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All Aboard the San Diego Blues Club Caravan

Tax season is nearly over -- what better way to celebrate than with the inaugural San Diego Blues Club Caravan?



    All Aboard the San Diego Blues Club Caravan
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    Tomcat Courtney takes part in the inaugural San Diego Blues Club Caravan on April 18.

    I don’t have to tell you how stressful tax season is. Thankfully, it will be over on Monday and you can finally let loose. And what better way to blow off steam than on a tour of the best blues venues in San Diego?

    On Tuesday from 7-11 p.m., KSDS (aka Jazz 88.3) inaugurates the San Diego Blues Club Caravan. The concept? For just $15 in advance or $20 the night of, you can hop on special buses that take you around the city to San Diego’s premier blues venues.

    Admission to all of the clubs -- plus unlimited transportation - are both included in that very affordable ticket price. The buses will stop every 15 minutes, and you can stay as long, or as little, as you want at any of the venues before hopping on a bus and heading to the next one.

    No need to feel obligated to eat or drink, either, as there are no club minimums! But, of course, feel free if you wanna.

    Last summer, more than 800 people joined the inaugural San Diego Jazz Club Caravan, and this year is on pace to exceed those numbers. Call 619-388-3301 to make your reservation and save 25 percent off of the admission price. They'll send out your tickets with a route map at the end of the week. Click here for more information.

    Participating performers, venues and KSDS hosts are below.

    Bourré Southern Bistro

    6523 University Ave.

    San Diego, CA 92115

    Performer: Lenny "Fuzzy" Rankins

    Host: Ron Dhanifu

    Café Bar Europa

    873 Turquoise Ave.

    San Diego, CA 92109

    Performer: Tomcat Courtney

    Host: Jim McInnes

    The Handlery Hotel

    950 Hotel Circle North

    San Diego, CA 92018

    Performer: The Derringers

    Host: Janine Harty

    The Lafayette Hotel

    2222 El Cajon Blvd.

    San Diego, CA 92104

    Performer: Blue Diamond Special

    Host: J. Otis Williams

    Tio Leo's

    5302 Napa St.

    San Diego, CA 92110

    Performer: Sue Palmer

    Host: Claudia Russell

    Seven Grand

    3054 University Ave.

    San Diego, CA 92014

    Performers: Shane Hall, 7-10 p.m.; The Gabriel Sundy Trio, 10 p.m.-midnight

    Host: Drew Miller

    Rutger Rosenborg was a Stanford neuroscientist before he formed Ed Ghost Tucker. He now plays in the Lulls and makes music on his own when he's not writing. Follow his updates on Facebook or contact him directly.