$20 in advance

$25 at the door

A Sacred Night of Music
Celebrating Living Organ Donors

A Concert to Benefit the

Henry Ford Transplant Institute

Monday, June 11, 2018     5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Thornetta Davis

Detroit Queen of the Blues

Calvin Cooke and Friends

of the Slide Brothers

Bob and April Monteleone

Parliament room

Otus Supply

345 E. 9 Mile Road, Ferndale, MIchigan

Junior and Sugar have kept the Blues alive for decades.  On June 11, the Blues will pay it forward.

Last year, Robert Jr. Whitall, the publisher of Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine and friend of the Ann Arbor Blues Festival found himself in need of a kidney.  Fortunately for him, his wife Sugar was a match and she donated her kidney to him in August 2017.


They had A LOT of help along the way, before and after the surgery . . .

Calvin Cooke - Slide Brother and sacred steel maestro was also saved by Henry Ford Transplant Institute when his wife Grace donated her kidney to him. Calvin & Robert talk weekly.

Thornetta Davis - Longtime friend & Detroit's very own Blues Queen.  Thornetta’s sister is on the Henry Ford transplant list. 

Bob Monteleone and April Monteleone stepped forward to take care of Junior and Sugar pre- and post-transplant surgery despite having very busy family lives with two young boys - Coltrane & Miles (who is in on the autism spectrum).

These great friends will gather on June 11 at the Parliament Room at one of the hottest night spots in SE Michigan, the Parliament Room at Otus Supply, to perform a benefit concert for the Henry Ford Transplant Institute's Living Organ Donor program.  Join us in celebration of all those who have donated an organ to save the life of a loved one and help the Henry Ford Transplant Institute continue its important mission.

All proceeds will benefit the Henry Ford Transplant Institute. 

Presented By

The Ann Arbor Blues Festival

Big city Rhythm & Blues Magazine

Henry Ford Transplant Institute

with thanks to

Parliament room


Otus Supply