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2017 January Road To Memphis Fundraiser Poster Minnesota Music Cafe Mark Cameron Band Mike Munson Mikkel Beckmen Colin Campbell & the Shackletons Minnesota Music Cafe Logo Brother Sun Sister Moon Boom Boom Steve V Good Time Willy Colin Campbell & the Shackletons Mark Cameron Band Mike Munson Mikkel Beckmen Minnesota Blues Society Minnesota Music Cafe
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Auction Items & Baked Goods Needed
If you would like to donate auction items or baked goods to help raise money at the January 22 Road To Memphis Fundraiser, please contact Steve:


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Celebrate Winter This Week & Next
At The Saint Paul Winter Carnival
Curt Obeda
The Butanes 7th Anniversary
@ Shaw's Bar & Grill
Thursday, January 26, 8:30 pm
Paul Metsa & Willie Walker
At 5 pm
Ace Barton
Ace Barton

Ace Barton's 75th Birthday!
Willie B Blues Band
@ Famous Dave's BBQ
Thursday, January 26, 7 pm
Thunderheads Band

Thunderheads Band
@ 318 Cafe
Thursday, January 26, 8 pm
Wilbur Cares 2017 Poster
Wilbur Cares Benefit
for Children's Hospitals
Saturday, January 28, 4 pm
@ Famous Dave's BBQ
Codesweat Entertainment , The Good, The Bad, The Funky, Steve Clarke & the Working Stiffs

9 pm - Inside Straight Blues Band w/ The Bighorns
featuring Steve Clarke & Rand Evensen
John Beach
John Beach

Charles Lawson Residency
w/ John Beach
& Mary Leinfelder
Saturday, January 28, 9 pm
@ Dubliner Pub
Detroit Don King

Detroit Don King Blues Band
@ Skinner's Pub & Eatery
Saturday, January 28, 9 pm
Ken Valdez

Ken Valdez
@ The Blind Pig
Sunday, January 29, 7 pm
Paul Barry

Paul Barry & the Ace Tones
w/ Lila Ammons
@ Viking Bar
Sunday, January 29, 7 pm


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Volunteer Opportunities
The Minnesota Blues Society extends its thanks to members who volunteer their time and talents to the many activities that help keep our organization strong. The more we grow, the more we need the skills and ideas of our members to keep the fun flowing smoothly and easily. Please consider volunteering with the MnBS! Simply email .

Here’s just one of the committees where your help is always welcome:

MnBS Events

What we do:
  1. Develop and implement the Annual Meeting, Holiday Party and food donation for the Minnesota Blues Society.
  2. Schedule and implement Annual Picnic to recognize members and volunteers.
  3. Plan and implement Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame event.
  4. Coordinate MnBS activities with Lowertown Blues Festival.

How we do it:
  • Assist Committee Chair in preparation of MnBS event implementation
  • Review committee funding requests and make recommendations to the Board of Directors
  • Submit all requests for unusual expenditures to the Board of Directors
  • Develop date selection [By-laws direct Annual Meeting to be held the first week of December]
  • Determine and reserve venue options proportionate to expected attendance
  • Alert membership via e-blast, email, and telephone or ground mail of event details
  • Create advertising posters, flyers, social media information and other notification items
  • Arrange for band equipment/backline to accommodate selected acts
  • Advise the Board of Directors on all financial matters
  • Work as a committee on the selection of musical performers
  • Work as a committee on obtaining food for anticipated volume of member respondents
  • Arrange for food donation items to be delivered to selected charity & obtain receipt for donated food

Interested in volunteering your time and talent to this committee? Please send an email to us at !



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Two Years In A Row!
Willlie Walker
Congratulations To Willie Walker
Nominated For Two
2017 Blues Music Awards:
Soul Blues Album - Live! Notodden Blues Festival
Soul Blues Male Artist


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