Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Blues jam with the 1-4-5s - 8pm
1316 E 3rd St
Bloomington, IN 47401
812.339.3460
Price: free!

I get to play the blues with the 1-4-5s!  

Past Dates

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Jacobs School of Music
Silent film demo for music class - 6:30pm
Bloomington, IN 47401
United States

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Jason DJ's on WFHB's Blue Monday - 9pm-11pm
Bloomington, IN 47402
(812)-323-1200
Price: free!

I'm the DJ on the long-running WFHB radio show, Blue Monday!  I'll spin classic and contemporary blues -- listen here http://wfhb.org/listen! 

Saturday, November 9th, 2019

Monroe County History Center
VLF Trio on WFHB's Saturday's Child - 11am - noon
202 E 6th St
Bloomington, IN 47401
United States
Price: free!

A rare chance to see one of Bloomington’s exciting new musical groups! The VLF Trio mixes up funk, soul, blues, and reggae into an instrumental groove stew. Bloomington’s John Valdez has drummed in Our Town’s best jazz, funk, and soul bands -- plus is a regular performer in Cardinal Stage musical extravaganzas. Funk-master Park Law studied bass with Victor Wooten and has toured extensively in rock and soul bands.  Guitarist Jason Fickel has performed with Jason & Ginger, the WFHB Firehouse Rounders, and has provided live guitar accompaniment for silent films at the IU Cinema.  As the VLF Trio they bring it all together for a dynamic array of originals – sometimes serving as groovy backdrops for Fickel’s vexing monologues -- plus tunes by the Georges (Gershwin, Boy, Michael), Morganfield, Meters, Marley, and more!

Join the fun next Saturday, Nov. 9th, when The VLF Trio performs on Saturday’s Child, WFHB’s long-running live-music radio show, from 11 to Noon. You can listen at home, on your radio or online, or come on down to the Monroe County History Center, where you can be part of a live audience while enjoying complimentary coffee, juice and bagels. This is a swell opportunity to catch the Trio in an-ages venue during daylight hours!

*Saturday, November 9, 11am – Noon
*Monroe County History Center, 202 E 6th St, Bloomington, IN 47408
*Free coffee, juice, and bagels (not available online!)
*Listen: 98.1 or 91.3 FM in Bloomington or WFHB.org/listen online

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Jason DJ's on WFHB's Blue Monday - 9pm-11pm
Bloomington, IN 47402
(812)-323-1200
Price: free!

I'm the DJ on the long-running WFHB radio show, Blue Monday!  I'll spin classic and contemporary blues -- listen here http://wfhb.org/listen! 

 

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Jason DJ's on WFHB's Blue Monday - 9pm-11pm
Bloomington, IN 47402
(812)-323-1200
Price: free!

I'm the DJ on the long-running WFHB radio show, Blue Monday!  I'll spin classic and contemporary blues -- listen here http://wfhb.org/listen! 

 

Saturday, September 7th, 2019

McCormick's Creek State Park Blues Festival
Blues Festival with the 1-4-5s - 2-3pm
250 McCormick Creek Park Rd
Spencer, IN 47460
United States

McCormick's Creek State Park Blues Festival with the 1-4-5's!

Sunday, August 25th, 2019

WFHB Firehouse Follies - 4-6pm
122 S. Walnut Street
Bloomington, IN 47404
(812) 334-3100
Price: $15 / 2 for $10

This will be an epic Firehouse Follies -- I'm a Firehouse Rounder!!

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Jason DJ's on WFHB's Blue Monday - 9pm-11pm
Bloomington, IN 47402
(812)-323-1200
Price: free!

I'm the DJ on the long-running WFHB radio show, Blue Monday!  I'll spin classic and contemporary blues -- listen here http://wfhb.org/listen! 

 

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Blues Jam with Doc Malone and the Blues Cruzers - 8pm
1316 E 3rd St
Bloomington, IN 47401
812.339.3460
Price: free!

Come on out to the Blues Jam!  I'm in the host band!  Then join us onstage for a great time!

