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Hot Blues, August Arrives
Scottie Miller Band
Summer Tuesdays
@ Lowell Park - Stillwater, MN
Tuesday, July 28, 6 pm
Scottie Miller
Phil Kitze Phil Kitze & the Resonators
@ Legends Holiday Inn
St Cloud, MN
Wednesday, July 29, 7 pm
Armadillo Jump
Marketfest (Gazebo Stage)
White Bear Lake, MN
Thursday, July 30, 6 pm
Armadillo Jump
John Beach John Beach
Nope, That's Changed
Yolande Bruce
@ Big Daddy's Old Fashioned BBQ
St Paul, MN
Friday, July 31, 5 pm
Prairie Dog Blues Festival
Prairie du Chien, WI
July 31 - August 1
Girls with Guitars, Larry McCray, Davina & the Vagabonds, Devon Allman, Owen Campbell, Reneé Austin, Danielle Nicole, Jimmy Nick & Don’t Tell Mama, Sugaray Rayford Band, Moreland & Arbuckle, Davy Knowles, The Katz Sass
Reneé Austin
Reneé Austin
Blues on the Chippewa Logo Blues on The Chippewa
Durand, WI
July 31 - August 2
Eric Gales, Charles Walker Band, Nick Foytik Band, Shaun Murphy , Rachelle Coba, Blue Rooster, Left Wing Bourbon, Mojo Lemon, Jimmi & the Band of Souls, Tommy Bentz Band, Lamont Cranston Band, Josh Hoyer & the Shadowboxers, The Claudettes, Code Blue w/ Catya & Sue
Ówamni Falling Water Festival
Father Hennepin Bluffs,
Minneapolis, MN
Saturday, August 1, 4 pm
Scatter Their Own, Bluedog, Wade Fernandez
Owamni Falling Water Festival 2015
Steve Clarke Steve Clarke & the Working Stiffs
Eagles Club #34
Friday, July 31, 8 pm
Devon Allman
@ The Cabooze
Saturday, August 1, 9 pm
Owen Campbell & Frogleg
Devon Allman


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2015 MnBS Annual Picnic
Slideshow Is Posted

Happy Picnic Person at Rosetown American Legion
Click To See The Slideshow

Got A New CD Release? Think It's A Winner?
CD Competition Banner
From now until October 1, 2015, 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

The Minnesota Blues Society is looking for motivated volunteers to help with our ongoing operations. We could use some help in the following areas:

GRANT WRITERS — MnBS is seeking volunteers with experience in the grant-writing and application process to assist the Society in pursuing available governmental and corporate funds that potentially could help us to realize our long-term goals and to expand our existing programs.

QUICKBOOKS ACCOUNTING DATA ENTRY — We are looking for a volunteer familiar with the Quickbooks software program willing to assist the Treasurer in tracking the Society's finances. We need to have our information in a format more conducive to generating reports that are acceptable to foundations offering grant money for our ongoing programs and to help MnBS to grow.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS — There is an opening on the MnBS Board of Directors for the seat vacated by Chad Nordstrom who left due to a job change. The Board of Directors meets the first Monday of each month (except for holidays) and is responsible for planning events and keeping the Minnesota Blues Society operating in accordance with its mission statement. We would be very interested in persons with artistic, organizational, secretarial or inter-personal skills to serve on the Board. If you feel that you could make a positive contribution to the Society and are willing to make the commitment of your time and talent, please contact us.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact:


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How Sweet It Is …

Joyann Parker of Sweet Tea
Joyann Parker of Sweet Tea

Sweet Tea Band
Takes Road To Memphis
2015 Band Challenge

It is a treat each year to see a showcase of local talent perform at the Road To Memphis Challenge. This year Sweet Tea won a very close competition with RAMM Band finishing second and Bluedog finishing third. Completing the day's entertainment were Fattenin' Frogs, Jimmi and the Band of Souls and Squishy Mud. All first rate acts. Many thanks to the judges, timekeepers, scorekeepers, Vig Guitars, The Drum Loft, the staff at Wilebski's Blues Saloon, Ted Wilebski, Jim Pinckney, Ken Tritz, Richard Schaefer, the volunteers and all of the audience members who showed up on a spectacular April afternoon. More pictures and a complete recap will be posted in the near future on the web site. — Jake Jacobson


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And The Winner Is …

Curtis Marlatt

Louisville "White Lightning" Curtis

The judges' selection for the 2015 Road To Memphis Solo/Duo Challenge winner is Louisville "White Lightning" Curtis (Marlatt). First runners-up are Brother Sun Sister Moon and second runners-up are Mark Cameron & Bill Keyes.

It was a suprisingly good turn out on an exceptionally nice afternoon at The Lodge in Robbinsdale. Many thanks to The Lodge staff, Vig Guitars, the volunteers, judges, audience members and all of the other participating acts for making this a successful event once again this year. A more complete review of the event and more photos will be posted in the near future at www.mnbs.org. — Jake Jacobson


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