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**Notice**

Due to circumstances beyond our control,

the Glen Carbon History Museum Show

on June 8th has been cancelled.

2019 Schedule
George Portz & the Friends of Bluegrass

Jan   05          Sat                   MABC Winter Bluegrass Festival – Eureka MO                                     1:00

Mar  09         Sat                    Private Party – Elks Club – Festus MO                                                     7:00    

Mar   22         Fri                   43rdSWIC College Bluegrass Show – Belleville IL                                 7:00

Apr  06**     Sat                  40thAnnual O’Fallon IL Fiddle Contest – KC Hall                                  5:00

May 04          Sat                  Founders Day – Ft Zumwalt Park – O’Fallon MO                                 10:00

May 11          Sat                  Ballwin MO UMC Church Bluegrass & Gospel Concert                         7:00

May  18          Sat                  Private Party – Maeystown IL                                                                    7:00

May 31          Fri                   Highland IL PBJ – Downtown                                                                  11:00    

June  13         Thur                Nashville IL Concert on Courthouse Square                                            6:00

June 15          Sat                  Maeystown IL Picnic                                                                                    8:00    

June  23          Sun                 Private Party – Shrine                                                                                  2:00

June  26          Wed                Shiloh IL Concert at the Park – Watertower                                            7:00

June 28          Fri                   Marine IL Homecoming @ Village Park                                                   5:00

July   08          Mon                Belleville IL Concert on the Courthouse Square                                      7:00

July   13          Sat                  Suson Park Concert @ Tesson Ferry Rd  MO                                         7:00

July  15          Mon                Fosterburg IL Concert Series                                                                      7:00

July  27          Sat                  Lost Valley Lake, Gerald MO (Members only)                                         6:00

Aug  03          Sat                  Zoar Church Picnic – New Hanover IL (Columbia)                                 4:00

Aug  10          Sat                  St. Rose IL Homecoming                                                                            5:00

Aug  13          Tue                 Hayner Library Concert @ Alton IL  Square Mall                                  6:30

Aug   17          Sat                  Freeburg IL  Homecoming @ City Park                                                    1:00

Aug  23          Fri                   Warren Co Concert Series – MarthasvilleMO Park                               7:00    

Sept  06         Fri                   Shiloh IL Homecoming                                                                                6:00

Sept  07         Fri                  Maeystown IL Concert at the Creek                                                         5:00

Sept  08         Fri                  Bluegrass on the Hill – Edwardsville IL American Legion             1:00

Sept  14  **   Sat                  39th  Murphysboro IL Fiddle-Banjo Contest & Show                              5:00

Sept  15         Sun                  St Mary’s Church Picnic  Valmeyer IL                                                    1:00

Sept  21         Sat                  Festus MO Traditional  Music Festival-West City Park                  2:00-7:00   

Sept  22         Sun                 Festus MO Traditional  Music Festival-West City Park                Noon-6:00

Sept   28         Sat                  Rellekes Pumpin Patch – Granite City IL                                                Noon

Oct   06          Sun                 Pumpkins Galore – Wright City MO                                                         1:00

Oct   12          Sat                  Draft Horse Festival – Suson Park – Tesson Ferry Rd, MO                    4:00

Oct   13          Sun                 Fireman’s Park Concert Series – Maryville IL                                         3:00

Oct   19  **    Sat                  Arcadia Valley Fall Festival Fiddle Contest– Ironton MO                    11:00

Oct    19          Sat                  Private Party             – Waterloo IL                                                                        4:00

Oct   20          Sun                 “Oktoberfest” at Hidden Lake Winery – Aviston IL                                2:00

Oct   26          Sat                  Monsters on the Meadows  Lake St. Louis MO                                      10:00

Nov   02  **   Sat                  38th   Perry Biggs Memorial Fiddle Contest-Patoka IL                            5:00

Nov   09         Sat                  Private Party – Bridgeton,  MO                                                                  3:00

Dec    07         Sat                  13th   Mascoutah IL American Legion Holiday Show                               7:00

 

** Denotes Fiddle Contest

 

 

Contact me at: George Portz 618-632-1384  Email:  georgeportz1@gmail.com

                                        Website: www.GeorgePortzBluegrass.com

 

 Visit our Website Schedule for Added Shows During the Year

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Please Contact George Portz
georgeportz1@gmail.com
618-632-1384

105 South High Street
Shiloh, IL 62269

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Featuring 22 Great Tunes, including: HELLO TROUBLE, BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY, 14 CARAT MIND, I DON’T LOVE NOBODY,  WAGON WHEEL, FOGGY MOUNTAIN BREAKDOWN, NINE POUND HAMMER, ROCKY TOP,WHY DID YOU LEAVE ME, FOLSOM PRISON BLUES, ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL, MAMA TRIED, UNCLE PEN, FLYING WITH ANGELS, TRAIN FORTY FIVE, ROCKY ROAD BLUES, FLOP EARED MULE, RED RIVER VALLEY, STANDING ON THE ROCK, ZYDECO GRIS GRIS, GAL I LEFT BEHIND & SWINGIN’ DOOR

“The Friends of Bluegrass”

George Portz & The Friends of Bluegrass, founded in 1978, blends its fiery Bluegrass roots with traditional Irish and Louisiana Cajun music.  The band is based in southern Illinois and includes members from Illinois and Missouri.  The band performs dozens of shows a year throughout southwest Illinois and eastern Missouri.  A typical set contains bluegrass, traditional country, bayou/Cajun, and Gospel music that entertains audiences of all ages.  in addition, the band hosts various fiddle contests each year.

Band Members:  George Portz, Ranger Dave Montgomery, David Dalton, Zach Hardesty, Kathie Pohlman, and special guest singer Brenda Cook.