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Ready or Not!
 A bit of a late edition today! Have been on the road all day heading back north after our visit to Florida. As I watch the weather back home, I am not sure
I feel ready to jump back into the cloudy and much cooler weather. But, ready
or not, it is time to get back to real life.
I shall keep my focus on the warm glow of a fire in the fireplace and the sparkle
of the holiday lights. What is your favorite warm fuzzy for the holiday season?
Ticket sales for our annual IBC Fundraiser are picking up. It is just over a month away. Remember, reserved table seating is limited. Don't miss the chance to grab your favorite seats for you and your friends! Read on below for all the information and the ticket link.

As you wrap up your holiday shopping, please consider setting Ozark Blues Society as your designated charity through AmazonSmile. Information
can be found below to help you
navigate the sign up process.
The "blues" live music calendar is a bit light as we come closer to Christmas. Remember, if you are 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 and offers a full weekly listing with many types of activities this time of year. So check it out when you are looking
for fun things to do! 
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
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


  • Ultra Suede for Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Beth Stockdell Holiday Harp at the Fayetteville Public Library in Fayetteville
  • Umani Uzuri at the Momentary in Bentonville
  • Tedischi/Trucks at Simmons Bank Arena ticket sale begins

  • SoNA's A Very SoNA Christmas at the WAC in Fayetteville
  • Jenna and Friends at JJ's Grill and Chill in Bella Vista
  • SoNA's The Snowman: A Family Concert at the WAC 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
  • Keith Nicholson at JJ's Grill and Chill in Bella Vista
  •  Buddy Shute and Mark McGee at Gotahold Brewing in Eureka Sprijngs 
 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

04/28/2023 Tedeschi/Trucks Band at Simmons Bank Arena in Little Rock

Please Submit Dates for Regional Blues Artists and Group Events HERE
In This Issue 12/09/2022
Ready or Not!
Mark Your CalendarIBC FundraiserBound For Beale
Support Ozark Blues Societywhen doing your Holiday Shopping
LIVE MUSICMusic Calendar 
On this day in Blues HistoryDecember 9
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 9

Today’s show features music performed by Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong
This Week's Quote
"If you don't like Louis Armstrong, you don't know how to love."

Mahalia Jackson
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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