Blues Calendar

Updated April 11, 2014
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Friday 11
Sharrie Williams and Sena Ehrhardt @ WRKR Bud Blues, Kalamazoo State Theatre, Kalamazoo, MI
“Club Mangia Jazz & Blues Concert Series” w/Bob Schultz & Doug Decker @ Mangia Mangia, Kalamazoo, MI
Big Boss Blues @ Rockford Brewing Co, Rockford MI

Saturday 12
Marci Linn Blues Band @ the 411 Club, Kalamazoo, MI
Seventh Son @ the Warehouse Concert Venue & Taproom, Battle Creek MI
Big Boss Blues 7pm @ Malarkys, Grand Rapids, MI
Damon Fowler @ Franke Center for the Arts, Marshall MI
Delta Twins @ Midway Tavern, Mishawaka, IN

Sunday 13
Damon Fowler @ the Platinum Room, Muskegon, MI
Jimmy Thackery @ Midway Tavern, Mishawaka, IN

Thursday 17
Steve Hilger Band @ Grand Rapids Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

Friday 18
Biscuit Miller & the Mix @ the 411 Club, Kalamazoo, MI
Big Boss Blues @ Louis Benton Steakhouse, Grand Rapids, MI
Scott Holt Band @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Saturday 19
Roxy Revival 7pm @ Mike’s North 40, Paw Paw, MI
Big Boss Blues @ Ledges Sports Bar & Grill. Grand Ledge, MI
Biscuit Miller & the Mix @ 2014 Winter Blues Series, Gem Theater, St Louis, MI

Friday 25
Kalamazoo Academy of Rock 7pm @ the 411 Club, Kalamazoo, MI
Big Boss Blues @ Wild Mike’s (old Bedford Steak House) Bedford MI
Steve Hilger Band @ Louis Benton Steakhouse, Grand Rapids, MI
Crossroads Resurrection @ the Kirby House, Grand Haven MI

Saturday 26
Big Boss Blues @ Wild Mike’s (old Bedford Steak House) Bedford MI

Sunday 27
Crossroads blues jam 6pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI


Saturday 3
Joanne Shaw Taylor @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Wednesday 7
Jimmy Vaughan & the Tilt-a-Whirl Band @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Friday 9
Anthony Gomes @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Saturday 10
Elwood Splinters Blues Band @ Midway Tavern, Mishawaka, IN

Friday 16
Steve Hilger Band @ Louis Benton Steakhouse, Grand Rapids, MI
Chris Duarte @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Friday 23
Kelly Richey Band CD release @ the 411 Club, Kalamazoo, MI
Steve Hilger Band @ Union Cabaret & Grill, Kalamazoo MI

Friday 30
Steve Hilger Band @ Louis Benton Steakhouse, Grand Rapids, MI

Saturday 26
Steve Hilger Band @ Sterling Heights Blues Festival, Sterling Heights MI


21st Annual Kalamazoo Blues Festival

The Jimmy’s
The Braille Blues Daddy – Bryan Lee
Brandon Santini

Dana Fuchs
Lionel Young
Marcia Ball

Tweed Funk
Albert Castiglia
Tinsley Ellis
Coco Montoya

Regularly Scheduled Gigs & Events

updated February 22, 2014

Open Stage & Open Mic Blues every Monday 8pm-2am @ Warehouse, Battle Creek, MI
Open Stage (first Monday of the month) @ the Livery, Benton Harbor, MI
Open-Mic Monday w/ Hittin’ Home 6:30pm @ Suits Tavern, downtown Lansing, MI.

Tom Duffield 5:30-7pm @ the Old Dog, Kalamazoo MI

Out of Favor Boys Trio 8pm (3rd Wednesday of the Month) @ O’Duffys, Kalamazoo, MI

Tom Duffield 8-10pm (2nd Thursday of the month) @ O’Duffys, Kalamazoo, MI
Blues jam w/ the Out of Favor Boys 8:30 pm @ the 411 Club, Kalamazoo MI

4th Friday (starts in February)”Step to the Rhythm” Ballroom Dance Event feat Blues, Jazz & R&B. Instruction 7-8, Dance 8pm-2am plus AYCE Soul Food Buffet @ the Warehouse, Battle Creek, MI

Duffield/Caron Project 5-8pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI

Blues Jam w/Seventh Son 1st Sunday, Crossroads 4th Sunday 6pm @ the Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI
CANCELED Cats in the House blues jam (2nd Sunday of the month) 6pm @ the Roadhouse, Paw Paw MI
Live Blues w/different bands every week 7-10pm @ the Warehouse Concert Venue & Taproom, Battle Creek MI

Keep the Blues Alive by supporting your local bands and venues


The KVBA Blues Calendar & Weekly Blues Update is compiled from information received from fans, bands & venues.
Information is also acquired from various band, venue & blues web sites.


