We are over a a week into the year's shortest month. For me as much as I try to keep an eye on the progress of time, February always tries to beat me to the punch. Add into that the roller coaster ride that IS February weather and....well, hold on and enjoy the ride!
This week there are a couple new news items below. One is information about the upcoming annual board meeting and elections and the other is a call out to local bands interested in assisting with Blues in the Schools in the next few weeks.
As I mentioned last week, the blues world is full of news and I am always looking for folks interested in helping take this newsletter to the next level! Email Sandy at the link below for more information.
As always, don't forget to check out the calendar below so you don't miss all the other fun live music events in the area!
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Calling All Artists Interested in
Blues in the Schools
Ozark Blues Society is looking to update our list of local/regional artists who would like to participate in our Blues in the Schools Programs. We have an upcoming need for a band to assist in our annual Fayetteville Public Schools 7th grade outreach. Though it functions as an outreach, this daytime program is a paid activity for the local artists that participate. The 2019 dates have not been set but will likely be scheduled soon and the program will take place in the next few weeks. Ozark Blues Society will assist as needed in the presentation so no experience is required. If your band, or one you
know of, is interested in contributing, please email Sandy McCann
Ozark Blues Society
With our annual meeting fast approaching (watch this newsletter and our website for upcoming announcement of date) Ozark Blues Society board of directors is seeking input from our members in the form of nominations of members and friends who might be interested in joining the board or serving as an officer. Membership is required to officially nominate and vote but if you, or someone you know, is interested, please email LIZ LOTTMANN for more information.
Another year of the International Blues Challenge has been put in the record books. Our Blues Challenge winners represented Northwest Arkansas well, playing their hearts out as they joined over 200 acts from around the world at clubs up and down Beale Street. Though our sponsored band, Vox Squadron didn't advance beyond quarter-finals, our solo artist, Tony Redman made it to semi-finals. He played a great set for semis, but did not advance to finals.
Please put your hands together one more time for these artists. IBC is a BIG deal and they all pushed through like pros.
2/08 - 2/16
Please enjoy the following listings comprised of bands, venues, and/or organizations that support Ozark Blues Society. Always check with individual venues for event details and schedule changes.
- Full House and The Odds for Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
- Alfredo Rodríguez and Pedrito Martinez Duo at the WAC in Fayetteville
- The Falsettos at the WAC in Fayetteville
- Gospel Fest at UA Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall in Fayetteville
- Steve Dimmitt at JJ's Grill and Chill in Springdale
- deFrance and Vintage Pistol at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
- Route 358 at Ramo d' Olivo in Bentonville
- Roby Pantall Jazz Duo at Ruth Chris in Rogers
- Testify: A Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
- House of Songs: Songwriter Summit Showcase at Bike Rack Brewing in Bentonville
- Benefit for Copelin Bates at JJ's Grill and Chill on Dickson in Fayetteville
- Gospel Brunch with Brick Fields at Hoppin' John's in Fayetteville
- Bentonville Beer and Hymns at Bike Rack Brewing in Bentonville
- Blues Therapy with Brick Fields at Moranos in Fayetteville
- Isayah's Allstars at Mojo's Pints and Pies in Fayetteville
- Keith Nicholson at JJ's Grill and Chill in Rogers
- Richard Burnett at JJ's Grill and Chill on Steamboat in Fayetteville
- Open Mic Night at Airship Coffee in Bentonville
- Roby Pantall Jazz Duo at Crystal Bridges in Bentonville
- Gary Hutchison at JJ's Grill and Chill in Fort Smith
- Jimmy Wayne Garrett and the Dreamwalkers at The Cathouse in Eureka Springs
- Rackensack for Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
- Ocie Fisher at JJ's Grill and Chill in Rogers
- KALO and The Downtown Livewires at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
- Rachel Fields at Ramo d' Olivo in Bentonville
- Ghost Town Blues Band at Warren's Rec Room in Alma
- Soul Night Edition: Anthony Ball Birthday Celebration at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
Mark Your Calendar
- Check back for new dates!
On this day
in Blues History
Today’s show features music performed by Sonny Boy Williamson II and Rice Miller
"Those boys over there in Europe wanna play the blues real bad, and they do."
Sonny Boy Williamson II
Blues Education Supporters
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:
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