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Spike Turns 50!?
Steve Vonderhaar

2016 Mn Blues Hall of Fame
"Blues Sideman" Award Winner

Boom Boom Steve V
@ Neumann's Bar
Thursday, September 22, 7 pm
Joe & Vicki Price
Joe & Vicki Price

This Week @ Viking Bar
Thurs., Sept. 22, 8 pm - Detroit Don King Blues Band
Fri., Sept. 23, 9 pm - Willie Murphy
Sat., Sept. 24, 9 pm - Joe & Vicki Price
Paul Filipowicz

Paul Filipowicz
@ Wilebski's Blues Saloon
Friday, September 23, 6 pm
Crooked Dice
Photo by Don J Olson

Crooked Dice
@ Whiskey Junction
Saturday, September 24, 8 pm
Jimmi & the Band of Souls

Jimmi & the Band of Souls
@ Floyd's
Saturday, September 24, 8 pm
Charles Lawson
Charles Lawson

Charles Lawson Combo
featuring Curtis Blake
@ Dubliner Pub
Saturday, September 24, 9 pm
Tom Harkness

The Swamp Kings
@ Kinney Creek Brewery
Saturday, September 24, 8 pm
Spike Stephan
Spike's 50th Birthday Bash
@ Wicked Moose Bar & Grill
Saturday, September 24, 6 pm
Matthew Curry , Hector Anchondo,
The Jimmys


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2016 Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame Ceremony
Oct. 16, Ceremony at 2 pm @ Pepito's Parkway Theater
Brunch 11 am - 3 pm
'Boom Boom' Steve Vonderharr
"Boom Boom" Steve Vonderharr
Wilbur Cole
Wilbur Cole
Paul Mayasich
Paul Mayasich
2016 Mn Blues Hall of Fame Inductees
  • Blues Performer:
    • Paul Mayasich
  • Blues Legend:
    • Wilbur Cole
  • Blues Legacy:
    • LaVerne "Lady Blue" Johnson & Bobby Johnson
  • Blues Sideman:
    • Steve "Boom Boom" Vonderharr
  • Supportive of the Blues (Non Performer):
    • Mike Shaw
  • Blues Art, Literature, Media:
    • Gary Eckhart
  • Blues Recording:
    • "Two Hours From Tulsa" - RJ Mischo
Lady Blue
LaVerne "Lady Blue" Johnson
      Gary Eckhart
Gary Eckhart
    RJ Mischo
RJ Mischo
      Mike Shaw
Mike Shaw

2016 Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame Press Release


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Got A New CD Release? Think It's A Winner?
CD Competition Banner
From now until September 30, 2016, the Minnesota Blues Society is accepting CD's produced by Minnesota acts for consideration for the Blues Foundation's "Best Self-Produced CD" Competition.
Check it out: Best Self-Produced CD Competition

Now Available!
Mn Blues Society Compilation Vol: 1
All proceeds from the sale of this compilation go to fund the MnBS Blues For Kids program.
Digital downloads available now on CD Baby.
CD's are coming soon!
Thanks to Joe Filipovich for all of the time and energy he has spent bringing this project to fruition. Also many thanks to the artists who have generously donated their recordings along with our sponsors, Mendoza Law Office, The Ads Group and Rare Form Mastering for the services they have provided.


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