Can Blues Tourism Benefit the West Side?

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Free Public Discussion 6 to 8 p.m. Wed. June 7, 2017 at Gone Again Tours, 5940 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago IL 60651. Blues music is worth money all over the world—so how can the communities that originated it, and musicians of today and tomorrow, share in the benefits? Kick off the discussion with our panel:

—State Rep. La Shawn K. Ford, Vice Chair of Tourism and Hospitality committee, IL House of Representatives

—Crystal Dyer, Travel Agent and owner, Gone Again Travel & Tours

—Larry Taylor, West Side blues bandleader, singer and drummer

—Rickie Brown, West Side Historical Preservation Society

—Dr. Janice Monti, host of blues symposia at Dominican University and blues tour organizer

—Bonni McKeown, author Austin Weekly News blog "West Side Blues"

INFO: Crystal Dyer, 773-417-8808 or Bonni McKeown, 773-209-4712

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