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Next up....Annual Meeting
With the Ozark Blues Society annual meeting about a week and a half away, we would like to highlight the importance of membership. You must hold a current membership in Ozark Blues Society (OBS) in order to participate in our annual meeting and board elections. Memberships start at $15 a year.  Your membership funds go to support a broad range of programs and events that OBS offers to keep a focus on
the great American art form known as the blues. Please read on below
and consider joining us for the
annual meeting on March 7, 2017. And remember there is still time to renew your membership so you can vote at the 2017 annual meeting and board elections.
Don't miss the article below on our most recent outreach event. Our Blues in the Schools event in Fayetteville was amazing!
  Finally, always remember you can let me know if you have any ideas, comments or additions to the newsletter. Just send them to me anytime at:
~Sandy McCann
Fayetteville Schools
2017
Blues in the Schools
This week we once more presented Blues in the Schools to the entire 7th Grade in Fayetteville Public Schools. This year the band doing our presentation was a slightly downsized version of the current lineup of the Brick Fields Band.



Our morning started early at Woodland Junior High School where all 350 students attended the event held in the gymnasium during the first period of the day.  We love to get the kids involved so were excited Rachel's daughters, Sally and Riley and their friends, come forward to assist the group in learning about call and response.

After a mid-day break we set up at Ramay Junior High for three 45 minute long programs each for groups of about 100 of the school's 7th graders.
The response of students as well as teachers was wonderful again this year. We have already been asked to come back next year!
For more information about Ozark Blues Society's Blues in the Schools please email  Sandy
To learn more about the efforts to share blues with new audiences worldwide, visit THE BLUES FOUNDATION/BLUES IN THE SCHOOLS
Board Elections
Annual Meeting
Coming 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 
2/24-3/04
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.

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2.24
  • Crescent City Combo and Dr. NOLA and the Soulshakers for Happy Hour at Georges Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Third Coast Percussion at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville
  • Michael Tisdale at Dickson Street Pub
  • The Taylors at Bike Rack Brewing in Bentonville
  • Photosphere at Two25 Wine Gallery in Bentonville
  • Jay Yetes at Fred's Hickory Inn in Bentonville
2.25
  • MVP Jazz Quartet at the Starr Theater/WAC in Fayetteville
  • 90 lb Wrench at The Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • Beth and Dave Tessier at Two25 Wine Gallery in Bentonville
  • Route 358 at Ramo d' Olivo in Bentonville
  • The Downtown Livewires for The Mayor's Ball in Eureka Springs
  • Honeyjack at Warren's Rec Room in Alma
3.01

  • Brick Fields Blues Therapy at Bears Place in Fayetteville
  • Copelin Bates at JJ's Grill and Chill in Fayetteville
3.03
  • Uncrowned Kings and Jim Mills for Happy Hour at Georges Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • The Taylors at Two25 Wine Gallery in Bentonville
3.04
  • Blue Muse Jazz at Two25 Wine Gallery in Bentonville
  • Tony Alvarez at Ramo d' Olivo in Bentonville
  • Thr Lark and the Loon at Bike Rack Brewing in Bentonville
Mark Your Calendar
  • 3/10 Roy Clark at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • 3/12 Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes and the Louisiana Sunspots for Buffalo River Concerts at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • 3/17 Ghost Town Blues Band at Warren's Rec Room in Alma
  • 3/18 Boston Mountain Playboys at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • 3/25 Howie Day at The Founders Room in Alma
  • 4/1 WellRed Comedy Tour at Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
In this issue:  2/24/2017
Next up....Annual Meeting
Fayetteville Schools2017Blues in the Schools
Board ElectionsAnnual MeetingComing soon!
Music Calendar 2/24-3/04
On this day in Blues History February 24
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
 February 24

 
Today’s show features music performed by B.B. King
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/s/sonnyterry211910.html
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: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/s/sonnyterry211910.html
This Week's Quote
 
"There's a sadness to all kinds of music if you want to hear it. There's also happiness to it if you want to hear it."

I was always singing the way I felt, and maybe I didn't exactly know it, but I just didn't like the way things were down there-in Mississippi.
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/m/muddy
 B. B. King
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
LINK
 
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! Ozarkbluessociety.org
 
 


 


 
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
 
http://www.songwritingcompetition.com./
 


 
 

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

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