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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April 19, 2019
January 29, 2019
Area artists, students, and blues enthusiasts are encouraged to enter. One logo will be chosen as winner, and judges’ decisions are final. All submissions must be received by March 2, 2019.
For more information and an entry form, CLICK HERE .
January 25, 2019
Marquette Area Blues Society presents a special free, all-ages show VizzTone Label Group recording artist
Friday, February 8, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
at the Ore Dock Brewing Company 114 W. Spring Street in Marquette, MI
Come out to the Ore Dock Brewing Co. and enjoy a soulful blues show from this up and coming artist. She is a 2019 Blues Music Award nominee for Best Emerging Artist, the 2016 “Sean Costello Rising Star” Blues Blast Music Award winner, and a semi-finalist in the International Blues Challenge in 2017. Don’t miss it!
January 24, 2019
The Marquette Area Blues Society recently held its annual elections, and the following persons were named to the 2019 MABS Board:
Mark Hamari (President)
Mark Johnson (Vice President)
JoAnne Maki (Treasurer)
Nancy Wennerberg (Secretary)
Trustees: Charlie Bastian, Dave Crum, Cindy Engle, Dave Goetsch, Lorrie Hayes, Tom Hyslop, Brian Jensen, Jeff Kallery, Larry Letts, Walt Lindala, Ed St. Aubin, and Andrew Tyler.
Walt Lindala was also appointed the 2019 Blues Fest director.
The regular monthly board meeting time was set as every third Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm EST with locations to be determined.
October 3, 2018
FRIDAY, October 12th, 2018 at the Ore Dock Brewing Company
114 W. Spring St. Marquette, MI – 7:00 p.m. eastern.
FREE SHOW! No Cover charge!
Perhaps blues legend, Buddy Guy said it best with his high acclaim, “This young man is one of the people who will keep the blues alive.” The Canadian born, Billboard Top 10 Blues Artist, IBC Winner and JUNO Nominee, JW-Jones is known for his high-energy shows.
As he continues to evolve as one of Canada’s most versatile bluesmen, with one foot in the terra firma of the traditional blues espoused by the likes of Howlin’ Wolf sideman Hubert Sumlin and harmonica legend Charlie Musselwhite (who both guested on Jones’ memorable Midnight Memphis Sun, recorded at the historic Sun Studio) and blues contemporaries Robert Cray, for whom the JW-Jones band has occasionally opened, he continues to challenge and raise his standards through his recordings and the 130 dates on average yearly that he clocks in on the road.
The Ore Dock is proud to welcome such a talent and pair the night with a performance by Wisconsin’s The Brothers Quinn into the wee wee hours.
Free Admission brought to you by The Marquette Area Blues Society and Ore Dock Brewing Company.
July 17, 2018
Thanks to the fine folks at the Superior Oasis at 2463 US 41 West in Marquette, there are a limited block of rooms available at discounted rates NOW!
You can also call the Superior Oasis directly at (906) 228-0028 to reserve your rooms today!
May 22, 2018
The Marquette Area Blues Society is pleased to announce the lineup for the 15th Annual Marquette Area Blues Fest. It’s happening Labor Day Weekend, Friday, Aug. 31st through Sunday, Sep 2nd, 2018 at Mattson Lower Harbor Park in downtown Marquette, MI .
January 12, 2018
The Marquette Area Blues Society is seeking entries for its annual logo contest for the 15th annual Marquette Area Blues Fest, to be held on Labor Day weekend 2018 in Marquette. Area artists, students, and blues enthusiasts are encouraged to enter. One logo will be chosen as winner, and judges’ decisions are final. All submissions must be received by February 28, 2018.
The winner will receive two (2) weekend passes to the 2018 Marquette Area Blues Fest and
two (2) festival t-shirts.
Click here for the LOGO CONTEST SUBMISSION FORM
Please mail all entries to:
Marquette Area Blues Society
P.O. Box 5
Marquette, MI 49855
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