*

Helping To Keep The Blues Alive In Minnesota Since 2002

Search MNBS: Google: Bing: Yahoo: MSN:


Gig Calendar Button Email Sign-Up Button Facebook Link Button

Upcoming Blues Society Events

Upcoming Board Meeting


MN Blues Society Annual Meeting
and Holiday Party

Note: The location has changed!

annual meeting poster
(Click the image above to download the poster.)

Live Music by The New Feral Cats!

Join the fun at Mancini's on December 4
and please bring non-perishable food items to donate.


(11/25/22)

 

Back To Top of Content

help wanted ad

(11/27/22)



New Hall-of-Famers
Recognised by MN Blues Society


Jay Walter & The Rectifiers
Heading To Memphis

Jay Walter & The Rectifiers

 

Jay Walter and the Rectifiers will represent the Minnesota Blues Society at IBC 2023 in Memphis from Jan. 24 to Jan. 28, 2023. Original songs and the great guitar playing of John Franken made this band the best. The other band competing in this year's challenge was The Famous Jimmy Blues Band. They also gave an outstanding performance.

There will be a fundraiser for the musicians travel fund on Sunday November 6. Challenge winners Mia Dorr/Scott Graves, Jay Walter and the Rectifiers, along with the Mark Cameron Band and Jimmi and the Band of Souls will play for us. Bake sale, 50/50 raffle, and door prizes, for a great afternoon. — Steve Leutgeb

(9/12/22)

Back To Top of Content

And This Year's Duo Going to Memphis Is...

Scott Graves & Mia Dorr

Scott Graves & Mia Dorr

The Minnesota Blues Society congratulates the duo of Mia Dorr and Scott Graves as the winners of the 2022 Road to Memphis Challenge for solo/duo acts. They will represent the Minnesota Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January 2023. We would like to thank all of the musicians who competed in this Challenge. They gave us an excellent competition which was followed by a Jam in which they all got up and showed us what great musicians they are. It was a wonderful day for all of us. — Steve Leutgeb, President MnBS

(6/12/22)

Back To Top of Content


Be sure to check our new or updated content:



Join the Minnesota Blues Society

Back To Top of Content

Join or Renew Your Minnesota Blues Society Membership Online Now!




Say "Hi" To The Bands
& Tell 'Em You Saw Their Gig Here!

Check the Online Calendar for the most-up-to-date listings:

Gig Calendar Button

We can make no claims as to the accuracy of this calendar.
Always check with the musicians or venues when in doubt.

Please send your future gigs to , not Facebook. Deadline for publication in the Monday Blues Notes is Thursday prior to publication. Thanks, The Web Team




