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New Feature This Week
I am going to start a new feature this week. In the articles below you will find a piece highlighting a local live music event. The featured events will be primarily blues and it's "cousins" such as jazz, soul, R&B, etc. however, in order to keep the new feature going, we may publish non-blues events that meet our weekly calendar criteria. Initially all weekly highlighted events will come from the local community calendars and venues this newsletter accesses when compiling the weekly listings. Only events with an available description will be considered. Submissions from blues and blues oriented local groups who have an available event write up will also be considered. In the case of multiple events held on the same day, the newsletter editor may choose (space available) to highlight more than one event, but reserves the right to select one from those available. To have your event considered, please email Sandy a paragraph or two and any links to your event/band. You may also submit a photo or event graphic.
In addition to the new feature article, and as noted last week, the final details of our upcoming annual meeting and elections have been set. Read on below for the details. We would love to have members in attendance!
  Feel I am missing an event? Just
click the link below to email Sandy.  
  And always remember, this is YOUR newsletter! Please send feedback or suggestions our way. You can reach me by email at the address below. We appreciate our readers and want
to see your ideas included! 
~Sandy McCann
Featured Concert
of the Week
Rev Sekou Band
We hope you enjoy this new feature article.

The following is from
Rev. Sekou and his band perform a concert
to rally people to vote and participate
in democracy as we prepare for the
Arkansas Primary in March.

Raised in the rural Arkansas Delta. Rev. Sekou’s music is a unique combination of Arkansas Delta Blues, Memphis Soul 1970s funk, and Gospel. Rev. Sekou is a popular guest on the NPR Tiny Desk Concert series and is a noted activist, theologian, author, documentary filmmaker, and musician.
Join Rev. Sekou following day on Saturday, February 29 to kick off a series of Town Hall sessions engaging the community in civic discussion on the Four Freedoms: Freedom
of Speech, Worship, Want and Fear.
Free. Registration recommended. Register on Facebook through the ticket link or by calling Guest Services at 479-657-2335.
Ozark Blues Society
Annual Meeting
March 10, 2020
Our annual meeting and board elections will be held on March 10, 2020 at the Holiday Inn in Springdale beginning at 6:15 pm. For the office of Vice President, Sandy McCann is the unopposed nominee, and for Secretary, Kenny Hackman is the unopposed nominee. Bill Baird has accepted the nomination to fill the final year of the unfilled 2-year term of Treasurer. That position, along with the position of Board President, come up for election next year (odd years.) We are still accepting nominations for the board of directors. We are seeking a minimum of two nominees and prospective board members are voted on by the current board of directors upon confirmed nomination, so nominations for these positions will remain open until filled. Those being nominated for all positions must hold a current membership in OBS, but a new/renewed membership may
be initiated for a nominee who is not currently an active member. If would like to nominate someone (or yourself) for the open board of directors seats, please email Bruce Barton
Brick Fields Blues Therapy
Congratulations on your quarter-finals win! Thank you Brick Fields Blues Therapy
for investing your heart and sharing a
piece of Northwest Arkansas at the 2020 International Blues Challenge!
If you want to see more of their adventures in Memphis, visit:

Music Calendar 
2/21 - 2/29
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.

  • Ultra Suede for Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Jenna and the Soul Shakers at JJ's Grill and Chill in Rogers
  • Route 358 at Ramo d' Olivo in Bentonville
  • FM Belfast at The Momentary in Bentonville
  • Mary Lattimore at The Momentary in Bentonville
  • Keith Nicholson at JJ's Grill and Chill in Bella Vista
  • Still on the Hill presents Ozarkin-Folk at the Bentonville Public Library in Bentonville
  • TJ Scarlett at Fred's Hickory Inn in Bentonville
  • Hemigervill at The Momentary in Bentonville
  • The Hydramatics at The District in Owasso
  • Jazz Combos Concert at Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall at UA in Fayetteville
  • First Line Jazz at Fenix Gallery in Fayetteville
  • Isayah Warford at JJ's Grill and Chill in Springdale
  • Brick Fields Blues Therapy at Moranos in Fayetteville
  • Live at the Five and Dime in Bentonville
  • Jenna and Tony at Pedalers Pub in Bentonville
  • Robert Jon and the Wreck with Will Gunselman at Record in Bentonville
  • Jim Mills at JJ's Grill and Chill in Bella Vista
  • Richart Burnett at JJ's Grill and Chill in Fort Smith
  • Oreo Blue 30th Reunion for Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Summer Solstice Launch Party at Sunrise Stage in Fayetteville
  • Rev Sekou Band for Rally to Vote! at Crystal Bridges in Bentonville
  • Keith Nicholson at Ramo d' Olivo in Bentonville
  • Roby Pantall and Pump Station at JJ's Grill and Chill in Bella Vista
  • Steve Dimmitt at JJ's Grill and Chill in Springdale
  • Youth Music Festival at The Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • Buddy Shute Trio at Ramo d' Ollivo in Bentonville
Mark Your Calendar 
  • 3/5 Durand Jones and the Indications with Shaun Munday at The Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • 3/6 Scout Shannon Willins Decievers with Becky Adams at The Meteor GUitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • 3/7 Testify SRV Tribute with Nathan Bryce and Loaded Dice at Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • 3/13 The City Girls and Simply Seger at The Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • 3/14 John Moreland at The Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • 3/20 Elton John Tribute at The Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • 3/21 Cate Brothers 50 Year Celebration CD Release Party at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • 3/21 Ian Moore and Day After Sunday at The Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • 4/2 Dawson Hollow at The Meteor Guitar gallery in Bentonville
In this issue:  2/21/2020
New Feature This Week
Featured Concertof the WeekRev Sekou Band
Ozark Blues SocietyAnnual MeetingMarch 10, 2020
Congratulations! Brick Fields Blues Therapy
Music Calendar 2/21 - 2/29
On this day in Blues History February 21
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 21

Today’s show features music performed by Mamie Smith and
Nina Simone
This Week's Quote
“What I was interested in was conveying an emotional message, which means using everything you've got inside you sometimes to barely make a note, or if you have to strain to sing, you sing.”

Nina Simone
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
Block Street Records
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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