Description: It will be an evening of celebration and music history in the making as various artist gather to celebrate and pay tributes on the 70th birthday of the Mississippi Blues singing legend Bobby G aka Robert Gray. The Bobby G 70th birthday celebration will be held Saturday March 1, 2014, 6 pm, at The Infinity Lounge front hall located at 5050 Jackman Rd. Hosted by Toledo’s own legendary national jazz singer Ramona Collins. The event will include musical performances, live band and a DJ, soul food buffet with dancing and a special performance by the honoree. Blues guitarist and singer Aayan Naim was asked to perform a tribute and his reply was “I would love to. He is a great source of inspiration to the rest of us.” Joining Ramona and Aayan will be a variety of blues, country, neo soul and jazz artists.
Bobby started singing in the Mississippi Delta. He came to Toledo in early 60s and continued to hone his craft with various groups, mainly Retus Boykins and Creation of Soul, The Duval Overton Group, Big Boyz Bluz Band, The Jeff Williams Group, The Jamm Band and Curtis Jr/ Midnight Rockers and various other bands. Bobby has performed all over Northwestern Ohio and Lower Michigan, Bahamas, Mississippi including performances at Toledo’s African American Festival and private parties.
Bobby G is known for his energetic performances and powerful vocals and true Mississippi blues style influenced by the Chicago Blues style. Tickets are on sale for $20.00 at the following locations… Jacks Menswear 3414 Dorr St: Henry’s Jewelers 4949 Dorr St.: The Infinity Lounge 5050 Jackman Rd: If you need more information and/or tickets contact Dorothy Gray @ 4192602209.