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Over the River
and Through the Woods
Love it or hate it we are starting the season of family...and food!  Here's to hoping your season kicks off this next week with the warmest of memories.  Between the family and friends, eating and shopping, hopefully you will have a moment to get out and enjoy some of the fine live music that our area offers. Perhaps you are looking for something a bit more traditional for your holidays.  One often overlooked local venue is the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall on the University of Arkansas Campus. 
This time of year the hall regularly hosts student and faculty recitals as well as various visiting groups. Check out the hall
and their schedule HERE.

With the Thanksgiving Holiday this coming week, the calendar is once more a bit light.  Still weekly favorites like Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge are still on the schedule. Of course if you don't see your favorite band or venue listed, let me know! I harvest information from a variety of local listings and a few venues websites but I could sure use help finding things I am missing. I only have a couple artists that regularly send me their schedules and I would be happy to hear from more! You know the deal, e-mail me anytime at 
~Sandy McCann

Merry Christmas to  Fayetteville Senior Citizens
Ozark Blues Society is excited to share that we are partnering with the Fayetteville Senior Center to help host their Christmas Party.  Blues for Christmas?  Well, historically blues music was a way to express discontent, but for this party we are pulling out the stops and it will be FUN! The party will be held from 6-8pm on Thursday, December 17th, with music for the evening provided by Leah Spears-Blackmon and her Mojo Doctor's Duo. We will wrap up the party with a carol sing-along.  Young people from the Camp War Eagle Ozone program will share their commitment to community outreach and join us.  If you think this sounds like fun and you would like to help make it a success, please email Cheryl Canfield at for more information.
How to Support Your NWA Representatives on the Road to Memphis!
Because this topic is SO important it is going to be "held over" in this newsletter for at least another week.  Keep an eye on future editions of this newsletter and check our website HERE for information about ways you can not only enjoy the quality blues music our challenge winners present, but also ways to help send our winners to Memphis. Details are still coming together but you may want to mark your calendar for an event on January 8, 2016.  Ozark Blues Society offers our Blues Challenge winners a handsome support package to help defray the cost of going to Memphis and competing in the International Blues Challenge in January.  We will be hosting a fundraiser to assist in this support. Of course you may always share your support by donating through our website directly or via Facebook! There will also be some fun ways to give painlessly through silent auctions and other events, so which will benefit the artists directly.  Keep watching!

Don't forget to follow our winners on their journeys!
Solo/Duo Winner:

Band Winner:
Divas On Fire
Perhaps you want to make plans to go cheer them on at the IBC in Memphis!  Remember, special rate rooms are available through the
Tickets can be bought as a pass that includes all the competition events or individually as wristbands on Beale Street and in the participating clubs each night of quarter and semi finals. If available after pass sales, tickets may be bought for Saturday's finals at the Orpheum Theatre. Check out IBC Tickets HERE.
Music Calendar 
  • Nace Brothers and Aaron Mullins Band for Happy Hour at Georges Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Smoky and the Mirror for Play It Forward at The Walmart Museum/Museum Room in Bentonville
  • Vintage FM at The Founders Room in Alma
  • Jed Clampit at Pesto Cafe in Fayetteville
  • Blues Therapy with Brick Fields at Nomads Music Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Keith Nicholson at JJ's Grill and Chill in Bella Vista
  • Nace Brothers and Aaron Mullins Band for Happy Hour at Georges Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • HAPPY THANKSGIVING from Ozark Blues Society!  Eat drink and be merry!
  • Big Uns and Isayah's Allstars for Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
Mark Your Calendar

  • 12.31 Chris Cameron/New Years Bash at The Founders Room in Alma
In this issue:  11/20/2015
Over the Riverand Through the Woods
Merry Christmas to  Fayetteville Senior Citizens
HELD OVER!How to Support Your NWA Representatives on the Road to Memphis!
Music Calendar 11/20-11/28
On this day in Blues HistoryNovember 20
This Week's Quote
Check Out these regular local radio programs
Get Involved with the Ozark Blues Society

Links You Can Use

On this day
in Blues History
November 20

Fats Domino

Today’s show features music performed by Sippie Wallace and
Bo Diddley
This Week's Quote

"Don't let your mouth write a check that your tail can't cash."
Bo Diddley

Check Out these regular local radio programs

"The Generic Blues Show" hosted by Paul Kelso airs every Friday night at 9pm on KUAF 91.3FM

Rockin' Hog Radio presents "Sunday Morning Blues" from 8am to 10am every Sunday
Get Involved with the Ozark Blues Society

Annual membership levels begin at $15 and give you so much in return, including meeting new friends while enjoying the best blues artists in the area.  
By being a member of The Ozark Blues Society of Northwest Arkansas, you are helping to support the Arts and to preserve the Original American Art Form known as The Blues.
Membership Benefits Include:
Weekly E-newsletter
Opportunities to win tickets to events
VIP seating at events (when available)
Discounts on OBS merchandise
Social networking – meeting other people who also love the blues
Opportunities to volunteer on OBS committees and at events
Ability to attend board meetings and vote on upcoming organizational issues and elections
Visit our Website to renew or join!


Links You
Can Use
Arkansas Music Pavillion
Arkansas Music Works
American Blues News
The Blues Foundation
Blues For A Cause
Blues Festivals Guide
Blues Guitar News
Crystal Bridges
Downtown Bentonville
Free Weekly
George’s Majestic Lounge
Guitar Center
J L Sound & Lighting Productions
National Blues Museum
North AR Jazz Society
NWA Tunedin
Rockin' Hog Radio
Sherry L Speer Photography
The Founders Room
The Walmart Museum
Tom Mowry Photography


Ozark Blues Society of Northwest Arkansas  |  P O Box 2004  |  Bentonville, AR 72712  | 

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