Single Admission (Bill Sims, Jr. Concert: Friday, July 14th, 7:30)


Please join us for an intimate concert of original music by internationally acclaimed bluesman Bill Sims, Jr.  A portion of the proceeds from the concert will benefit the Antique Boat Museum's educational program for kids. In addition to the musical performance, the evening will mark the opening of "The Water Series," an art exhibit by Natalia Zukerman. Natalia is also a musician and will be performing her original songs at The Golden Cleat on August 11th. 
In lieu of a paper ticket, present your e-receipt at the door via your smartphone or simply provide ID and we can verify your paid entry fee. You can also purchase tickets with a credit card over the phone (917-544-9455) or in person at our retail store (534 Riverside Drive). We expect this concert to sell out quickly.
Doors open at 7:00, concert begins at 7:30. Light refreshments will be served, sponsored by Taste 1000 Islands. 
Born into and raised by a sharecropping family in rural Georgia, vocalist and multi- instrumentalist Bill Sims Jr. is an internationally respected master of the blues. He began playing piano at age four and by fourteen he was playing professionally in a rhythm and blues group. A Warner Bros. recording artist, Mr. Sims is also an accomplished musical director and has lent his talents to many theater and film productions in New York and the United States. His film credits include Lackawanna Blues, Miss Ruby's House, American Gangster, and the recent Cadillac Records. He was also the subject of a critically acclaimed PBS documentary, An American Love Story, in 1999. He is a member of the Grammy-nominated Heritage Blues Orchestra. Mr. Sims currently lives in NYC where he mentors a new generation of blues and roots musicians.

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