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 Do You Feel It?
 Honestly, I think every one of us feels "it" now and again. What "it" am
I speaking of? As I sat back down just now to work on this newsletter, after
a short break doing some kitchen tasks, I glanced at the clock and experienced the feeling that I am in countdown mode. Every week I aim for the goal of hitting send on this newsletter by 12 noon. Today will
be close, but at least for me, it always feels great to get something done early. Here's to hoping everyone knocks down their task lists
so they can enjoy a weekend full
of fun and live music!
 This week's new article highlights a concert by Divas on Fire that will happen Saturday evening at the BRAND NEW venue in Rogers;The Music Depot. They kicked off last weekend with their grand opening and are filling their calendar with tons of great music. Read on below for more information about The Music Depot and the ticket link for the Divas on Fire show. Returning this week
is the article about this weekend's 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 Program.
Also, though some of the ongoing music series in the area are starting to wrap up, we will once again include the article below with quick access to some of this great summer music to help you find the best options. We
will make updates as needed.
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
Divas On Fire
in Rogers at the New  Venue The Music Depot
The Music Depot, in the heart of Downtown Rogers, celebrated their grand opening last weekend and are on track already to meet their first goal of providing a space for entertainment. This new facility has been designed to provide an immersive and intimate concert experience, ensuring an unforgettable time for every attendee.
Several exciting acts have already been booked for the summer and upcoming fall season such
as Dee Dee Jones, Dino D & The DTrain, and The Rodney Block Collective to name a few.
Check out the full lineup of artists slated to perform at The Music Depot at https:///
The Saturday, July 15th from 7-10pm you can enjoy the venue's intimate concert experience while soaking up the heartfelt music of local favorite's Divas On Fire. Since making their debut at Bikes, Blues & BBQ two years ago, the group has performed at four festivals and
a number of music venues around
the country.  They are currently focusing on writing original material and honing the arrangements of their crowd pleasing favorites.  You’ve no doubt heard the saying “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts”. Well, The Divas on Fire live by that very adage. Their group is made stronger by the experience of their individual members. The Divas formed to create a way for musical synergy to take over and magnify each members individual strengths, building them into an emotionally powerful connection. Drawing on their individual experiences as songwriters and touring artists, they give audiences a moving experience they can see, hear and feel deep down.
The Music Depot is excited to share
their space, local, regional, and national artists, and the Downtown Rogers Community as they contribute to the overall Northwest Arkansas music ecosystem. Tickets for the Diva's On Fire concert are still available for purchase HERE:

To find out more about the Divas On Fire, find them at
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.
Please consider attending the event which will be held Sunday, July 16th from 5-9pm at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville.

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 9 through July 15, 2023. Some of the highlights include blues guitarist Blind Boy Fuller, Chicago blues pianist Barrelhouse Chuck, and blues musician Washboard Sam Brown.
Watch this week's YouTube 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. You can follow their page HERE
They post a new episode each week. Jimbo says, "we’ll see you then!"
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

  • 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
  • Jenna and the Soul Shakers at Tontitown Winery in Tontitown
  • Divas on Fire at The Music Depot in Rogers
  • Snoop Dogg/Wiz Khlifa/Too $hort/Warren G/Berner at the Amp in Rogers
  • Mak Ro, Ariel Reign, TANGELA for Railyard Live in Rogers
  • Bad Habit at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • Gina Cha'vez and Pura Coco for the Forest Concert Series at Crystal Bridges
  • Brothers Osborne at The Momentary in Bentonville
  • Clare Starr Family Fundraiser at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Jumpsuit Jamey for Mountain Street Stage Music Series at the Fayetteville Public Library in Fayetteville
  • Forte Quintet at the Lady Slipper in Bentonville
  • Keith Nicholson at JJ's Grill and Chill in Bella Vista
  • Jim Mills at JJ's Grill and Chill in Fort Smith
  • Brick Fields Blues Therapy at Moranos in Fayetteville
  • Ben Harris at Six-Twelve Coffeehouse and Bar in Fayetteville
  • Funk Factory/Kid's Night for Gully Park Concert Series in Fayetteville
  • NAJS Monthly Jazz Jam at Levi's Gastrolounge in Rogers
  • Modeling/Handshake Saints/The Misdemeanors/Drew Rogers for Railyard Live Series in Rogers
  • Nickelback and Brantly Gilbert at the AMP in Rogers
  • Songwriters in the Round at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • Richard Burnett at JJ's Grill and Chill in Fort Smith
  • Alman Brothers Tribute Band for Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Jeron Marshall at the Music Depot in Rogers
  • MK Ultra (Ben Miller + Pat Kay)for Railyard Live in Rogers
  • Reeves Brothers at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • Samantha Fish/Jesse Dayton at TempleLive in Fort Smith
  • Dee Dee Jones at The Music Depot in Rogers
  • Ted Hammig and the Campaign with Mildenhall for Railyard Live in Rogers
  • Fayetteville Jazz Collective Big Band for North Forest Concert Series at Crystal Bridges in Bentonville
 Mark Your Calendar
7/28 Stanton Kessler and Horacecope at Crystal Bridges in Bentonville
7/29 Akeem Kemp at The Music Depot in Rogers
8/4-5 Jazz Extravaganza for Railyard Live in Rogers
8/12 DITH: Drummers in the House Masterclass and Showcase at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
Please Submit Dates for Regional Blues Artists and Group Events HERE
In This Issue 7/14/2023
 Do You Feel It?
Divas On Firein Rogers at the New  Venue The Music Depot
THIS WEEKENDA 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 14
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 14

Today’s show features music performed by Jack Kelly and B.B. King

To Listen, Click

This Week's Quote
 "People all over the world have problems. And as long as people have problems, the blues can never die."
B. B. King
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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