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Saturday, February 23 9 pm THE TURNING POINT Piermont, NY 468 Piermont Avenue 845.359.1089 -Advance Tix $20 GET TIX HERE Christine Ohlman & Montez Boys make a return appearance at this showcase performance space that is rich in history and renowned 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
Friday March 15 10:30 pm (1 show only) HILL COUNTRY BARBECUE NYC 30 W. 26th St. 212.255.4544 TIX $12
Join the Beehive Queen & the Montez Boys as they premier at this NYC alt-roots n’ barbecue hang. Named “Best BBQ in New York by NY Mag and Time Out NY, this long-running NYC staple honors the tradition of mixing great food and great music. Rock on with the Queen! Tix $12 More info at: www.hillcountryny.com
New date!! Fri. March 22 9-11 pm (doors 8 pm) Rockers in Recovery (RIR) All-Star Band at Revolution Live- Ft. Lauderdale, FL 100 SW 3rd Ave. (1 more band to be announced.) The Beehive Queen joins her RIR bandmates (Ricky Byrd, Liberty DeVitto, Mark Stein, Kasim Sulton & Richie Supa) in a special concert evening. Tickets on sale soon. Call 954.826.4920 for more information.
Saturday, March 30 9 pm Black-Eyed Sally’s Hartford CT 350 Asylum Street 860.278.7427 Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez kick off their 2013 season at Hartford’s Home Of The Blues. Sally’s is one of the Beehive Queen’s favorite places to rock, with its big, big dance floor and fine, fine Southern cooking from the kitchen, all night long… Log on to www.blackeyedsallys.com for more info.
New date!! Sun. April 14 6 pm (early show!!) Christine guests on “Parker Wheeler and Friends: Sunday Blues Party” THE GROG, NEWBURYPORT, MA 13 Middle St. 978.465.8008 Come rock with The Beehive Queen for Patriots Day Weekend as she joins her running partners Cliff Goodwin, Wolf Ginandes and more in a fabulous blues-rockin’ band led by Mr. Wheeler, the harp-wielding host with the most. The dance floor will be packed from the first beat, and the place is always jammed with the best kind of party folk…so come early, get a seat, and get down in the Beehive Patriots Day groove! More info, menu and directions at www.thegrog.com
Fri. April 19 8 pm Caffe Lena Saratoga Springs NY 47 Phila St. 518.583.0022 The Beehive Queen will rock this lovely room, rich in history. More details to follow. CALL 1.800.838.3006 FOR TIX, or log on to www.caffelena.org and follow the tix links (advance tix available late Feb.)
Sat. April 20 7:30 pm Next Stage Arts Project Putney VT 5 Kimball Hill 802.387.8500 More details follow…Christine is delighted to be returning to this historic performance space! More info soon at www.nextstagearts.org
DATE CHANGE (formerly March 16)!! Friday, April 26 9 pm (doors 7 pm) VIOLET JAM at Stardust Plaza @The Verve Crowne Plaza Natick, MA 1360 Worcester St. 508.416.1364 (21+older) ORDER ADVANCE TIX HERE Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez get down, Beehive-style, at this extremely rockin’ monthly concert event. Violet Jam is known as “A Rock n’Pop Cocktail Party”. Tix @ $15 include complimentary mixers & munchies (cash bar & premium drinks also available).
For more info and reservations: www.violetjam.com
New date!! Sat. April 27 9 pm stage time (7 pm Doors& opener…more details to follow) Puck Live – 1 Printer’s Alley Doylestown, PA 215.348.9000 Advance TIx $15 Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez return to this long-running Philly-area nightspot on a Spring evening…and the Beehive Queen will throw down! Come on out for the B-Queen hipshake, Philly-style…There’s great food from the Puck kitchen, too!!! Watch for tix link to be posted soon. More info and menu at www.pucklive.com
ON THE HORIZON….
watch for more detalls!! Wed, May 1 Christine guests at The Ponderosa Stomp’s birthday celebration for the New Orleans Musicians Clinic…new Orleans, LA
watch for more details!! Thurs, May 2 8 pm “Down On The Bayou IV” at Tipitina’s New Orleans, LA to benefit the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic Join the Beehive Queen as she guests and co-emcees this start-studded event during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. More details soon!
