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Sat. June 1 8 pm (note earlier show time!-doors 7 pm) THE KNICKERBOCKER CAFE Westerly RI 35 Railroad Ave. 401.596.4225 GET TICKETS Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez return to the Knickerbocker with the Beehive Hip-Shake on a warm early summer’s night. The Knick is famous for its great sight lines and big, big dance floor. There’s great food too (have the fish!!!) and the party lasts until 11 pm. Log on to www.theknickerbockercafe.com for more info and dinner reservations.
Fri. June 7 7:00 (approx stage time..come early for seating) THE BLACK-EYED AND BLUES FESTIVAL HARTFORD CT – BUSHNELL PARK PAVILLION (100 Wells Street) Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez light up this fest that consistently celebrates blues in the Capitol Region on a grand scale. Fest is free, seating is on the ground, so come early and bring a blanket. More info later this Spring at www.blackeyedsallys.com
Sat. June 8 7:30 pm 1794 MEETINGHOUSE New Salem, MA 26 South Main Street 978.544.5200 2013 Season Opener!!! Champagne reception at 6:30 included in tix price! GET TIX HERE NOW Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez are honored to kick off the season at this wonderful, historic Northern Massachusetts performance space set in the pristine, tiny village of New Salem. The Beehive Queen cherishes the many beautiful friendships formed here, and the B-Queen Hipshake will be on, big-time! Admission $15/children under 12 Free. TIx link posted May 1! Log on to www.1794meetinghouse.org for more info
Sat. June 29 6 pm THE MYSTIC BLUES FESTIVAL Mystic Shipyard Stage 100 Essex St. Mystic, CT ADVANCE TIX HERE !! Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez headline and rock the main stage (www.mysticshipyard.com) at the premier outing of this brand-new 3-day fest. There are headliners Fri. & Sat. on the Shipyard Stage, a great closing concert on Sunday, and special shows (including Al Kooper on Sunday) at The Knickerbocker Cafe in Westerly, RI. More details at www.mysticbluesfestival.com
Saturday, July 13 9 pm (one show only) BRIDGE STREET LIVE 41 Bridge St. Collinsville, CT 860.693.9762 ADVANCE TIX HERE!!!! with special guest Carrie Johnson opening at 8 pm!! The Beehive Queen returns to this pristine Northern-CT concert room that showcases the best in music with great sight lines and a fab dinner menu. Christine is grateful to have Americana soul sister Carrie Johnson opening at 8. Directions, menu and more info here: www.41bridgestreet.com
Friday July 19 – 9 pm THE TURNING POINT Piermont, NY 468 Piermont Avenue 845.359.1089 ORDER ADVANCE TICKETS TGIF on a hot, hot summer night as The Beehive Queen & The Montez Boys return to this showcase performance space that is rich in history for its long-running, top-notch presentation of the country’s best Americana, roots and blues artists. Just up the Hudson from NYC, in the shadow of the Tappan Zee Bridge. Dine upstairs at Tequila Sal Y Limon (845.680.6740), too! Advance tix $20. More info and directions at www.turningpointcafe.com
festival date!! Thurs. July 25 8 pm The 2013 W.C. Handy Festival – Marriott Shoals Conference Center (ballroom)- 10 Hightower Place Florence, AL 256.246.3600 “A TRIBUTE TO JERRY WEXLER” Christine leads the charge with Muscle Shoals legends The Decoys and many special guests for the WC Handy Festival to benefit MSMA (Muscle Shoals Music Association) – show to be broadcast on “Muscle Shoals 2 Music Row Live”. Watch for more details!!
