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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

(6/12/22)

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Blues Music Opportunities This Week
Sunday, June 19, 2022
4:00 PM 10K Brewing - Anoka, MN Mark Willard Residency
3:00 PM 331 Club - Minneapolis, MN Mikkel Beckmen The Mikkel Factory presents Guitar Summer
with Dakota Dave Hull
4:00 PM Breezy Belle - Breezy Point, MN Lisa Wenger with Greg Junker and Tim Wick
3:00 PM Brookside Bar & Grill - Marine On St Croix, MN The Cosmic Fishhead Trio with
Camile Baudoin & Reggie Scanlon of The Radiators;
and Mikey B3
5:00 PM Cherry Pit - St Paul, MN Brother Jon Band Every Sunday on the patio
7:00 PM Como Lakeside Pavilion - St Paul, MN Jay Walter & the Rectifiers
7:00 PM Dock and Paddle - St Paul, MN Jay Walter & the Rectifiers
5:00 PM Dubliner Pub - St Paul, MN Hurricane Harold Trio
5:00 PM Dusty's Bar - Minneapolis, MN Ben Cook-Feltz Trio 3rd Sundays Live Music - Free!
Don't forget to throw a few buckaroos in the ol' tip jar
2:00 PM Harbor Bar - Hagar City, WI Nick Foytik Band
10:00 AM Hell's Kitchen - Minneapolis, MN Marc Gartman & Friends
3:00 PM Junior's Bar & Restaurant - River Falls, WI Chris Silver + Friends
3:00 PM Lord Fletcher's Old Lake Lodge - Spring Park, MN The Good, The Bad, The Funky
5:00 PM Mayo Field - Rochester, MN Cole Allen
4:00 PM Muddy Waters Bar & Grill - Prescott, WI Bridget Kelly Band FREE - Live on the Patio!!
4:00 PM Neumann's Bar - North St Paul, MN Twang Time
4:30 PM P.D. Pappy's - Stillwater, MN The Jorgensens
5:00 PM Palmer's Bar - Minneapolis, MN Cornbread Harris Church of Cornbread
7:00 PM Schooner Tavern - Minneapolis, MN Sunday Night Music Jam
2:00 PM Trempealeau Hotel - Trempealeau, WI Mike Munson
5:00 PM Washington Square - White Bear Lake, MN Peace Meal
Monday, June 20, 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 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 Maetzold Amphitheater - Edina, MN Chris Holm
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
6:30 PM Music in the Park (Hutchinson) - Hutchinson, MN Everett Smithson Band
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
6:00 PM 331 Club - Minneapolis, MN Mikkel Beckmen Workers Playtime Series w/ Dan Schwalbe
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 Driftwood Char Bar - Minneapolis, MN St Dominic's Trio
7:00 PM Minnesota Music Cafe - St Paul, MN River City Jazz Orchestra
6:30 PM Owen Park - Eau Claire, WI Bridget Kelly Band Chippewa Valley Blues Society presents:
Bridget Kelly Band
8:00 PM Schooner Tavern - Minneapolis, MN The Erin Experiment Distinguished Guest: Javier Trejo
music - mayhem - mistakes
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, June 22, 2022
7:00 PM 331 Club - Minneapolis, MN Harold's House Party Presents The Beavers
7:00 PM Anoka Hardware Store - Anoka, MN Erik Christenson and his Support Group Duo
7:00 PM Bryant-Lake Bowl Cabaret Theatre - Minneapolis, MN Scottie Miller support NAMI Hennepin County (the National Alliance on Mental Illness)
7:00 PM Centennial Lakes Park - Edina, MN Hunker'd Down Blues Band After a long pause - we're back!!
6:00 PM Como Park Zoo & Conservatory - St Paul, MN Porky's Groove Machine Groovin' In The Garden
Porky's Groove Machine
FREE outdoor concerts & activities in front of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
6:30 PM Crooners Lounge & Supper Club - Fridley, MN Jamecia Bennett The Evolution of Jazz and Blues
7:00 PM Forager Brewing Company - Rochester, MN Mike Munson
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 Mike Dowling for an extremely casual musical gathering.