Monday, July 29th, 2019

Jason DJ's on WFHB's Blue Monday - 9pm-11pm
Bloomington, IN 47402
(812)-323-1200
Price: free!

I'm the DJ on the long-running WFHB radio show, Blue Monday!  I'll spin classic and contemporary blues -- listen here http://wfhb.org/listen! 

 

Sunday, July 28th, 2019

Lotus Firebay
We Can’t Stay Silent Benefit Concert for Project Corazon - 6pm-9pm
105 S. Rogers St.
Bloomington, IN 47401
United States
Price: $25 suggested donation

ome to the Lotus Firebay to hear Busman’s Holiday, the Jason Fickel Trio and Travis Puntarelli and Fallyn Mcleod and raise money for Project Corazon (https://www.lawyersforgoodgovernment.org/project-corazon) to help migrants at the border.

Rachel Jones will emcee.

Tickets are a $25 suggested minimum donation to Project Corazon, Lawyers for Good Government.
Purchase tickets and/or make a donation here: https://www.facebook.com/donate/450659272390371/

Libations from the Bloomington Brewing Company, Switchyard Brewing Company and Friendly Beast Cider Company. La Poblano food truck will be parked nearby.

There will be a raffle to win a one hour tour and goat hang out time for six at the Goat Conspiracy Farm.

Many thanks to Meitus, Gelbert, Rose LLP, CMS Corporation, Bloomington Brewing Company, Switchyard Brewing Company and Friendly Beast Cider Company for their generous donations. We welcome donations from other local businesses as well.

A donor has pledged to match all money raised at this event up to $5,000. So, your $25 ticket will actually generate $50 for Project Corazon.
Purchase tickets and/or make a donation to be matched:
1) via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/donate/450659272390371/
2) in advance (just let us know we will find a way to get tix your way)
3) at the door
checks should be made to Lawyers for Good Government - Project Corazon.

This was set up as a private event but if you click on the invite button, you can share and invite your friends!
ome to the Lotus Firebay to hear Busman’s Holiday, the Jason Fickel Trio and Travis Puntarelli and Fallyn Mcleod and raise money for Project Corazon (https://www.lawyersforgoodgovernment.org/project-corazon) to help migrants at the border.

Rachel Jones will emcee.

Tickets are a $25 suggested minimum donation to Project Corazon, Lawyers for Good Government.
Purchase tickets and/or make a donation here: https://www.facebook.com/donate/450659272390371/

Libations from the Bloomington Brewing Company, Switchyard Brewing Company and Friendly Beast Cider Company. La Poblano food truck will be parked nearby.

There will be a raffle to win a one hour tour and goat hang out time for six at the Goat Conspiracy Farm.

Many thanks to Meitus, Gelbert, Rose LLP, CMS Corporation, Bloomington Brewing Company, Switchyard Brewing Company and Friendly Beast Cider Company for their generous donations. We welcome donations from other local businesses as well.


Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Blues jam with the 1-4-5s - 8pm
1316 E 3rd St
Bloomington, IN 47401
812.339.3460
Price: free!

I get to play the blues with the 1-4-5s!  

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

VLF Trio at the Writer's Guild Spoken Word Series - 7-9pm
1316 E 3rd St
Bloomington, IN 47401
812.339.3460
Price: $5 suggested donation

Great event: I'm with the VLF Trio! 

JASON FICKEL’s amusing and vexing monologues have found a groovy new backdrop: The VLF Trio. The trio mixes up funk, soul, blues, and reggae into a dynamite instrumental stew. Bloomington’s John Valdez has drummed in our town’s best jazz, funk, and soul bands -- plus he's a regular performer in Cardinal Stage musical extravaganzas. Funk-master Park Law studied bass with Victor Wooten and has toured extensively in rock and soul bands. Guitarist Fickel performs with Jason & Ginger, the WFHB Firehouse Rounders, and has provided live guitar accompaniment for silent films (Dreyer, Morrison, Hoyt) at the IU Cinema. As the VLF Trio they bring it all together for a dynamic array of originals plus tunes by the Georges (Gershwin, Boy, Michael), Morganfield, Meters, Marley, and more!

Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

WFHB Firehouse Follies - 4-6pm
122 S. Walnut Street
Bloomington, IN 47404
(812) 334-3100
Price: $15 / 2 for $10

This will be an epic Firehouse Follies -- I'm a Firehouse Rounder!!

Friday, May 31st, 2019

Bloomington Food Truck Friday
VLF Trio at Bloomington Food Truck Friday - 7-9pm
642 N Madison
Bloomington, IN 47401
United States
Price: Free as a bird now

VLF Trio at the Bloomington Food Truck Friday !!  The trio mixes up funk, soul, blues, and reggae into a dynamite instrumental stew. Bloomington’s John Valdez has drummed in our town’s best jazz, funk, and soul bands -- plus he's a regular performer in Cardinal Stage musical extravaganzas. Funk-master Park Law studied bass with Victor Wooten and has toured extensively in rock and soul bands. Guitarist Fickel performs with Jason & Ginger, the WFHB Firehouse Rounders, and has provided live guitar accompaniment for silent films (Dreyer, Morrison, Hoyt) at the IU Cinema. As the VLF Trio they bring it all together for a dynamic array of originals plus tunes by the Georges (Gershwin, Boy, Michael), Morganfield, Meters, Marley, and more!

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

Blues Jam with Doc Malone and the Blues Cruzers - 8-11pm
1316 E 3rd St
Bloomington, IN 47401
812.339.3460
Price: free

Come on out to the Blues Jam!  I'm in the host band!  Then join us onstage for a great time!

Monday, May 13th, 2019

Jason DJs on WFHB's Blue Monday - 8-11pm
Bloomington, IN 47402
(812)-323-1200
Price: free

I'm the DJ on the long-running WFHB radio show, Blue Monday!  I'll spin classic and contemporary blues -- listen here http://wfhb.org/listen! 

Friday, April 19th, 2019

Porthole Inn
An evening with the 1-4-5s - 8-11pm
8939 E South Shore Dr
Unionville, IN
Price: free

I get to play blues with the 1-4-5s!  Always a great time at the Port Hole!  Great food and drinks and dancing!

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

WFHB Firehouse Follies presents Jason & Ginger & Friends - 7-9pm
1316 E 3rd St
Bloomington, IN 47401
812.339.3460
Price: free, donations encouraged

The Unusual Suspects and WFHB Firehouse Follies Present a Bear's Third Wednesday show, an evening of fine music and the blues with Jason Fickel, Ginger Curry, and Friends. Jason & Ginger will perform a set of originals and then have special guests (VLF Trio + Michael King) for the second set!  Free, donations encouraged. 21+. Great drinks and food, too!

Monday, April 8th, 2019

WFHB
Jason DJ on WFHB's Blue Monday - 9-11pm
1108 E. University St.
Bloomington, Indiana 47401
United States
Price: free

I'm the DJ on the long-running WFHB radio show, Blue Monday!  I'll spin classic and contemporary blues -- listen here http://wfhb.org/listen! 

 

Saturday, April 6th, 2019

Brown County Inn
An evening with the 1-4-5s - 8:30pm
51 IN-46
Nashville, IN 47448
Price: free

I get to play with the 1-4-5s! A rocking good time!!

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Porthole Inn
Blues Jam with Doc Malone and the Blues Cruzers - 8-11pm
8939 E South Shore Dr
Unionville, IN
Price: free

Come on out to the Blues Jam!  I'm in the host band!  Then join us onstage for a great time!

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

The Blockhouse Bar
VLF Trio - 7:30pm
205 S College Ave
Bloomington, IN 47404
Price: $5 suggested donation

The VLF Trio mixes up funk, soul, blues, and reggae into an instrumental groove stew.  Bloomington’s John Valdez has drummed in our town’s best jazz, funk, and soul bands -- plus is a regular performer in Cardinal Stage musical extravaganzas. Funk-master Park Law studied bass with Victor Wooten and has toured extensively in rock and soul bands.  Guitarist Jason Fickel performs with Jason & Ginger, the WFHB Firehouse Rounders, and has provided live guitar accompaniment for silent films (Dreyer, Morrison, Hoyt) at the IU Cinema.  As the VLF Trio they bring it all together for a dynamic array of originals plus tunes by the Georges (Gershwin, Boy, Michael), Morganfield, Meters, Marley, and more!

