Blues Calendar

Updated July 16, 2015
PLEASE CONTACT THE VENUE OR
BAND TO CONFIRM DATES & SHOW TIMES
Deadline for submissions or corrections to the Blues Calendar
& the Weekly Blues Update is 10am Thursday.
Send your info to KVBAbluescal@aol.com

JULY

Thursday 16
CANCELED TODAY ONLY – Blues Jam hosted by Greg Shackleford & Megan Dooley 8pm @ Louie’s Trophy House & Grill Back Room, Kalamazoo MI

Friday 17
Big Boss Blues 9pm @ Grand Haven Brewhouse, Grand Haven MI
The Good, The Bad & The Blues @ Midway Tavern, Mishawaka, IN

Saturday 18
Duffield/Caron Project 5pm @ Old Dog, Kalamazoo MI
Gator Blues Band 7pm @ Pasche’s Seafood Kitchen, Battle Creek, MI
Left Paul Trio 2pm on the train depot stage @ Rebel Road motorcycle event, downtown Muskegon MI –
J R Clark and the All Star Blues Mob @ Lemon Creek Winery Blues Fest.
Marshall Blues Festival, Marshall MI
3:30 Out of Favor Boys
5:00 The Edge
7:00 Who Dat? Blues Band
9:30 Kelley Hunt

Sunday 19
Blues Jam w/the Cat’s 6pm @ the Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI

Monday 20
Tom Duffield 5pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI

Wednesday 22
Gator Blues Band 6pm @ Red Line BBQ, Riverside Golf Club
Nick Moss Band @ WLAV Blues on the Mall (now located at the Delta Plex parking lot) Grand Rapids MI

Thursday 23
Groove Platter 8:45pm @ Downtown Music Jam, Kalamazoo MI
Ronnie Baker Brooks Big Band w/Horns @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Friday 24
Gator Blues Band 8pm @ Riverside Pub, Marshall MI
Big Boss Blues 9pm @ Moriarty’s, Lansing MI
Eric Gales @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Saturday 25
Groove Platter 9pm @ Rupert’s Brew House, Kalamazoo MI
Gator Blues Band 1-4pm @ Lamplighter, Olivet MI
Gator Blues Band 7om @ Pasche’s Seafood Kitchen, Battle Creek, MI
Big Boss Blues 10pm @ Black River Tavern, South Haven MI
Chris Duarte @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Sunday 26
Blues Jam w/Crossroads 6pm @ the Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI
Gator Blues Band 6pm @ JT’s Grill, Coldwater MI

Monday 27
Tom Duffield 5pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI

Wednesday 29
Gator Blues Band 6pm @ Red Line BBQ, Riverside Golf Club
Scott Bratcher @ WLAV Blues on the Mall (now located at the Delta Plex parking lot) Grand Rapids MI
Big Boss Blues 6:30 @ Music on the Commons, Hart MI
Big Boss Blues 8:30 @ Kristy’s Pour House, Hart MI

Thursday 30
Big Boss Blues 7:30pm @ Dowagiac Summer Series, Dowagiac, Michigan

Friday 31
Big Boss Blues 6pm @ FennValley Summer Evening Cookout, Fennville MI

AUGUST

Sunday 2
Left Paul Trio 2pm @ Steak and Blues, Effin’ Bar, Twin Lake MI

Wednesday 5
Big James & the Chicago Playboys @ WLAV Blues on the Mall (now located at the Delta Plex parking lot) Grand Rapids MI

Saturday 8
J R Clark and the All Star Blues Mob @ Black River Tavern, South Haven MI
Hank Mowery & the Hanktones @ Midway Tavern, Mishawaka, IN
Nick Moss @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Sunday 9
Walter Trout @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Monday 10
Tab Benoit @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Tuesday 11
Tab Benoit @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Wednesday 12
Walter Trout @ WLAV Blues on the Mall (now located at the Delta Plex parking lot) Grand Rapids MI

Friday 14
Out of Favor Boys 8:30pm @ JT’s Grill, Coldwater MI
Blue Lunch @ Midway Tavern, Mishawaka, IN
Samantha Fish @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Sunday 16
Out of Favor Boys @ Paw Paw MI

Friday 21
Out of Favor Boys 6-7:30pm @ Griswold Auditorium, Allegan MI
Out of Favor Boys 9pm @ the Union Cabaret & Grill, Kalamazoo MI

Friday 28
Jimmy Thackery @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

SEPTEMBER

Saturday 5
J R Clark and the All Star Blues Mob @ Black River Tavern, South Haven MI

Friday 18
Duke Robillard wsg/Bruce Katz @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Friday 25
Jonny Lang @ Kalamazoo State Theatre, Kalamazoo MI

OCTOBER

Saturday 10
Buddy Guy @ Kalamazoo State Theatre, Kalamazoo MI

 

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.

Keep the Blues Alive by supporting your local venues and bands

18 Comments

  • 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 http://www.chriscanas.net. 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 http://www.vincenthayes.com.

    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.

  • MICHAEL SMITH says:

    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 bmfblues@gmail.com.

    Check out what the fuss is all about at http://www.myspace.com/bryanmichaelfischer

  • Mark Patrick says:

    Check out http://www.pollstar.com. Look up Joe or any band, venue, city to find what they’re schedule is.

    Mark

  • 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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