The Blue LLama is Bringing New Orleans Swing to Raise Money for Jim Toy Community Center

. June 25, 2020.
Image courtesy of the Blue LLama Jazz Club

[Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to reflect the reschedule date for this event.]

The Blue LLama Jazz Club is partnering with Jim Toy Community Center (JTCC) for a special Pride event. Enjoy a fun filled night with live music by the talented Matthew Ball. This benefit will take place on Sunday, July 5 at 6pm. You can participate either in-person or through live streaming, giving everyone a chance to enjoy some great music for a great cause.

Enjoy a night full of inclusivity and equality by enjoying the pianist and vocalist, Matthew Ball. Ball brings his signature New Orleans swing sound to the Blue LLama stage. 

The Blue LLama has previously worked with the JTCC last year during Ann Arbor Pride, supporting the JTCC’s mission to create an inclusive community where people of diverse sexual orientation and gender identities are visible and live together in equality, respect, and happiness. This year, the Blue LLama wants to keep the tradition going by donating what would be cover charges to the JTCC.

The JTCC is a resource center that provides information, education, social events, and advocacy by and for the Queer and Ally community in the Washtenaw County area. This amazing community center was established by Jim Toy, the first publicly “out” man in Michigan. Toy established the first campus center in history that is devoted to the support of sexual minority group members.

Although the Blue LLama does not have a mandatory cover charge, patrons will be able to provide an optional cover if they’d like. All optional cover proceeds will be donated to JTCC in celebration of Pride Month.

This event will be on Sunday, July 5 at 6pm. To enjoy the concert in person, visit here to make reservations. The Blue LLama will be streaming the concert on Facebook, YouTube, and on the Blue LLama Jazz Club website.

The Blue LLama Jazz Club. 314 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. 734-372-3200.

Jim Toy Community Center. 319 Braun Ct, Ann Arbor. 734-995-9867.


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