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Please Help Save Independent Music Venues!

As you doubtless understand, many music venues are struggling to survive during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The U.S. Congress has provided financial support for many individuals and organizations during this time.

The Minnesota Blues Society encourages you to ask Congress to provide support to save independent music venues and thereby the future of local live music around our country. You can do so through the National Independent Venue Association at the "Save Our Stages" link below.

Thank you for supporting the Blues and all live music!

Save Our Stages

(07/26/2020)


2020 MN Blues Hall of Fame Postponed

The Board of Directors of the Minnesota Blues Society has decided to postpone the 2020 Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame Ceremony until 2021. We have had a lot of discussion about how we could have a small event or a video presentation of the Hall of Fame Awards. The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Banquet is the premier event staged by the Minnesota Blues Society each year. The Board of Directors decided that we don't want to hold an event that would slight our award winners in any way.

Our decision was made with consideration of the amount of planning and preparation that is required to stage the Hall of Fame. The continuing uncertainty that we face with the effects of Covid-19 makes this much more difficult.

Please understand that this is a difficult decision because we have many exceptional musicians and members of our music community who deserve to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Steve Leutgeb
President
Minnesota Blues Society

(06/22/2020)


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Blues Music Opportunities This Month
Monday, September 21, 2020

7:00 PM Bogey's - Lilydale, MN Tom Harkness Live music with the Bogey’s House Band

10:00 PM KFAI Radio - Minneapolis, MN Spin with Cyn - KFAI Radio with Cyn Collins - Eclectic, Rock, Roots

6:00 PM KMSU Radio - Mankato, MN Blue Monday - KMSU Radio Hosted by Mark Halverson (Marconi M. Milquetoast)

12:00 PM Rochester Peace Plaza - Rochester, MN Pat McLaughlin Solo
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

10:00 AM KFAI Radio - Minneapolis, MN East of Here, West of Now - KFAI Radio with Jackson Buck and Nicholas David - Americana, Blues, Funk, Gospel, R&B, Rock, Soul

2:00 PM KFAI Radio - Minneapolis, MN Songs of the Soul - KFAI Radio with Lady J - Arts & Culture, Blues, Jazz, Roots

11:30 AM KMSU Radio - Mankato, MN Blues Break - KMSU Radio Your midday Blues oasis

7:00 PM Manitou Grill & Event Center - White Bear Lake, MN PK Mayo Solo

6:00 PM Omni Brewing Company - Maple Grove, MN` Betty Danger

8:00 PM Wilebski's Blues Saloon - St Paul, MN Blues Jam
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

7:00 PM Granite City Food & Brewery - Roseville - Roseville, MN Betty Danger

12:00 PM KFAI Radio - Minneapolis, MN Big Blue Train - KFAI Radio with Mark Slim Stevens - Filled with 16 Tons of Blues, Soul, Roots Rock 'n Roll -- Always available on the Web

4:00 PM KFAI Radio - Minneapolis, MN House Party - KFAI Radio with Harold Tremblay - Harold brings a mix of new and old blues, roots/Americana and more. Weekly live in studio performances, interviews and the “What’s Happenin'” music calendar.

11:30 AM KMSU Radio - Mankato, MN Blues Break - KMSU Radio Your midday Blues oasis

7:00 PM Welsch's Big Ten Tavern - Arden Hills, MN Red Hot Rock N Blues Jam hosted by Jimmy Love
Thursday, September 24, 2020

7:00 PM 10K Brewing - Anoka, MN Betty Danger

4:00 PM KFAI Radio - Minneapolis, MN FreeWheelin' - KFAI Radio with Jackson Buck - American, Blues, Country Folk, Rhythm & Blues

11:30 AM KMSU Radio - Mankato, MN Blues Break - KMSU Radio Your midday Blues oasis

5:00 PM KUMD Radio - Duluth, MN Beale Street Caravan - KUMD Radio Also on Saturdays at 3 PM

6:00 PM Moe's - Moundsview, MN PK Mayo on Moe's Deck

11:00 PM Radio Sydney - Sydney, BC, Canada Sir Mike's Blues Hour A mix of ancient and modern blues of all styles. repeated 11 pm on Saturdays.

