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Blues News You Can Use!
One Step Down is Good!
  The suggestion to take a step down tends to generate thoughts of something in decline,
but in this case, the topic of our headline is the prevailing outdoor temperatures so it is a good decline! Here's hoping all our readers find a chance to enjoy live outdoor music while we have such pleasant weather. 
Once again today's newsletter is FULL of news. All articles are returning from last week with a few updates. First, if you visited the Blues Challenge information on our website and had trouble accessing it, the problem has been fixed! Apologies for any inconvenience you experienced. A web builder update changed some defaults that I missed. Also, important for this week in the information about some cool upcoming events this weekend and next, as well as a big deal event on Labor Day weekend. Please read on for information on all of these events. And finally, below you will find an invite to join in at the upcoming OBS board meetings. We are always anxious to have member input!

Do always remember, this is YOUR newsletter! Please send feedback or suggestions our way. You will find Sandy's email address below.
We appreciate our readers and want
to see your ideas included! 
~Sandy McCann
Tomorrow in Fayetteville!
NWA Jazz Society Presents
The Anderson Jazz Trio

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 sax and clarinet playing twin brothers will be guitarist Adam Moezinia. Tickets and more information at:
Tomorrow at the Meteor!
Terry Quiett Band
   Nathan Bryce
                  and Loaded Dice
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.
Sign Up Now!
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 is now open 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:
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

  •  Earl & Them for Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayettevile
  • Brick Fields at Boston Mountain Brewing 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 for at Basin Park in Eureka Springs

  • Jenna and the Soul Shakers at Mojo's East on Citizens Drive in Fayetteville
  • Jazz at the Undercroft Bar in Bentonville
  • Vince Turner at JJ's Grill and Chill in Bella Vista
  • Jim Mills at JJ's Grill and Chill in Fort Smith
  • Pat Bianchi Trio at Roots HQ in Fayetteville
  • Brick Fields Blues Therapy at Moranos in Fayetteville
  • Ben Harris at Six-Twelve Coffeehouse and Bar in Fayetteville
  • Fayetteville Roots Festival at various venues in Fayetteville
  • Richard Burnett at JJ's Grill and Chill in Rogers
  •  Steve Pryor Tribute with Paul Benjaman and Friends for Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Fayetteville Roots Festival at various venues in Fayetteville
  • Fayetteville Roots Festival at various venues in Fayetteville
  • Buddy Shute and the Motivators at Ozark Folkways in Wnslow
 Mark Your Calendar
9/2-9/4 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
9/24 Belle and the Vertigo Waves at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
10/14 Scotty Austin with The Alive at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
10/22 OBS Blues Challenge 2022 at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville

10/27 John Moreland at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
Please Submit Dates for Regional Blues Artists and Group Events HERE
In This Issue 8/19/2022
One Step Down is Good!
Tomorrow in Fayetteville!NWA Jazz Society Presents The Anderson Jazz Trio
Tomorrow at the Meteor!Terry Quiett Bandplus    Nathan Bryce                   and Loaded Dice
Get Your Tickets Now!Fayetteville Roots Festival
Sign Up Now!Ozark Blues SocietyBlues Challenge Registration
Buddy Shute and the MotivatorsEP Release and Party
Dawn to DuskBlues Festival
Join Us!At Our NextBoard Meeting
LIVE MUSICMusic Calendar 
On this day in Blues History August 19
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 19


Today’s show features music performed by Fats Domino and The Mills Brothers

This Week's Quote
“The blues is celebration, because when you take sorrow and turn it into music, you transform it.” 
Odetta Holmes
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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