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Heat of the Moment
First thought when someone says "heat of the moment" is something tense happened between two people...but I am using those words to describe the end of July temperatures so maybe it should really me "the moment of heat!"  As we head in to a couple weeks with little rain predicted and daily highs just over 90 degrees it solves one problem but creates another.  No need to dodge rain which means no need to cancel scheduled outdoor events, but the heat becomes a challenge for those participating.  Everyone be safe and stay hydrated...and be sure and tip your servers
and if appropriate the band. They work really hard in the soaring heat to make the
event enjoyable for all!
Next week I will be away but I hope to put out the regular weekly edition. And as always you can drop me a note and let me know what you want to see in this Newsletter. So, hit me up!
Email me anytime at:
~Sandy McCann
Next Week!
Blues Jam
Ozark Blues Society is excited to be partnering with the Jeff Horton Band and Legends in Jane Missouri to promote the twice monthly blues jam Jeff's band holds there.  Members of the OBS board of directors and hopefully many of YOU will be there to jam and/or cheer on those participating. It looks to be a fun time for all! OBS memberships and stylish new merchandise will also be available.
If you would like more information check in with Jeff at his band page:
Ozark Blues Society
Blues Challenge
Registration will open in early August. Watch this newsletter for more information
The 2017 Ozark Blues Society
Blues Challenge will be held on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville. This regional competition is designed to be a preliminary round for bands and solo/duo artists wishing to compete in the 2018 International Blues Challenge held in Memphis in January by the Blues Foundation. The regional competitions are held by blues societies affiliated with the foundation and are open to all blues acts within a 250 mile radius of each affiliate. So mark your calendars and watch this newsletter for updates.  Also please visit our website for more information:
2017 International Songwriting Competition
Local artists, don't overlook this contest!  Last week Liz Lottmann shared:
"the ISC is a really good thing! I have been
in the Top 100 and Top 25 in previous years, and it really ramps up the airplay and
dividends I get each year."
As Ozark Blues Society again this year partners with the International Song Writing Competition, we are excited to be able to bring news of this opportunity to our readers.
The International Songwriting Competition organization shared the following with OBS:
"Now in its 17th year, ISC is one of the largest and most respected songwriting competitions in the world. Prizes include over $150,000 in cash and merchandise, including a $25,000 cash to the Grand Prize winner. Past winners include: Vance Joy; Gotye; Bastille; The Band Perry; Kimbra; Passenger; Kasey Chambers; Passenger; Lindsey Stirling; Kate Miller-Heidke; Gregory Porter; King Charles; Gin Wigmore; Andrew Bird; Tommy Castro; For King & Country; Omar Sosa; and more."  
Music Calendar 
7/14- 7/22
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.

  • Oreo Blue and Bill Dollar and Loose Change for Happy Hour at Georges Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Charliehorse at Kingfish Bar in Fayetteville
  • Jesse Dean at Core Public House in Springdale
  • Photoshere at Pedalers Pub in Bentonville
  • TJ Landcaster at Ramo d' Olivo in Bentonville
  • Dr NOLA and the Soul Shakers at JJ's Grill and Chill on Dickson in Fayetteville
  • Steve Dimmitt at JJ's Grill and Chill in Fayetteville
  • Buddy Shute and the Motivators at The Red Door in Tontitown
  • Hank Williams Jr at the AMP in Rogers
  • Sweet Jam Music Festival at Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • Weatherfolk at Ramo d' Olivo in Bentonville
  • The Downtown Livewires at Basin Spring Park in Eureka Springs
  • Jeff Horton Birthday Jam at Legends in Jane MO
  • Chris Barrick Group at The Founders Room in Alma
  • Sky City at the Fayetteville Public Library in Fayetteville
  • Copelin Bates at JJ's in Fayetteville
  • NWA Music on the Move at Bentonville High School in Bentonville
  • Richard Burnett at JJ's Grill and Chill in Bella Vista
  • Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton at the AMP in Rogers
  • Copelin Bates at JJ's Grill and Chill in Bella Vista
  • Richard Burnett at JJ's Grill and Chill in Fort Smith
  • Brick Fields Blues Therapy at Bears Place in Fayetteville
  • Buffalo Gals at Bike Rack Brewing in Bentonville
  • Isayah's Allstars at Kingfish in Fayetteville
  • Blues Jam with OBS and Jeff Horton at Legends in Jane MIssouri
  • Ultra Suede and Flashback for Happy Hour at Georges Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Melody Pond at Bike Rack Brewing in Bentonville
  • Nick Nash at Ramo d' Olivo in Bentonville
  • Slaid Cleaves at Sunrise Stage in Fayetteville
  • The Downtown Livewires at Fred's Hickory Inn in Bentonville
  • Tony Alvarez at Ramo d' Olivo in Bentonville
  • Oreo Blue at Warren's Rec Room in Alma
Mark Your Calendar

  • 7/29 Lisa Henry with Claudia Burson Quartet at Sunrise Stage in Fayetteville
  • 8/4 Little Tommy and the Bourbon Street Travelers at The Founder's Room in Alma
  • 8/12 Donnie Baker at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • 8/19 Chris Cameron at the Founder's Room in Alma
In this issue:  7/14/2017
Heat of the Moment
Next Week!Blues Jam
NEW UPDATE2017 Ozark Blues SocietyBlues Challenge
2017 International Songwriting Competition
Music Calendar 7/14- 7/22
On this day in Blues History July 14
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
 July 14

Today’s show features music performed
by Jack Kelly and
B.B. King

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
"Blues is a tonic for whatever ails you. I could play the blues and not be blue anymore."
 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
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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