5:30 PM Tap Society - Minneapolis, MN Thunderheads Band
Friday, September 25, 2020

7:00 PM Corks & Pints - Faribault, MN Miss Myra Duo

8:00 PM Howard Lake American Legion Post #145 - Howard Lake, MN Everett Smithson Band

9:00 PM JR's Outpost Bar & Grille - Ramsey, MN Ledfoot Larry

7:00 PM Junior's Bar & Restaurant - River Falls, WI PK Mayo Trio

7:00 PM Karst Brewing - Fountain, MN Don Scott with Rosanne Licciardi

7:00 PM KBEM Radio - Minneapolis, MN Bridge to the Blues - KBEM Radio with Bobby Vandell - Blues and allied styles, focusing on the 1970s to the present

9:00 PM KBEM Radio - Minneapolis, MN Bluesville - KBEM Radio with Kevin Barnes - Showcasing a wide range of local, national and international Blues and R&B artists

11:00 PM KBEM Radio - Minneapolis, MN Smokestack Lightnin' - KBEM Radio with Tommy Thompson, Paul Newnum, Rob McKinney & Marvin Rooks - the team presents ‘The Best Blues in the World’

11:30 AM KMSU Radio - Mankato, MN Blues Break - KMSU Radio Your midday Blues oasis

10:00 PM KOWZ Radio - Owatonna, MN Hammered By The Blues Hosted by John Hammer. Now in its 15th year, HBTB has been faithfully broadcasting and supporting all brand new blues in Southern Minnesota.

6:30 PM Manitou Grill & Event Center - White Bear Lake, MN Mayhill Blues Band
Saturday, September 26, 2020

2:00 PM Brookside Bar & Grill - Marine On St Croix, MN DD and Company

3:00 PM Chateau St Croix Winery - St Croix Falls, WI PK Mayo and Jody Hanks at this beautiful vineyard

12:00 AM KBEM Radio - Minneapolis, MN Smokestack Lightnin' - KBEM Radio with Tommy Thompson, Paul Newnum, Rob McKinney & Marvin Rooks - the team presents ‘The Best Blues in the World’

3:00 AM KBEM Radio - Minneapolis, MN Blues Before Sunrise - KBEM Radio with Steve Cushing - blues heritage showcase, presenting recordings from the beginning of recorded music up to about 1970

3:00 PM KBEM Radio - Minneapolis, MN American Routes - KBEM Radio with Nick Spitzer - Insightful interviews and features in the fields of folk, rock, country, jazz, blues, gospel and Zydeco

6:00 PM Keg and Case - St Paul, MN Jeff Ray & the Stakes

6:00 PM KTNF Radio - St Louis Park, MN Wall of Power Radio Hour - KTNF Radio with Paul Metsa - music, entertainment, and cool people from all walks of life

12:00 PM KUMD Radio - Duluth, MN Saturday Afternoon Blues - KUMD Radio

7:30 PM Wicked Wort Brewing Company - Robbinsdale, MN Bluedog

3:00 PM Wilebski's Blues Saloon - St Paul, MN Pat McLaughlin Band - entertaining the Rice & LarpenTOUR!!! Sponsored by Wilebski's Blues Saloon
Sunday, September 27, 2020

2:00 PM Bellechester Tavern - Bellechester, MN Joe Flip

2:00 PM Brookside Bar & Grill - Marine On St Croix, MN Paul Esch Band

7:00 PM KMSU Radio - Mankato, MN Blues Before Monday - KMSU Radio The cure for your end of the weekend blues

10:00 PM KOWZ Radio - Owatonna, MN Hammered By The Blues Hosted by John Hammer. Now in its 15th year, HBTB has been faithfully broadcasting and supporting all brand new blues in Southern Minnesota.

10:45 AM Minnetonka United Methodist Church - Minnetonka, MN Tom Hunter

10:00 AM WHYS Radio - Eau Claire, WI Blues On Sunday w/ Snapshot Best station in the valley
Monday, September 28, 2020

7:00 PM Bogey's - Lilydale, MN Tom Harkness Live music with the Bogey’s House Band

10:00 PM KFAI Radio - Minneapolis, MN Spin with Cyn - KFAI Radio with Cyn Collins - Eclectic, Rock, Roots

6:00 PM KMSU Radio - Mankato, MN Blue Monday - KMSU Radio Hosted by Mark Halverson (Marconi M. Milquetoast)

12:00 PM Rochester Peace Plaza - Rochester, MN Pat McLaughlin Solo

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