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News, News, and more News!
 Greetings to all! With my recovery on track (though still typing only left handed) I am happy to announce Sandy is back. And
what a week to jump back in! Today's newsletter is FULL of news.
The biggest news is the opening of the registration for our 2022 Blues Challenge! Read on below or visit our website for all the details or to register. New articles this week include a new article about the Dawn to Dusk Blues Festival nearby in Oklahoma. What a great event for your Labor Day weekend. Also of note, this week is the release date for Buddy Shute and the Motivator's new EP. Read on for more information on both
of these news items.

Returning this week are articles about upcoming jazz and blues concerts as well as a reminder about the upcoming Fayetteville Roots Festival. And finally, an invite to join in at the upcoming OBS board meetings.
Always remember, this is YOUR newsletter! Please send feedback or suggestions
our way. Sandy's email address is below.
We appreciate our readers and want
to see your ideas included! 
~Sandy McCann
Now Open!
Ozark Blues Society
Blues Challenge Registration
If you've been getting this newsletter for several years, you know all about the Challenge and its rewards. If you've just recently joined our list, well, you're about
to get schooled! Every year the Blues Foundation, based in Memphis, TN, produces the International Blues Challenge. All the venues in and around Beale Street
are filled with bands from all over the world
for four days and nights, to compete for the Big Win. There are around 250 participating blues societies from every country
imaginable, that send their local challenge winners to compete in Memphis.
Our Challenge will take place at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville, AR, on October 22, 2022. Registration opens today and continues through October 8, 2022. Registration is open to blues bands and solo/duo artists that reside within 250 miles of Bentonville, Arkansas. The person registering for each act must be an active member of Ozark Blues Society to access the registration process. Please visit our website for all the details about the 2022 Blues Challenge as well as registration information.

Buddy Shute
and the Motivators
EP Release and Party
The new EP from Buddy Shute & the Motivators. Four originals and one soulful cover with their Memphis bred, New Orleans marinated, Ozark-infused sound. 
Recorded by Chris Moore at East Hall Recording Studio
Release date: August 15 
Available at all the usual places
EP Release Party/ Birthday Bash
September 18, 2022

For tickets to the release party, visit:
Dawn to Dusk
Blues Festival
Something to DO over Labor Day Weekend!
200 musicians...Kids under 12 free, 3 stages
The Five W's: WHAT: Rentiesville Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival #32
WHEN: Labor Day Weekend, Fri Sat Sun 5 pm til 5 am each night. Gates open at 4, Music at 6
WHO: a virtual showcase of 22 regional groups and 5 national headliners.
WHAT’s COOL, WHAT'S NOT: Bring chairs or blankets unless you come early. No coolers or pets or arms or carry in drinks or food.
HOW MUCH: $18/night, kids under 12 free Three Stages, Thirty Bands ...indoors til 5 am
The best version of the line up so far ! ... Looking forward to a great weekend!
MOTELS: Muskogee is 17 miles north of here, straight up US 69. Many hotels and motels are up there!!! Candlewood is very reasonable and newly remodeled..
VOLUNTEER OPTION: It takes a lot of people to do this – so we have a great deal for volunteers! Help us out for three hours before or during the event,,,you get i n that night free and a 1/2 off ticket on a T Shirt We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you. It takes a lot of people to do this... Thanks!
For more information, click HERE:
NWA Jazz Society
the Anderson Twins

