognition this bluegrass/americana band has been getting recently. Headed by singer, songwriter, and mandolinist AJ Lee, the band has been deeply involved in the California bluegrass scene since they were toddlers, and since then have developed their sound and added influences outside of bluegrass, including swing, folk, blues, jazz, country, soul, and rock. Since their formation in 2016, they have performed all around the country as well as in the UK, Ireland, and France. This year, 2019, they came out with their first album, "Like I Used To," which consists entirely of AJ's original songs. The rest of the band includes Sullivan Tuttle and Jesse Fichman on acoustic guitar, Chad Bowen on standup bass, and Jan Purat on fiddle.