Though it is a week away, we would like to draw your attention to an upcoming event Ozark Blues Society is partnering with the Music Education Initiative (MEI), Fayetteville Public Library, and ArtistWorks365 to present. MEI is presenting their "Friend of the Community" award to Brian Crowne in honor of his years of dedication to supporting and growing live music throughout NWA. Over the years, Brian Crowne has been a great supporter of Ozark Blues Society and we are honored to be a part of this upcoming event honoring him.
Please read on for information
on this award ceremony and the fundraiser accompanying it that seeks to multiply Brian's impact on young, rising musicians in the area.
Returning again this week, you will find our article about our upcoming Blues Challenge. We are getting closer to the opening of registration which kicks off on September 1st. Remember, if you are, or know,
a blues musician within 250 miles
of Bentonville, you can now find
the information you need to plan posted on our website.
Also returning are the links for the ongoing summer music series in
our area as well as 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.
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