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This Year's Hall of Fame Event!


MNBS Hall of Fame poster

The Minnesota Blues Society will host its 2022 Hall of Fame ceremony on
Sunday, October 16, at 1 PM at
Jimmy's Event Center, 3565 Labore Road, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110.

Tickets are available via Eventbrite.

2022 Hall of Fame Announcement

(9/3/22)


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)

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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)

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Jack Taylor
Longtime Bass Player
8/21/1947 — 9/6/2022
Jack Taylor

John “Jack” P. Taylor, age 75, of De Smet, SD, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at his residence. A memorial celebration will be held on September 19, 2022, in Room A at the Coon Rapids Civic Center in Coon Rapids, MN, from 3:00-7:00 p.m.

Jack was born on August 21, 1947, in Minneapolis, MN, to Paul and Myrtle Taylor.

In 1964, Jack married Micki Doenges in Minneapolis, MN. Micki sadly passed away in 1997. In 2008, Jack married Mindy Allen in Las Vegas, NV.

Jack’s love for music led him to be a music salesman. He played bass guitar in numerous bands for decades. He enjoyed boating, sailing, camping and being outside in the summer. Jack treasured every minute spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Mindy; daughters: Meredith Rogne and Christine Kimmes; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; step-daughters: Erica Ann Rohde and Michelle Collier; and sisters, Connie Meyer and Geri Elsberry.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, and his first wife, Micki.

Obituary from the Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel.

(9/12/2022)

