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It's Beginning to Look...
It's feeling a bit strange to me to be off
to Florida this late in the year. Our
annual trip to visit my sister had to be rescheduled this year to accommodate my recovery from surgery. So here I am, with Christmas less than a month away, and I am embracing the "It's beginning
to look a lot like Christmas" idea. Decorations greet us pretty much everywhere we go yet, Christmas or not, probably my favorite colorful display
is the daily sunset. Anyone care to
agree with me?
As you still looking for holiday events to attend? The FAYETTEVILLE FLYER is a great place to start! It is one of the community calendars that we use to build our newsletter calendar section. We select primarily blues events, but beyond that
it is chock full of many types of activities this time of year that sound really neat. So check it out when you are looking
for fun things to do! 

In the news this week, we have a winner of the tickets for the Million Dollar Quartet show at the Walton Arts Center. Tickets are still available for this show so why
not grab some and join our winner,
Cindy Whitehorn, at this cool holiday event. Read on below for more information and the link for tickets.
It seems a bit in the future now, but ticket sales for our annual IBC Fundraiser have kicked off. Remember, reserved table seating is limited. Don't miss your chance to grab one. Read on below for all the information and the ticket link.

And last but not least, we appreciate the support offered to Ozark Blues Society through AmazonSmile. As you do your holiday shopping please consider signing up. Information can be found below
if you aren't sure how to set it up.
Not seeing articles and calendar listings for your favorite artist? Do remember, this is YOUR newsletter! Please consider sharing dates that are not included in the community calendars we use to compile our newsletter. You may send information, feedback, and suggestions our way. Just click on Sandy's email address below.
We appreciate our readers and want
to see your ideas included! 
~Sandy McCann
Million Dollar Quartet
Ticket Winner!!
We so appreciate the Walton Arts Center partnering with us and giving us the opportunity to offer our readers another opportunity to win tickets to enjoy a special show this holiday season! Our winner in the drawing for the tickets for the Million Dollar Quartet is Cindy Whitehorn. Congratulations Cindy, enjoy the show! Didn't win? Tickets are still available!  You can select your tickets at
The Walton Arts Center shared the following about the show:
"Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis,
Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley come together again to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.
Sun Records, now donned with a Christmas tree, garland, and mistletoe, rings with the sounds of the season and the chart toppers that made these four famous.
Follow along the gang’s usual antics as we journey through a story of Christmas past, present and future. It's a jam-packed evening of holidays hits and classic characters you
won't want to miss! Check out a teaser here:
Mark Your Calendar
IBC Fundraiser
Bound For Beale

Ozark Blues Society is proud that we have been able to offer above average sponsorships to the acts  representing Northwest Arkansas
at the International Blues Challenge each year. It may sound repetitive, but it's true, we can't do it without your help! Please mark your calendar and plan to come out and support our fundraising efforts while cheering on our IBC bound act, the Downtown Livewires. The fundraiser will also feature our 2022 Best
Self-produced CD winner, Buddy Shute and the Motivators,
as well as our 2021 Challenge winner, the Jeff Horton Band.
The date is set for Saturday, January 14, 2023 at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
and will begin at 7pm.
If you want to grab one of the limited, reserved table seats, consider jumping in soon while choice seats are still available.
Tickets for this fundraiser are $35 for reserved table seating, and $25 for general admission. To grab your spot, click the link HERE:
And don't forget, the 2023 International Blues Challenge is being held in Memphis January 24-28th. If you have never been to the IBC, perhaps this is your year to go and root for The Downtown Livewires as they represent Northwest Arkansas. For information on IBC, including links to hotel rooms and tickets, visit:
Support Ozark Blues Society
when doing your
Holiday Shopping

As you jump in on your
holiday shopping, remember you
can sign up for AmazonSmile
and automatically donate
to Ozark Blues Society!
Just locate "AmazonSmile"
on the drop-down menu on your computer, or open the pop-up menu on your phone and select
"Gifting, Registry & Charity", then select Ozark Blues Society of Northwest Arkansas, Inc. and you are good to go!
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 and Them for Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Northwest Arkansas Jazz Society Tricennial Concert at Roots HQ in Fayetteville
  • Million Dollar Quartet at the WAC in Fayetteville
  • Beth Stockdell Holiday Harp at Fayetteville Public Library in Fayetteville
  • UA World Music Ensembleat UA Global Campus in Fayetteville
  • Million Dollar Quartet at the WAC in Fayetteville
  • Blew Reed and the Flatheads at the Boar's Nest in Rogers
  • Ozark Bronze Bell Ensemble at the Fayetteville Public Library in Fayetteville
  • UA Schola Cantorum at Faulkner Performing Arts Center at UA in Fayetteville
  • Jazz at the Undercroft Bar in Bentonville
  • Brick Fields Blues Therapy at Moranos in Fayetteville
  • Ben Harris at Six-Twelve Coffeehouse and Bar in Fayetteville

  • Ultra Suede for Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Umani Uzuri at the Momentary in Bentonville
 Mark Your Calendar
12/21 Brick Fields celebrates 10 years of Blues Therapy at Fayetteville Public Library in Fayetteville

12/23 Cate Brothers 80th Birthday Bash at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
1/23/2023 Ana Popovic at The Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville

Please Submit Dates for Regional Blues Artists and Group Events HERE
In This Issue 12/02/2022
It's Beginning to Look...
CongratulationsMillion Dollar QuartetTicket Winner!!
Mark Your CalendarIBC FundraiserBound For Beale
Support Ozark Blues Societywhen doing your Holiday Shopping
LIVE MUSICMusic Calendar 
On this day in Blues HistoryDecember 2
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
December 2

Today’s show features music performed by Taj Mahal and Sippie Wallace
This Week's Quote
“Music is like the soul of the planet. 
Taj Mahal
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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