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Movin' Movin' Movin' Keep those Doggies Movin'
Unbelievably we are less than a week away from the second month of 2017 and it feels like so many things have already been happening! Moving from one project to the next feels like the norm! The Road to Memphis Fundraiser last weekend was a wonderful success and we sincerely thank everyone who supported OBS and ultimately supported the acts we sponsor as they make their way to Memphis NEXT WEEK for the International Blues Challenge.
(You can follow all the action in Memphis HERE)
Coming up in February we have Blues in the Schools events in Farmington and Fayetteville and then March 7 we hold our annual meeting and board position elections.  It's a great time to get involved! Why not check on your membership status and renew if needed to be ready to join us for the annual meeting and to be able to vote? We would love to have you join us on "the trail" as we move toward sharing the blues throughout Northwest Arkansas.

  And remember you can let me know if you have any ideas, comments or additions to the calendar. Just send them to me anytime at:
~Sandy McCann
Buffalo Boogie
Buffalo River Watershed Alliance
Why not break out your dancin' shoes and BOOGIE DOWN for a great cause. Read on for more about why your support is needed (and appreciated!)

"The Buffalo River Watershed Alliance

(BRWA) is
thrilled that community members and musicians have come together to work and raise funds
for the
 preservation of the Buffalo River.
This event will serve to celebrate the awesome caring community of Northwest Arkansas as well as the Buffalo River. There will be a BRWA information table and letter writing opportunities as well. BRWA works on all fronts which include regulatory, legal, public policy, science, and education. All of these areas are necessary work and often costly. In tandem with these efforts are the people of Arkansas who will  SAVE THE BUFFALO RIVER AGAIN by engaging in public pressure. 

The BRWA was organized by stakeholders living in the Buffalo River watershed but its supporters span the state and region. We operate without a paid staff and depend entirely on countless volunteer hours provided by our board members and many supporters. The BRWA was created to help preserve and protect the scenic beauty and pristine water quality of the Buffalo National River by opposing and preventing the construction and operation of industrial confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) within the Buffalo River Watershed."
For more information and details of the BRWA outreach and efforts visit them on FACEBOOK  

Becoming an official supporter is free, VISIT:
Coming Up Soon!

The Ozark Blues Society will hold it's annual meeting on March 7, 2017 from 6-8pm at Foghorns in Springdale. Elections will be held for the officer positions of President and Treasurer.  Officers serve for two year terms. To be included in this meeting (and to vote)
you must be a member of Ozark Blues Society so this might be a good time
to check if your membership is
current. Go HERE to sign up or update your membership.
A committee was formed at the January meeting to identify and nominate potential candidates for the board positions up for election.  For
more information or to present a
potential candidate, please click below to email:
Music Calendar 
Please enjoy the following listings comprised of bands, venues, and/or organizations supportive of Ozark Blues Society. Always check with individual venues for event details and schedule changes.

  • Bel Airs and Jim Mills for happy hour at Georges Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Reeves Brothers with Johnny Dale Roberts at Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • SoNA at Crystal Bridges in Bentonville
  • Jon Dooly at Fred's Hickory Inn in Bentonville
  • Rick at Ramo d' Olivo in Bentonville
  • Melody Pond at Bentonville Brewing in Bentonville
  • Jimmy Wayne Garrett and the Liberty Bell Rhythm Band at Mojo's Pints and Pies in Fayetteville
  • School of Rock Winter Show #2 at Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • Strap Jacket Rocks the Meteor at Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • Copelin Bates at JJ's Grill and Chill in Forth Smith
  • Buffalo Boogie at Georges Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Copelin Bates at JJ's Grill and Chill in Bella Vista
  • Copelin Bates at JJ's Grill and Chill in Fayetteville

  • Brick Fields Blues Therapy at Bears Place in Fayetteville
  • International Blues Challenge Quarter-finals on Beale Street in Memphis
  • International Blues Challenge Quarter-finals on Beale Street in Memphis
  • Full House for Happy Hour at Georges Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • The Odds at JJ's Grill and Chill on Dickson in Fayetteville
  • The Taylors at 211 Cafe in in Bentonville
  • Gary Hutchison at JJ's Grill and Chill in Fort Smith
  • International Blues Challenge semi-finals on Beale Street in Memphis
  • Rick at Ramo d' Olivio in Bentonville
  • Photosphere at Bike Rack Brewing in Bentonville
  • International Blues Challenge Finals at the Orpheum Theater in Memphis
Mark Your Calendar
  • 2/10 Samantha Fish at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • 2/11 Stanley Jordan at The Founders Room in Alma
  • 3/10 Roy Clark at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
In this issue:  1/27/2017
Movin' Movin' Movin' Keep those Doggies Movin'
THIS SUNDAYBuffalo BoogieBuffalo River Watershed AllianceFundraiser
Coming Up Soon!
Music Calendar 1/27-2/04
On this day in Blues History January 27
This Week's Quote
Blues Education Supporters
Check Out these regular local radio programs
Get Involved with the Ozark Blues Society

Links You Can Use

On this day
in Blues History
 January 27

Today’s show features music performed by Louis Armstrong and Otis Redding
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
“All music is folk music. I ain't never heard a horse sing a song.”

 Louis Armstrong
Blues Education Supporters
Thanks to the following for their support of blues education.

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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