Blues Year Eve for Monday Night series

Nov 28, 2018
Regina Bonelli

Rockland — The weekly Monday Night Blues series will conclude for the year Dec. 10 with the annual Blues Year Eve party of fancy dress and dancing. Regina Bonelli and band will play from 7 to 10 p.m. in the upstairs music room of Time Out Pub, 275 Main St. Admission is $10 at the door.

Inspired by early blues and R&B legends of the 1960s and ‘70s, New York Blues Hall Of Famer soul-blues diva Bonelli began singing and playing piano at age 5. Ten years later, after picking up a guitar, she was out on the scene in New York City, performing her original songs at all the clubs. As the years went by, she had two children and raised them on her own … life and love gave her more than enough inspiration to sing the blues.

Brooklyn-based Bonelli is a powerhouse vocalist whose band is a top-notch unit that delivers an authentic, gritty blues and soul sound. Their latest album, “Love Letter,” melds blues and R&B anew. Doors will open an hour before show time.

Tickets are on sale now for the annual New Year’s Eve blues party Monday night, Dec. 31, at the nearby Trade Winds Motor Inn. Mississippi’s Tullie Brae Band will fuel the dance party, which begins at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $139 plus tax per couple, which includes room, dance party, favors, champagne toast, use of the pool and hot tub and continental breakfast; $30/$50 per couple for just the dance party. Space is limited; contact Paul Benjamin at 596-6055 or bluesman@midcoast.com.

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