Ponderosa Stomp #5 - May 8th, 9th and 10th, 2006

Fifth Annual Ponderosa Stomp

May 8th, 9th and 10th, 2006, at the Gibson Factory, Memphis Tennessee
Three-day music festival will benefit New Orleans musicians victimized by hurricane Katrina. Proceeds to go to the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic and Musicares.

From 5 P.M. till 2 A.M Nightly, Admission $40 per Night
Celebrating the Unsung Heroes of the Blues, Soul, Rockabilly, Garage, Swamp Pop and New Orleans R&B

Artists slated to play include:
Clarence "Frogman" Henry, Joe Clay, Jay Chevalier, Rebirth Brass Band, Willie Tee, Eddie Bo, Al "Carnival Time" Johnson, Rockie Charles, Tammy Lynn, Alvis Wayne, Warren Storm, Lazy Lester, The Bad Roads, Barbara Lynn, Roy Head, Lil Buck Sinegal, Archie Bell, Scotty Moore, DJ Fontana, Sonny Burgess, Hayden Thompson, Ace Cannon, Hi Rhythm Section, Travis Wammack, Willie Cobbs, Kenny Brown, The Bo Keys, The Nightcaps, Kenny & the Kasuals, ? & the Mysterians, Lady Bo, Billy Boy Arnold, Jody Williams, Deke Dickerson & the Eccofonics, Johnny Jones, Chick Willis, Little Freddie King, James Blood Ulmer, Betty Harris, Dale Hawkins, Dennis Coffey, William Bell, Fillmore Slim, The Tennessee Three featuring W.S. Holland and Bob Wootten, Wiley and the Checkmates, Syl Johnson, Herb Remington, and The Fabulous Wailers, Bobby Patterson, The Climates, Carl Mann, Rayburn Anthony, Big George Brock, Henry Gray, Matt Lucas, The Rockabilly Country Band, Sleepy Labeef, Arch Hall JR and Jumpin Gene Simmons. More to come . . . .

Sponsors onboard for the event include Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Gibson Guitars, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, JAS JazzAspen Snowmass, North American Folk Music and Dance Alliance and The Blues Foundation.

Tickets for the Fifth Annual Ponderosa Stomp are still available. All tickets are $40 per night and are general admission - re-entry is allowed.

Advance tickets are available online through our partner Buyolympia.com. Tickets will be available at the door the night of the show.

The Gibson Factory, Memphis
The annual New Orleans roots music romp that draws music fans from all over the world, will find a temporary home in Memphis in 2006. The festival will take place May 9 & May 10 at the city's multi-level Gibson Factory.

Hotel Accommodations
Special discount rate for Ponderosa Stomp attendees at Wyndham Garden hotel, 300 N Second St, Memphis, TN. Rooms for 5/7,8,9,and 10 are $150 per night inclusive of all taxes.

To make reservation call hotel 901-525-1800 and tell then you are attending the Ponderosa Stomp. To get the special rate, rooms have to be booked by 4/2.


2006 Blues Music Awards
The night after the Stomp, go see the 2006 Blues Music Awards is set for May 11, 2006 at the Cook Convention Center in downtown Memphis. More info.

Complete and up to date details are listed at


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