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Bail Out Houston Fundraiser
Hurricane Harvey Fundraiser
@ Minnesota Music Cafe
Sunday, October 15, 4 pm
Donations Items Needed:
Cases of Water, Mops, Brooms, Disinfectants, Toiletries, Baby/Toddler/Adult Diapers, Hand Sanitizer, Wash Cloths, Bed Sheets, Towels, Rubbing Alcohol, Lotion, Toothbrush/Toothpaste, Mouthwash, Socks, Mens Undershirts/Underwear, Mosquito Spray, Trash Bags, Forks/Spoons/Knives (Metal and Plastic)

Donations accepted at Cook St Paul or Ward 6 leading up to event or bring them with you the day of.
Mikkel Beckmen & Mike Munson

Mike Munson
Mikkel Beckmen
@ 331 Club
Sunday, October 15, 3 pm


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Mumblin' Drew
Photo by Zoe Prinds-Flash

Mumblin' Drew
@ Vieux Carre
Thursday, October 19, 6 pm
Studebaker John
Studebaker John
@ Shaw's Bar & Grill 
Friday, October 20, 9 pm
Brian Naughton
Brian Naughton
@ Schooner Tavern
Friday, October 20, 9 pm
Molly Maher
Molly Maher and Dusty Heart
@ Landmark Center
Friday, October 20, 7 pm
Trombone Shorty
Photo by Kirk Edwards

Trombone Shorty
@ Palace Theater 
Friday, October 20, 7:30 pm
Lil' Ed
Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials
@ Famous Dave's BBQ
Friday, October 20, 9 pm
Johnny Mac
Johnny Mac
@ Norm's Wayside Pizza
Saturday, October 21, 7 pm
Codesweat Entertainment
Codesweat Entertainment
@ Jammin Wings Sports Bar & Grill
Saturday, October 21, 7 pm
Bobby Schnitzer
Photo by Doug Jenkins

Bobby Schnitzer
@ Lone Oak Grill
Sunday, October 22, 10 am
Harold Tremblay
Hurricane Harold

Gang of Mischief
@ Neumann's Bar
Sunday, October 22, 4 pm
Irma Thomas
Irma Thomas , Blind Boys of Alabama, Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet
@ Guthrie Theater
Monday, October 23, 7:30 pm


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Halloween Bash @ MMC


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VetsFest 2018 Fundraiser Nov. 5
@ Wilebski's Blues Saloon
VetsFest Fundraiser Poster The second annual VetsFest will be held July 7th, 2018. Organizing and fundraising efforts are now underway.

Funds will be raised through direct donations and grants, but you can help out by joining together for a day of music at Wilebski's Blues Saloon on Sunday Nov. 5th 2017, from 11am to 6pm. We will be treated to music by Harrison Street, Squishy Mud and the Pat McLaughlin Band. The bar and kitchen will be open. There will also be a silent auction of donated items for bid. Considering donating? Cash can be sent through go fund me: www.gofundme.com/vetsfest. If you have material items — please contact Pat McLaughlin at 651-246-9380.

Mark your calendars now and donít forget to bring your friends and family to this great event. There will be a suggested donation of $10.00 at the door.


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Blues Aid for Puerto Rico & Virgin Islands


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IBC Promotional Blurb From The President
Our attention is quickly turning towards the International Blues Challenge which will take place on Beale Street in Memphis, TN from Tuesday, January 16th though Saturday, January 20th, 2018. We are proud to send Ken Valdez and Javier Matos as representatives of the Society.

Many have inquired about when IBC tickets will go on sale and when the hotel blocks will open for your reservations. On October 1st, the Blues Foundation will be sending an email to current Blues Foundation members to open ticket sales and to share links to all of the Downtown Memphis hotels with whom they have blocks of rooms with special rates for their members. If you are not a member of The Blues Foundation, make sure to JOIN NOW in order to be included in this communication. Rooms sell out quickly for the IBC, and members always get first access, so your membership is the best way to get this information ahead of the general public.

There are daytime activities beyond just the showcases to include workshops and panels. In order to join any of these events at the 2018 IBC, you must have a pass for the entire week. Your pass will get you into everything IBC. Passes have been $100 for the entire week.

MORE NEWS!!! For the past several years a contingent of Minnesota blues fans have extended their IBC trip by one more day and traveled to the Mecca of the Blues, Clarksdale MS, a mere 75 miles down the road. This is "The Crossroads," the location where the legend says blues musician Robert Johnson sold his soul to the Devil for the ability to play a mean guitar. Located at the corner of Highway 61 ("The Blues Highway") and Highway 49 in Clarksdale, this is a definite stop for any follower of the blues, or rock & roll, for that matter. We have made arrangements with the Shack Up Inn to hold a blues party on Sunday night, January 21st. A blues band and blues jam will be playing into the night. Lodging is very affordable and unique. See site for details: http://www.shackupinn.com/

It's the blues lover's getaway!

Richard Schaefer
President, MnBS


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