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Fat Tuesday Celebrations!
Harrison Street @ Bistro La Roux

Harrison Street
Fat Tuesday, Feb. 9, 4 pm
@ Bistro La Roux
Tom Harkness of Swamp Kings

The Swamp Kings
Fat Tuesday, Feb. 9, 6 pm
@ Dixies on Grand
Dirty Shorts Brass Band

Dirty Shorts Brass Band
Fat Tuesday, Feb. 9,
7:30 pm
@ Driftwood Char Bar
Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Fat Tuesday, Feb. 9, 8 pm
@ Vieux Carré


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Buckwheat Zydeco
Buckwheat Zydeco
This Week:
Thurs., Feb. 11 - Red Herring Lounge
Sat., Feb. 12 - Dakota Bar & Grill
Sun., Feb. 14 - Sheldon Theater


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Party! Boom Boom Turns 62
Boom Boom on the Rail
Blues Society Picnic 2010

Join In On The Fun
Fri., Feb. 12, 6 pm
@ Dick's Bar
w/ Boom Boom Steve V
& the Knockouts

Plus Guests

Nothing screams party like a guy wailing on a harmonica and dancing on a railing!


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Sweet Music For Your Valentine
CIBS Winter Blues Fest

The Politicians Are Gone,
Bring On The Blues

Central Iowa Blues Society Winter Blues Fest
Feb. 12, 13
Downtown Marriott Hotel
Des Moines, IA

John Primer , Joyann Parker & Sweet Tea   also Matt Woods, Rob Lumbard, The Soul Searchers, Hector Anchondo Band, Jason Vivone & the Billy Bats,  Scotty & the Wingtips, Tina Haase-Findlay & Brandon Findlay, The Butter Cow Blues Band, Candye Kane, The Blue Band,  Danielle Nicole Band and The Chris O'Leary Band
Hambone Music Fest Winter Fund Raiser

Hambone Music Festival
Winter Fund Raiser
@ Cowboy Jack's Rochester
Feb. 13, 4 pm
Ken Valdez  w/Armadillo JumpLouisville "White Lightning" Curtis, Five Finger Discount
Greazy Gravy
Greazy Gravy
featuring Curtis Blake
w/ Jimi 'Prime Time' Smith
@ Wilebski's Blues Saloon
Fri., Feb. 12, 6 pm
Spider John Koerner

Spider John Koerner
& The Cactus Blossoms
Sat., Feb. 13, 8 pm
@ Turf Club


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To all Minnesota Blues Society Members:

The MNBS is looking for an individual(s) to take on one or all of the following:

•Web Site Design
•Web Site Maintenance
•Social Media Management:
•Facebook, Twitter, and others
•Including gatekeeping, monitoring, and administration

If interested please contact us at:

Thanks for all your support!!!!


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History of the Union Bar Now Online
Union Bar History
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The Minnesota Blues Society is very pleased to announce that our longtime partner and sponsor, Hess Roise Historical Consultants, has completed their research and presented MnBS with A History of the Union Bar.

Special thanks to Charlene Roise and Penny Petersen for their hard work and for helping us to fulfill our mission to document the history of blues in Minnesota.

Enjoy our other Hess Roise historical documents on The Electric Fetus, The Joint and The Cabooze, KFAI Radio and The Triangle Bar.


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Kudos to Willie Walker & Willie West
Willie Walker Nominated For Three BMA Awards
Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame Award Winner, Willie Walker has been nominated for three Blues Music Awards. Walker's CD, If Nothing Ever Changes has been nominated in the "Album" and "Soul Blues Album" categories and he has been nominated in the "Soul Blues Male Artist" category.

The BMA Awards Ceremony will be held in Memphis, TN on May 5, 2016.
Willie Walker- If Nothing Ever Changes
Willie West Willie West Recording Featured in New Movie, Joy
The song, "Baby, Baby I Love You" written by Allen Toussaint and recorded in 1967 by transplanted New Orleans native and St Cloud resident, Willie West, will be featured in the movie, Joy opening on Christmas Day. Congratulations, Willie. It's nice to get a little recognition now and again.


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