6:30 PM Minnesota Music Cafe - St Paul, MN Jaybee & the Routine featuring Jellybean Johnson
6:00 PM Music in the Park (Chaska) Firemen's Park - Chaska, MN
5:30 PM Park Tavern - St Louis Park, MN Chris Holm and Tanz - on the Patio
7:30 PM Schooner Tavern - Minneapolis, MN Mia Dorr & the Funkin' Bluesers
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 & her Mean Mean Men
6:00 PM Tally's Dockside - White Bear Lake, MN Johnny O & Filet O Soul
6:00 PM The Tilted Tiki Tropical Bar & Restaurant - Stillwater, MN Josh Quinn
7:00 PM Turtle's Bar & Grill - Shakopee, MN Joe Flip Acoustic w/ Jesse Totushek
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, June 23, 2022
7:00 PM 10K Brewing - Anoka, MN Kevin Gamble Residency
6:00 PM Bad Habit Brewing Company - St Joseph, MN Chris Holm
5:00 PM Bloomington VFW Post #1296 - Bloomington, MN Mia Dorr Trio
7:00 PM Dakota - Minneapolis, MN Pure Prairie League
Revered Country-Rock Veterans
2nd Show at 9 pm
7:00 PM Driftwood Char Bar - Minneapolis, MN Lolo's Ghost
5:00 PM Dubliner Pub - St Paul, MN Jeff Ray
7:00 PM Isanti Spirits LLC - Isanti, MN Corpse Reviver (Roots/Americana) 2022 Shut up and Listen Music Series
7:00 PM Junior's Bar & Restaurant - River Falls, WI Denny Cooper Band Duo
6:30 PM KJ's Hideaway - St Paul, MN Twin Cities Jazz Fest Pre-Festival
6:30PM Jon Weber Trio
8:00PM Kenny Horst Quartet
9:30PM Steve Kenny Quintet
6:00 PM Lowertown Sounds - St Paul, MN The New Standards, Small Screens
7:00 PM Minnesota Music Cafe - St Paul, MN Janelle Burrell Band
7:00 PM Music in the Park (Albertville) - Albertville, MN Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys with Westside Andy
5:45 PM Music in the Park (Chatfield) - Chatfield, MN Mike Munson with Loudmouth Brass and the Chatfield Brass Band
6:00 PM NineTwentyFive - Wayzata, MN PK Mayo
7:00 PM Ohuta Beach Park - Lake City, MN The Jorgensens Celebrate Water Ski Days in Lake City!!
7:00 PM Palmer's Bar - Minneapolis, MN Front Porch Swingin Liquor Pigs Every Thursday Night - Free
7:00 PM Taste of Rondo - St Paul, MN Jacquie "Lady J Griot" Maddix Front Porch Duo featuring Brian Dyke on Guitar
Every Thursday at Rondo's Authentic Soul Food Restaurant
7:30 PM The Mudd Room - Mendota, MN Denny McGovern
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 Lehto & Wright
6:00 PM White Bear Lake Marketfest - White Bear Lake, MN Scotty Reed Band with Bruce McCabe at the Marketfest Gazebo
6:00 PM White Bear Lake Marketfest - White Bear Lake, MN Soulmates
Friday, June 24, 2022
8:00 PM Al's Center Saloon - Center City, MN Erin McCawley & Harrison Street Band with Joey Gagliardi
9:00 PM Big River Pizza - St Paul, MN Scottie Miller Solo
Lowertown Blues & Funk Festival AFTER PARTY!!
7:00 PM Bloomington VFW Post #1296 - Bloomington, MN Inside Straight Blues Band w/ Rose Duffy on Sax!
6:00 PM Blues Saloon - St Paul, MN Joe T Cook Big Welcome!!
