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Blues Challenge Next Friday!
 I am heading back to NWA tomorrow and am looking forward to next Friday's Ozark Blues Society's 2021 Blues Challenge! We are hoping many of you can join us
at The Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville as we present our local challengers. This year we have only bands competing and the night will end with the announcement of the winning band who will go on to represent OBS
and NWA at the January 2022 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Also new this year, our Challenge has been moved to the Happy Hour time slot! Please read on below for more information and visit our website for information about our competitors. Our Best Self-Produced CD contest winner
will also be announced next Friday evening at the Challenge.
Check out the articles for all the news about our challenge and other upcoming events. The live music calendar is certainly slowing down with the fall weather and football season, but we will continue to offer an update every week.

Always remember, this is YOUR newsletter! Please send feedback or suggestions our way. You can reach me by email at the address below. We appreciate our readers and want
to see your ideas included! 
~Sandy McCann
Friday October 22nd
Ozark Blues Society 2021
Blues Challenge 
The venue remains the same,
but the time has changed for the Ozark Blues Society Blues Challenge on October 22, 2021 at The Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville.
Our Blues Challenge will now
be held during the Happy Hour time slot from 5-7:30pm.
Please consider joining us and rooting for your local favorite as they compete for the coveted slot to represent NWA and Ozark Blues Society in the January 2022 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Tickets will be $10 and available at the door

Mark Your Calendar
From Jeff Horton....
Coming to The Meteor Guitar Gallery on Friday, November 5th, “Blues in Bentonville” a Jeff Horton Band Production, will feature the best of what our local Blues scene has to offer!
Gary Hutchison & Ralph Hert, Buddy Shute & The Motivators, Brick Fields, and The Jeff Horton Band!

Stay tuned for more information!
Support Options
For Local Artists
Please check this section of the newsletter weekly for ideas of how to support local musicians and venues. Submissions are being reduced to contact information this week as we restart the Live Music Calendar.
Jimmy Wayne Garrett

For more information about Jimmy Wayne Garrett, his schedule, recent interviews, or buy the latest album, visit:
His music may also be found HERE:
YouTube link  *****
Buddy Shute and the Motivators  
Buddy Shute and the Motivators live at the Eureka Springs Auditorium on YouTube: LiveAtTheAud

To learn more about the band, visit:

Facebook: Buddy Shute and the Motivators
Brick Fields
 Famous for Blues Therapy
We have released a single from the upcoming album. Here is a link to the video "Take Me To the Riverside"
Once live music begins again, folks can stay updated on our concerts by signing up to our email at and following us on Facebook at: 
We also have two stores on our website one for music merchandise and another for Blues Therapy handmade items such as essential oil blends, Jewelry, tie dyes, bath salts, body butters and more.
Thank you for  your support.
I pray that each of you and your families are all doing okay through this. 
The Jeff Horton Band
Based in Bentonville, Arkansas, the
Jeff Horton Band definitely has
a passion for the Blues! For the last
10 years Jeff and the guys have done their part in sharing the Blues as much as possible, treating their fans to an enjoyable experience.
Please follow the band on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, and on their webpage, THEJEFFHORTONBAND.COM for information about the album and when and where you can catch them live!
Music Calendar 
Please enjoy the following listings comprised of bands, venues, and/or organizations that support Ozark Blues Society. Always check with individual venues for event details and schedule changes. Submit weekly listings by emailing: SANDY

  • Honeyjack for Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Leah and the Cocktail Club at Sassafras Springs Vineyard in Springdale
  • Jimmy Wayne Garrett at Levi's Gastrolounge in Rogers
  • Neighborhood Concert Series, Downtown on "B" Street in Bentonville
  • Jimmy Wayne Garrett at
  • Moonbroch in Rogers
  • Full House and Trout Fishing in America for Railyard Live at
  • Railyard Park in Rogers
  • RC and the Blues Bandits at
  • JJ's Grill and Chill in Fort Smith
  • Joe Bonamassa at the WAC in Fayetteville
  • NeedToBreathe/Switchfoot/The   New Respect at the AMP in Rogers
  • Adam Collins, Matt Beach and Garrett Jones for Jazz at the Undercroft Bar in Bentonville
  • Keith Nicholson at JJ's Grill and
  • Chill in Bella Vista
  • Richard Burnett at JJ's Grill and
  • Chill in Fort Smith
  • Brick Fields Blues Therapy at Moranos in Fayetteville
  • Ben Harris jazz guitar at Six-Twelve Coffeehouse and Bar in Fayetteville
  • UA Inspirational Chorale at Faulkner Performing Arts Center at UA in Fayetteville
  • The Jonas Brothers and Kelsea Ballerini at The AMP in Rogers
  • The Nace Brothers for Happy
  • Hour at George's Majestic Lounge    in Fayetteville
  • Starrlight Jazz Series: Jane Bunnett and Maqueque at The WAC in Fayetteville
  • Jenna and Friends at JJ's Grill and Chill on Steamboat in Fayetteville
  • Darren Novotny Jazz Connection for Fall Music on the Mountain at Mount Sequoyah in Fayetteville
  • Dierks Bentley at The AMP in Rogers
  • Ozark Blues Society Blues Challenge (Happy Hour) at The Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • Soul Nite with The Hamiltones and Baang at The Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • The Lost Bridge Trio at JJ's Grill and Chill in Bella Vista
  • Gary Clark Jr at The AMP in Rogers
  • Jenna and Friends at JJ's Grill and Chill in Bella Vista
  • Jimmy Wayne Garrett at Wanderoo in Eureka Springs
  • Nathan Bryce at Rowdy Beaver Den in Eureka Springs
Mark Your Calendar 
  • 10/5 "Blues in Bentonville" at The Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
Please Submit Dates for Regional Blues Artists and Group Events HERE
In this issue:  10/15/2021
Blues Challenge Next Friday!
Friday October 22ndHAPPY HOUR!Ozark Blues Society 2021 Blues Challenge 
Mark Your Calendar
Support OptionsFor Local Artists
LIVE MUSICMusic Calendar 
On this day in Blues History October 15
This Week's Quote
Blues Education Supporters
Check Out these regular local radio programs
Get Involved with the Ozark Blues Society

Links You Can Use

On this day
in Blues History
 October 15

Today’s show features music performed
by Big Maceo and
Little Richard
This Week's Quote
"I never accepted the idea that I had to be guided by some pattern or blueprint."
Little Richard
Blues Education Supporters
Thanks to the following for their support of blues education.

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
Block Street Records
Blues For A Cause
Blues Festivals Guide
Blues Guitar News
Crystal Bridges
Downtown Bentonville
Eureka Springs Blues Weekend
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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