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Madison Blues Society event to benefit Rape Crises center, other community programs

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MADISON (WKOW) -- A blues show this weekend will benefit the Rape Crisis Center in Madison and the Madison Blues Society's "Blues in the Community" programs.

The Wild Women of the Blues event is Saturday, April 2 at The Badger Bowl. It starts at 7:00 p.m. with a free beginner blues dancing lesson provided by MadCity Blues (you don't need a partner) and continues at 8:00 p.m. with the blues show. Maggie "Blues Chick" Aliotta will open the show, backed by Paul Filipowicz and His Blues Band. The headliner of the night is Chicago Blues singer Katherine Davis singing with the Cash Box Kings. There will also be a special guest performer. 

“This is a great opportunity to recognize the contribution women have made to the Blues and to celebrate the continued success of female artists,” said Madison Blues Society President Christine Johnson. “We’re excited to partner with the Rape Crisis Center as a very worthwhile and fitting beneficiary of this event.”

“April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, so the concert is a great way to kick off a month of awareness activities at the Rape Crisis Center,” said Executive Director Erin Thornley Parisi.

“We’re so excited to be chosen as the partner for the annual Wild Women of the Blues concert,” Thornley Parisi said. “Empowerment is not only a theme for Wild Women of the Blues, it’s also a focus of the Rape Crisis Center – we work to empower our clients every day.”

The Badger Bowl is at 506 E. Badger Road. Tickets for the event are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Madison Blues Society members can get discounted tickets: $12 in advance and $15 at the door. 

Tickets can be purchased at this website, at the Badger Bowl, Knuckle Down Saloon or from a MBS member. 

Membership to the Madison Blues Society is just $15. To join, visit, or send your name, address, phone and email to Madison Blues Society, P.O. Box 3202, Madison, WI, 53704-0202.

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