The Marquette Area Blues Fest

Three days of world class blues music, workshops, a dance floor, vendors, and a wide array of food and beverage choices! Find out more!

 

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Festival Announcement Party

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Join us Thursday June 18th from 6-8pm at the Ore Dock as we officially announce the line-up for this years Blues Fest.  We’ll be playing blues, enjoying some great Ore Dock brews and signing folks up to help out with the festival.  We’ll also have festival tickets on sale.  It’s certain to be a great evening of blues celebration.

Bluesday Tuesday Flat Broke Success

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The Flat Broke Blues Band knocked’m dead on Tuesday night at the Peter White Public Library in our latest session of Bluesday Tuesday.

2015 MABS Annual Meeting

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The 2015 Annual Meeting of the Marquette Area Blues Society

Who: ALL MABS Members and interested parties
When: Wednesday January 21st
Social – 6pm
Meeting – 6:30pm
Where: Landmark Inn – Board Room

We will be voting on new board members and board officers as well as gathering valuable input from our membership. We hope you will plan on attending.

BLUESDAY TUESDAY for November features Santana & Buddy Guy Concert Film

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thumbnail-newsIn celebration of blues music, Bluesday Tuesday hosts a screening of the concert film “Carlos Santana Plays Blues at Montreux 2004”, on Tuesday, November 25 at 7:00 pm in the Peter White Public Library Community Room.

Filmed on July 12, 2004, superstar guitarist Carlos Santana assembles a blues dream team for this concert at Switzerland’s legendary Montreux Jazz Festival.

Featured at this screening is Buddy Guy delivering a full concert set packed with sumptuous blues guitar playing. Santana, who also served as musical director for the evening, sits in with the performer and R&B great Nile Rodgers also makes a guest appearance.

There is no admission charge to attend the event which is sponsored by the Marquette Area Blues Society and the library.

Call 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info for more information.

BLUES SOCIETY NOMINATIONS NEEDED

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The Marquette Area Blues Society announces upcoming elections for its Board of Directors. There are six spots open on the board, with each term lasting two years.

For those interested, nominations must be submitted by the December board meeting, which will be held at the Landmark Inn Boardroom at 6:30pm on December 17, 2014. The elections will be held at the January 21, 2015 meeting.

For more information, call Mark Hamari at (906) 235-9690.

BLUESDAY TUESDAY for October features U.P. Gumbo

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thumbnail-news (1)In celebration of blues music, Bluesday Tuesday hosts a live performance by U.P. Gumbo, the acoustic quartet that plays music from Louisiana and the Delta region, on Tuesday, October 28 at 7:00 pm in the Peter White Public Library Community Room.

Band members Warren Hantz, on keyboard, fiddle and banjo, Bill Hart, on resonator guitar, Bob Guidebeck, on stand-up bass, and Brad Gleason, filling in for regular percussionist, Randy Seppala will perform delightful, toe tapping mix of songs from the New Orleans area.

The band performs regularly at Marquette’s Lagniappe Cajun & Creole Eatery and has also played at the Marquette Area Blues Fest and other venues and private parties.

Laisse Les bon ton roulez!

There is no admission charge to attend the event which is sponsored by the Marquette Area Blues Society and the library. Call 226-4318 or
visit www.pwpl.info for more information.