The Blue Monday Concert Series’ June concert will be Monday, June 14, from 6 - 10 p.m. at The Grouse Room, and feature special guest, guitarist and bluesman, Larry Garner.
Tickets for the concert are $10, but $25 purchases the concert, premium seating and the blue-plate special, which includes red beans and rice,pork and sausage and cornbread. Tickets for premium seating can be purchased ahead at https://buytickets.at/loveofpeople/529920,or at the door for general admission. June’s Blue Monday is sponsored by Charles White II, DDS Family Dentistry, Ray Flores of Industrial Safety Solutions, Lines Made Simple and Jammie Parbhoo Real Estate - Latter & Blum.
The show is a tribute acknowledging the people who have carried the Blue Monday Mission to where it is today: Gerald Greunig, Gus Rezende, Sami Parbhoo, Cindy Brasseaux, Lee Allen Zeno and Love of People's Vice President, Tony Davoren, were intrinsic since the start, and Jill Butler, Ray Flores, Chad Theriot, Karen Rue and Matt Zaunbrecher are propelling the mission forward.
“Those are just some of the people,” said Love of People President, Johnathan Williams, “who continually lend their business minds and acumen tothe development of Love of People and the Blue Monday Mission.”
“There is no better way to articulate what Blue Monday Mission has achieved,” Williams said,“and no better way to express the time, commitment, sacrifice, and passion of everyone involved, than to celebrate them, while representing our culture, through music.
”Garner, a legend in his own right, will be backed by the legends in the Blue Monday All StarHouse Band. Hailing from Baton Rouge, Garner has playedprofessionally since the 70s, and Garner and The Boogaloo Blues Band won the 5th Annual International Blues Challenge in 1988. Garner is a five-time Blues Music Award nominee, has released 14 records and has toured consistently until today.
Inducted into the Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame in2002, Garner has also been honored by the BBC as its Bluesman of the Year and its Blues Songwriter of the Year three times. He was twice named Bluesman of the Year Award by Real Blues Magazine.
“It’s humbling to know,” Williams said, “that something created for a very pure purpose now has this level and caliber of professionals who have taken ownership of Blue Monday, and have helped Blue Monday be an organization that exceeds its goals and impact.”