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Going Forward
  So much has changed in the last week. Hopefully this newsletter finds you and your loved ones safely sheltering at home as much as you are able. 
Since the challenges of the COVID-19 outbreak have now become a reality in the US and live events are all cancelled, beginning this week, our calendar will become inactive and instead, we will share information submitted by readers giving information on ways to connect and support your favorite artists and venues during this unprecedented time.
I would encourage you to reach out through social media to the bands and musicians whose shows you may
end up missing in order to encourage them as we all face this reality of
required social distancing. Let them know you care, let them know how their music brightens your world, and if you are
in a position to do so, support them through online means.
  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
Support Options
For Local Artists
Please check this section of the newsletter weekly for ideas of how to support local musicians and venues. Information may be submitted by all readers, though if reporting for your favorite musician or venue, please confirm the accuracy of the information you are providing.
All submissions will remain posted with new entries being added to the top of the list each week and will run until the music calendar relaunches.
Brick Fields
All of our shows are postponed or cancelled during the month of March and some already into April.
We will be doing online concerts soon.
Folks can stay updated on our concerts by signing up to our email at and following us on Facebook at: 
We also have two stores on our website one for music merchandise and another for Blues Therapy handmade items such as essential oil blends, Jewelry, tie dyes, bath salts, body butters and more.
Thank you for  your support.
I pray that each of you and your families are all doing okay through this. 
Ticket Give-Away
for OBS Members
Because this event is currently not cancelled, we are going to continue taking submissions for our ticket give away.
We are offering a chance to win a pair of tickets to the April 28, 2020 performance of Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush at The Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville.
To be included in the drawing you must: 
1) Hold a current membership in Ozark Blues Society AND,
2) you must send an email to
Please include Win Tickets in the subject line and include your name and phone number in your email.
Not a member? Just visit our website ( and join!
Members at the Individual and Family membership levels receive one entry. Members at the "Friend" level receive two entries, at the "Beloved Friend" level you receive three entries, and "Dearly Beloved" members receive four entries. Once you have a current membership,
you may submit your email. We will collect all email entries, confirm membership level, and add your entry(s). A drawing
will be held the week of April 19th and
the winner will be notified by email.

The deadline to enter is
Saturday, April 18, 2020
Music Calendar 
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.

Mark Your Calendar 
Please Check Back
In this issue:  3/20/2020
Going Forward
Support Options For Local Artists
Ticket Give-Away for OBS Members
Music Calendar  SUSPENDED
On this day in Blues History  March 20
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
 March 20

Today’s show features music performed by Sister Rosetta Tharpe, T-Bone Walker, and Marva Wright
This Week's Quote
“All this new stuff they call rock 'n' roll why, I've been playing that for years now... Ninety percent of rock-and-roll artists came out of the church, their foundation is the church.

Sister Rosetta Tharpe
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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