Famed musicians Little Bill and the Bluenotes will rock the brand new Pierce College Puyallup Arts and Allied Health Building at a benefit concert to support the Pierce College Foundation.
The local, longtime band will perform a concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5. A pre-reception with lead singer Bill Engelhart will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for guests who want the chance to learn more about life in the Seattle Blues scene from a Northwest Music Association Hall of Famer.
“The Pierce College Foundation is thrilled to have someone of Little Bill’s caliber playing on our behalf,” said Suzy Ames, executive director of the Pierce College Foundation. “Community members will have a special treat listening to this great music in our brand new performing arts theater.”
Little Bill and the Bluenotes has released 11 CDs and Engelhart has won every award possible (except for female vocalist) from the Washington Blues Society. The band deems itself the first rock and roll band in Tacoma. Formed in 1957, it is the only Northwest band with an original member (Engelhart) still performing on a consistent basis today.
“We are looking forward to putting on a good show for Pierce College and the community,” said Engelhart. “It’s a great opportunity to support a worthy cause and have a good time while we’re at it.”
Tickets to the advance reception and concert are $25. Tickets to the concert only are $10. Seats are limited. For tickets, contact the Pierce College Foundation at (253) 864-3260 or firstname.lastname@example.org.