New date!! Friday, May 3 8 pm (one show only) ROCKERS IN RECOVERY BAND AT THE CUTTING ROOM NYC 44 E. 32nd St. ( bet. Park and Madison) 212.691.1900 The Beehive Queen joins her NYC running partners Ricky Byrd, Liberty DeVitto, Mark Stein, Kasim Sulton and Richie Supa in a return to NYC’s “Musicians’ Living Room”. The Cutting Room is newly-relocated, fabulously renovated, and THE place for music..so come and rock and celebrate with RIR! Tix link to be posted soon… log on to www.thecuttingroomnyc.com for more info on the venue!
New date!! Sunday, May 5 5 pm Join Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez for “5/5 @5″ THE BREAD BOX THEATER 220 Valley St. Willimantic, CT (St. Paul’s Episcopal Church) 860.429.4220 . Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez are proud to be part of the Spring 2013 schedule at this venue dedicated to collecting food and revenue for the Covenant Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry. The sanctuary of St. Paul’s has been transformed into a hundred-seat theater with beautiful stained glass and a superb sound system. All proceeds of this volunteer program go to the charity. Enjoy a very special semi-acoustic early-evening with The Beehive Queen for a very, very good cause!!! Tix will go on sale in late February. Log on for more info and to watch for ticket link: www.breadboxfolk.org
More details coming! Sat. May 25 (fest runs all day) THE THIRD ANNUAL ROCKERS IN RECOVERY MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT AND PICNIC…FREE FEST… Deerfield Beach, FL-Quiet Waters Park 401 S. Powderline Rd. Watch for more details about the RIR All-Star Band (featuring Christine Ohlman, Ricky Byrd, Liberty Devitto, Kasim Sulton and Mark Stein)’s return to The Sunshine State to kick off the Hip-Shakin’ Florida Summer of ‘13 !!!! 4 more bands to be announced. Join us at this FREE fest….More info at: 954.826.4920
New date!! Sat. June 1 8 pm (note earlier show time!-doors 7 pm) THE KNICKERBOCKER CAFE Westerly RI 35 Railroad Ave. 401.596.4225 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.
New date!! 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
New date!! Sat. June 8 7:30 pm 1794 MEETINGHOUSE New Salem, MA 26 South Main Street 978.544.5200 2013 Season Opener!!! 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! As he did last year, soul brother supreme Mitch Chakour will sit in on keys!!! Admission $15/children under 12 Free. TIx link posted in early Spring! Log on to www.1794meetinghouse.org for more info
New date!! Sat. June 29 6 pm THE MYSTIC BLUES FESTIVAL Mystic Shipyard Stage 100 Essex St. Mystic, CT Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez rock the main stage at the premier outing of this brand-new 3-day fest. Watch for more details, ticket link, etc….
New date!! Saturday, July 13 9 pm (one show only) BRIDGE STREET LIVE 41 Bridge St. Collinsville, CT 860.693.9762 The Beehive Queen returns to this Northern-CT concert room with great sight lines and a fab dinner menu. Tix link and more info coming soon! Log on to www.41bridgestreet.com
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. Watch for more details……
New date!! Saturday, October 27 8 pm (doors at 7:30) 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 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) 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 evening’s party the icing on the cake!!! Tix $17 advance/$20 day of. Directions and more info about IMA at www.ima.org
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“Tough, tender, thoughtful and sassy– R-E-A-L, as Sam Phillips was wont to say.”- Peter Guralnick, Award-Winning Author and Musicologist (Last Train To Memphis, Sweet Soul Music)
MAINSTREAM RECORDS COMP RELEASED IN THE UK…The Wrongh Black Bag was Christine & brother Vic Steffens’ “baby” garage band. This cool comp on Ace Records UK features “I Dont Know Why,” the B-side of The Bag’s only 45. The Amboy Dukes were the kings of Mainstream, and the Wrongh Black Bag was the “teen-dream” band. Amazon Link Here
LIVE HIVE…The first-ever concert DVD by Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez ..available NOW on Amazon. “[Ohlman] is a visual feast. If you haven’t seen a live performance, you’ve missed half the show. With this video, you get a front-row seat”- Kay Cordtz, Elmore Magazine, Jan. 2012.
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