new date!! Sat. Aug. 3 7 pm MUSIKFEST Bethlehem, PA The Aetna Americaplatz Levitt Pavillion @ SteelStacks The Beehive Queen returns to this historic FREE 10-day fest to rock Saturday night at the gorgeously-lit Steel Stacks. If you haven’t been to this fest, you owe it to yourself. Bethlehem has become a VERY hip hang, so come for the night..or two! Watch for more details!!! Learn more and get daily schedules for the nations’s longest-running 10-day non-gated music festival at: www.musikfest.org
new date!! Wednesday, August 7 6-8 pm BLUES ON THE BEACH AT MISQUAMICUT RI (at the Westerly Town Beach 365 Atlantic Ave. Westerly RI) The Beehive Hip-Shake will be on, big-time, at the rockin’ beach. This is a long-running, super-cool summer concert series under the stars. Rain or shine……
WEST COAST!! Saturday, August 17 8 pm The Fox Theater Oakland CA 1807 Telegraph Ave. 510.302.2250 Christine joins the Rockers in Recovery All-Star Band on a West Coast swing. More details forthcoming!
West Coast!! Monday, August 19 8 pm The Nokia Theatre Los Angeles CA 777 Chick Hearn Ct. 213.763.6030 w.Richie Sambora Christine joins The Rockers In Recovery Band All-Star Band as they appear as the special guest of Richie Sambora, continuing their West Coast swing. More details forthcoming!
new date!! Wed. August 28 7:30 pm Lake George Summer Concert Series – Lake George NY at Shepard Park 26 Old Post Road. Join the Beehive Queen as she torches the last great week of the Summer of 2013 and brings this long-running concert series to a Hip-Shakin’ close. The Queen promises a night to remember, so Leap into Labor Day with her!
Concert takes place rain or shine. Call 518.668.2612 in the event of inclement weather for rain location. More info at www.lakegeorgearts.org/summer-concerts.
just announced! free show! Sat. August 31 7 pm LABOR DAY CONCERT on the lawn of the the MADISON BEACH HOTEL -Madison, CT 94 West Wharf Road Shoreline Fans and Friends rejoice…history DOES repeat itself!! The Beehive Queen closes out the Hip-Shakin’ Summer of 2013 right where she used to, and you NEED to be there….This free early-evening concert is a great chance to hang at on the beautiful lawn with its gorgeous beach view. Make dinner reservations earlier and then join the crowd on the lawn, or feast on a “box lunch”-type meal with drinks! All ages are welcome, bring your own chair, and PARTY WITH THE QUEEN. As always, if you want to book a room, don’t wait!
More info at www.madisonbeachhotel.com or by calling 203.245.0410
new date!! Sunday Sept. 1 4 pm (approx stage time..more details to follow) Blues, Views & BBQ Festival Westport CT Levitt Pavilion For The Performing Arts- 40 Jessup Road (behind the town library) Join Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez on Labor Day weekend at the beautiful, newly-redesigned Levitt for this long-running, end-of-summer tradition. BV&BBQ is always a blast. Rock out the Summer of 2013 in hip-shakin’ style with the Queen! More details soon at www.bluesviewsbbq.com
new date!! Sat. Sept. 7 8 pm THE NELSON ODEON Casenovia (Nelson) NY – 4035 Nelson Rd. 315.655.9193 Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez return to this warm & wonderful concert hall, a renovated Grange, nestled in the foothills of NY State. This is music country, and you won’t want to miss the third-season return of The Beehive Queen to the Nelson! Tix link soon! More info at www.bluesviewsbbq.com
new date!! Saturday, Sept. 14 9:15 pm The MAPLE TREE CAFE Simsbury, CT 781 Hopmeadow Rd. (call 860.651.1291 for seating and reservations.) The Beehive Queen returns to this cozy Northern CT haunt with its great menu and big, big dance floor. Come for the wonderful food and the Beehive Hip-Shake, all night long! Log on to www.mapletreecafe.com for more info.