Monday, March 18th, 2019

WFHB
Jason DJ on WFHB's Blue Monday - 9-11pm
Bloomington, in
Price: free

I'm the DJ on the long-running WFHB radio show, Blue Monday!  I'll spin classic and contemporary blues -- listen here http://wfhb.org/listen! 

 

Sunday, March 10th, 2019

Firehouse Follies - 4-6pm
122 S. Walnut Street
Bloomington, IN 47404
(812) 334-3100

Jason is a Firehouse Rounder!  A live radio show full of comedy and music.  Come on down to the Auditorium or listen on WFHB.org!!

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

Salute to the Women of the Blues - 2pm
777 Front St.
Lisle, IL

Jason and Ginger perform our annual Salute to the Women of the Blues!!

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Fickel + Friends - 6-9pm
424 Walnut St
Bloomington, IN 47401
Price: $5

An evening of music and comedy with the VLF Trio, Shanda Sung and Shuzo Hamada!  

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Jason DJ on WFHB's Blue Monday - 9-11pm
Bloomington, IN 47402
(812)-323-1200

This year marks the 35th anniversary of "Somethin Gotta Be Arranged," a film about Rhode Island country-blues guitarist Paul Geremia, created as a student project by Geoff Adams. I recently interviewed Geoff about the film and it was the featured segment of a recent edition of WFHB's Blue Monday... more

Friday, October 19th, 2018

Indiana University Cinema
Live Guitar Accompaniment for "The Lost World (1925)" - 7pm
1213 E 7th St
Bloomington, IN 47401
United States
Price: $8

Jason provides live guitar accompaniment for the 1925 silent classic -- the Lost World

 

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Jason DJ on WFHB's Blue Monday - 9-11pm
Bloomington, IN 47402
(812)-323-1200
Price: Free!

I'm the DJ on the long-running WFHB radio show, Blue Monday!  I'll spin classic and contemporary blues -- listen here http://wfhb.org/listen! 

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

The Pavilion Music Series
Jason sits in with The 1-4-5s! - 5pm
104 W Main St.
Nashville, IN 47448
Price: Free!

Jason sits in with the 1-4-5s! 

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Fickel + Friends: Music + Comedy - 6-9pm
424 Walnut St
Bloomington, IN 47401
Price: $5

An evening of live music and stand-up comedy! Up first, the debut of folk-rockers Kings in Crimson (Michael King & family). Next: comedian Jon Hancuff ! Lastly 2 sets of music with the Jason Fickel Band (Dan Deckard, Park Law, Steve Selka & Michael King). All ages, great food & drinks, $5 cover.

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Jason DJs on WFHB's Blue Monday! - 9pm - 11pm
Bloomington, IN 47402
(812)-323-1200
Price: Free!

I'm the DJ on the long-running WFHB radio show, Blue Monday!  I'll spin classic and contemporary blues -- listen here http://wfhb.org/listen! 

Saturday, September 8th, 2018

McCormicks Creek State Park
CANCELLED due to bad weather! Jason sits in with The 1-4-5s! - 2pm-3pm
250 McCormick's Creek Park Road
Spencer, IN
Price: Free! / park entrance fee may apply

Jason sits in for a blues fest at a wonderful Indiana State Park!

Saturday, September 8th, 2018

Bloomington Community Farmers Market
CANCELLED due to bad weather! Jason & Ginger at The Market! - 9am-10:30am
Morton St
Bloomington, IN 47401
United States
Price: Free!

Jason & Ginger return to the market!!

Saturday, September 1st, 2018

Metamora Old Time Music Festival
Jason & Ginger return to Metamora - 5pm
Metamora, IN 47401
United States
Price: Free!

