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Happy New Year!
One thing I love about the back to back Christmas and New Year's holidays
is the double opportunity it gives
me to express another round of best wishes from the Board of Directors of Ozark Blues Society in response to all
of the support given by our readers. Thank you all for reading this newsletter, for attending our events, for supporting OBS with your memberships, and most importantly supporting blues and other local live music! May 2023 be an awesome
year of all good things!
Hopefully everyone has their New Year's Eve plans in place. If not, read on below for some options. There are many more options at various venues around town that we don't have partner relationships with that are worth exploring too.
You will find a rather inclusive list in the FAYETTEVILLE FLYER's calendar, so check
it out if you are still looking for something fun to do on New Year's Eve.
As we move squarely into the new year, don't overlook your first chance to support OBS. Ticket sales are rolling along, but there are still some reserved table seat tickets available for our Bound For Beale IBC Fundraiser! Don't miss your chance to treat yourself to some great local blues bands while supporting Ozark Blues Society's IBC sponsorship costs. Be sure and visit the link below to order your tickets while you can still grab your favorite seats! Read on below for all the information and the ticket link. 
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. We would also love to have a local live blues music reporter to share stories for the newsletter. Many bands have time challenges in submitting information and this would be s a great way for fans to show them some love! Please send questions, 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
Get your Tickets Now!

IBC Fundraiser
Bound For Beale

Ozark Blues Society is proud that over the years 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:
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

  • Leah and the Mojo Doctors for Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  •   Landon Cube at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • Buddy Shute and Mark McGee at Wanderoo Lodge and Gravel Bar in Eureka Springs
  • NYE Happy Hour with Full House at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Buddy Shute and Mark McGee at B List on the Bricks in Rogers
  • Jimmy Wayne Garrett at Levi's Gastrolounge in Rogers
  • NYE Party at Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • 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
  • Divas on Fire for Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
 Mark Your Calendar
1/8 Ronnie Hawkins Tribute Show with special guest Tony Redman at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville

1/13 Mildenhall at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
1/23 Ana Popovic at The Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville

1/27 Chick Corea Afro-Caribbean Experience at WAC in Fayetteville

2/25 Larkin Poe Blood Harmony Tour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
04/28 Tedeschi/Trucks Band at Simmons Bank Arena in Little Rock

Please Submit Dates for Regional Blues Artists and Group Events HERE
In This Issue 12/30/2022
Happy New Year!
Get your Tickets Now!IBC FundraiserBound For Beale
LIVE MUSICMusic Calendar 
On this day in Blues HistoryDecember 30
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 30

Today’s show features music performed by The Original Dixieland "Jass" Band
This Week's Quote
“There are four qualities essential to a great jazzman. they are taste, courage, individuality, and irreverence”
Stan Getz
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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