Blues Music Opportunities This Week
Sunday, November 27, 2022
3:00 PM 331 Club - Minneapolis, MN Mikkel Beckmen Heat Dome (Ryan Y & Adam K)
12:00 PM Blues Saloon - St Paul, MN Vet's Fest Fundraiserfeaturing Tony Houle, Craig Clark, Bambi Alexander,
Lady J, Steve Meyer, Gypsy Scott, Greg Mans
and more!!
5:00 PM Dusty's Bar - Minneapolis, MN The Beavers 4th Sundays Live Music - Free!
Don't forget to throw a few buckaroos in the ol' tip jar
10:00 AM Hell's Kitchen - Minneapolis, MN Roe Family Singers
5:00 PM Palmer's Bar - Minneapolis, MN Cornbread Harris Church of Cornbread
7:00 PM Schooner Tavern - Minneapolis, MN Sunday Night Music Jam
5:00 PM Washington Square - White Bear Lake, MN Mark Stary
10:30 AM White Bear Lake United Methodist Church - White Bear Lake, MN Nothin' But The Blues
Paul Mayasich, Steve Clarke and Trish Sisson
Monday, November 28, 2022
8:00 PM 331 Club - Minneapolis, MN Roe Family Singers
7:00 PM Apple Valley American Legion Post #1776 - Apple Valley, MN The Apple Jam "the every Monday Night Open Mic Jam & Dance Party"
"Bring your instrument, your voice or just enjoy
some great music and our big dance floor!"
7:00 PM Bogey's - Lilydale, MN Bogeys Lounge Blues Jam
Join Johnny Mac, Kent Dougherty, Tom Harkness, and Nick Zwack for a ripping good jam.
7:30 PM Eagles Club #34 - Minneapolis, MN Steve Clarke Music Jam w/ Other Country Ensemble - no cover
7:00 PM Midway Saloon - St Paul, MN Moses Oakland Blues Jam - Every Monday
Top Shelf musicians join Moses on stage
Bring your instrument - Bring your game
7:00 PM Shaw's Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN The Sarah Papenheim Open Blues Jam, w/ Allen Kirk
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
6:00 PM 331 Club - Minneapolis, MN Mikkel Beckmen Workers Playtime Series w/ Martin Devaney
7:00 PM Blues Saloon - St Paul, MN "The Greatest Jam On Earth"
Bring your instrument, Big dance floor, Food
No Cover
8:00 PM Northeast Palace - Minneapolis, MN "Souled Out"
Every Tuesday Open Jam Session
+ Taco Tuesday!!
8:00 PM Schooner Tavern - Minneapolis, MN Connor McCrae Trio w/ Toby Lee Marshall
7:30 PM State Theatre Minneapolis - Minneapolis, MN Daryl Hall and The Daryl's House Band
6:00 PM White Squirrel Bar - St Paul, MN Mary Cutrufello and Trevor McSpadden
10:00 PM Whitey's World Famous Saloon - Minneapolis, MN Open Jam - Jazz Roots Americana
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
7:00 PM 331 Club - Minneapolis, MN Harold's House Party Presents Doug Otto and Hilary Thavis
7:00 PM Anoka Hardware Store - Anoka, MN Gentlemen's Anti Temperance League (Acoustic Parlor Jazz)
9:30 PM Bunkers Music Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN Dylan Salfer Band
7:00 PM Eagles Club #34 - Minneapolis, MN Riverside Swing Band Christmas Show
6:00 PM Midway Saloon - St Paul, MN Pat Donohue and Friends,
hosting any number of musical cohorts for an extremely casual musical gathering.
6:30 PM Minnesota Music Cafe - St Paul, MN Jaybee & the Routine featuring Jellybean Johnson
7:30 PM Pub 42 - New Hope, MN Mark Stary
7:30 PM Schooner Tavern - Minneapolis, MN Dean Magraw w/ Jim Anton
5:00 PM Shaw's Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN Daina De Prez Piano Party - every Wednesday @ 5 pm
8:00 PM Shaw's Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN Lisa Wenger and her Mean Mean Men w/ Bruce McCabe
6:00 PM The Tilted Tiki Tropical Bar & Restaurant - Stillwater, MN Josh Quinn
7:00 PM Thesis Beer Project - Rochester, MN Mike Munson November Residency - featuring special guests each week
8:00 PM Whitey's World Famous Saloon - Minneapolis, MN Alex Rossi The "So So Solo Show"
Every week at the neighborhood favorite. Expect friends and guest sit ins.
Thursday, December 01, 2022
9:30 PM Bunkers Music Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN Jaybee & the Routine Funk at the Bunk
featuring Jellybean Johnson
5:00 PM Dubliner Pub - St Paul, MN Mikkel Beckmen w/ Doug Otto & Hilary Thavis
7:30 PM Hook & Ladder - Minneapolis, MN Cornbread Harris & Friends - Holiday Blues Show
7:00 PM Junior's Bar & Restaurant - River Falls, WI Mike Munson
5:00 PM Minnesota Music Cafe - St Paul, MN Mary Elias & The Young Relic's Happy Hour Show
7:00 PM Minnesota Music Cafe - St Paul, MN Lowdown Dirty Fools First Thursday each month!
6:00 PM NineTwentyFive - Wayzata, MN The Jorgensens
7:00 PM Palmer's Bar - Minneapolis, MN Front Porch Swingin Liquor Pigs Every Thursday Night - Free
7:00 PM Rosetown American Legion - Roseville, MN Thursday Night Blues at the Legion There's a new Jam in town!
Structured jam with a 20 minute time slot,
