Blues Calendar

Updated Nov 26, 2014
PLEASE CONTACT THE VENUE OR BAND TO CONFIRM DATES & SHOW TIMES
To add an event send  your info, no later than Wednesday noon, to  KVBAbluescal@aol.com

November

Wednesday 26
Gator Blues Band wsg Eddie Blue 7pm @ H20 Battle Creek MI

Friday 28
Jim Shaneberger Band @ Michael’s Bar – Ludington, MI
Harper 8pm @ the Celtic Ray, Lexington, MI

Saturday 29
Duffield/Caron Project 5-8 @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI
Gator Blues Band 7pm @ Pasche’s Seafood Kitchen, Battle Creek, MI
Jim Shaneberger solo @ Pigeon Hill Brewing Co. – Muskegon, MI
Harper 8pm @ the Celtic Ray, Lexington, MI
Jim McCarty & Friends featuring. Sonny Moorman @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Sunday 30
Blues jam w/hosts Cats at the Dog 6pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI
Gator Blues Band 6pm @ JT’s, Coldwater MI

December

Tuesday 2
Tom Duffield 5pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI
Blues Power w/ host Mike Irelan 8-10p on WIDR 89.1 FM or online at widr.org

Thursday 4
Greg Nagy 6:30 pm @ Mangia Mangia Jazz & Blues Concert Series @ Mangia Mangia, Kalamazoo, MI
Hired Hands 8pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI

Friday 5
Jimmy Phillips & Paul Reynolds duo 6pm @ Paw Paw Brewery, Paw Paw MI
Sonny Moorman @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Saturday 6
Duffield/Caron Project 5pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI
Groove Platter 9pm @ Papa Pete’s, Kalamazoo, MI
Gator Blues Band 7pm @ Pasche’s Seafood Kitchen, Battle Creek, MI

Sunday 7
Blues jam w/hosts Seventh Son 6pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI

Tuesday 9
Tom Duffield 5pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI
Blues Power w/ host Mike Irelan 8-10p on WIDR 89.1 FM or online at widr.org

Friday 12
Hired Hands 5pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI
Eric Gales Band @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Saturday 13
Duffield/Caron Project 5pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI
Gator Blues Band 7pm @ Pasche’s Seafood Kitchen, Battle Creek, MI

Sunday 14
KVBA Second Sunday Blues Series w/the Barrel House Cats & Kev Nichols & Blues Tuesday 3pm @ Shakespeare’s Pub Lower Level, Kalamazoo MI
Blues jam w/hosts Gator Blues Band 6pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI

Tuesday 16
Tom Duffield 5pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI
Blues Power w/ host Mike Irelan 8-10p on WIDR 89.1 FM or online at widr.org

Friday 19
Groove Platter 9pm @ Papa Pete’s, Kalamazoo, MI

Saturday 20
Duffield/Caron Project 5pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI
Gator Blues Band 7pm @ Pasche’s Seafood Kitchen, Battle Creek, MI

Sunday 21
Blues jam w/hosts Cats at the Dog 6pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI

Tuesday 23
Tom Duffield 5pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI
Blues Power w/ host Mike Irelan 8-10p on WIDR 89.1 FM or online at widr.org

Friday 26
Gator Blues Band 7pm @ H2O, Battle Creek, MI

Saturday 27
Duffield/Caron Project 5pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI

Sunday 30
Blues jam w/hosts Crossroads Resurrection 6pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI

Monday 31
Gator Blues Band 7pm @ Pasche’s Seafood Kitchen, Battle Creek, MI

December

Tuesday 2
Tom Duffield 5pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI

Thursday 4
Greg Nagy 6:30 pm @ Mangia Mangia Jazz & Blues Concert Series @ Mangia Mangia, Kalamazoo, MI
Hired Hands 8pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI

Friday 5
Jimmy Phillips & Paul Reynolds duo 6pm @ Paw Paw Brewery, Paw Paw MI
Sonny Moorman @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Saturday 6
Duffield/Caron Project 5pm @  Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI
Groove Platter 9pm @ Papa Pete’s, Kalamazoo, MI

Sunday 7
Blues jam w/hosts Seventh Son 6pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI

Tuesday 9
Tom Duffield 5pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI

Friday 12
Hired Hands 5pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI
Eric Gales Band @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI
SWB @ Continental Lanes, Kalamazoo, MI 6-9:30pm

Saturday 13
Duffield/Caron Project 5pm @  Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI

Sunday 14
KVBA Second Sunday Blues Series w/ the Barrel House Cats & Kev Nichols & Blues Tuesday 3pm @ Shakespeare’s Pub Lower Level, Kalamazoo MI
Blues jam w/hosts Gator Blues Band 6pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI

Tuesday 16
Tom Duffield 5pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI

Friday 19
Groove Platter 9pm @ Papa Pete’s, Kalamazoo, MI
SWB @ Bennucci’s Chicago Oven & Grill, Kalamazoo, MI 9pm

Saturday 20
Duffield/Caron Project 5pm @  Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI

Sunday 21
Blues jam w/hosts Cats at the Dog 6pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI

Tuesday 23
Tom Duffield 5pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI

Saturday 27
Duffield/Caron Project 5pm @  Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI

Sunday 30
Blues jam w/hosts Crossroads Resurrection 6pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI

January

Friday 9
Harper 10pm @ Mash Bar, Ann Arbor MI

Sunday 11
KVBA Second Sunday Blues Series w/ the Gator Blues Band @ Big Boss Blues  3pm @ Shakespeare’s Pub Lower Level, Kalamazoo MI
Harper 8pm “Greg Nagy Presents” @ Scooter’s Bar, Flint, MI

February

Saturday 7
Harper @ Franke Center for the Arts, Marshall MI

Sunday 8
KVBA Second Sunday Blues Series w/the Mojo Phoenix Blues Band & Martila Sanders and Gee Q 3pm @ Shakespeare’s Pub Lower Level, Kalamazoo MI

March

Friday 6
Tab Benoit, wsg Samantha Fish & Mike Zito 7pm @ Kalamazoo State Theatre, Kalamazoo MI

Sunday 8
KVBA Second Sunday Blues Series w/ Kathleen & the Bridge Street Band & the Marci Linn Blues Band 3pm @
Shakespeare’s Pub Lower Level, 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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