Jason & Ginger back in Metamora!!

Sunday, August 26th, 2018

IVY TECH JOHN WALDRON ARTS CENTER WHIKEHEART AUDITORIUM
Jason & Ginger at The Firehouse Follies - 4-6pm
122 S. Walnut Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
United States
Price: $15 each of 2 for $10

We're excited about another great Follies: it's a live radio theatre variety extravaganza!  Jason plays guitar in the Firehouse Rounders and Ginger is one of the renowned Gospel GurlZ. Come on down the Waldron or listen online at WFHB.org!! 

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Peoples Park
Jason sits in with The 1-4-5s! - 4:30 - 6pm
Dunn & Kirkwood
Bloomington, IN 47401
United States
Price: Free!

Jason sits in with the 1-4-5s, a fabulous blues band!!

Saturday, August 11th, 2018

Live Accompaniment for "Buried and Breaking Away" - 3pm
1213 E 7th St
Bloomington, IN 47401
United States
Price: Free, but ticketed

Director Bill Morrison is scheduled to be present for the premiere of his short film, "Buried and Breaking Away" with live guitar accompaniment from Jason Fickel. "Buried and Breaking Away" demonstrates the effect of Bloomington, Indiana’s elements on one of its favorite cinematic progenies. Plus, Morrison's "Dawson City: Frozen Time" will be screened as well.  This special event is part of Visible Evidence XXV

 

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Jason & Ginger: A Food Pantry Benefit - 7:30pm
102 S Main St
Gunnison, CO 81230
United States
Price: $15 / $10 students and seniors

A homegrown-musician returns to Gunnison, to benefit the Gunnison Country Food Pantry. Born and raised in the Gunnison Valley, Jason Fickel returns for a evening of music and fun to Take a Bite Out of Hunger in the Gunnison Valley.

Performing along with musical partner Ginger Curry, Jason & Ginger, “can evoke sweet song styles of long-ago decades and can also drive your bottom and top chakras into blues overdrive with supersoul vocals and hurtmesobad slide guitar.”

Join the Pantry at the Gunnison Arts Center on Wednesday, July 25th at 7pm for an evening of music. Tickets are $15 or $10 for students and seniors. All proceeds go directly to the Gunnison Country Food Pantry. This is a concert fit for the whole family!

For further questions, email director@gunnisonfoodpantry.org or (303) 913-8897.

Friday, July 20th, 2018

Jason sits in with The 1-4-5s! - 8pm
424 Walnut St
Bloomington, IN 47401
Price: $5

Jason sits in with the 1-4=-5s opening for Jack Whittle!

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Jason --> DJ on WFHB's Blue Monday - 9-11pm
Bloomington, IN 47402
(812)-323-1200
Price: Free!

I'm the DJ on the long-running WFHB radio show, Blue Monday!  I'll spin classic and contemporary blues -- listen here http://wfhb.org/listen! 

Monday, June 25th, 2018

Jason DJ on WFHB's Blue Monday - 9-11pm
Bloomington, IN 47402
(812)-323-1200
Price: Free!

I'm the DJ on the long-running WFHB radio show, Blue Monday!  I'll spin classic and contemporary blues -- listen here http://wfhb.org/listen! 

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

The Port Hole Inn
Jason sits in with The 1-4-5s! - 8pm
8939 E South Shore Dr
Unionville, IN 47468
United States

I get to play with the 1-4-5s!! At the legendary Port Hole.  Come on out for great food and drink and blues!! 

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Jason & Ginger & Friends - 6-9pm
424 Walnut St
Bloomington, IN 47401
Price: $5

Jason & Ginger return to the Pub for an evening of good times! Our opening act is Cathy Gutjahr & Dave Cocalis! Then Jason & Ginger & Friends take the stage! Players include Steve Selka, Michael King, Park Law, Dan Deckard, Neal Heidler & Doc Malone! $5 cover, all ages.

