Blues Calendar

Updated Jan 29, 2015
PLEASE CONTACT THE VENUE OR BAND TO CONFIRM DATES & SHOW TIMES
To add an event send  your info, no later than Wednesday midnight, to  KVBAbluescal@aol.com

January

Thursday 29
Samantha Fish @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Friday 30
Crossroads Resurrection @ the Union Cabaret & Grill, Kalamazoo MI
The Rockin’ Johnny Band @ Midway Tavern, Mishawaka, IN

Saturday 31
Call ahead, I was told it’s canceled today Duffield/Caron Project 5pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI
Gator Blues Band 7pm @ Pasche’s Seafood Kitchen, Battle Creek, MI
Jim Shaneberger Band @ Vander Mill, Spring Lake, MI (Solo Acoustic)

February

Sunday 1
Blues Jam w/Seventh Son 6pm @ the Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI

Tuesday 3
Tom Duffield 5pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI

Wednesday 4
JoAnne Shaw Taylor @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Friday 6
Duffield/Caron Project 9pm @ the Ice Wine & Blues Winter Festival, Franke Center for the Arts, Marshall MI
Steve Hilger Band @ Billy’s Lounge, Grand Rapids, MI

Saturday 7
Duffield/Caron Project 5pm @ Old Dog, Kalamazoo
Tad Robinson & Jim Alfredson 6pm @ Mangia Mangia Jazz & Blues Concert Series, Mangia Mangia, Kalamazoo, MI
Groove Platter @ Louie’s Trophy House & Grill, Kalamazoo MI
Harper wsg OFB Trio 7pm @ Franke Center for the Arts, Marshall MI
Steve Hilger Band @ Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill, Grand Rapids, MI
Big Boss Blues Trio 6:30 @ Saugatuck Brewing, Saugatuck MI
Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin’ Alter Boys @ Midway Tavern, Mishawaka, IN
Sonny Moorman @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Sunday 8
Blues Jam w/Gator Blues Band 6pm @ the Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI
KVBA Second Sunday Blues Series w/the Mojo Phoenix Blues Band & Martila Sanders and Gee Q 3pm @ Shakespeare’s Pub Lower Level, Kalamazoo MI
Big Boss Blues 4pm @ Presbyterian Church – Concert Series, Allegan, MI

Tuesday 10
Tom Duffield 5pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI

Wednesday 11
The Tomas Esparza Blues Experience @ the B.O.B., Grand Rapids, MI

Friday 13
Big Boss Blues @ the Union Cabaret & Grill, Kalamazoo MI

Saturday 14
Duffield/Caron Project 5pm @ Old Dog, Kalamazoo
Big Boss Blues @ Nick Fink’s, Grand Rapids MI
Kathleen & the Bridge Street Band @ Moriarty’s, Lansing MI
The 24th Street Wailers @ Midway Tavern, Mishawaka, IN
The Kinsey Report @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Sunday 15
Blues Jam w/the Cat’s 6pm @ the Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI

Tuesday  17
Tom Duffield 5pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI

Wednesday 18
OFB Trio @ O’Duffy’s Pub, Kalamazoo MI
Joe Nemeth @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Friday 20
OFB Trio 7:30pm @ Maude’s Taphouse, Otsego mi
Big Boss Blues @ The Alley Cat Lakeview, MI
Junior and the Igniters @ Midway Tavern, Mishawaka, IN

Friday 20
Rusty Wright Band @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Saturday 21
Duffield/Caron Project 5pm @ Old Dog, Kalamazoo
Big Boss Blues @ The Alley Cat Lakeview, MI
Kelly Richey Band @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Sunday 22
Blues Jam w/Crossroads 6pm @ the Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI

Tuesday 24
Tom Duffield 5pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI

Thursday 26
Big Boss Blues @ Gun Lake Casino: Bradley, MI

Saturday 28
Duffield/Caron Project 5pm @ Old Dog, Kalamazoo
Big Boss Blues 10pm @ Black River Tavern, South Haven, MI

March

Wednesday 4
Steve Hilger Band @ the B.O.B., Grand Rapids, MI

Thursday 5
Duke Robillard @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Friday 6
Tab Benoit, Samantha Fish & Mike Zito wsg Out of Favor Boys 7pm @ Kalamazoo State Theatre, Kalamazoo MI
Out of Favor Boys 10pm @ Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo MI
Bobby Murry @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, 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

Saturday 14
Elwood Splinters Blues Band @ Midway Tavern, Mishawaka, IN

Saturday 15
Jason Ricci & New Blood @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Friday 27
Anthony Gomes @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Saturday 28
Harper & the Midwest Kind 6pm @ Mangia Mangia Jazz & Blues Concert Series, Mangia Mangia, Kalamazoo, MI

April

Saturday 4
Joanne Conner @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Sunday 12
Popa Chubby @ Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

Saturday 19
Joe & Vicki Price 6pm @ Mangia Mangia Jazz & Blues Concert Series, Mangia Mangia, Kalamazoo, MI

Thursday 23
Kathleen & the Bridge Street Band @ Moriarty’s, Lansing MI

May

RJ Spangler, Duncan McMillen, Ralph Tope 6pm @ Mangia Mangia Jazz & Blues Concert Series, Mangia Mangia, Kalamazoo, MI

June

Thursday 25
Kathleen & the Bridge Street Band @ Moriarty’s, Lansing MI

 

PLEASE CONTACT THE VENUE OR BAND TO CONFIRM DATES & SHOW TIMES

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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