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The Minnesota Blues Society will host a Road to Memphis Band Challenge on Sunday September 11. The winner will play in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis during January 2023. The registration period will be open from August 1 - August 21, 2022. This will be our last chance to send a band to IBC 2023. Please spread the news.

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

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Blues Music Opportunities This Week
Sunday, July 03, 2022
6:30 PM Bandshell Community Park Austin - Austin, MN Cole Allen
3:00 PM Bloomington VFW Post #1296 - Bloomington, MN The SuperJam is back with your host Jim Stairs and the SuperJam house Band featuring Bill Pelletier, Mike Velasquez, and Mick Zampogna!
3:00 PM Boulevard Bar & Grille - Coon Rapids - Coon Rapids, MN Betty Danger
3:00 PM Brookside Bar & Grill - Marine On St Croix, MN Pete Kavanaugh Trio
5:00 PM Cherry Pit - St Paul, MN Brother Jon Band Every Sunday on the patio
5:00 PM Dubliner Pub - St Paul, MN Cooker John and Friends
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 Forestville Vines - River Falls, WI Phil Kitze Solo Acoustic
2:00 PM Harbor Bar - Hagar City, WI Mayfair 3
6:00 PM Harbor Bar - Hagar City, WI The Swamp Kings
3:00 PM Harmony Spirits - Harmony, MN Don Scott
10:00 AM Hell's Kitchen - Minneapolis, MN Brilliant Colors Jazz Trio
3:00 PM Junior's Bar & Restaurant - River Falls, WI Chris Silver + Friends
7:00 PM Live From Lincoln Center - St Paul, MN Selby Avenue Brass Band
A bit of NOLA in St Paul
4:00 PM Muddy Waters Bar & Grill - Prescott, WI Craig Clark Band FREE - Live on the Patio!!
3:00 PM Music in the Park (Delano) - Delano, MN Annie Mack 4th of July Celebration!
4:00 PM Neumann's Bar - North St Paul, MN Josh Quinn
8:00 PM No Name Saloon & Monkey Bar - Prescott, WI Steve Meyer & True Heat Band
4:30 PM P.D. Pappy's - Stillwater, MN The Jorgensens
5:00 PM Pequot Lakes American Legion - Pequot Lakes, MN Mark Stary
7:00 PM Schooner Tavern - Minneapolis, MN Sunday Night Music Jam
2:00 PM Slippery's Bar & Grill - Wabasha, MN Tiger Ries Music
4:00 PM Veteran's Campground - Marine On St Croix, MN Inside Straight Blues Band w/ Rose Duffy on Sax!
5:00 PM Washington Square - White Bear Lake, MN Matthew Griswold (Folk)
Monday, July 04, 2022
7:00 PM Apple Valley American Legion Post #1776 - Apple Valley, MN The Apple Jam ATTENTION!! NO APPLE JAM ON MONDAY JULY 4TH. SEE YOU AGAIN ON JULY 11
2:00 PM Billy D's Crooked Tavern - Annandale, MN Everett Smithson Band Trio
2:00 PM Blaine VFW Post #6316 - Blaine, MN Blue Dream Band (Quality Originals & Blues/Soul/R&B Classics)
2:00 PM Bloomington VFW Post #1296 - Bloomington, MN Gary Growden
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.
3:00 PM Brandi's Bar & Grill - Danbury, WI Inside Straight Blues Band w/ Rose Duffy on Sax! Outdoors on the Deck!
2:00 PM Harbor Bar - Hagar City, WI Crooked Dice
6:00 PM Harbor Bar - Hagar City, WI Lucky Lizzy and the Boys Red Wing Fireworks at dusk
7:00 PM Midway Saloon - St Paul, MN Moses Oakland *** No Jam Monday July 4***
Normal operations will recommence Monday July 11
1:00 PM Richfield VFW Post 5555 - Richfield, MN Johnny O & Filet O Soul
5:00 PM Richfield VFW Post 5555 - Richfield, MN The Authorities
3:00 PM Rosetown American Legion - Roseville, MN Greazy Gravy featuring Boom Boom Steve V.
2:00 PM Slippery's Bar & Grill - Wabasha, MN Mark Healey
2:00 PM Tally's Dockside - White Bear Lake, MN Taryn Sirianni
6:00 PM Tally's Dockside - White Bear Lake, MN Scotty Reed Band fireworks follow!!