Sunday, March 18th, 2018

WFHB Firehouse Follies - 4pm-6pm
122 S. Walnut Street
Bloomington, IN 47404
(812) 334-3100
Price: $10 each or 2 for $15

Another great Follies: it's a live radio theatre variety extravaganza! Jason plays guitar in the Firehouse Rounders.  Come on down the Waldron or listen online at WFHB.org!!

Monday, March 5th, 2018

DJ on WFHB's Blue Monday - 9pm - 11pm (Eastern Time)
Bloomington, IN 47402
(812)-323-1200
Price: free on the air!

I'm the host tonight on WFHB's long-running radio show, Blue Monday!  I'll spin classic and contemporary blues tunes from the studio of WFHB.  Listen in at http://wfhb.org/listen/ !!   Tonight's featured artist: Bessie Smith!

Monday, February 12th, 2018

DJ on WFHB's Blue Monday - 9pm - 11pm
Bloomington, IN 47402
(812)-323-1200
Price: free on the air!

I'm the host tonight on WFHB's long-running radio show, Blue Monday!  I'll spin classic and contemporary blues tunes from the studio of WFHB.  Listen in at http://wfhb.org/listen/ !! 

On this show our featured artist is Chicago Blues legend Jimmy Reed.  Also, I'll play an interview with Hap Channell, who spent his teenage years in Dallas, TX, where he danced to Reed's music and, get this, was present when Jimmy Reed showed up at his teen dance club!

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

The Port Hole Inn
Jason guests with the 1-4-5s - 8pm-11pm
8939 E South Shore Dr
Unionville, IN 47468
Price: no cover

I'm excited to the special guest of the 1-4-5's,  a rockin' good-time blues band!  The Port Hole has great food and drinks and even a dance floor!!  Come check it out!

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Jason & Ginger & Friends - 6-9pm
424 Walnut St
Bloomington, IN 47401
Price: $5

We return to the Pub for an evening of good times!  Our opening act is Andrew & Meredith!  Then Jason & Ginger & Friends take the stage!  $5 cover, all ages. 

Monday, January 15th, 2018

DJ on WFHB's Blue Monday - 9pm - 11pm
Bloomington, IN 47402
(812)-323-1200
Price: free on the air!

I'm the host tonight on WFHB's long-running radio show, Blue Monday!  I'll spin classic and contemporary blues tunes from the studio of WFHB.  Listen in at http://wfhb.org/listen/ !! 

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

The Passion of Joan of Arc @ IU Cinema - 3pm
1213 E 7th St
Bloomington, IN 47406
USA
Price: Free, but ticketed

Jason Fickel provides live accompaniment to Carl Theodor Dreyer's 1928 masterpiece, "La passion de Jeanne d’Arc (The Passion of Joan of Arc)" 

In La passion de Jean d’Arc, Dreyer draws on historical records to depict the vulnerability and strength of the cross-dressing warrior-mystic who led the French to victory against the English during the Hundred Years’ War (1337–1453). Arguably, La passion is as much a study in the moral topography of the human face as it is the epitome of courtroom drama. Its daring cinematography, which speaks eloquently even without dialogue, has been a lasting influence on arthouse and mainstream directors as diverse as Walter Salles, Atom Egoyan, and Michael Mann. Print courtesy of Academy Film Archive. (35mm Presentation)

Monday, October 16th, 2017

DJ of Blue Monday Radio Show - 9pm - 11pm
Bloomington, IN 47402
(812)-323-1200
Price: free on the air!

I'm the host tonight on WFHB's long-running radio show, Blue Monday!  I'll spin classic and contemporary blues tunes from the studio of WFHB.  Listen in at http://wfhb.org/listen/ !! 

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Players Pub Spoken Word Series - 6pm-9pm
424 Walnut St
Bloomington, IN 47401
Price: $5 cover

Sponsored by Writers Guild at Bloomington

A STAGED READING of a new play, PREMIUM TAFT, by TOM TRENT:  A fictional time-traveling comedy about Willam Howard Taft's whistle-stop presidential campaign appearance at the Mitchell Opera House in 1908 ... or maybe '58? / WITH music by Jason Fickel / There will also be an open mic.