Mar-Apr 2018 MBS Gig & Event Calendar
Contribute to the MBS in honor of Papa Don McMinn:
The April 2018 BONA FIDE BLUES FESTIVAL Is Postponed.
Due to factors beyond control of the Memphis Blues Society, the 2018 Bona Fide Blues Festival is postponed. Once plans are in place for a rescheduled festival, details will be posted by the MBS. Thank you.
OPEN BLUES JAMS, MEMPHIS, TN SCHEDULE:
MEMPHIS BLUES SOCIETY OFFICIAL SUNDAY EVENING JAM IS ON HOLD
- The Last MBS Jam at Hard Rock Cafe was held April 09, 2017
- Once the MBS locates a venue that can bring in the crowds needed to sustain a jam, the MBS Jam will be rescheduled
- Please check back for updates
WEEKLY BLUES JAMS, SHOWCASES
(bring your instrument and sign-up to Jam):
• Thursdays, 7:30-11pm, StageStop Blues Jam hosted by Brad Webb & Friends, Stage Stop, 2951 Cela, Sponsored by the Memphis Blues Society
• Thursdays, 8pm-12am,
Jack Rowell, Jr. Royal Blues Band, ‘The Thrill’ (Jam) at the Grill, Neil’s Music Room, 5727 Quince Rd.
The MBS would like to see opportunities in Memphis for jams of all shapes and sizes because, with the exception of string quartets and chamber music, there is no other musical genre in America that has such a high percentage of participants, no city in America that has a higher percentage of committed musicians and, while the facts behind the first two statements may be debatable, certainly no city in America that has had more to do with the Blues.
JOIN THE BLUES SOCIETY
Here’s your chance to become a part of the Memphis Blues Society! As a 501(c)(3)nonprofit arts organization, The MBS relies on the financial support of Blues fans. Donations and memberships are tax deductible. Your membership provides great opportunities to meet new friends who share your love of the Blues. Attend MBS events, get discounted concert tickets and merchandise and contribute through reviews and articles and more.
o MBS Musician Compilation CD(MP3s) for new members
o Monthly eNewsletter (via E-mail)
o Member musician promotion through the website/social media pages; e-mail message blasts (900+ distribution)
o Listing of musician, band gigs in MBS Gig & Events Calendar
o Online membership forum access
o Attend weekly jams & other activities with other Blues lovers
o Tunica’s Gateway to the Blues Museum: $2 off regular priced adult museum admission
o Killer B Guitars: 20% discount on in-stock guitars
o Opportunity to contribute to reviews, articles
o Share your talents by volunteering on our committees and at our events
Small Business: $100
OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT THE BLUES
- Check the MBS Gig & Event Calendar (on the MBS website homepage) for other jams and appearances by MBS Member Musicians
- Support and promote the blues by listening to a LIVE blues band tonight and remember to tip the musicians!
- Purchase artist CD's and merchandise
- Tell your friends!
Partners in Kind: Ellen Klyce, Michael Working