Taj Mahal added to All-Star Benefit Concert for Curtis Salgado Scheduled for June 13, 2006 in Portland OR
May 26, 2006
PORTLAND,OR – MAY 23, 2006 – THE LEGENDARY TAJ MAHAL HAS BEEN ADDED TO AN ALREADY STELLAR LINE-UP IN SUPPORT OF “A CONCERT FOR CURTIS” SET TO PERFORM IN THE THEATER OF THE CLOUDS AT THE ROSE GARDEN ARENA IN PORTLAND, OREGON ON JUNE 13, 2006.
Portland,OR – May 23, 2006 – The legendary Taj Mahal has been added to an already stellar line-up in support of “A Concert for Curtis” set to perform in the Theater of the Clouds at the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Oregon on June 13, 2006.
KINK FM 102 will welcome the Curtis Salgado Band along with special guests, Steve Miller, Robert Cray, Taj Mahal, Everclear, The Phantom Blues Band and Little Charlie & the Nightcats in a benefit concert to support Curtis Salgado in his battle with liver cancer. All net proceeds will be donated to the “Curtis Salgado Fund” in an effort to help pay for treatment and a future potential liver transplant. The after show party for golden circle ticket holders, volunteers and ticket winners will be treated to a special performance by the Bobby Torres Ensemble.
The singer-songwriter and harmonica idol was raised in Eugene, OR where he is best known as the inspiration for John Belushi‚s character of Joliet Jake in the Blues Brothers as well as his six year involvement with the Robert Cray Band. Salgado went on to become a member of the Grammy Award winning band Roomful of Blues and enjoyed a short stint as vocalist for Santana. The former Handy Award nominee has currently been working in Nashville, TN on new material for his next album as a follow-up to his last three critically acclaimed CDs for Shanachie Entertainment.
Salgado who was recently diagnosed with liver cancer began treatments last month at Providence St Vincent Medical Center in Portland, OR and is currently undergoing testing at UC San Francisco.
Tickets for the event are on sale now and can be purchased at the Rose Quarter Box Office, all participating Safeway locations, by phone at 877-789-ROSE (7673) or on line at RoseQuarter.com.
The performance will begin at 7:30PM and a silent auction will take place at 6:30PM.
A special account has also been created for donations and can be made for the “Curtis Salgado Fund” at any US Bank or can be mailed to US Bancorp, 2550 NW 188th Avenue, Hillsboro, OR 97124.
With our gratitude and thanks for the help and support to Global Spectrum Events, The Rose Garden, Horne Audio, The Oregonian, Crazy Fingers, US Bank, Providence St Vincent Medical Center, The Oregon Clinic, Musicares, XM Radio, KL Productions, Cascade Blues Association & KINK FM 102
Please see the tour schedule for performance listings.