Big Joe Maher, one of the national acts to perform at BB's Lawnside BBQ for the Big Joe Turner Birthday Bash, stands and speaks into a microphone he holds in his left hand as he raises his right hand above his head.
Myra Taylor sits in a wheelchair as Tim Whitmer sits behind her, Kim Park stands behind Tim Whitmer with his hands on Tim's shoulders, Carl Bender stands behind Kim Park and James Albright, James Albright sits to the left of Kim Park and Jürgen Welge sits at the piano beside Tim Whitmer at Unity Temple on the Plaza. All are smiling at the photographer.
Bill Dye stands behind the drum set and smiles over his right shoulder at the photographer as he holds an electric guitar. He stands beside the drummer, John Hobbs, who is wearing a drum-themed shirt and smiling at the photographer. An unidentified guitarist stands to the left of the drum set holding a guitar and looking at the photographer. An unidentified man with his eyes closed stands behind the guitarist. John Paul Drum stands in front of the drum set and the unidentified guitarist, smiling, holding an amplified harmonica and wearing a harmonica belt and a bandana around his neck at B. B.'s Lawnside BBQ.
The blues band, Cobalt Project, including Brandon Hudspeth, closing his eyes and playing the guitar, Jan Faircloth, playing the drums, Sue Stubbs, closing her eyes and singing into a microphone, and Paul Greenlease looking to his left and playing the guitar at the Grand Emporium.
Myra Taylor sits on a chair on the deck at Californos while Millie Edwards, Geneva Price, and Lori Tucker sit on high top chairs. Bill Maness and Jurgen Welge stand behind the women. There are microphones in the foreground. Everyone is smiling at the camera.
Pearl Thuston Brown sits in the audience wearing a fur hat and clapping her hands at the Mutual Musicians Foundation building listening to Toni Oliver sing as a band back her up at the Jay McShann Wake. Raymond "Cowboy" Jones on drums.
Grand Marquis during the Big Joe Turner Birthday Bash at BB's Lawnside BBQ: Bryan Redmond, wearing a zoot suit and holding a tenor saxophone stands next to Ben Ruth who is smiling and holding his hands in a hug around the neck of a string bass. Lisa McKenzie's serious face is visible behind the string bass. Chad Boydston kneels in front of the band, smiling, wearing a fedora, and holding a trumpet. Sammy Nicolier stands next to Lisa holding a guitar.
The blues band, Cobalt Project Band, which includes: Branden Hudspeth, Sue Stubbs, Jan Faircloth, Paul Greenlease. Standing inside the Grand Emporium. Brandon Hudspeth looking down. Jan Faircloth smiling directly at the camera. Paul Greenlease staring solemnly at the photographer. Sue Stubbs, standing in front, arms spread wide, big grin, wearing overalls.