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Ways to Help
  Going forward I hope you readers will continue to come here to learn about opportunities to interact virtually and show support to your favorite artists. As artists share information it will be added to the article below. We hope this will help you better tolerate this time of staying at home due to the challenges of the COVID-19 virus. As a reminder, our weekly calendar has become inactive, however we will continue to share information submitted by readers giving information on ways to connect and support your favorite artists and venues in the article below. 
Please continue 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.
Weekly Jazz Livestream
Shared by Anthony Ball
I hope you are finding a sweet spot in this crazy time! Wishing you well. Yesterday, we announced that we are starting our weekly Live Stream Performance. Information is below. Please pass it along. Let me know if you have any other questions! 
When: Every Tuesday 6pm
Who: Crusade Quartet featuring Larry Williams
What: Family Friendly Jazz and Soul Music Performance featuring the Larry Williams and the Crusade Quartet. Gather the family and friends around the TV, Phone, and enjoy all your favorite jazz and soul standards. Sponsored by Smith & Associates Real Estate. $100 Gift Card GIVEWAY by PURE the Salon & Spa, Bentonville, AR  To enter, donate to the musicians virtual tip jar during show. 
Where: YouTube LIVE Stream. 
Link will be available at:
Anthony Ball
Owner, Smoothman Music Production

FacebookYouTube, & Instagram
Your Home for Premier Live Music, DJs, and Sound Production

Smoothman's Featured Artist: Funk Factory412West |
Crusade & The Big Hog Band | DJ Derrick | SMP String Quartet

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
This event is cancelled for April 28 and is currently awaiting rescheduling. Please watch this Newsletter for updates on the ticket give away.
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:  3/27/2020
Ways to Help
Support OptionsFor Local Artists
ON HOLDTicket Give-Awayfor OBS Members
Music Calendar SUSPENDED
On this day in Blues History March 27
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 27

Today’s show features music performed by Sonny Boy Williamson II and Johnny Clyde Copeland
This Week's Quote
“Sonny Boy Williamson (II) was a beautiful guy, a straight guy... (but) he was always raising hell one way or another, so you never could tell if he was drunk or sober.

Willie Dixon
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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