Tuesday, July 05, 2022
6:00 PM 331 Club - Minneapolis, MN Becky Kapell & The Fat 6 Worker's Playtime
7:00 PM Blues Saloon - St Paul, MN "The Greatest Jam On Earth"
Bring your instrument, Big dance floor, Food
No Cover
7:00 PM Dakota - Minneapolis, MN Marcia Ball Bayou Blues Piano Queen
7:00 PM Driftwood Char Bar - Minneapolis, MN St Dominic's Trio
6:30 PM Owen Park - Eau Claire, WI Ross William Perry Chippewa Valley Blues Society presents:
Ross William Perry
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, July 06, 2022
7:00 PM 331 Club - Minneapolis, MN Harold's House Party Presents Gentlemen's Anti Temperance League
7:00 PM Anoka Hardware Store - Anoka, MN Erik Christenson and his Support Group Duo
5:30 PM Charlie's On Prior - Prior Lake, MN The Jorgensens
6:00 PM Como Park Zoo & Conservatory - St Paul, MN Craig Clark Band Groovin' In The Garden
Craig Clark Band
FREE outdoor concerts & activities in front of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
6:00 PM Junior's Bar & Restaurant - River Falls, WI The Jam @ Junior's
Head to Junior's every Wednesday for the best live music in River Falls!
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
Music in the Park (Maple Grove) - Maple Grove, MN Everett Smithson Band
7:30 PM Pub 42 - New Hope, MN Mark Stary
7:30 PM Schooner Tavern - Minneapolis, MN The Dark Click
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 Mia Dorr & the Funkin' Bluesers
6:00 PM Tally's Dockside - White Bear Lake, MN Bambi Alexandra & Three Chord Monte
6:00 PM The Tilted Tiki Tropical Bar & Restaurant - Stillwater, MN Josh Quinn
Thursday, July 07, 2022
8:00 PM Anoka Hardware Store - Anoka, MN Gentlemen's Anti Temperance League (Acoustic Parlor Jazz)
5:30 PM Bistro 63 - Barronett, WI Mark Stary
7:00 PM Bloomington VFW Post #1296 - Bloomington, MN Rockin' Woody
7:00 PM Dakota - Minneapolis, MN Booker T Jones American Soul Legend - 2nd show at 9 PM
5:00 PM Dubliner Pub - St Paul, MN Mikkel Beckmen Acoustic Thursday Happy Hour with Charlie Parr
7:00 PM Goat Ridge Brewing Company - New London, MN Betty Danger
7:00 PM Junior's Bar & Restaurant - River Falls, WI TBD
5:00 PM Minnesota Music Cafe - St Paul, MN Mary Elias Happy Hour Show
7:00 PM Minnesota Music Cafe - St Paul, MN The Starlite Blues Band First Thursday each month!
6:00 PM nineTwentyFive - Wayzata, MN Scottie Miller Solo
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 Me & Todd with Maryn
7:00 PM Wicked Wort Brewing Company - Robbinsdale, MN Erik Christenson
6:00 PM Wyatt's Twisted Americana Bar & Grill - Eagan, MN The Jorgensens
Friday, July 08, 2022
7:00 PM Bloomington VFW Post #1296 - Bloomington, MN No Limits the B-Side
5:00 PM Blue Birch Restaurant - Minnetonka, MN The Jorgensens
8:00 PM BLVD Tavern - West St Paul - West St Paul, MN Ross William Perry
7:00 PM Brothers Bar and Grill - Rochester, MN Bambi Alexandra
8:00 PM Chanhassen Dinner Theater - Chanhassen, MN Mary Jane Alm Emmylou Harris Tribute show!!