Jammer lists five songs, three will be played.
Jammer has choice of musicians to share the stage with and/or house band.
8:00 PM Schooner Tavern - Minneapolis, MN Lolo's Ghost Thursday Night Residency w/ Becky Kapell
6:00 PM Velveteen Speakeasy - Stillwater, MN The Moonshiners lovely little weekly residency on the patio, indoors in case of weather!
3:00 PM Washington Square - White Bear Lake, MN Love Songs For Angry Men
7:00 PM Wicked Wort Brewing Company - Robbinsdale, MN Erik Christenson
Friday, December 02, 2022
6:00 PM Blues Saloon - St Paul, MN The Bad Girls of the Blues
Bambi Alexandra - Mia Dorrr - Kendra Glenn
ONE NIGHT ONLY!!
w/ Allen Kirk, Ace Mack, Andrew Guerin, Jordan Hedlund
and The Suicide Horns
7:00 PM Brothers Bar and Grill - Rochester, MN Phil Kitze 3 Piece Electric
7:00 PM Hook & Ladder - Minneapolis, MN The Jorgensens Full Band Album Release Party for "Americana Soul"
9:30 PM KJ's Hideaway - St Paul, MN Red Eye Ruby A retro roots-rock collective out of Minneapolis
8:30 PM Manitou Grill & Event Center - White Bear Lake, MN Craig Clark Band
8:00 PM Minnesota Music Cafe - St Paul, MN Trailer Trash (Country/Honky-Tonk/Swing) presents**TRASHY LITTLE XMAS SHOW**
8:00 PM Neumann's Bar - North St Paul, MN Lisa Wenger Band
8:00 PM Schooner Tavern - Minneapolis, MN LXG 2.0 - League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
8:00 PM Shaw's Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN Greazy Gravy Feat Steve "Boom Boom" Vonderharr on Harmonica & Vocals
Will bring their Rowdy High Energy Blues Party to Shaws
9:00 PM Turf Club - St Paul, MN Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band with Jeremy Short
5:00 PM Ziggy's - Hudson - Hudson, WI Josh Quinn
Saturday, December 03, 2022
6:00 PM Big Rock Creek - St Croix Falls, WI Phil Kitze Solo
7:00 PM Brothers Bar and Grill - Rochester, MN The Swamp Kings
7:00 PM Dance and Entertainment Studio - Stillwater, MN Lena & The Lovekills Rockabilly, jump blues, vintage R&B
5:00 PM KJ's Hideaway - St Paul, MN Johnny Sincerely and His Carnival Orchestra
8:00 PM Minnesota Music Cafe - St Paul, MN Maxx Band Soul Experience
8:00 PM Narrows Blues Saloon - Wayzata, MN Josh Quinn
12:00 PM Pillbox Tavern - St Paul, MN Josh Quinn
6:00 PM Riverwood National Bar and Grill - Otsego, MN The Star Chiefs Duo
8:00 PM Shaw's Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN The New Feral Cats
8:00 PM Tarnation Tavern - River Falls, WI Blue Dream Band (Quality Originals & Blues/Soul/R&B Classics)
Sunday, December 04, 2022
3:00 PM 331 Club - Minneapolis, MN Corpse Reviver (Roots/Americana) 1st Sundays of the month residency
3:00 PM Bloomington VFW Post #1296 - Bloomington, MN The SuperJam with your host Jim Stairs and the SuperJam house Band featuring Bill Pelletier, Mike Velasquez, and Mick Zampogna!
4:30 PM Como Park Zoo & Conservatory - St Paul, MN Mary Cutrufello Music Under Glass - Marjorie McNeely Conservatory Tropical Gardens
The concerts are free and beer and wine will be available to purchase.
No reservations required.
5:00 PM Dusty's Bar - Minneapolis, MN Lonesome Dan Kase 1st Sundays Live Music - Free!
Don't forget to throw a few buckaroos in the ol' tip jar
1:00 PM Mancini's Char House - St Paul, MN MnBS Annual Meeting
Hall of Fame Awards presented in four categories,
and a Holiday Party for all MnBS Members.
The New Feral Cats will be entertaining!!
4:00 PM Neumann's Bar - North St Paul, MN Josh Quinn
5:00 PM Palmer's Bar - Minneapolis, MN Cornbread Harris Church of Cornbread
6:00 PM Richfield VFW Post 5555 - Richfield, MN Phil Kitze Solo
7:00 PM Schooner Tavern - Minneapolis, MN Sunday Night Music Jam
5:00 PM Washington Square - White Bear Lake, MN Prairie Anthem
Monday, December 05, 2022
8:00 PM 331 Club - Minneapolis, MN Roe Family Singers
7:00 PM Apple Valley American Legion Post #1776 - Apple Valley, MN The Apple Jam "the every Monday Night Open Mic Jam & Dance Party"
"Bring your instrument, your voice or just enjoy
some great music and our big dance floor!"
7:00 PM Bogey's - Lilydale, MN Bogeys Lounge Blues Jam
Join Johnny Mac, Kent Dougherty, Tom Harkness, and Nick Zwack for a ripping good jam.
7:00 PM Midway Saloon - St Paul, MN Moses Oakland Blues Jam - Every Monday
Top Shelf musicians join Moses on stage
Bring your instrument - Bring your game
7:00 PM Shaw's Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN The Sarah Papenheim Open Blues Jam, w/ Allen Kirk

Back To Top of Content


Get your tees, mugs, sweats, and lots of other MnBS merchandise and support your local blues society and the local bands that they support.


 

 

 

Contact Us

eXTReMe Tracker
GO
TO
TOP