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September Closes With A Bang, Freaky Busy Friday
Joe Demko
Photo by Laurie Schneider

Radio Joe & the Jazzbos
@ Eagles Club #34
Wed., September 28, 7:30 pm
Not Guilty Band

Not Guilty Band
@ Minnesota Music Café
Friday, September 30, 9:30 pm
Johnny Mac

Johnny Mac Band
@ Gallaghers Bar
Friday, September 30, 8:30 pm
Willie Walker
Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame Member
& Blues Music Award Nominee

Willie Walker
@ Crooners Lounge & Supper Club
Friday, September 30, 7:30 pm
Davina & the Vagabonds
@ Eagles Club #34
Friday, September 30, 8 pm
Scottie Miller

Scottie Miller Band
@ Famous Dave's BBQ
Friday, September 30, 9 pm
Kathy Smithson
Everett Smithson Band
@ Neumann's Bar
Friday, September 30, 8 pm
Silver Dome Blues Party 2016

2016 Blues Party
@ Silver Dome Ballroom
Saturday, October 1, 8 pm
Kent Burnside  & the New Generation,
Sue Orfield Band,
Howard "Guitar" Luedtke


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Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame 2016 Poster


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2016 Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame Ceremony
Oct. 16, Ceremony at 2 pm @ Pepito's Parkway Theater
Brunch 11 am - 3 pm
'Boom Boom' Steve Vonderharr
"Boom Boom" Steve Vonderharr
Wilbur Cole
Wilbur Cole
Paul Mayasich
Paul Mayasich
2016 Mn Blues Hall of Fame Inductees
  • Blues Performer:
    • Paul Mayasich
  • Blues Legend:
    • Wilbur Cole
  • Blues Legacy:
    • LaVerne "Lady Blue" Johnson & Bobby Johnson
  • Blues Sideman:
    • Steve "Boom Boom" Vonderharr
  • Supportive of the Blues (Non Performer):
    • Mike Shaw
  • Blues Art, Literature, Media:
    • Gary Eckhart
  • Blues Recording:
    • "Two Hours From Tulsa" - RJ Mischo
Lady Blue
LaVerne "Lady Blue" Johnson
      Gary Eckhart
Gary Eckhart
    RJ Mischo
RJ Mischo
      Mike Shaw
Mike Shaw

2016 Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame Press Release


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Got A New CD Release? Think It's A Winner?
CD Competition Banner
From now until September 30, 2016, the Minnesota Blues Society is accepting CD's produced by Minnesota acts for consideration for the Blues Foundation's "Best Self-Produced CD" Competition.
Check it out: Best Self-Produced CD Competition

Now Available!
Mn Blues Society Compilation Vol: 1
All proceeds from the sale of this compilation go to fund the MnBS Blues For Kids program.
Digital downloads available now on CD Baby.
CD's are coming soon!
Thanks to Joe Filipovich for all of the time and energy he has spent bringing this project to fruition. Also many thanks to the artists who have generously donated their recordings along with our sponsors, Mendoza Law Office, The Ads Group and Rare Form Mastering for the services they have provided.


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