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 Off and Running
 As we exit the Independence Day holiday week, it seems, when looking at the community music calendars, we are off and running with plenty of outdoor music options. This week, our live music calendar features a variety of music at some of the most popular outdoor music venues. Though our newsletter focuses on blues events, Ozark Blues Society believes in supporting local music series, venues, and partner artists, even when they are presenting other music styles. To help you find the best options, you will once again find the article below with quick access to some of the area's summer music series and venues.
 Returning this week is the article about an upcoming fundraiser being held to raise funds to support Clare Starr's family. Clare was a gifted artist who in the past shared his music as part of our Blues in the Schools.
You will also find the continuing article for the weekly Blues History feature from Big Train and the Loco Motives. Read on below for more information and to access these great blues history presentations.
Perhaps you are not seeing your favorite blues artist or venue listed in our calendar? We compile listings from local community calendars for our partner artists and venues throughout the area. Remember, artists and fans alike may send us blues event listings that may not appear in the community calendars. Just email SANDY to share
listings that include performances occurring from next weekend through the following weekend.
It's always important to say, this is YOUR newsletter! Please send questions, information, feedback, and suggestions our way. Just click below to email Sandy.
We appreciate our readers and want
to see your ideas included! 
~Sandy McCann
A Worthy Fundraiser
Recently the NWA music community lost a sweet soul with the passing of Clare Starr. Clare helped OBS present one of our early Blues in the Schools events at McNair Middle School in Fayetteville. His creativity and passion will be missed. 
Please consider attending the upcoming fundraiser at George's Majestic Lounge to offer support to Clare's family.

Weekly Blues History Presented by
Big Train and the
Loco Motives
Thank you Big Train Blues for permission to access and share these presentations! Find these weekly videos and more when you visit, like and follow Big Train and the Loco Motives at BIGTRAINBLUES.COM
HEY BLUES FANS - Here's the latest episode of "This Week In The Blues" for the week of July 2 through July 8, 2023. Some of the highlights include Jimi Hendrix, New Orleans blues and boogie-woogie pianist "Champion Jack" Dupree, and Delta blues piano maestro Pinetop Perkins. We just covered some of the highlights here. If you want to know more about these artists or other things that happened this week in the blues, be sure to follow our Facebook page Big Train and the Loco Motives We’ll have a new episode next week – we’ll see you then!
Watch this week's episode HERE
If you like blues history, Jimbo "Big Train" Madsen does a daily blues history post on the Big Train and the Loco Motives Facebook Page HERE .
Local Music Event Links
Wanting more information for the ongoing live music series in the area? Visit these sites to find the many options:FAYETTEVILLE LIBRARY EVENTS, WALMART AMP , RAILYARD LIVE 2023, GULLY PARK CONCERT SERIES 2023, FAYETTEVILLE LIVE MUSIC CALENDAR
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

  • Buddy Shute and the Motivators for Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Elizabeth Bainbridge Jazz Duo at the Inn at Carnal Hall in Fayetteville
  • Blew Reed and the Flatheads at Good Vibrations in Rogers
  • Cole Birmingham Band for Railyard Live Series in Rogers
  • Sting Tribute at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • Phenomenal Whitney Houston Tribute for Railyard Live Series in Rogers
  • Long Live: The ERAS of Taylor Party at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • Moriah Bailey for Mountain Street Stage Music Series at the Fayetteville Public Library in Fayetteville

  • Vince Turner at JJ's Grill and Chill on Steamboat in Fayetteville
  • Fall Out Boy/Bring Me the Horizon/Royal and the Serpent/Carr at the AMP in Rogers
  • Forte Quintet at the Lady Slipper in Bentonville
  • Vince Turner at JJ's Grill and Chill in Bella VIsta
  • Brick Fields Blues Therapy at Moranos in Fayetteville
  • Ben Harris at Six-Twelve Coffeehouse and Bar in Fayetteville
  • Ashtyn Barbaree for Gully Park Concert Series in Fayetteville
  • Modeling/Handshake Saints/The Misdemeanors/Drew Rogers for Railyard Live Series in Rogers
  • Richard Burnett at JJ's Grill and Chill in Bella Vista
  • Full House for Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • King Cabbage Brass Band at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Elizabeth Bainbridge Jazz Duo at Levi's Gastrolounge in Rogers
  • Foreigner/Loverboy at the AMP in Rogers
  • Mariachi Quetzal: Nueva Era for Railyard Live in Rogers
  • Keith Nicholson at JJ's Grill and Chill in Springdale
  • Flat Five Jazz Combo at Sassafras Springs Winery in Springdale
  • Snoop Dogg/Wiz Khlifa/Too $hort/Warren G/Berner at the Amp in Rogers
  • Bad Habit at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • Brothers Osborne at The Momentary in Bentonville
 Mark Your Calendar
7/20 RESCHEDULED: Funk Factory will play a rescheduled Kidz Night for the Gulley Park concert series in Fayetteville
7/21 Samantha Fish/Jesse Dayton at TempleLive in Fort Smith
7/22 Fayetteville Jazz Collective Big Band for North Forest Concert Series at Crystal Bridges in Bentonville
7/28 Stanton Kessler and Horacecope at Crystal Bridges in Bentonville
Please Submit Dates for Regional Blues Artists and Group Events HERE
In This Issue 7/7/2023
 Off and Running
A Worthy Fundraiser
Weekly Blues History Presented by Big Train and the Loco Motives
Local Music Event Links
LIVE MUSICMusic Calendar 
On this day in Blues HistoryJuly 7
This Week's Quote
Check Out These Links
Get Involved with the Ozark Blues Society

Blues Education
Links You Can Use

On this day
in Blues History
July 7

Today’s show features music performed by Victoria Spivey, Elvis Presley, and Otis Redding 
To Listen, Click

This Week's Quote
 "Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away."
Elvis Presley
Check Out These Links
 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!


Blues Education

Thanks to the following for their support of blues education.
Please check back for updates
Links You
Can Use
Arkansas Music Pavillion
Arkansas Music Works
The Blues Foundation
Block Street Records
Blues For A Cause
Blues Festival Guide
Crystal Bridges/Momentary
Downtown Bentonville
Free Weekly
Fayetteville Flyer
George’s Majestic Lounge
Guitar Center
National Blues Museum
NWA 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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