Dec 04, 2022

Holiday Blues Blast

“Rough and ready blues played with unmitigated intensity…Swirling, snarling, riveting slide….The Blues Imperials pound out riffs and rhythms like they’re overdosing on boogie juice. Scorching and soulful, joyous and stomping.”
--Living Blues

“Electrifying, raucous, pure Chicago blues...Lil’ Ed is a guitarist extraordinaire...slashing slide and flamboyant stage persona.”
--Chicago Tribune

Electrifying Chicago blues masters Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials will perform as part of the Holiday Blues Blast at the Capital Bluffs Event Center in Jefferson City on Sunday, December 4, 2022. The Big Sound Of Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials is the band’s most recent Alligator Records release. With almost 35 history-making years together, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials ply their musical talents with skills that have been honed to a razor's edge. Mixing smoking slide guitar boogies and raw-boned shuffles with the deepest slow-burners, Lil' Ed Williams and his Blues Imperials -- bassist (and Ed's half-brother) James "Pookie" Young, guitarist Mike Garrett and drummer Kelly Littleton -- deliver gloriously riotous, rollicking and intensely emotional blues. Ed guested on TBS Television’s CONAN , with Conan O’Brien proclaiming Lil’ Ed as “the man who taught me to play the blues”. The band is a two-time winner of the coveted Blues Music Award for Band Of The Year. They received the Living Blues Award for Best Live Performer three times in five years. In 2017 they were named Blues Band Of The Year by Blues Blast Magazine.

Visit for ticket information.

Time: Doors open at 5:00 pm; Dinner at 5:30 pm. Show at 7:00 pm.

Location: Capital Bluffs Event Center, 1616 Oilwell Rd.

Cost: $35 per person (includes dinner); $250 per table of 8

Contact: Visit for more information, or contact Meghan Vossen at 573.645.6212 or Becky Fredrickson at 573.353.2601

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