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Blues News You Can Use!
 Dates and Deadlines
Just a couple days ago I wrapped
up my family's tax filing. It feels
great to have it done. Dare I bet
that there are still a few of our readers
out there who love the intensity
of filing on the deadline day? Luckily
this year, you get a few extra days. Weekends are great in many ways,
are they not? Here's to hoping
those who waited can still find
time to get out and enjoy some of this weekend's live music events.

Returning articles this week include a review of last week's OBS annual meeting as well as a "Mark Your Calendar" article with the date for our fall Blues Challenge. You will also find a call for newsletter submissions. A recent reader pointed out a lack of coverage on a local music news event. Disappointingly we currently don't have any regular reporters or reviewers submitting for this newsletter. Please check out the article below to learn more about how you can get involved. 

It's always important to say, this is YOUR newsletter! No time to submit complete articles? Why not consider sharing dates for your favorite artists? Often, some get left out when our newsletter is complied due to the listings not being included in the community calendars we use. Many bands have time challenges in submitting information and this would be 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
New OBS Officers
2023 Annual Meeting
The 2023 OBS Annual Meeting
is now in the rear-view mirror.
We congratulate the officers who were both unanimously elected.
Liz Lottmann was reelected to another 2 year term as Board President, and Bruce Barton was elected to his second term as Board Treasurer. With elections as the primary focus we followed an abbreviated agenda that included welcoming our attending members/guests and enjoying a short presentation about the plans and progress on the restoration of Fayetteville's historic Rockwood Club. We also opened the floor for new business and began the pre-planning for our fall Blues Challenge and other potential 2023 OBS events.
Thank you to the continuing support of our board and general membership. Of note, we recently
lost a couple board members due
to relocation and career changes so we are actively seeking applications for new members for our board
of directors. For more information
or to apply, email LIZ LOTTMANN
Mark Your Calendar
It's OFFICIAL! The 2023 Ozark
Blues Society Blues Challenge has been scheduled for October 14th. Mark your calendar and plan to join us at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville for this fun event. Planning is just beginning so watch our website and this newsletter for information on rules and deadlines as it becomes available.
Request for Input
It has gone out before, but after being treated to some cool stories from Fayetteville music history at our meeting Wednesday night from the Rockwood Club team, I have been inspired to make a new request for submission of articles for this newsletter. We are seeking articles on events, blues history, resources for blues lovers, and reviews of blues music. For more information of content of articles tied to these topics, please review our promotion procedures on our website HERE or email SANDY
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

  • The Boss Tweeds for Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • UA Jazz Festival at Faulkner Performing Arts Center at UA in Fayetteville
  • Elizabeth Bainbridge Jazz Duo at Levi's Gastrolounge in Rogers
  • The Pinoy Rockstars at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • Buddy Shute and Mark McGee at Jammin' Java in Fayetteville
  • Schola Cantorum Concert at Faulkner Performing Arts at UA in Fayetteville
  • Voice Jam Competition at the WAC in Fayetteville
  • UA Jazz Festival at the Thaden School in Bentonville
  • Blew Reed and the Flatheads at Rowdy Beaver Tavern in Eureka Springs
  • 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
  • UA Jazz Orchestra at Faulkner Performing Arts Center at UA in Fayetteville
  • Van Cliburn: Competition winners at Crystal Bridges in Bentonville
  • Richard BUrnett at JJ's Grill and Chill in Fort Smith
  • NAJS Monthly Jazz Jam at Levi's Gastrolounge in Rogers
  • Songwriters in the Round at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • Fort Smith Jazz Jam at The Baking District in Fort Smith
  • The Hardtops for Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Walker Hayes at the AMP in Rogers
  • Tyler Childers, Carley Crockett, and Wayne Graham at the AMP in Rogers
 Mark Your Calendar
4/23 Rebirth Brass Band at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
4/28 Tedeschi/Trucks Band at Simmons Bank Arena in Little Rock

4/30 Jazz All-Stars Youth Ensemble at the WAC in Fayetteville
5/16 Emily Nenni @ The Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
5/17 Black Joe Lewis at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
6/4 Jazz in Bloom 2023 at Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
Please Submit Dates for Regional Blues Artists and Group Events HERE
In This Issue 4/14/2023
 Dates and Deadlines
Congratulations!New OBS Officers2023 Annual Meeting
Mark Your Calendar
Request for Input 
LIVE MUSICMusic Calendar 
On this day in Blues HistoryApril 14
This Week's Quote
Blues Education
Check It Out!
Get Involved with the Ozark Blues Society

Links You Can Use

On this day
in Blues History
April 14

Today’s show features music performed by Pink Anderson, Fats Domino, and Huey Piano Smith

This Week's Quote
 "Some people say music's good for the soul
and I believe that's right."
Fats Domino
Blues Education

Thanks to the following for their support of blues education.
Please check back for updates
Check It Out!
 Listen and enjoy these weekly radio and streaming blues shows

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.  
Your membership support of Ozark Blues Society of Northwest Arkansas helps us pursue our mission to preserve the Original American Art Form known as The Blues, supports live blues performances, and provides educational programs for all ages.
Thank You!
Membership Benefits Include:
Weekly E-newsletter
Opportunities to win tickets to events
VIP seating at events (when available)
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 Festival Guide
Crystal Bridges
Downtown Bentonville
Free Weekly
Fayetteville Flyer
George’s Majestic Lounge
Guitar Center
National Blues Museum
North AR Jazz Society
Rockin' Hog Radio
The Walmart Museum
The International Songwriting Competition
Library of Congress National Jukebox
The Meteor Guitar Gallery


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

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