No Cover Charge!
Join Mick Kolassa for an evening of live blues music outdoors in front of the Riviera Theatre & Bar! Born in Michigan, Mick has lived in Mississippi for over 20 years. Mick’s love of many blues styles is well known, he brings the listener a wide range, from down home to classic Chicago to jazzy to blues rock. This show is free to attend — don’t miss out!
A portion of proceeds from any merchandise sales or donations will be donated to The Three Rivers Promise.
Mick Kolassa, a lifelong musician and hardcore blues fan who, in addition to being an active blues artist, is also head of Endless Blues Records and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Blues Foundation. He lives in Memphis currently, but was born in Michigan and lived in Mississippi for nearly 30 years, where he was given the nickname “Michissippi Mick”.
Mick’s love of the blues began when he was a teenager and with his music he shares that love with the world. Rather than staying within a single genre of blues, Mick loves and celebrates all styles of blues, so he calls his style “Free Range Blues.” Whether it is a Delta Blues song from the 1930s, Piedmont Blues, Chicago Blues, Memphis-style Soul Blues, slick city blues, or cool country blues, Mick loves and plays them all. He also loves to find the blues hidden in songs of other genres, “bluesifying” songs and doing what he calls “uncovers.”