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Friday the 13th
 
So....it's a Friday....it's the 13th day of October...any superstitious folks out there expecting anything other than a great end of the week? Here's to hoping no matter how your week went, no additional maladies will come upon you today. It is starting to feel like fall weather and patio season is wrapping up very quickly so be sure and get out and enjoy when the weather smiles down...no matter the date!
News this week is on the final countdown for registration for our local Blues Challenge. We are certain to have a full night of competition so don't miss the link below for pre-purchasing your tickets. The other competition highlighted below is for the Blues Foundation's Blues Music Awards submission process. Once
again check out the article below for information and links. If you missed it last week, check out the article on our recent Blues in the Schools event.
And of course, don't forget to keep up
on great local and regional music events by way of our weekly calendar below.
As always you can always drop me a
note and let me know of upcoming shows and events as well as ideas of what you would like to see in this Newsletter. 
Email me anytime at:
~Sandy McCann
Northwest Arkansas
Blues Challenge
Tickets NOW on sale!
Take advantage of discounts on advanced ticket purchases. $10 in advance/$12 at the door. Also limited VIP table seating tickets are
available for $15 each.
to get yours today!
 
 
Registration
ENDS Saturday
Ozark Blues Society
Blues Challenge
This regional competition is run under the umbrella of our affiliate status with the Blues Foundation. OBS uses the same format and scoring used at the International Blues Challenge held in Memphis in January. If you are a blues band or a solo or duo blues act living within 250 miles of Bentonville Arkansas and would like to compete in the IBC in January, this regional contest is a first step to make that happen. Only winners from the various regional competitions may go on to the semi-finals in Memphis.
Read on below or visit our website for all the information
 
 
The 2017 Ozark Blues Society
Blues Challenge will be held on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville, Arkansas. This regional competition is designed to be a preliminary round for bands and solo/duo artists wishing to compete in the January 2018 International Blues Challenge held in Memphis 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.
Bringing Blues
to
Fayetteville Schools
Once again Ozark Blues Society had the honor of being invited to partner with Owl Creek School for their annual Books, Blues, and BBQ event. We want to thank teacher Shannan Travis for the invite and Principal Brandon Craft for his school's warm welcome! OBS also wishes to thank Jimmy Wayne Garrett and his band, Liberty Bell, for their love of sharing blues with young people and their families!
 


 
Ready to Take it to the Next Level?
Blues Music Awards Submission Process
This month's edition of the Blues Foundation's E-News included a reminder about the ongoing BMA submission process for recorded music. This contest is a level beyond the Best Self-Produced CD competition, however it also is open to all artists. Interested?
Read on for the official Blues Foundation information:
All Blues Musicians are invited to submit their recording(s) for consideration for a 2018 Blues Music Award. Music released between November 1, 2016 and October 31, 2017 is eligible. The submission process officially closes on October 24, 2017. You do not have to have your CDs already manufactured in order to fill out a submission form to submit your music. However, music must arrive in The Blues Foundation offices within two weeks of submission or of album release, whichever comes first, but no later than October 24, 2017. Music which does not arrive within the appropriate time deadlines, may be subject to increased registration fees.

Link to Registration: Blues Music Award Submission
Music Calendar 
10/13- 10/21
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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10.13
  • The Cate Brothers for Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Steve Dimmitt at JJ's Grill and Chill in Fayetteville
  • Toby Pantall Jazz at Ramo d' Olivo in Bentonville
  • Tony Alvarez at Two25 in Bentonville
10.14
  • Chris Cameron Band at Mojo's Pints and Pies in Fayetteville
  • Roby Pantall Jazz at Sassafras Winery in Fayetteville
  • Masterworks I: Tchaikovsky 5 with SoNA at the WAC in Fayetteville
  • Jimmy Wayne Garrett at Emma Avenue Bar and Tap in Springdale
  • AMP Fest at the AMP in Rogers
  • Steve Dimmitt at JJ's Grill and Chill in Rogers
  • The Downtown Livewires at Fred's Hickory Inn in Bentonville
  • Pettis and Pounds at the Meteor Guitar Center in Bentonville
  • Caleb Martin at Ramo d' Olivo in Bentonville
10.15
  • Michael Tisdale Duo at Rowdy Beaver in Eureka Springs
  • Jimmy Wayne Garrett at 1886 Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs
10.17
  • Ozark Regional Songwriters Association October Showcase at Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
10.18
  • Brickfields Blues Therapy at Bear's Place in Fayetteville
10.19
  • Isayah's Allstars at Kingfish in Fayetteville
  • Scalehouse Blues at Two25 Wine Gallery in Bentonville
  • Jimmy Wayne Garrett and the Liberty Bell Band at the Cathouse in Eureka Springs
10.20
  •  Earl and Them and the Odds for Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Blues Muse at Two25 Wine Gallery in Bentonville
  • Jeff Horton Band at Legends in Jane Missouri
  • Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley at Founders Room in Alma
10.21
  • Night Train and The Pool Boys at The Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • Fretts Folly at Ramo d' Olivo in Bentonvillle
  • Dave and Beth Tessier at Two25 Wine Gallery in Bentonville
  • Jeff Horton Band at Legends Saloon in Eureka Springs
 
Mark Your Calendar
  • 10/27 Ozark Blues Society Blues Challenge at Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • 10/28 Eli Cook at Founders Room in Alma
  • 11/03 Kip Attaway and Jed Clampit at Sunrise Stage in Fayetteville
  • 11/7 Dana Cooper at Sunrise Stage in Fayetteville
  • 11/11 Hits and Grins at Founders Room in Alma
  • 12/7 Trout Fishing in America at Sunrise Stage in Fayetteville
In this issue:  10/13/2017
Friday the 13th
Northwest Arkansas Blues Challenge Tickets NOW on sale!
RegistrationENDS SaturdayOzark Blues SocietyBlues Challenge
Bringing Blues to Fayetteville Schools
Ready to Take it to the Next Level?Blues Music Awards Submission Process
Music Calendar 10/13- 10/21
On this day in Blues History October 12
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
 October 12

Today’s show features music performed by Muddy Waters and Nappy Brown
**Note: Bluesland has not updated to 10/13 as of this writing. Listen link below may link to updated page.
This Week's Quote
 
 
" My grandmother, she say I shouldn't be playing. I should go to church. Fially, I say I'm going do this, I'm going do it. And she got where she didn't bother me about it."
My grandmother, she say I shouldn't be playing. I should go to church. Fially, I say I'm going do this, I'm going do it. And she got where she didn't bother me about it.
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/m/muddywater196681.html
My grandmother, she say I shouldn't be playing. I should go to church. Fially, I say I'm going do this, I'm going do it. And she got where she didn't bother me about it.
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/m/muddywater196681.htm"
 Muddy Waters
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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