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Transitions are often a challenge.  If any of you besides me had friends or family (or yourself) flying on Delta Airlines early this week you joined me in participating in a difficult situation when after a power outage at their flight operations center in Atlanta the computers didn't ALL transition to backup mode. With online flight information pretty much unavailable and phone wait times for customer service exceeding 4-6 hours...well it was frustrating! For my traveling family members it turned out well enough. After having to re-book twice as delays kept building, they ended up reaching their destination about an hour and a half late. The good news was that they ended up re-booked on flights that involved leaving from XNA (rather than KC) that they initially didn't book because they were
not in their budget. So a flurry of activity on Tuesday, but all was
well when the day ended. Hope everyone's week went just as well.

Again this week's calendar is full of live music opportunities. I still would appreciate help as we round out the 2016 patio season in making sure the calendar is complete. If I am missing YOUR information...or that of your favorite band or 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
Blues Challenge
Registration Is Open
It's Time!
Registration for the 2016 Ozark Blues Society Blues Blues Challenge is now open on our website

On the website under the "2016 Blues Challenge" menu tab you will find all the current information about the competition. Do remember that at least one member of each act must be a current member of Ozark Blues Society in order to register for the Blues Challenge.
The challenge will be held Wednesday, October 19th from 6 to 11:30.  The board of Ozark Blues Society is looking forward to another great Blues Challenge this year!
News Alert!
Ozark Blues Society recently received a grant from Puffin Foundation LTD to help fund our education program –Blues in the Schools. Please check out this great organization at:  Then stay tuned to learn more about our program when
School starts back this fall!
Music Calendar 
  • Merle Haggard Tribute and Rick Hancock and Bulletproof for Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Kelly Road at Joses in Springdale
  • Vince Turner at Foghorns on 15th in Fayetteville
  • KALO and Jeff Kearney at Smoke and Barrel in Fayetteville
  • Chric Cameron Band at JJ's Grill and Chill in Fayetteville
  • Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs at the AMP in Rogers
  • Keith NIcholson at Levis Gastrolounge in Rogers
  • Guitar Shorty and Leslie Serrano at Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • Roger Thomas at Ramo d' Olivio in Bentonville
  • Jimmy Garrett Band at Rowdy Beaver in Eureka Springs
  • Leslie Serrano Band at JJ's Grill and Chill in Fayetteville
  • Jeff Stephenson Band with Isayah at Kingfish in Fayetteville
  • Brenda Baskin at Bear's Place in Fayetteville
  • Red Ambition at Joses in Springdale
  • The O'Jays at the AMP in Rogers
  • Keith Nicholson Trio at JJ's Grill and Chill in Bella Vista
  • Blew Reed and the Flatheads, Jesse Dean, and Joe Giles and the Homewreckers at Rowdy Beaver in Eureka Springs
  • Robert Tepper at The Founders Room in Alma
  • Claudia Burson Trio at Copelands Famous New Orleans Restaurant in Rogers
  • The Silvershakers for Free Concert at The Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks in Fayetteville
  • Joe Giles and the Homewreckers at Jose's in Springdale
  • Blues Therapy with Brick Fields at Bears Place in Fayetteville
  • Open Mic at Foghorns in Fayetteville
  • Darren Ray at Joses in Fayetteville
  • Isayah Duo at Kingfish in Fayetteville
  • Laural Canyon Raiders for Notes at Night at Blu Fresh Fish Market in Bentonville
  • Coverblind at Bentonville Brewing Company in Bentonville
  • Full House and Oscie for Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Blew Reed and the Flatheads at Kingfish in Fayetteville
  • Overhead Doors at Joses in Springdale
  • Keith Nicholson for Live Music Friday in Bentonville
  • Ruckus at Joses in Springdale
  • Trilogy at Two25 Gallery in Bentonville
  • Left of Center at Warren's Rec Room in Alma
  • Richard Burnett Duo at Rowdy Beaver in Eureka Springs
 Mark Your Calendar
  • 09/16 Founders Night featuring Mark O'Conner at The Founders Room in Alma
  • 09/26 Coco Montoya at The Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • 10/19 Ozark Blues Society Blues Challenge
In this issue:  8/12/2016
Blues ChallengeRegistration Is Open
News Alert!
Music Calendar 8/12-8/20
On this day in Blues History August 12
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
 August 12

Today’s show features music performed by Sonny Boy Williamson II and Buddy Guy
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
“I've never missed a gig yet. Music makes people happy, and that's why I go on doing it - I like to see everybody smile.”
Buddy Guy

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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