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new date!! Saturday, Sept. 20 9 pm THE BULL RUN Shirley MA 215 Great Road 978.425.4311 (in the Sawtelle Room) ADVANCE TIX HERE!! Join Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez as they make their premier appearance at this legendary Massachusetts concert club. The Bull Run’s motto is “Serving The Tired, Thirsty Traveler Since 1740.” Indeed! Join the Beehive Queen, and rock out historically!!!!! Tix link posted soon ($18 advance/$22 day of show). More info, directions, and menu: www.bullrunrestaurant.com
tix link soon!! Sat. Sept. 21 8 pm Casey Cares Annual Rock n’ Roll All-Star Bash Ram’s Head Live Baltimore MD 20 Market Place 410.244.1131
The Beehive Queen goes solo, joining an all-star lineup to celebrate another year of this outstanding charity that serves children with catastrophic illnesses AND their families. Their work is vital, and on this night every year we party to celebrate it! More details and tix link in early summer….
new date!! Sunday, October 20 4 pm (doors at 3:30) CONCERTS AT IMA / THE INSTITUTE FOR THE MUSICAL ARTS Goshen, MA (for GPS, google “Williamsburg”) 165 Cape Street (Rt 112) 413.268.3074 Tix avail this summer AT (scroll down the page): http://www.ima.org/concerts.html Benefit Harvest Dance & Bonfire with a Beehive Halloween Costume Twist!!! Retro wear and Beehives encouraged!!!! In what is becoming a yearly tradition, join us for THE pre-Halloween party of the year, as Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez light up this gorgeous barn/performance space (studio design by Electric Ladyland’s John Storyk) in a special pre-dinner show to support IMA and their slammin’ Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls, which just celebrated its 11th Anniversary! IMA is located just north of Northampton, with its beautiful shops and restaurants…Come and make a day of it, with the afternoon’s party the icing on the cake!!! Tix $17 advance/$20 day of. Directions and more info about IMA at www.ima.org
Sat. Oct. 26 (all day) New Orleans LA Christine guests at “The Sessions” Music Symposium with Liberty DeVitto and others….location to be announced!
new date!! Sunday, Oct. 27 5 pm stage time (Fest runs October 24-27, all day) LB ROXX NY Festival at the Long Beach Public Library 111 W. Park Ave. Long Beach, NY 516.432.7200
Join Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez on a Fall afternoon in beautiful, historic Long Beach (continuing its recovery this Spring from Hurricane Sandy). This FREE fest is an annual event and live music concept. Raffles on sale in upstairs lobby Friday-Saturday; Raffle drawing on Sunday at 3:15 pm. More info and full concert lineup soon at: www.longbeachroxxny.com
new date!! Fri. Nov. 8 8 pm (more info to follow on show time) Christine joins “Band Together” at the Fairfield Theatre Company (FTC) 70 Sanford St. Fairfield CT 203.259.1036 . This special benefit show will spotlight country and country soul music. Band Together events have raised close to a million dollars for Connecticut charities, and the Beehive Queen is always glad to be a guest performer. More info and ticket link later this summer! Watch www.fairfieldtheatre.org for more info, too!
new date!! Sunday, Nov. 10 7 pm (one show only) THE WOLF DEN at MOHEGAN SUN Montville, CT – 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd. 1.888.226.7711 w/special guest Mitch Chakour
Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez will torch the stage of the always-free, always-fabulous Wolf Den for one show only….Soul Brother Mitch Chakour will join in and help the Beehive Queen gospelize!!! COME EARLY FOR BEST SEATING. The Sun always rocks, with great food and fun to be had all night long. More info at: www.mohegansun.com
new date!! Friday, November 29 9 pm Black-Eyed Sally’s Hartford CT 350 Asylum Street 860.278.7427 Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez continue their tradition of Thanksgiving Friday’s Beehive Blowout at the Capital Region’s “Home Of The Blues”….throw the leftover turkey in the ‘fridge and come on down for Sally’s great cookin’, plus the Beehive Thanksgiving Hip-Shake on Sally’s big, big dance floor! Log on to www.blackeyedsallys.com for more info
new date!! Friday, December 20 9 pm (early show) SECOND ANNUAL BEEHIVE HOLIDAY BLOW-OUT..Cafe Nine New Haven CT 250 State St. (corner of Crown)….watch for more details! www.cafenine.com