5:30 PM Danny's Bar & Grill - Stillwater, MN Mark Stary
7:00 PM Eagles Club #34 - Minneapolis, MN Steve Clarke & The Working Stiffs
7:30 PM Fridley American Legion Post #303 - Fridley, MN Inside Straight Blues Band
8:30 PM GunFlint Tavern - Grand Marais, MN Rich Lewis Band
6:00 PM Harbor Bar Blues Fest - Hagar City, WI Brian Naughton
7:00 PM Junior's Bar & Restaurant - River Falls, WI Tommy Bentz Band
8:00 PM Minnesota Music Cafe - St Paul, MN Sumo Seven
8:00 PM Neumann's Bar - North St Paul, MN Everett Smithson Band
5:00 PM Rhythm of the River Festival - Jackson, MN Rhythm of the River Music Festival
5:00 pm - Jaik Willis
6:30 PM - Good Morning Bedlam
8:00 PM - Chain Station
9:30 PM - Chicago Farmer & The Fieldnotes
7:00 PM RiverTime Wine Bar - Pepin, WI Mike Munson
8:00 PM Schooner Tavern - Minneapolis, MN Catfish Troy
9:00 PM Shaw's Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN PK Mayo Trio
7:00 PM Starring at Staring - Eden Prairie, MN Craig Clark Band
5:00 PM Stoney Acres Farm - Athens, WI Miss Myra Trio
6:00 PM Tally's Dockside - White Bear Lake, MN Mayhill
6:00 PM Tally's Dockside - White Bear Lake, MN Nick Dinius Band
4:00 PM Wellhaven - River Falls, WI Phil Kitze
Saturday, July 09, 2022
7:00 PM Balsam Lake Brewery - Balsam Lake, WI Mark Stary
7:00 PM Bloomington VFW Post #1296 - Bloomington, MN No Limits the B-Side
8:00 PM BLVD Tavern - West St Paul - West St Paul, MN Helium For Liftoff Band
3:00 PM Brookside Bar & Grill - Marine On St Croix, MN King Wilkie's Dream (Bluegrass)
7:00 PM Brothers Bar and Grill - Rochester, MN Jay Walter & the Rectifiers
1:00 PM Central Park - Two Rivers, WI 2022 Bryan Lee Memorial Blues Festival
Bryan Lee Express
Six String Therapy
Cathy Grier + The Troublemakers
The Stephen Hull Experience
Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys, featuring Westside Andy
The Jimmys
7:00 PM Dakota - Minneapolis, MN Miki Howard R&B Vocal Legend
7:00 PM Driftwood Char Bar - Minneapolis, MN The Fabulous Hackmasters 2nd Saturday of every month
8:30 PM GunFlint Tavern - Grand Marais, MN Rich Lewis Band
12:00 PM Harbor Bar Blues Fest - Hagar City, WI Greazy Gravy featuring Jay Walter
4:00 PM Harbor Bar Blues Fest - Hagar City, WI Joe Flip Band
8:00 PM Harbor Bar Blues Fest - Hagar City, WI Aligation
10:00 AM Hell's Kitchen - Minneapolis, MN Cornbread Harris Every 2nd Saturday Brunch
7:00 PM High Court Pub - Lanesboro, MN Mike Munson
8:00 PM Hugo American Legion Post 620 - Hugo, MN Johnny O & Filet O Soul
8:00 PM Jazz Central Studios - Minneapolis, MN Peter Kogan 2nd installment of the BIRD&DIZ LEGACY QUINTET
with new selections from the BeBop masters,
featuring: Mitch Van Laar - trumpet, Peter Goggin - sax,
Will Kjeer - piano, Graydon Peterson - bass, and Peter Kogan - drums
7:00 PM Junior's Bar & Restaurant - River Falls, WI Calico Tango
7:00 PM Lupulin Brewing Company - Big Lake, MN Betty Danger
8:30 PM Macalusos - Vadnais Heights, MN Craig Clark Band
4:30 PM Mazeppa Daze - Mazeppa, MN Root River Jam
1:00 PM Mendota Days - Mendota Heights, MN Inside Straight Blues Band Mendota Days Tent Party!
7:00 PM Mendota Day - Mendota Heights, MN Crossfire
8:00 PM Minnesota Music Cafe - St Paul, MN The Good, The Bad, The Funky
6:00 PM Music in the Park (Crosslake) - Crosslake, MN The Mraz Brothers
7:00 PM Palmer's Bar - Minneapolis, MN The Good Time Gals with the Django Peppers
7:00 PM Quinny's - St Paul, MN Josh Quinn
6:00 PM Red Fox Tavern - Lakeville, MN Detroit Don King
5:00 PM Rhythm of the River Festival - Jackson, MN Rhythm of the River Music Festival
3:00 PM - The Fabulous Fatheads
4:30 pm - Joyann Parker
6:00 PM - Luke LeBlanc
7:30 PM - Them Coulee Boys
9:30 PM - Pert Near Sandstone
12:00 PM Richard B Walton Park - Oakdale, MN VETS FEST 2022
Opening Ceremony 12 pm - Huey Chopper Landing 1:30 pm
Noon - Bambi Alexandra Country Band
2 PM - Pat McLaughlin Band
4 PM - The Jorgensens
Closing Ceremony 6 pm
1:00 PM River Falls Days - River Falls, WI Jim Stairs Heritage Park
9:00 PM Shaw's Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN Jimmi & the Band of Souls It's the first full Minneapolis gig with the new band
Celebrate Tom Kochie's MN Blues Hall of Fame Nomination!