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Blues Music Opportunities This Week
Sunday, October 02, 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!
2:00 PM Brookside Bar & Grill - Marine On St Croix, MN Swingin' On A Star featuring Dorothy Doring!
5:00 PM Cherry Pit - St Paul, MN Brother Jon Band Every Sunday on the patio, till the snow flies!!
With Chris Warren and whoever else shows UP.
7:00 PM Crooners Lounge & Supper Club - Fridley, MN Trailer Trash (Country/Honky-Tonk/Swing)
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
6:30 PM Live From Lincoln Center - St Paul, MN Jeff Ray with Mike Munson and Mikkel Beckmen
Last concert marking the end of a wonderful season of music.
3:00 PM Millner Heritage Vineyard & Winery - Kimball, MN Everett Smithson Band
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 Rustic Roots Winery - Scandia, MN Prairie Anthem
7:00 PM Schooner Tavern - Minneapolis, MN Sunday Night Music Jam
12:00 PM Shaw's Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN Shaw's Annual Rock The Tent Festival
12 p - Ukraine Relilef Benefit (outside)
Joe Macko - Polka
Daina Deprez & Friends
Shawshank Redemption & Friends
Monday, October 03, 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
Tuesday, October 04, 2022
6:00 PM 331 Club - Minneapolis, MN Mikkel Beckmen Workers Playtime Series w/ Mumblin' Drew
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 The Erin Experiment Distinguished Guest: Lars Carlson
music - mayhem - mistakes
6:00 PM White Squirrel Bar - St Paul, MN Mary Cutrufello and Trevor McSpadden
Wednesday, October 05, 2022
7:00 PM 331 Club - Minneapolis, MN Harold's House Party Presents Mary Cutrufello and Trevor McFadden
7:00 PM Anoka Hardware Store - Anoka, MN Miss Myra
9:30 PM Bunkers Music Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN Dylan Salfer Band
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
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
6:00 PM The Tilted Tiki Tropical Bar & Restaurant - Stillwater, MN Josh Quinn
Thursday, October 06, 2022
7:00 PM Anoka Hardware Store - Anoka, MN Debbie Briggs
7:00 PM Brothers Bar and Grill - Rochester, MN Inside Straight Blues Band w/ Rose Duffy on Sax!!
9:30 PM Bunkers Music Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN Jaybee & the Routine Funk at the Bunk
featuring Jellybean Johnson
7:00 PM KJ's Hideaway - St Paul, MN JoJo Green with Demitri Rallis & Friends
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 formerly the 'Starlite Blues Band'
First Thursday each month!
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
6:30 PM The Tilted Tiki Tropical Bar & Restaurant - Stillwater, MN The Jorgensens
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 Terry Dubois
7:00 PM Wicked Wort Brewing Company - Robbinsdale, MN Erik Christenson
Friday, October 07, 2022
7:00 PM Anoka Hardware Store - Anoka, MN Steve Clarke & The Working Stiffs
7:00 PM BK Tap Haus - St Michael, MN Everett Smithson Band
7:00 PM Bloomington VFW Post #1296 - Bloomington, MN The Authorities
7:00 PM Brothers Bar and Grill - Rochester, MN D'Sievers
7:00 PM Coon Rapids VFW Post #9625 - Coon Rapids, MN Elephant in the Room (Classic Rock)
7:00 PM Corks & Pints - Faribault, MN The Fattenin' Frogs Duo
7:30 PM Fridley American Legion Post #303 - Fridley, MN Inside Straight Blues Band
6:30 PM KJ's Hideaway - St Paul, MN Joyann Parker
9:30 PM KJ's Hideaway - St Paul, MN Kendra Glenn
8:00 PM Mancini's Char House - St Paul, MN The New Feral Cats
8:30 PM Manitou Grill & Event Center - White Bear Lake, MN Erin McCawley & Harrison Street Band
8:00 PM Minnesota Music Cafe - St Paul, MN Drums of Navarone
8:00 PM Neumann's Bar - North St Paul, MN STD (Scott, Taco and Dave)
8:00 PM Schooner Tavern - Minneapolis, MN Hurricane Harold's All-Star Blues Revue
7:00 PM The Haunting Experience - Cottage Grove, MN Helium For Liftoff Band
6:00 PM The Hub Food Park - Mankato, MN Bluedog Indigenous People's Day Celebration
7:00 PM The Tilted Tiki Tropical Bar & Restaurant - Stillwater, MN The Jorgensens
3:00 PM Truckerfest - Princeton, MN 2022 TruckerFest - hosted by The Happy Trucker & comedian Mary Mack
White Iron Band
MoeDell
Piston Whippin' Party Penguins
Square Dance to follow: featuring Steam Machine
8:30 PM Turf Club - St Paul, MN Danielle Nicole founding member of the "Heavy Blues" sibling band Trampled Under Foot
5:00 PM Victorian Bar - St Paul, MN Josh Quinn
7:30 PM Wicked Wort Brewing Company - Robbinsdale, MN Ozzy Harris
Saturday, October 08, 2022
8:00 PM Bloomington Eagles Club #3208 - Bloomington, MN Blue Dream Band (Quality Originals & Blues/Soul/R&B Classics)
8:00 PM Bloomington VFW Post #1296 - Bloomington, MN Mr Winky Band (Rock Covers)
7:00 PM Brothers Bar and Grill - Rochester, MN The Vintage Tones of Spielzeiten Und Pausen The Vintage Tones of Spielzeiten Und Pausen
7:00 PM Circle Inn - Mankato, MN Mark Cameron Band
7:00 PM Driftwood Char Bar - Minneapolis, MN The Fabulous Hackmasters 2nd Saturday of every month
3:00 PM Hastings American Legion - Hastings, MN Mayfair 3 with Monica Louise
3:00 PM LuceLine Orchard - Watertown, MN Everett Smithson Band
8:00 PM Minnesota Music Cafe - St Paul, MN The Good, The Bad, The Funky The Best
7:00 PM Owatonna Arts Center - Owatonna, MN Scottie Miller Solo
12:00 PM Pillbox Tavern - St Paul, MN Josh Quinn
8:30 PM Shaw's Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN Kurt Allen Band
7:00 PM The Haunting Experience - Cottage Grove, MN Record High
3:00 PM The Mille Lacs County Fairgrounds - Princeton, MN 2022 TruckerFest - hosted by The Happy Trucker & comedian Mary Mack
New Riverside Ramblers
Erik Koskinen
Alexander Craig Band
Joe Stamm Band
Joyann Parker Band
Dale Watson and his Lone Stars!!
A unique and exciting genre mix
7:00 PM Thunder Brothers Brewery - Isanti, MN Chris Holm
12:30 PM Wicked Wort Brewing Company - Robbinsdale, MN OctoberFest!!
12:30pm-3:45pm Mark Ross
4:30pm- 6:45pm Run Lucy Run
7:30pm-11:00pm The Cobras
Sunday, October 09, 2022
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
5:00 PM Cherry Pit - St Paul, MN Brother Jon Band Every Sunday on the patio, till the snow flies!!
With Chris Warren and whoever else shows UP.
5:00 PM Dubliner Pub - St Paul, MN Ray Barnard
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
1:00 PM Forestville Vines - River Falls, WI Phil Kitze Solo Acoustic
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 Matthew Griswold (Folk)
Monday, October 10, 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 Blue Fin Bay Grille - Tofte, MN Pete Kavanaugh 3rd Thursday of every month
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
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