Today I am off visiting family in Illinois so today's newsletter is basically short and sweet. The calendar seems a bit light this week. Just a reminder that there is no longer a community calendar for Benton County so I suspect that is part of the situation. Please use my email below to send information on events you may be aware of so they can be added.
Beyond the weekly calendar, don't forget the cool local exhibit, the "Juke Joint Project", is still open at The Pryor Center in downtown Fayetteville. Watch our calendar below for special events and performances being held there.
Read on below for all the information of how to visit the exhibit.
Finally, do remember, the Northwest Arkansas Jazz Society's Jazz in Bloom event has been rescheduled to
June 12, 2022. Please visit their website DIGJAZZ.COM for details.
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Public Exhibit of
The Juke Joint Project
Some exciting blues oriented events are happening in NWA. In addition to the "A Cast of Blues" shared in an article below, a new exhibit is opening, this one in Fayetteville.
WHAT: The David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History in the U of A's Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is partnering with The Music Education Initiative to bring The Juke Joint Project: An Exhibit to the Pryor Center on the Downtown Fayetteville Square.
WHEN: The Juke Joint Project exhibit will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays through the end of June. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
The exhibit will feature music on various times. On May 20th, the legendary
Bobby Rush will share a night of stories and songs at “The Juke Joint Project: An Exhibit” at the Pryor Center. Bobby is known for his Southern folk blues and suggestive wit and has worked with many blues greats,past and present. He is a two-time Grammy winner, Blues Hall of Famer, six-time Grammy nominee, and 13-time Blues Music Award winner. The octogenarian bluesman will perform in the replica of a Delta Juke Joint in the atrium of the Pryor Center on the Fayetteville downtown square.
Music Education Initiative Executive Director Orson Weems says that people are “going to be surprised to see that [“The Juke Joint Project: An Exhibit”] is actually something that they can touch and walk through.” Musical performances to accompany the exhibit will be posted to the Pryor Center’s website, pryorcenter.uark.edu, as information becomes available. “The Juke Joint,” built of period-aged cypress and tin, was originally created by designer Kaki Hockersmith.
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. Submit weekly listings by emailing: SANDY
- Cate Brothers Band for Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
- Northwest Arkansas Jazz All-Stars Youth Ensemble at The Juke Joint Exhibit at the Pryor Center in Fayetteville
- Elizabeth Bainbridge Jazz Duo at Levi's Gastrolounge in Rogers
- Jim Mills at JJ's Grill and Chill in Rogers
- Adam Collins, Matt Beach and Garrett Jones for Jazz at the Undercroft Bar in Bentonville
- Keith Nicholson at JJ's Grill and Chill in Bella Vista
- Brick Fields Blues Therapy at Moranos in Fayetteville
- Ben Harris jazz guitar at Six-Twelve Coffeehouse and Bar in Fayetteville
- Northwest Arkansas Monthly Jazz Jam at Roots HQ in Fayetteville
- Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band at the AMP in Rogers
- Jenna and Friends at JJ's Grill and Chill in Bella Vista
- The Bel Airs for happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
- Steely Dan at the AMP in Rogers
- Funk Factory at The Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
- Dawn Cate Band at JJ's Grill and Chill on Steamboat in Fayetteville
- Blew Reed and the Flatheads at The Gravel Bar in Eureka Springs
Mark Your Calendar
Jazz in Bloom at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks in Fayetteville
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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
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Discounts on OBS merchandise
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