Stellar is just about the only way to describe the careers of the bluesmen featured at this year's gala. "Pinetop" perfected boogie-woogie music as the piano player for Muddy Waters and was the recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. "Honeyboy" was featured in Martin Scorsese's PBS series, The Blues, and Lockwood mentored B.B. King and Buddy Guy. Henry James Townsend, the oldest of the crew, is the only artist in American music history to record for eight consecutive decades. These guys have influenced the likes of Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Holly and countless other popular musicians. Allow them to influence you Friday at the Blue Shoe Projects gala and silent auction. The event will be held at The Palace Arts Center Theater in downtown Grapevine. The silent auction starts at 6:30 p.m., and artist performances begin at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a live auction for an autographed guitar. Tickets range from $45 to $125. Proceeds benefit music education programs in area schools. Call 1-800-714-6019 or visit blueshoeproject.org.
Fri., Feb. 10, 6:30 p.m.