Blues Calendar

Updated August 27, 2015
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& the Weekly Blues Update is 10am Thursday.
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Thursday 27
Blues Jam w/host Big Trouble 8pm @ Louie’s Trophy House & Grill Back Room, Kalamazoo MI
Big Boss Blues 11-1pm @ Lansing CATA Transit Event Farmers Market, Lansing MI
Big Boss Blues 5-7pm @ Clark Retirement Community , Keller Lake Campus, Grand Rapids, MI

Friday 28
Duffield/Caron Project 7-10pm @ Amore Pizza, Paw Paw MI
Kelly Richey Band @ Midway Tavern, Mishawaka, IN
Jimmy Thackery @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Saturday 29
Susan Harrison 6:30pm @ LaCantina, Paw Paw MI
Fifi & the Dogs 7-11pm @ the Waterfront Restaurant, Paw-Paw MI
Kelly Richey 9pm @ Midway Tavern, Mishawaka, IN
Shaun Murphy @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Sunday 30
Blues Jam w/Big Trouble 6pm @ the Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI

Monday 31
Tom Duffield 5pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI


Thursday 3
Mark Hummel’s Golden State-Lone Star Revue w/Anson Funderburgh, Lil Charlie, RW Grigsby & Wes Star @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Friday 4
Mark Hummel’s Golden State-Lone Star Revue w/Anson Funderburgh, Lil Charlie, RW Grigsby & Wes Star @ Midway Tavern, Mishawaka, IN

Saturday 5
Crossroads Resurrection 9pm @ the Union Cabaret & Grill, Kalamazoo MI
J R Clark and the All Star Blues Mob @ Black River Tavern, South Haven MI
Who Cross Dat Road? Blues Band 4-6pm @ Albion College Tailgate, Albion, MI

Sunday 6
Blues Jam w/Seventh Son 6pm @ the Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI
Mark Hummel’s Golden State-Lone Star Revue w/Anson Funderburgh, Lil Charlie, RW Grigsby & Wes Star @ Marquette Blues Festival, Marquette MI

Wednesday 9
Mark Hummel’s Golden State-Lone Star Revue w/Anson Funderburgh, Lil Charlie, RW Grigsby & Wes Star @ the Green Door, Lansing MI
Rick Estrin & the Nightcats 7:30pm @ Midway Tavern, Mishawaka, IN

Wednesday 9
Rick Estrin & the Nightcats @ Midway Tavern, Mishawaka, IN

Thursday 10
Mark Hummel’s Golden State-Lone Star Revue w/Anson Funderburgh, Lil Charlie, RW Grigsby & Wes Star 6:30pm @ the Wealthy Theater, Grand Raipds MI
Coco Montoya @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Friday 11
Hank Mowery & the Hawktones @ Billy’s Lounge, Grand Rapids, MI
Alvin “Youngblood” Harris @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI
Mark Hummel’s Golden State-Lone Star Revue w/Anson Funderburgh, Lil Charlie, RW Grigsby & Wes Star @ Smoking Jazz & BBQ Blues Festival Brighton MI

Sunday 13
Kalamazoo Blues Challenge @ Shakespeare’s Pub Lower Level, Kalamazoo MI

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

Friday 25
Jonny Lang @ Kalamazoo State Theatre, Kalamazoo MI

Saturday 26
Tony Fields & Doug Decker 6:30 @ Jazz & Blues Concert Series, Mangia Mangia, Kalamazoo, MI


Friday 9
Matt Schofield (British Blues Awards Guitarist of the Year 2010, 2011 & 2012) 8pm @ the Acorn Theater, Three Oaks, MI

Saturday 10
Buddy Guy @ Kalamazoo State Theatre, Kalamazoo MI
J R Clark and the All Star Blues Mob @ Midway Tavern, Mishawaka, IN

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


  • 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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