The Blues News

Last Day for Discounted Fest Tickets

posted on August 29th, 2014 7:28AM

Reduced weekend tickets for the Marquette Area Blues Fest are still available. Friday Augsut 29th will be the last day to pick up your weekend pass for $45. Tickets can be purchased at the Festival Grounds in Lower Harbor Park. Student tickets are only $10 per day and children 14 and under get in free with a paid adult.

The Free Friday concert begins at 6pm and will feature Jeff Daniels with the Ben Daniels Band and The Jimmys.

BLUES FEST Set Up Has Begun

posted on August 28th, 2014 10:40AM

The annual odyssey of blues adventure has begun!

The set up is underway in Mattson Lower Harbor Park in downtown Marquette for the 11th Annual Marquette Area Blues Fest.

Volunteers are needed for the set up and take down of the grounds, and if you would like to help out, simply head on down to the park and say, "HI!"

For full fest info, follow the "Blues Festival" link at the top of this page.

See you at the fest!

BLUESDAY TUESDAY for August features the Flat Broke Blues Band "Live & Outside"

posted on August 13th, 2014 11:45AM

In anticipation of the upcoming Blues Fest, music lovers are invited
to bring lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy Flat Broke Blues Band’s
“Live and Outside” in concert on Tuesday, August 26 at 7:00 pm on
the front Street lawn of the Peter White Public Library.

Savor the last days of summer with Marquette’s favorite band for a
musical cross-country tour of a variety of blues styles from the
Mississippi Delta to the West Coast to Chicago.

In case of rain, the event will be held in the library’s Community
room on the lower level.

There is no admission charge to attend the concert which is sponsored
by the Marquette Area Blues Society and the Carroll Paul Memorial
Trust Fund of the Peter White Public Library.

MABS August Monthly Meeting At Landmark Inn

posted on August 13th, 2014 11:40AM

Join us at the Landmark Inn in Marquette for the next Marquette Area Blues Society Board Meeting.

The meeting is the final session before the annual Marquette Area Blues Fest and open to all interested in the blues.

The meeting is being held on Wednesday, August 20th at 6:30pm eastern time.

Stop in for a bite and a beverage and find out more about the Marquette Area Blues Society.

See you there!

Festival Volunteers Needed

posted on August 5th, 2014 11:12AM

The Marquette Area Blues Fest has grown over the past couple of years and so has our need for volunteers. We are looking for individuals or groups to assist in a number of areas - no experience needed. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Sue Minckler (906)362-9511 if you can can help, or click on the volunteer section of the MABS Festival Page.

MABS June Monthly Meeting At Landmark Inn

posted on June 3rd, 2014 1:21PM

Join us at the Landmark Inn in Marquette for the next Marquette Area Blues Society Board Meeting. The meeting is open to all interested in the blues and is being held on Wednesday, June 18th at 6:30pm eastern time.

Stop in for a bite and a beverage and find out more about the Marquette Area Blues Society.

See you there!

Bluesday Tuesday

posted on April 16th, 2014 9:42AM

Free Bluesday Tuesday Concert
Tuesday April 29th
7pm

Our monthly educational series at the Peter White Public Library this month will feature the ever popular Flat Broke Blues Band. The concert begins at 7pm in the Community Room and will feature some of groups new music as well as great blues classics. Please join us for this free community concert.

Blues Get Together March 13th 2014

posted on March 6th, 2014 7:10PM

Well, it seems we may have turned the corner, and "spring" is on the way, at least on the calendar.
If you're at all like us, you're getting a little stir-crazy. So why not join us for a Blues Society social? We'll be gathering from 5-7pm next Thursday, March 13th at Aubree's Restaurant in downtown Marquette. So come share an appetizer, a beverage or two and chat about the blues and whatever else comes up--you might even get the inside scoop on some of this year's Blues Festival headline acts!! Please join us, and feel free to invite non-members as well---the more the merrier!!
Hope to see YOU there, and thanks for supporting the blues in the U.P.!!

Cheers,

Mark "Ham" Hamari, President
Marquette Area Blues Society

NMU Chapter M.A.B.S. Meeting

posted on February 12th, 2014 10:04AM

Next meeting TBA

We are looking for all interested students to help organize concerts, events and share their love and knowledge of music.
All students welcomed

Fundraiser for Blues Educational Outreach

posted on February 5th, 2014 9:32AM

The Freezin' Rain Fundraiser held on February 20th at the Elks Lodge Marquette was a big success. We had over 100 blues fans show up. Thanks to all who attended. Also thanks to the Elks, the organizers, and of course the great bands.


All proceeds go toward M.A.B.S. Educational Outreach programing.

LIVE MUSIC FEATURED
From Detroit -Laura Rain & the Caesars
From Mid-West Tour- Travis Swanson & the Midnight Movers
Fresh from the Sauna - The Flat Broke Blues Band

Student Chapter of M.A.B.S.

posted on January 21st, 2014 2:27PM

Next meeting of theStudent Chapter of the Marquette Area Blues Society TBA

All NMU Students welcomed to participate

Purpose: To extend the mission of the Marquette Area Blues Society to the campus of Northern Michigan University.

The objective of the organization is to encourage a continuing generation to celebrate music history, with a focus on blues, and create events that celebrate the blues in the community.

For more information call (906)204-4239

2014 Blues Logo Contest

posted on January 8th, 2013 5:32PM

This years contest is over. Here is the winning entry by Tom Buchkoe of Marquette.

There were 49 entries, lots of really great art to choose from. Thanks to all of you who submitted.