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"October, that's when they pay off for playing ball." - Reggie Jackson
Bingham & Thorn Bingham & Thorn
@ 331 Club
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 7 pm
Leon Russell
w/ Corey Stevens
@ Medina Entertainment Center
Friday, Oct. 9, 8 pm
Leon Russell
Fattenin' Frogs The Fattenin' Frogs
Ribbit Rhythms CD Release
w/ The Lowland Lakers
Saturday, Oct.10, 10 pm
@ Icehouse
Jeff Ray & the Stakes
Valhalla CD Release
w/ Special Guest:
Pat Donohue
Saturday, Oct. 10, 8 pm
@ Golden's Deli & Market
Jeff Ray
Lonesome Dan Kase Lonesome Dan Kase
and the Hoppers
@ Dubliner Pub
Sunday, Oct. 11, 5pm
Last Chance to See
Willie Walker
Before His European Tour
Sunday, Oct. 11, 4 pm
@ Minnesota Music Café
Willie Walker


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Silver Dome Poster 2015 Blues Party
@ Silver Dome Ballroom
Neillsville, WI
Friday, October 2, 7:30 pm
Kent Burnside & the New Generation
Howard 'Guitar' Luedtke and Blue Max

Saturday, October 3, 7:30 pm
Crankshaft & the Gear Grinders
Davina & the Vagabonds
Pat McLaughlin Band
@ Wilebski's Blues Saloon
Friday, October 2, 6 pm
Pat McLaughlin
Everett Smithson Band Everett Smithson Band
@ Delano Lanes & Entertainment Center
Saturday, October 3, 9 pm
Mooseknuckle Bros
@ Schooner Tavern
Saturday, October 3, 9 pm
Shannon Libra
Shannon Libra
of Mooseknuckle Bros
Tom Harkness The Swamp Kings
@ Brookside Bar & Grill
Saturday, October 3, 2 pm
Cadillac Kolstad & Friends
Every Sunday, 10 pm
@ Palmer's Bar
Cadillac Kolstad


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2015 Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame Ceremony
Oct. 11, 1 pm @ Wilebski's Blues Saloon
Big George Jackson
Big George Jackson
John Beach
John Beach
Auburn Pat Hare
Auburn Pat Hare
2015 Mn Blues Hall of Fame Inductees
Jacquie Maddix
'LadyJ' Jacquie Maddix
  • Blues Performer:
    • Big George Jackson
  • Blues Legend:
    • John Beach
  • Blues Legacy:
    • Auburn Pat Hare
  • Blues Sideman:
    • Donald 'Hye Pockets' Robertson
  • Supportive of the Blues (Non Performer):
    • Harold Tremblay
  • Blues Art, Literature, Media:
    • Jacquie Maddix 'LadyJ Griot'
  • Blues Recording:
    • City Music - Joel Johnson Band
  • Blues Song:
    • "A Good Woman is Hard to Find" - Percy Strother
Joel Johnson
Joel Johnson
Donald 'Hye Pockets' Robertson
Donald 'Hye Pockets' Robertson
'Hurricane' Harold Tremblay
'Hurricane' Harold Tremblay
Percy StrotherPercy Strother


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Drummer Mark O'Day Injured in Fall
Mark O'DayA GoFundMe Account has been setup on behalf of Mark: https://www.gofundme.com/ab4bg76c#

Your Donations Are Welcome
Mark O'Day (best-friend and drummer for my band Scottie Miller Band) since 2000' has suffered a severe head injury as the result of a fall down some steps late Friday night September 11th, 2015. After a repeat CT scan he received a emergency craniotomy to reduce the swelling and bleeding around his brain from an arterial bleed and epidural hematoma. He is in a medically induced coma, and in critical but stable condition. He is being constantly monitored and heavily sedated while he heals from the accident and surgery. It is a step by step, day by day situation as his care team progress through the very delicate waiting period until he is well enough to receive more testing and to determine his condition. Brain injuries are very complex. We hope and have faith that Mark will move continually in a positive direction. — from Scottie Miller


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Blues For Kids Kickstarter Campaign
The Minnesota Blues Society Education Committee has undertaken a campaign to raise funds for a 6-week blues music workshop to be held at East Ridge High School in Woodbury, MN.

The workshop will be offered to the two jazz bands at the school and will include instruction in blues history, theory and scales culminating in a public performance of two blues songs at their recital.

This program represents a new direction for the MnBS educational program which will augment our traditional harmonica instructions for kids.

You can show your support for this program by donating to the Kickstarter campaign set up for this project:
Everett Smithson Blues For Kids Lesson
MnBS Blues For Kids
Harmonica Lesson
with Everett Smithson, Instructor


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