Thursday, June 13 marks one month out from North Liberty Blues & BBQ presented by Veridian Credit Union. Event fans, sponsors and volunteers are invited to drop by Reds Alehouse’s patio between 5-7 p.m. for a celebration featuring The Tanya English Band!

Attendees will have the chance to visit with Blues & BBQ committee members and other guests, sign up for a volunteer shift and win door prizes. Volunteers of the July festival (those already on our list and those who sign up at the patio party) will score a half-price drink ticket that can be redeemed at Reds that night or any other night. Shifts are available online.

Happy hour (2 for 1 drinks!) runs until 6 p.m., and then pre-party attendees will have access to $3 Big Grove taps until 7 p.m.

The Tanya English Band plays classic and contemporary blues from the woman’s point of view. Kickin’ it old school with a few little twists. The Tanya English Band started out at the George’s Buffet Monday Night All Stars gigs. After several years of showing up to sing a few tunes, Miss Tanya decided to create a band with husband Ed on bass. They’ll feature Sam Price on guitar, Sean Seaton on keys, and Paul Cunliffe on drums.

Join the Patio Pre-Party for Blues & BBQ on Facebook.