GLT Summer Concert is the best street party in town. We close down the corner of Jefferson & Center Streets in downtown Bloomington, IL and invite you to spend the evening with us. Cold beer, hot corndogs and porkchops, smokin' music.
When: always the 2nd Saturday in June
Where: Downtown Bloomington, IL
Time: Grounds open at 3:30 PM.
Line up: TBA for 2015
Cost: Thanks to our generous sponsors, the concert is always FREE!
Matthew Curry is now crisscrossing the world playing his sizzling guitar and singing in his authentic gravelly blues voice in front of up to 100,000 fans at a time. He kindly agreed to grace the GLT Summer Concert stage one more time before he goes on tour for good. He recently returned from a tour of Australia opening for Robben Ford. This summer Matthew opens for the Steve Miller Band and Journey in Canada for the Summer Festival of Quebec - the largest outdoor festival in that country. He'll also be touring steadily opening for the Doobie Brothers and Peter Frampton.
We're proud to claim Matthew as a Bloomington/Normal son and couldn't be happier for his success. Not that anyone in town is surprised by it all. The first time he played the GLT Summer Concert he was 13. He blew us all away then and has had the same impact on every major blues artist to come through town. Matthew has jammed regularly with Tommy Castro, Bernard Allison, Bryan Lee, and Ronnie Baker Brooks.
Matthew Curry is a 2013 inductee into the prestigious Brotherhood of the Guitar sponsored by Guitar Center, Ernie Ball, and Fender Guitar. "If I Don't Got You" was included in an installment of NPR's "Heavy Rotation: 5 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing". "Put One Over" won in the best blues song of the International Songwriting Competition. Matthew was also one of five international finalists in Ampeg's "Straight-Up Tone" competition. In 2012 "High Water Everywhere" was featured on the House of Blues Radio Hour Emerging Artists.
Matthew's touring band now includes drummer Tim Kramp, bassist Tim Brickner, and Mike Nellas on keyboards.
Felix y Los Gatos is an Albuquerque-based roots band who will be bringing the party to the streets of Bloomington. It will definitely be time to dance to the musical menu they'll cook up - adding ingredients like Tex-Mex, swing, zydeco, and blues, with a dash of country to finish it off. They're high energy and pure fun.
Sweet Megg and The Wayfarers have local roots through Ryan Weisheit, a young saxophone player from Normal who moved to New York City, jazz studies degree from University of North Florida in hand. He completed his Masters from Queens College and now plays regularly with many jazz ensembles in the city. Sweet Megg Farrell is an amazingly mature singer for her young years and a perfectly adorable performer. Her sultry voice is reminiscent of smoky cabarets and Prohibition-era speakeasys as she moves The Wayfarers effortlessly through French chanson, Dixieland, swing, and gypsy jazz with grace and style. The group currently holds a standing gig at New York City's famed Top of The Standard at The Standard Hotel, and is an active part of the city's vibrant traditional and gypsy jazz music scenes in New York City.
GLT Summer Concert Supporting Sponsors:
Downtown Bloomington Association
City of Bloomington
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