The Peter and Will Anderson Trio will perform as part of the Northwest Arkansas Jazz Society's and KUAF's Summer Jazz Concert Series on August 20 at the Roots HQ on the Fayetteville Square. Joining the two world-renowned reedists will be tuitarist Adam Moezinia. Tickets and more information at:
Terry Quiett Band
Coming to NWA
The Terry Quiett Band performs at the Meteor Guitar Gallery on August 20th. Nathan Bryce & Loaded Dice opens for them, and that will please so many of us in NWA who are Nathan & LD's fans. Terry's band has been touring for many years, and in a few weeks, the tour brings them here. The ticket link is here: Terry Quiett Band and Nathan Bryce & Loaded Dice
More about the band here:
Get Your Tickets Now!
Roots Festival
 We have real-deal Blues artists coming our way August 25-27, at the Roots Festival at the Downtown Square in Fayetteville. Of special note for those who love the legends: Taj Mahal, Bettye LaVette, and the North Mississippi Allstars! And of course the line-up features lots more artists! Check out their website for more info and to buy tickets.
Join Us!
At Our Next
Board Meeting
OBS Members Are Always Invited to the General Sessions of our board meetings! The next meeting is scheduled for September 7th at the Holiday Inn in Springdale, AR. The General Session starts at 6:00pm. We meet in our "Blues Enclave" off of the main floor dining area. If you aren't a member yet, visit our website to join us. Membership benefits are listed over on the right-hand sidebar.
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. Submit weekly listings by emailing: SANDY

  • Full House for Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Funk Factory at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Leah and the Cocktail Club at Sassafras Winery in Springdale
  • Robert Johnson Legacy Tour at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • Carm at the Momentary in Bentonville
  • Elizabeth Bainbridge Jazz Duo at Sassafras Winery in Springdale
  • The Return of the Amy Winehouse Experience with the Justin Logan Trio at Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • Earl and Them at Ozark Folkways in Winslow
  • Blew Reed and the Flatheads at Rowdy Beaver Den in Eureka Springs
  • Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Incubus with Very Special Guest Sublime & Rome at the Walmart AMP in Rogers
  • Jazz at the Undercroft Bar in Bentonville
  • Richard Burnett at JJ's Grill and Chill in Fort Smith
  • Brick Fields Blues Therapy at Moranos in Fayetteville
  • Ben Harris at Six-Twelve Coffeehouse and Bar in Fayetteville
  • Richard Burnett at JJ's Grill and Chill in Springdale
  • Keith Urban/Ingrid Andress at the Walmart AMP in Rogers
  •  Earl & Them for Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Buddy Shute at Jamin' Java/Farmers Market in Fayetteville
  • Anderson Brothers Jazz Trio at Roots HQ in Fayetteville
  • The Terry Quiett Band/ Nathan Bryce & Loaded Dice at The Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • Buddy Shute and the Motivators at the Rowdy Beaver Den in Eureka Springs
  • Skye Pollard and Family Holler at Wanderoo Lodge and Bar in Eureka Springs
 Mark Your Calendar
8/25-8/27 Fayetteville Roots Festival at various venues in Fayetteville
9/2-4 Dawn to Dusk Blues Festival in Rentiesville OK

9/8 Concert For A Cause, benefitting Micah's House at Thaden Fieldhouse in Bentonville
9/10 Kurt Allen Band at The Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
10/22 OBS Blues Challenge 2022 at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville

Please Submit Dates for Regional Blues Artists and Group Events HERE
In This Issue 8/12/2022
News, News, and more News!
Now Open!Ozark Blues SocietyBlues Challenge Registration
Buddy Shute and the MotivatorsEP Release and Party
Dawn to DuskBlues Festival
NWA Jazz Society Presents the Anderson Twins
Terry Quiett BandComing to NWA
Get Your Tickets Now!Fayetteville Roots Festival
Join Us!At Our NextBoard Meeting
LIVE MUSICMusic Calendar 
On this day in Blues History August 12
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
 August 12


Today’s show features music performed by Sonny Boy Williamson II and Buddy Guy

This Week's Quote
“Your mind is on vacation and your mouth is working overtime.” 
Buddy Guy
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
The International Songwriting Competition 2022
Library of Congress National Jukebox
ARSC Ten Notable Pre-1923 Recordings
The Meteor Guitar Gallery
Fayetteville Roots Festival


Ozark Blues Society of Northwest Arkansas  |  P O Box 2004  |  Bentonville, AR 72712  | 

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