Almost mid-December and everything to me feels like halfway there. My Christmas shopping is done, and gifts to away family were shipped this week....but there are still gifts to be wrapped for others. The tree is up with lights, but no ornaments are on it. For blues stuff, the Ozark Blues Society IBC Fundraiser is all planned, tickets are now on sale, but for the board, there are still a slew of things to do to assure a seamless execution. It's all good stuff, but just a lot of loose ends to look after. Anyone else having the same experience? My observation is that it is very common with everything that we all tend to have going on this time of year!
As noted last week, for the holidays, we include a few special holiday music events in our calendar below. These community events are clearly not blues, but are (mostly) free events that will help you get your holiday spirit revved up.
New to the articles this week is the information about our January fundraiser and links to the ticket sales. Remember, reserved seating is limited. Again this year, due to the dates for IBC and holiday schedules, our fundraiser will occur AFTER the International Blues Challenge. The event is still a very important fundraiser for our account that pays the sponsorship awards to our IBC entries. Please consider joining us and helping
us to keep our Blues Challenge sponsorship awards available in future years. Read on below for more information.
Continuing this week, don't miss the call for submissions for nominations for board elections that will occur in early 2022
at our annual meeting. More information
is found below. Also take note of the article sharing that this is the final weekend of Marie and Rosetta at Theatre Squared. A link to a review of the play
by Arkansas Traveler Editor, Sarah Komar, has also been added.
As a continued reminder, since blues news kind of drops off this time of year, we are always looking for articles from readers. If you have a blues history topic, blues event, of an artist or their music you wish to share a review of, drop Sandy an email so she can help you share.
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
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