Czech Village Blues announces Toronzo Cannon as the 2018 headliner. Toronzo Cannon has battled his way to the top of the ultra-competitive Windy City blues scene, has played multiple tours in Europe, and delivered roof-raising performances around the United States. For more information about this exciting act, please visit

The middle act features #1 Billboard blues artist, Anthony Gomes. Anthony is a triple threat guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. His high-energy shows and dynamic stage presence make him one of the top draws on the rock and blues circuit today. Read more at

Opening the show will be local favorite, Charlie Morgan and the Bone Crushers featuring Tommy “T-Bone” Giblin.

The third annual Czech Village Blues will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019 in the Czech Village neighborhood of Cedar Rapids. In year two, Czech Village Blues raised over $37,000 in its effort with Friends of Czech Village to reestablish the Riverside Roundhouse, and with the Linn County Blues Society to support its programs and charitable organizations. Lead sponsorsfor 2019 are New Leader Manufacturing and Cedar Ridge Winery and Distillery.

“The third time’s a charm. We have another fabulous line up for a great cause,” Michelle Bell, President, Friends of Czech Village.

“This triple bill is shaping up to be the biggest and best Czech Village Blues to date!” David Antin, President, Linn County Blues Society.

Friends of Czech Village is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for and reconstructing the Riverside Roundhouse building in the Czech Village neighborhood. Once rebuilt, this high-quality facility will be a venue for farmer’s markets, recreational activities, festivals, social occasions, and more. For additional information, please visit

The Linn County Blues Society is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, promotion and perpetuation of Blues music in Eastern Iowa, as well as to provide charitable contributions to other community organizations.  For more information, please visit

Sponsorships for Czech Village Blues are available. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Mark Rowell at 319.560.2253 or