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 Hang Time
I think it always hits me about this time of year....that feeling of of where did summer go as we get toward the end of July and August looms. It starts to feel like just hang time till the hustle of school starting back
up hits. Of course one can look ahead to the many events that happen as summer ends.  It generally feels like summer when Bikes Blues and BBQ is in town....but somehow getting from now to then just feels like hang time.  So challenge me....get out for the live music going on weekly....remind me it's still patio weather and enjoy the cool drinks and the hot music. It may be hang time but there is still lots of fun to be had.
As always let me toss out my usual reminder. I harvest my performance information from the various local and regional publications and websites. If I am missing YOUR information...or that of your favorite band of venue, you need to email me! I want this newsletter to offer you the information you, the reader, finds helpful. Also please send any ideas or comments to me anytime at:
~Sandy McCann
Mark Your Calendar
2016 Ozark Blues Society Blues Challenge
As the summer kicks off be assured the Ozark Blues Society Board kicks into gear working behind the scenes to start preparing for our annual fall event, the Ozark Blues Society Blues Challenge. With the date locked down for
October 19, 2016
Georges Majestic Lounge
look for an announcement soon more details including how to enter.
Just in case we have any new readers unsure as to the purpose of this event, it is the competition that is used to select the band and solo/duo acts we will send to Memphis for the International Blues Challenge.  Bands and solo/duo acts who desire to compete in Memphis must win in a local competition sponsored by a blues society that is an affiliate of the Blues Foundation. Each affiliated society is allowed to send one band, one solo or duo, and one youth act.
Seeking Reporter
Lately I have been thinking it would be nice to have a regular news item highlighting local musicians. Please let me know if you would be interested in gathering
information for me to help get
such a column started. A group of questions would be provided so that interviews cover the same information. Reporters will get credited when published. Please email me at for more information. This would be a great way to see your favorite band/musician get the credit they deserve!
Music Calendar 
  • Bel Airs and September's End for Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • The Odds at Mojos Pints and Pies in Fayetteville
  • Another Fine Mess at Jose's in Springdale
  • Bryan Jackson for Live Music Friday at Two25 Gallery in Bentonville
  • Silvershakers at Chelsea's in Eureka Springs
  • Buddy Shute and the Motivators at Bear's Place in Fayetteville
  • Loose Change at Kingfish
  • 3 Speed Chicken at Jose's in Springdale
  • BHS Alumni Sweet Jam Music at Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • Oreo Blue at Warren's Rec Room in Alma
  • Ben Harris and the 4tet at the Fayetteville Public Library in Fayetteville
  • Claudia Burson Trio at Copelands Famous New Orleans Restaurant in Rogers
  • Copelin Bates at Powerhouse in Fayetteville
  • Divas on Fire for Free Concert at Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
  • Left of Center at Jose's in Springdale
  • Blues Therapy with Brick Fields at Bears Place in Fayetteville
  • Open Mic at Foghorns in Fayetteville
  • Darren Ray at Jose's in Springdale
  • Keith Nicholson at JJ's Grill and Chill in Bella Vista
  • Isayah's Allstars at Foghorns in Fayetteville
  • Notes at Night at Ramo d'Olivio in Bentonville
  • Ultra Suede for Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Dawn Cate and The Rhythm Kings at Jose's in Springdale
  • Vince Turner at Foghorn's in Springdale
  • Live Music Friday at Two25 Gallery in Bentonville
  • Tightrope at Rowdy Beaver in Eureka Springs
  • Mojo Trio at Foghorns in Fayetteville
  • Left of Center at Foghorns on 15th Street in Fayetteville
  • Tightrope at Rowdy Beaver in Eureka Springs
  • Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley at The Founders Room in Alma
 Mark Your Calendar
  • 08/12 KALO at Smoke and Barrel in Fayetteville
  • 08/13 Robert Tepper at The Founders Room in Alma
  • 09/16 Founders Night featuring Mark O'Conner at The Founders Room in Alma
In this issue:  7/22/2016
 Hang Time
Mark Your Calendar2016 Ozark Blues Society Blues Challenge
Seeking Reporter
Music Calendar 7/22-7/30
On this day in Blues History July 22
This Week's Quote
Check Out these regular local radio programs
Get Involved with the Ozark Blues Society

Links You Can Use

On this day
in Blues History
 July 22

Today’s show features music performed by Big Joe Williams and Fats Domino
Read more at:
You have to open your mind. I like the ability to express myself in a deep way. It's the closest music to our humanity - it's like a folk music that rises up out of a culture.
Read more at:

This Week's Quote
"A lot of fellows nowadays have a B.A., M.D., or Ph.D. Unfortunately, they don't have a J.O.B."
Fats Domino

Check Out these regular local radio programs

"The Generic Blues Show" hosted by Paul Kelso airs every Friday night at 9pm on KUAF 91.3FM

Rockin' Hog Radio presents "Sunday Morning Blues" from 8am to 10am every Sunday
Get Involved with the Ozark Blues Society

Annual membership levels begin at $15 and give you so much in return, including meeting new friends while enjoying the best blues artists in the area.  
By being a member of The Ozark Blues Society of Northwest Arkansas, you are helping to support the Arts and to preserve the Original American Art Form known as The Blues.
Membership Benefits Include:
Weekly E-newsletter
Opportunities to win tickets to events
VIP seating at events (when available)
Discounts on OBS merchandise
Social networking – meeting other people who also love the blues
Opportunities to volunteer on OBS committees and at events
Ability to attend board meetings and vote on upcoming organizational issues and elections
Visit our Website to renew or join!


Links You
Can Use
Arkansas Music Pavillion
Arkansas Music Works
American Blues News
The Blues Foundation
Blues For A Cause
Blues Festivals Guide
Blues Guitar News
Crystal Bridges
Downtown Bentonville
Eureka Springs Blues Weekend
Free Weekly
George’s Majestic Lounge
Guitar Center
J L Sound & Lighting Productions
National Blues Museum
North AR Jazz Society
NWA Tunedin
Rockin' Hog Radio
Sherry L Speer Photography
The Founders Room
The Walmart Museum
Tom Mowry Photography


Ozark Blues Society of Northwest Arkansas  |  P O Box 2004  |  Bentonville, AR 72712  | 

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