Blues Calendar

Updated June 11, 2015
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& the Weekly Blues Update is 10am Thursday.
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JUNE

Thursday 11
Paul Osher Trio wsg/ Lil Frank & the Premiers @ Midway Tavern, Mishawaka, IN
Out of Favor Boys 7:30 @ Dowagiac Summer Series, Dowagiac, Michigan

Friday 12
Big Boss Blues @ Webster’s Prime in the Radisson, Kalamazoo MI
Marci Linn Band 7pm @ the Vault, Vicksburg MI
Doug Demming @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Saturday 13
Big Trouble plus Martila Sanders & Gee-Q @ Louie’s Trophy House & Grill, Kalamazoo MI
Jim Shaneberger Band 8pm @ District Square, Kalamazoo MI
Hunt n’ Gator 1-5pm @ St.Julian, Paw Paw MI
Gator Blues Band 7pm @ Pasche’s Seafood Kitchen, Battle Creek MI
J R Clark and the All Star Blues Mob @ Coloma Blues, Cruise and BBQ Fest, Coloma, MI
Tomas Esparza Blues Band 9pm @ Nick Fink’s, Grand Rapids MI
Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones feat. Dennis Gruenling @ Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill, Grand Rapids, MI
Big Boss Blues 6:30pm @ Grand Haven Brewhouse, Grand Haven MI
Chris Antonik @ Midway Tavern, Mishawaka, IN
Devon Allman @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Sunday 14
Blues Jam w/Gator Blues Band 6pm @ the Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI
B.B. Jam 2-5pm @ ” Blues Brews and Cruise” Arc Light Brewing Company, Watervliet MI
Janiva Magness @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Monday 15
CANCELED Gator Blues Band 7-11pm @ Bike Night @ Redline BBQ, Riverside Golf Course, Battle Creek

Wednesday 17
OFB Trio 8pm @ O’Duffy’s Pub, Kalamazoo MI
Gator Blues Band 6-10pm @ Riverside Golf, Redline BBQ, Battle Creek MI
Jarekus Singleton @ WLAV Blues on the Mall (now located at the Delta Plex parking lot) Grand Rapids MI
Doug Demming & the Jeweltones @ Midway Tavern, Mishawaka, IN

Thursday 18
Thursday Night Blues Jam 8pm @ Louie’s Trophy House & Grill Back Room, Kalamazoo MI
Jarekus Singleton @ the Acorn Theater, Three Oaks, MI
Out of Favor Boys 7pm @ Concert on the Green, Hudsonville MI

Friday 19
Gator Blues Band 8pm @ Riverside Pub, Marshall MI
Out of Favor Boys 8pm @ 18th Annual Ribfest, Fort Wayne IN

Saturday 20
Duffield/Caron Project 5pm @ Old Dog, Kalamazoo MI
Big Boss Blues @ Nick Fink’s, Grand Rapids MI
Gator Blues Band 7pm @ Pasche’s Seafood Kitchen, Battle Creek MI
J R Clark and the All Star Blues Mob @ Black River Tavern, South Haven MI
Out of Favor Boys 8pm @ Zao Island, Valparaiso IN

Sunday 21
Blues Jam w/the Cat’s 6pm @ the Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI
Out of Favor Boys @ Oak Park Summer Concert Series, Oak Park IL

Monday 22
Tom Duffield 5pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI

Tuesday 23
Gator Blues Band 6-9pm @ H2O Bike Night, Battle Creek MI

Wednesday 24
Wayne Baker Brooks @ WLAV Blues on the Mall (now located at the Delta Plex parking lot) Grand Rapids MI

Thursday 25
Kathleen & the Bridge Street Band wsg/ Steve Dely 9pm @ Moriarty’s Pub, Lansing MI
VIctor Wainewright @ Midway Tavern, Mishawaka, IN

Friday 26
Big Boss Blues @ Middleville Riverbank Music Series, Middleville MI
Harper 5pm @ Jammin In Jackson, Bucky Harris Park, Jackson

Saturday 27
Big Boss Blues 1-6pm @ FennValley Winefest, Fennville MI
Gator Blues Band 7pm @ Pasche’s Seafood Kitchen, Battle Creek MI
Tinsley Ellis @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Sunday 28
Blues Jam w/Crossroads 6pm @ the Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI
Gator Blues Band 5-9pm @ H2O on the patio, Battle Creek MI
Big Boss Blues 6-7:30pm @ Swingin’ at the Shell, Albion, MI

Monday 29
Tom Duffield 5pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI

JULY

Friday 3
J R Clark and the All Star Blues Mob @ 4th of July weekend Celebration, The Public House, 9151 1st Street, Baroda, MI

Monday 6
Eli Cook 6pm @ Summer in the Studio Series, Saugatuck Center for the Arts, Saugatuck MI
Open blues jam “Blues at the Bohm” w/Who Cross Dat Road? Blues Band 7-10 $5 @ the Bohm, Albion MI

Thursday 9
Out of Favor Boys 9pm @ Gun Lake Casino: Bradley, MI
Kalamazoo Blues Festival @ Arcadia Creek Festival Site, Kalamazoo MI
5:00 – 5:50 Groove Platter
5:55 – 6:45 Gator Blues Band
6:50 – 7:40 Kathleen and the Bridge Street Band
7:45 – 9:00 The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
9:05 -10:35 Ghost Town Blues Band
10:30 – 11:30 All Star Blues Jam @ Shakespeare’s Pub Lower Level, Kalamazoo MI

Friday 10
J R Clark and the All Star Blues Mob 11:35pm
Out of Favor Boys 9pm @ the Union Cabaret & Grill, Kalamazoo MI
Kalamazoo Blues Festival @ Arcadia Creek Festival Site, Kalamazoo MI
5:00 – 5:55 Mortals 2
6:00 – 6:55 Marci Linn Band
7:00 – 8:25 24th St Wailers
8:30 – 9:55 Scott Holt Band
10:00 – 11:30 Shemekia Copeland
11:35 – 12:30 Martila Sanders and Gee Q

Saturday 11
Out of Favor Boys 9pm @ the Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI
Kalamazoo Blues Festival @ Arcadia Creek Festival Site, Kalamazoo MI
12:15 – 1:05 Shoestring Blues Jam
1:10 – 2:00 Hunt & Gator
2:05 – 2:55 Barrelhouse Cats
3:00 – 3:50 Stan Budzynski &Third Degree
3:55 – 4:45 Big Boss Blues Band
4:50 – 5:40 Jim Shaneberger Band
5:45 – 6:55 Crystal Shawanda
7:00 – 8:20 Larry McCray
8:25 – 9:55 Dawn Tyler Watson & Ben Racine Band
10:00 – 11:30 Southern Hospitality
11:35-12:30 JR Clark & The All Star Blues Mob

Wednesday 15
OFB Trio 8pm @ O’Duffy’s Pub, Kalamazoo MI
Larry McCray @ WLAV Blues on the Mall (now located at the Delta Plex parking lot) Grand Rapids MI

Friday 17
The Good, The Bad & The Blues @ Midway Tavern, Mishawaka, IN

Saturday 18
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

Wednesday 22
Nick Moss Band @ WLAV Blues on the Mall (now located at the Delta Plex parking lot) Grand Rapids MI

Wednesday 29
Scott Bratcher @ WLAV Blues on the Mall (now located at the Delta Plex parking lot) Grand Rapids MI

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

AUGUST

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

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

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

SEPTEMBER

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