2:00 PM Slippery's Bar & Grill - Wabasha, MN Tommy Bentz Band
2:00 PM Smokey's Pub & Grill - East Bethel, MN PK Mayo
6:00 PM Tally's Dockside - White Bear Lake, MN Relik
8:00 PM The North Bar & Grill - Coon Rapids, MN String Theory
3:00 PM Washington Square - White Bear Lake, MN Quasimofo
11:40 AM Watona Park Blues Festival - Madelia, MN A day of FREE music featuring local Blues bands
Billy & The Bangers at 11:40 AM
Mark Cameron Band at 1:30 PM
Scottie Miller Band at 3:20 PM
Bad Liquor Management at 5:10 PM
Headliners: Too Slim and the Taildraggers at 7:00 PM
3:00 PM Wicked Wort Brewing Company - Robbinsdale, MN Scotty Reed Band with Bruce McCabe
Willow River Saloon - Burkhardt, WI Blue Dream Band (Quality Originals & Blues/Soul/R&B Classics)
Sunday, July 10, 2022
3:00 PM Birch Lake's Resort - Birchwood, WI Joyann Parker & Mark Lamoine
3:00 PM Bloomington VFW Post #1296 - Bloomington, MN Bambi Alexandra Second Sunday Country Jam
Jam and Sing with Dave Beattie, J.D. Donovan and Michael Velasquez
3:00 PM Brookside Bar & Grill - Marine On St Croix, MN Mia Dorr & the Funkin' Bluesers
5:00 PM Cherry Pit - St Paul, MN Brother Jon Band Every Sunday on the patio
7:00 PM Dakota - Minneapolis, MN Miki Howard R&B Vocal Legend
5:00 PM Dubliner Pub - St Paul, MN Ray Barnard
12:00 PM Dusty's Bar - Minneapolis, MN Dusty's Daze 2022
Run Westy Run, Monica LaPlante, Low Rats
King Kustom & the Cruisers, The Bill Patten 3
Michael Gay, The Beavers, Becky Kapell, Ben Cook-Feltz
The Riffin' Trio, DJ Brian Engel plus DJ Mitch Kersten
All Ages - $5 wristband to drink,
Detroit Don King Inside 5-8
5:00 PM Dusty's Bar - Minneapolis, MN Detroit Don King 2nd Sundays Live Music - Free!
Don't forget to throw a few buckaroos in the ol' tip jar
2:00 PM Floyd's - Victoria, MN PK Mayo
2:00 PM Harbor Bar - Hagar City, WI Fungi's Musical Tribute
Dan "Fungi" Feindt had a long and rich musical career
that spanned over (55) years in and around the Red Wing area.
He passed away this last February after a tough battle with cancer.
Some of his former band mates will be gathering on July 10th at the Harbor Bar
to pay tribute to him via his favorite songs and recanting a story or two.
10:00 AM Hell's Kitchen - Minneapolis, MN Parisota Hot Club (Jazz/Pop/Rock)
3:00 PM Junior's Bar & Restaurant - River Falls, WI Chris Silver + Friends
2:00 PM Lupine Brewing Company - Delano, MN Chris Holm
4:00 PM Muddy Waters Bar & Grill - Prescott, WI Greazy Gravy featuring Boom Boom Steve V
'FREE - Live on the Patio!!
2:00 PM Neumann's Bar - North St Paul, MN STD (Scott, Taco and Dave)
4:30 PM P.D. Pappy's - Stillwater, MN The Jorgensens
1:00 PM Rosetown American Legion - Roseville, MN MnBS Annual Picnic & Member Appreciation and Food Drive
7:00 PM Schooner Tavern - Minneapolis, MN Sunday Night Music Jam
2:00 PM Slippery's Bar & Grill - Wabasha, MN The Lucky Lizzy Band
2:00 PM Smilin' Moose - Hudson, WI Josh Quinn
Monday, July 11, 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"
Big ballroom, better sound/acoustics, lots of tables and full eat and drink service!!
7:00 PM Bloomington VFW Post #1296 - Bloomington, MN Steve Daly
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
6:00 PM Hormel Historic Home - Austin, MN Everett Smithson Band
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

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