8:00 PM BLVD Tavern - West St Paul - West St Paul, MN 4 Play
4:00 PM Cheese Curd Festival - Ellsworth, WI 2022 Cheese Curd Festival
4:00 pm - Lisa Wenger Band - Main Stage
5:00 pm - Kevin Lombardo - Point Stage
7:00 pm - Rev Raven & TCSAB feat. Westside Andy - Main Stage
7:30 pm - The Average Janes - on the Point Stage
7:00 PM Dakota - Minneapolis, MN St Paul & The Minneapolis Funk All-Stars
Record Release for St Paul Peterson
Mpls Funk Royalty
2nd Show at 9 pm
6:00 PM Harbor Bar - Hagar City, WI Steve Meyer & True Heat Band
7:00 PM Hook & Ladder - Minneapolis, MN Wayne Hancock w/ guest Becky Kapell
Wayne 'The Train' "Hancock has more Hank Sr. in him
than either I or Hank Williams Jr. He is the real deal." - Hank III
7:00 PM Hook & Ladder - Minneapolis, MN Becky Kapell & The Fat 6 Wayne Hancock Support
7:00 PM Jake's Supper Club (Tiki Bar) - Menomonie, WI Bluedog
7:00 PM Jump River Bottoms Up Bar & Grill - Jump River, WI Mojo Lemon Blues Band
7:00 PM Junior's Bar & Restaurant - River Falls, WI PK Mayo Trio
6:30 PM KJ's Hideaway - St Paul, MN Twin Cities Jazz Fest
6:30PM Sophia Kickhofel Group
8:00PM Joan Hutton & Sue Orfield - Take That Back
10:00PM Jazz Festival Jam Session hosted by Graydon Peterson
6:00 PM Lupine Brewing Company - Delano, MN Alexander Craig solo
8:30 PM Manitou Grill & Event Center - White Bear Lake, MN Mayhill
8:00 PM Minnesota Music Cafe - St Paul, MN GB Leighton
6:00 PM Music on the Overlook - St Croix Falls, WI Joyann Parker Band
8:00 PM Neumann's Bar - North St Paul, MN Craig Clark Band
7:00 PM Richfield VFW Post 5555 - Richfield, MN Johnny O & Filet O Soul
8:00 PM Schooner Tavern - Minneapolis, MN Everett Smithson Band
7:00 PM Taco Jed - Rochester, MN Cole Allen
6:00 PM Tally's Dockside - White Bear Lake, MN Mark Cameron Band
7:30 PM The Mudd Room - Mendota, MN Jeff Carver
5:00 PM Woodhill Bar & Grill - Osceola, WI Mayfair 3 with Monica Louise
Saturday, June 25, 2022
7:00 PM Back to the SRO Bar & Grill - Oak Grove, MN The Star Chiefs Trio
8:00 PM BLVD Tavern - West St Paul - West St Paul, MN KC and The Southside Band
7:00 PM Boom Island Brewery - Minnetonka, MN Erik Christenson and his Support Group
3:00 PM Brookside Bar & Grill - Marine On St Croix, MN Inside Straight Blues Band w/ Rose Duffy on Sax!
6:00 PM Champps Eden Prairie - Eden Prairie, MN Scotty Reed Band
12:00 PM Chateau St Croix Winery - St Croix Falls, WI Joe Flip
3:00 PM Chateau St Croix Winery - St Croix Falls, WI Big Mike - Retro Soul & the Westside Horns
10:00 AM Cheese Curd Festival - Ellsworth, WI Cheese Curd Festival 2022
10:00 am - SPF-30 Point Stage
11:00 am - Johnny O & Fillet O Soul Main Stage
12:00 pm - Sarah VanValkenburg Point Stage
1:30 pm - Jim Stairs & Squishy Mud Main Stage
3:30 pm - The Dairy Aires Point Stage
4:30 pm - Winter Dance Party Main Stage
6:30 pm - Why Worry? And the Fret Band Point Stage
7:30 pm - 50's - 60's Music Revue Main Stage
8:00 PM Contented Cow - Northfield, MN Rich Lewis Band Junebug Days
8:00 PM Douglas Saloon - Oronoco, MN The Gopher Tones Rock out in Douglas
8:00 PM Dusty's Bar - Minneapolis, MN Alexander Craig solo w/ Chemistry Set
6:00 PM Harbor Bar - Hagar City, WI Thomas & the Snakes
6:00 PM Harbor Bar - Hagar City, WI Johnny O & Filet O Soul
10:00 AM Hell's Kitchen - Minneapolis, MN Jeff Ray & the Stakes
7:00 PM High Court Pub - Lanesboro, MN Mike Munson
Inn Kahoots - Hamel, MN Brother Jon Band
7:00 PM Junior's Bar & Restaurant - River Falls, WI TBD
6:30 PM KJ's Hideaway - St Paul, MN Twin Cities Jazz Fest
6:30PM Kenne Thomas Lifeforce
8:00PM Ted Olsen Group
10:00PM Jazz Festival Jam Session hosted by Graydon Peterson
7:00 PM Liberty Way Tap House - Mercer, WI Phil Kitze & the Resonators
6:00 PM Lutsen Resort - Lutsen, MN Pete Kavanaugh
7:30 PM MetroNOME - St Paul, MN Peter Kogan Quintet
performing in "Fingal's Cave"
below the taproom at the Brewery, as a feature of the Twin Cities Jazz Festival,
featuring: Mitch Van Laar - trumpet, Pete Whitman - sax,
Abebi Stafford - piano, Chris Bates - bass an
8:00 PM Minnesota Music Cafe - St Paul, MN Kathleen Johnson The Music of Marvin - Whitney - EWF - Al Green
Rick James - Teena Marie -Etta - Luther - Chaka
Anita - Bill Withers and more
Featuring - Rhonda & Mona of "tha MA MUZ"
Kevin Jackson - Johnie Brown - Chill & Lamont of &qu
6:00 PM Music in the Park (Crosslake) - Crosslake, MN Faith Boblett
7:00 PM Niki's Eastender - Ellsworth, WI Mayfair 3 with Monica Louise
After the Cheese Curd Festival!!
