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Flooded with....
Looks like another deluge weekend is upon us.  And just when everyone has been looking forward to getting out after last week's flooding.  With all the proms plus various outdoor activities such as the 6th Annual Dickson Street Pup Crawl supporting the Fayetteville Animal Shelter happening this weekend let's hope the weather man has it wrong this time!  If not hang on to your umbrellas and get out and have fun between raindrops.   
Check out the articles below to keep updated on all the special events in NWA and beyond.

And don't forget...I am still looking for newsletter input. If you have some cool blues news...a great story about a neat event...a review of a favorite band or album...or some aspect of blues history you find fascinating,  here's your opportunity! Drop me a note and let me know what you want to share. (Sandy's E-mail)

If you don't feel you want the "full" responsibility then send me a link to something you feel readers would enjoy reading in the newsletter and I will put an article together for you.  Please do remember that OBS reserves the right to edit articles for space. So, hit me up!
Email me anytime at:
~Sandy McCann
Next Weekend!
Flying Signs
Gospel Brunch

Benefit for 7Hills Shelter
Join your favorite local blues and gospel artists for not only some great music, but also a chance to support local homeless in our community. Flying Signs Gospel Brunch benefiting 7 Hills Homeless shelter of Northwest Arkansas is being presented by Ozark Mountain Records. Read on for all the info.
When: Sunday, May 7, 2017
Where: George's Majestic Lounge 1-3 pm
 
Music by The Flying Signs which inludes: Isayah Warford, Brick Fields, John Davies and Diane Rudolph with special guest, singer/ songwriter/ speaker  "SOME GUY NAMED ROBB" 
 
Brunch: George's will be serving Mimosa's and Bloody Mary's.Suzie's Nibbles will be serving brunch. (menu to be announced)
 
$5 suggested Donations at the door
For reserved tables, call: (479) 527-6618
 
New NWA Blues Jam
Come on out and join your friends for a bi-weekly Open Mic Blues Jam at Legend's Restaurant, Bar, and Nightlife in Jane, Missouri. Only 5 minutes north of Bella Vista on I-49 or 20 minutes north of the Promenade in Rogers! Our next jam is April 27th! Come check it out and jam/support the BLUES with us!
Eureka Springs
Blues Weekend
The annual Eureka Springs Blues Weekend will be June 15 – 18, 2017, and is a fundraiser for the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, along with several other area charities. 
The Ozark Blues Society greatly appreciates our partnership with ESBW.  The Band
and Solo/Duo winners of our annual
Blues Challenge receive a coveted slot
on the festival’s Main Stage as part of their prize packages. 
find out when The Sister Lucille Band and Jackie B & Me will be performing.
 
Also, volunteers are needed to ensure a successful event!!  Please visit www.eurekaspringsblues.com/volunteer to support the festival.  
 
Rule Changes
for Local Blues Challenges
Please Note the following rule change:
Each act wishing to compete MUST enter the local/regional affiliate sponsored competition GEOGRAPHICALLY CLOSEST to their listed home location FIRST before they may enter other regional contests. Failure to follow this rule puts acts at risk being disqualified. Please visit our website www.ozarkbluessociety.org for a chance to review the complete Blues Foundation document or contact OBS Board President Bill Baird for more information. 
Ozark Blues Society of Northwest Arkansas (please use our official Bentonville address for reference)
will hold their 2017 local Blues Challenge in late October.
Music Calendar 
4/28- 5/06
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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4.28
  • Earl and Them and Joe Giles and the Homewreckers for Happy Hour at Georges Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Oran Etkin at the Starr Theater/WAC in Fayetteville
  • Power of Music Festival in 8 venues in Bentonville
  • Jimmy Wayne Garrett and the Liberty Bell Rhythm Band at Chelsea's in Eureka Springs
  • Cas Haley at The Founders Room in Alma
4.29
  • Buddy Shute and the Motivators at Bear's Place in Fayetteville
  • 6th Annual Dickson Street Pup Crawl
  • Ocie Fisher at JJ's Grill and Chill in Rogers
  • Power of Music Festival in 8 venues in Bentonville
  • The Time Burners at Bike Rack Brewing in Bentonville
  • Tony Alvarez at Ramo d' Olivo in Bentonville
  • Jimmy Wayne Garrett and the Liberty Bell Rhythm Band at the Cathouse Lounge in Eureka Springs
4.30
  • Northwest Arkansas Jazz All-Stars at the WAC in Fayetteville
  • The Baskins at Terra Studios in Fayetteville
5.01
  • Copelin Bates at JJ's Grill and Chill in Bella Vista
  • Richard Burnett at JJ's Grill and Chill in Fort Smith
5.02
  • Richard Burnett at JJ's Grill and Chill on Dickson in Fayetteville
  • Joe Giles and the Homewreckers at Joses in Springdale
5.03

  • Brick Fields Blues Therapy at Bears Place in Fayetteville
5.04
  • Jim Mills at JJ's Grill and Chill in Bella Vista
5.05
  • Nace Brothers for Happy Hour at Georges Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Joe Giles and the Homewreckers at Jose's in Tontitown
  • Ron Stratton at Two25 Gallery in Bentonville
5.06
  • Bush and She Wants Revenge at The AMP in Rogers
  • Squearl Jam at Blu Fish in Bentonville
  • Weatherfolk at Ramo d' Olivo in Bentonville
Mark Your Calendar
  • 5/7 Flying Signs Gospel Brunch/Benefit at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • 5/13 Lucious Spiller Band at The Founders Room in Alma
  • 5/27 Victor Wainwright at Warren's Rec Room in Alma
In this issue:  4/28/2017
Flooded with....
Next Weekend!Flying Signs Gospel Brunch Benefit for 7Hills Shelter
New NWA Blues Jam
Eureka Springs Blues Weekend
Rule Changes for Local Blues Challenges
Music Calendar 4/28- 5/06
On this day in Blues History April 28
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
 April 28

 
Today’s show features music performed by Paul Robeson
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
 
"I do not hesitate one second to state clearly and unmistakably: I belong to the American resistance movement which fights against American imperialism, just as the resistance movement fought against Hitler."

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
 Paul Robeson
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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