Blues Calendar

Updated Oct 30, 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

October

Thursday 30
The FINAL Out of Favor Boys Jam @ the 411 Club, Kalamazoo, MI

November

Saturday 1
Duffield/Caron Project 5-8 @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI
Seventh Son 9pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI
Jim Shaneberger Band @ White House Bistro – Saugatuck, MI
JR Clark and the All Star Blues Mob @ Kathy’s Riverside Tavern, Riverside, MI
Rusty Wright @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Sunday 2
Blues jam w/hosts Seventh Son 6pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI

Tuesday 4
Tom Duffield 5pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI
CANCELED ALL H20 Blue Tuesdays w/Gator Blues 7-11 @ H2O, Battle Creek MI

Wednesday 5
Todd Wolfe Blues Band @ Midway Tavern, Mishawaka, IN

Thursday 6
Tommy Castro @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Friday 7
Jimmy Phillips & Paul Reynolds duo 6pm @ Paw Paw Brewery, Paw Paw MI
Jim Shaneberger Band @ Itty Bitty Bar – Holland, MI
Anthony Gomes @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Saturday 8
Duffield/Caron Project 5-8 @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI
Laura Rain & the Carson Blues Band @ Midway Tavern, Mishawaka, IN

Sunday 9
Blues jam w/hosts Gator Blues Band 6pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI
Johnny Winter wsg Jason Ricci & Jim McCarty @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Tuesday 11
Tom Duffield 5pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI

Friday 14
Jim Shaneberger Band @ Louis Benton Steakhouse – Grand Rapids, MI
Pat Travers @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Saturday 15
Duffield/Caron Project 5-8 @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI
Mike Jellick & Keith Hall 7pm @ 7pm @ Mangia  Mangia Jazz & Blues Concert Series @ Mangia Mangia, Kalamazoo, MI
Gee Daddy’s Big Blues Review 9pm @ the Warehouse Concert Venue & Taproom, Battle Creek MI
Jim Shaneberger Band @ Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
Hank Mowery & the Hanktones @ Midway Tavern, Mishawaka, IN
Scott Holt @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Sunday 16
Blues jam w/hosts Cats in the Dog 6pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI

Tuesday 18
Tom Duffield 5pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI

Friday 21
Jim Shaneberger Band @ Jimmy’s Pub – Montague, MI
Kelly Richey Band @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Saturday 22
Duffield/Caron Project 5-8 @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI
Jim Shaneberger Band @ Bennucci’s Chicago Oven & Grill, Kalamazoo, MI
EG Kight w/special guest appearance by Greg Nagy 7pm @ Griswold Auditorium, Allegan MI
Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown 7pm w/Acoustic Blues 7pm @ Franke Center for the Arts, Marshall MI
Kelly Richey Band @ Midway Tavern, Mishawaka, IN
Marcia Ball @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Sunday 23
Blues jam w/hosts Crossroads Resurrection 6pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI

Tuesday 25
Tom Duffield 5pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI

Friday 28
Jim Shaneberger Band @ Michael’s Bar – Ludington, MI

Saturday 29
Duffield/Caron Project 5-8 @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI
Jim Shaneberger solo @ Pigeon Hill Brewing Co. – Muskegon, MI

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

December

Thursday 4
Greg Nagy 6:30 pm @ Mangia Mangia Jazz & Blues Concert Series @ Mangia Mangia, Kalamazoo, MI

Friday 5
Sonny Moorman @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Sunday 14
KVBA Second Sunday Blues Series @ Shakespeare’s Pub Lower Level, Kalamazoo MI

January

Sunday 11
KVBA Second Sunday Blues Series @ Shakespeare’s Pub Lower Level, Kalamazoo MI

February

Sunday 8
KVBA Second Sunday Blues Series @ Shakespeare’s Pub Lower Level, Kalamazoo MI

March

Sunday 8
KVBA Second Sunday Blues Series @ 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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