5:00 PM Palmer's Bar - Minneapolis, MN Cornbread Harris Church of Cornbread
6:00 PM PawPrint Brewery - Chatfield, MN Don Scott
7:00 PM Pine City American Legion - Pine City, MN Helium For Liftoff Band
8:00 PM Shaw's Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN Joe T Cook Blues Band
Joe's back in town! Special guests include
former Longshots Bruce McCabe and Jimmy Flynn!
Including: John Franken - guitar, Mike Franken - drums
2:00 PM Slippery's Bar & Grill - Wabasha, MN Mark Cameron Band
12:00 PM Smokey's Pub & Grill - East Bethel, MN PK Mayo Smokey's BBQ Cook Off N Blues Fest
2:00 PM Smokey's Pub & Grill - East Bethel, MN Mia Dorr & the Funkin' Bluesers
4:30 PM Smokey's Pub & Grill - East Bethel, MN Craig Clark Band
6:00 PM Tally's Dockside - White Bear Lake, MN Ali & Joe
7:30 PM The Mudd Room - Mendota, MN Jennifer Grimm
8:00 PM The North Bar & Grill - Coon Rapids, MN Getting There
3:00 PM Washington Square - White Bear Lake, MN RIDE
8:00 PM Ziggy's - Stillwater, MN Funktion Junction
Sunday, June 26, 2022
4:00 PM 10K Brewing - Anoka, MN Mark Willard Residency
2:00 PM 7 Vines Winery - Dellwood, MN Nate Case
3:00 PM Brookside Bar & Grill - Marine On St Croix, MN Riverside Swing Band
7:00 PM Centennial Lakes Park - Edina, MN Mike Munson
5:00 PM Cherry Pit - St Paul, MN Brother Jon Band Every Sunday on the patio
4:00 PM Crooners Lounge & Supper Club - Fridley, MN Honky Tonk Jump The Texas Swing Music of Bob Wills
7:00 PM Dakota - Minneapolis, MN Max Weinberg's Jukebox Jukebox
Meet & Greet Available!! with 2nd show at 9 pm
10:00 AM Downtown Lake Street-Wayzata - Wayzata, MN Joe Flip
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
2:00 PM Harbor Bar - Hagar City, WI Ross William Perry
10:00 AM Hell's Kitchen - Minneapolis, MN Roe Family Singers
2:00 PM Jake's Supper Club (Tiki Bar) - Menomonie, WI Everett Smithson Band
3:00 PM Junior's Bar & Restaurant - River Falls, WI Chris Silver + Friends
5:30 PM Lake Harriet Bandshell - Minneapolis, MN Funktion Junction
7:00 PM Live From Lincoln Center - St Paul, MN The Hampdens: Pop Wagner, Adam Granger and Anni Spring
4:00 PM Mississippi Pub - Inver Grove Heights, MN Erik Christenson and his Support Group Duo
4:00 PM Muddy Waters Bar & Grill - Prescott, WI Brian Naughton FREE - Live on the Patio!!
3:00 PM No Name Saloon & Monkey Bar - Prescott, WI Mayfair 3 with Monica Louise
4:30 PM P.D. Pappy's - Stillwater, MN The Jorgensens
2:00 PM Rosetown American Legion - Roseville, MN Rockin' Johnny Burgin Blues Band
with Paul Barry and Hurricane Harold and the Minnesota Blues All-Stars
- a fundraiser for Paul's New Year's Eve show with Rockin' Johnny and possibly RJ Mischo
7:00 PM Schooner Tavern - Minneapolis, MN Sunday Night Music Jam
2:00 PM Slippery's Bar & Grill - Wabasha, MN Don D Harvey Trio
5:00 PM Washington Square - White Bear Lake, MN Mark Stary
1:00 PM Wayzata Art Experience - Wayzata, MN PK Mayo
Monday, June 27, 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 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
7:30 PM Lake Harriet Bandshell - Minneapolis, MN Detroit Don King Authentic urban blues from Motown
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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