  • Steve Kent says:

    March 15th 2-9PM 2nd Annual ALR Chili Cook-Off “With Heat of Chili comes Cool Brews & Blues” get your GROOVE ON with Jim Klein Blues Band (Gator Boys), Crossroads Resurrection, Gee Daddy’s Big Blues Review featuring Martila Sanders, Big Boss Blues, and Whiskey Rhythm.

  • Julie Couch says:

    Thanks to KVBA for keeping the Blues Alive. I know for a fact that the passion has been passed on to another generation. Harmonica Hannah loves the blues too.

  • Way to go KVBA keeping the Kalamazoo Blues Fest alive and well. The move to feature so many local and regional bands is smart and much appreciated. Kalamazoo is very fortunate to have this much dedication and positive energy in our coummunity! Blues on my friends. Billy

  • Pete ‘Big Dog’ Fetters Band at TURTLE CREEK CASINO (just outside Traverse City) on Sat. FEB. 25 (9pm-1am)

  • Bruce Bears says:

    Hey Guys! Looking forward to playing for you w/ Duke next week at The State Theater! Anything I can do to help promote the show, please let me know!

  • Angie C says:

    The Chris Canas Band is missing you KZoo. We hope to make our way over there soon. We are sooo glad that you are having a good 2011 and keeping the blues alive. Peace & Blues to you all.

  • Angie C says:

    The Chris Canas Blues Revolution released the new cd – “She’s Breaking Me” earlier this year. It has been making waves on the Blues charts. Pick one up the next time we are at our “Home For the Blues” or go to the website at Hope to seeya soon. Keep The Blues Rockin’. Peace!

  • North 61 Productions announces the release of the new all-original CD by The Vincent Hayes Project, titled, “Reclamation.” Featuring 11 new original blues tracks written by Vincent Hayes, the disc was recorded at Glenn Brown Productions (Root Doctor, Greg Nagy, Spinal Tap) in Lansing, MI. Featuring additional piano by Steve “Doc” Yankee and Christian Van Antwerpen on Hammond organ, Wurlitzer, Rhodes and Clavinet, the Vincent Hayes Project presents a new fresh blues sound sure to please both old school blues purists and modern electric blues lovers alike. The official release date is March 26, 2010. Preview tracks can be listened to at

    CD Release parties have already been scheduled for a number of venues, with more on the way in Kalamazoo, Lansing, Detroit and Southern Michigan.

  • Angela says:

    Happy New Year Blues Lovers! Wishing you a peaceful & prosperous 2010! Keep The Blues alive! Seeya on the 10th.


    Press Release,SKULLYS BLUES TRIO has just been rated one of the best local bands in chicago by alligator records.they are also working on a recording deal.alligator records quote.(exellent vocals,great guitar work,solid rythm section.good tribute to the junior wells style)

  • Jeff Chaffin says:

    For those that missed it, E.C. Scott was in good form last night at 411. The audience was treated to a new song from an upcoming release by E.C. titled, “Party Like You’re 22″ – which we did. She enjoyed her usual banter with the crowd and visited every table during her break between sets. I’m looking forward to seeing her on her next visit.

  • Press Release
    BMF Band Available For Bookings

    October 13, 2009…

    West Michigan has a new band in town with some familiar faces. The Bryan Michael Fischer (BMF) Band is excited to announce their presence as the newest addition to West Michigan’s rich musical culture. Comprised of 4 talented musicians; Northern Michigan transplant Bryan Michael Fischer (vocals), long-time Kalamazoo area bassist Bill LaValley – both formerly of K-zoo’s Blue Moon Blues Band , Arkansas native Allen Hill (drums) and Kalamazoo string-bender Bryan Blowers, The BMF Band is sure to cause quite a stir on the scene.

    Where many “power trios” get their distinction due to instrumental prowess, The BMF Band could be called a “Power Quartet” leaning on Fischer’s huge voice and personality as the focal point for this ensemble. With barn-burning, high-octane blues, classic soul and R&B hits, and some more modern material and original works thrown in for good measure, this group will be leaving audiences breathless after a full night of shakin’ their money-makers to cool grooves, slow-burning blues, and energetic soul workouts.

    The BMF Band is available now for bookings for club dates, festivals, and private engagements. Contact Bryan Fischer for rates and availability by phone at (616) 551-1785 or email at

    Check out what the fuss is all about at

  • Mark Patrick says:

    Check out Look up Joe or any band, venue, city to find what they’re schedule is.


  • Tammy R says:

    Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King are ‘great’ can you book them for next years’ Kalamazoo Blues Fest in 2010, or give me any information about where they will be performing for the next year? Including all Blues Bars in MI, IL, IN and OH. I have got to see them again!!!! Book them now for next years’ event PLEASE!!!

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