Capital City Blues And River Festival

Why sponsor the Capital City Blues Festival? 

Businesses and individuals in the community should support the Capital City River & Blues Festival because all proceeds go to support THe Sunshine Center. Apollo Law's attorney, Jason, has directly been involved with Family Abuse Services Inc., which later merged with The Sunshine Center since early 2017. Jason served as The Sunshine Center's Board President in 2018. 

The Frankfort Area Children's Council was formed and incorporated as a non-profit, tax-exempt organization in 1982 by concerned community citizens, to address the problem of child abuse in Frankfort, Franklin County, and surrounding areas. The doors opened in 1984 and Frankfort Area Children's Council began doing business as The Sunshine Center.

In October 2017 the process of integrating Family Abuse Services, Inc. (FASI) and The Sunshine Center began. The two agencies are now fully integrated and The Sunshine Center now provides all the services that were provided by FASI.

​What at some of the services provided by The Sunshine Center? 

Services Provided By The Sunshine Center Include: - Parenting classes - Motherhood & Fatherhood Matters - Franklin County Regional Jail - Supervised Visitation - Victim Therapy - 24/7 Domestic violence and elder abuse crisis hotline - Domestic Violence Class - Emergency and Transitional Housing - Infant Supply Pantry - Christmas Assistance Program

What did the 2018 Capital City Blues & River Festival involve? 

In 2018 United Bank once again was the Diamond Title Sponsor for that year's Capital City Blues and River Festival (CCBRF) which was held Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the Ward Oates Amphitheater, 514 West Main Street, Frankfort.

Tee Dee Young returned for the 2018 Capital City Blues and River Festival along with the amazingly talented Tullie Brae. 

Tee Dee Young

Tee Dee Young has definitely got the blues and he loves “firing down on that guitar”. While playing his own unique style of the Blues, his dynamic stage presence, exciting harmony and energy will put you in the mood for dancing! He is a native of Lexington Kentucky and has been performing and playing for audiences for years. He got his start playing the guitar sitting by the railroad tracks and at the early age of thirteen he was exposed to the life of blues learning the basics mentored by an elderly gentlemen, the late Mr. Harrison Coleman. He would pick up singing from his late father gospel singer Leonard Young and he would later be influenced by his late brother George Young who would constantly reminded him to never change his style in which he plays the blues. What makes Tee Dee Young unique is the style in which he plays the Blues. Young’s playing and singing are authentic to the genre but oblivious to current industry trends. His guitar is a weapon, wielded with total authority, assailing the listener with his sheer virtuosity!! He writes and performs his own music, while still being able to maintain his originality covering music written by other artist and his love for pleasing his audience, while he’s “firing down on that guitar!” 

Tullie Brae

Tullie Brae - The soulful blues singer and multi-instrumentalist credits her gift to her roots in gospel music, like so many great and soul singers before her. Her musical journey started when she began singing in church where her Dad was a preacher. She played piano, drums, bass and guitar and early on assumed the role of choir director. Her artistic reputation grew within the gospel community which led to touring professionally with gospel groups. Not only are Tullie's influences steeped in gospel music, while traveling and performing she was influenced by the sounds of Blues, Soul, Country and Rock 'n Roll. If you were privy to Tullie's ipod "favorites", you would discover a broad spectrum of musical genres and eras. A few of the artists include Elvis Presley, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton, Etta James, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, Joe Bonamassa, Melissa Etheridge, India Arie and Paul Thorn. You may have recently seen Tullie and her band on the Main Stage at the King Biscuit Blues Festival. You may have also seen her perform at the Garvin Gate Festival, The Juke Joint Festival, Smoke on the Water-Blues For A Cause and many more other great festivals. She has also headlined multiple club dates such as Hard Rock Café, B.B. King's, Slippery Noodle, B.B.'s Lawnside, Club Ebony while also performing on television and radio. While on tour she has opened for the Blues King himself, B.B. King, celebrating his birthday. Tullie has enjoyed sharing the stage with artists such as Paul Thorn, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt, Ruthie Foster, Chicago Rhythm and Blues Kings, Bobby Rush, Cedric Burnside, Lightnin' Malcolm, Jimbo Mathus, Jimmy Thackery, Big Jack Johnson and Terry "Harmonica" Bean among many more talented artists. You will see and feel Tullie's heart and soul during her performances, whether it's her original material or a cover that has been "Tullie-ized". 

Food and Beverages

BBQ and fixin's provided by Wendell Thomas of Fall City Smokers will be available for purchase at the festival along with assorted soft drinks and water. 100% of their sales go directly to The Sunshine Center. West Sixth Brewing will also be there with a selection of their brews available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds being donated to The Sunshine Center.

Other Activities

For your enjoyment there will also be a silent auction, door prizes and a table decorating contest.

Conclusion 

The Capital City Blues & River Festival is an event that our attorney, friends, family, and the Frankfort community looks forward to every year. Please join us in supporting this event and The Sunshine Center. You won't regret it! 

Friends and Family Blues Festival


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