The MBF has had over 50 Bands Play at our outside Summer Blues Festival the Past 5 years. Dozens more played solo sets on our second stage between sets.
Bands: Set times are generally one hour. Our sound man will have you dialed in and ready to play within 15 minutes. So 45 minutes to lay out your favorite set! Solo and Duet Teams entertain Between Setups.
If the MBF evolves into an event with corporate sponsorship we will be in a position to offer some paid set times. Until then the policy for playing remains unchanged; Bands play for the Love it, To entertain ourselves and our local fan bases. Preference is extended to past participants. Final selection is determined after communication from all interested parties. Local, Regional, and special guests are considered for appearances. Social Media, Local Press, and Craig’s List notifications go out in early summer. Final roster is set by early July.
All correspondence and organizational details through email@example.com.
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It’s time. The Memphis Blues Festival has launched itself into the Social Networking World. We’re Liking it!
Fans can Find us on FaceBook with the Search name Memphisblues Michigan………………….
The page has been up a few days now, and we are amazed at the results. Another tool to help us keep the Memphis Blues Festival in Michigan Absolutely Free to the Public!
Look for our next Lions Hall Event (A Coalition of the willing: Bands, solo picking, and old fashioned impromptu jamming encouraged), at the Lions Den in Memphis towards the end of February (34758 Pratt Road Memphis, Michigan). As always, no cover, all welcome to play, and everyone have as much fun as they can stand. Together, we keep the Blues Alive in the “Other Memphis” every Summer, and maintain a Venue for all stripes of Musicians, all year long, at the Lions Den Hall.
Our FaceBook Search name once again: Memphisblues Michigan
Great time, lots of variety. Thanks everyone who came and played, ate The Famous Chicago Dogs in the “Other Memphis” and contributed to another fine Memphis Blues Event.
Miss this one? Come out at the end of February we will do it again.
Appreciate our local Musicians greatly. The free for all jams during the night; just an enormous amount of fun!
Details for the February event coming shortly……………….
January- Saturday 28th Music @ 8 Doors open @ 7
Join us for a Memphis Blues Event at the Lions Hall in Memphis, Michigan. 34578 Pratt Road…. Memphis, Michigan
We’ll have a PA and a drum set on Stage, want to Play? Like to Jam, this place is for you!
Sugar Shack is going to Play. Some boys from the Memphis Blues Last Stand Blues Band will do a set, and StevieWeave will do an unplugged set.
We have lots of time open in the evening. Feel like playing a few songs? Come on down. Pick a solo or grab a few musicians from the house. Bring your self, hey bring the whole band!
No cover. Bring your own favorite beverage. Chicago dogs for your dining pleasure during the evening.
Music in Memphis (“the Other Memphis”), Chicago Dogs, and live entertainment. It will be a night well spent!
StevieWeave…………….Memphis Blues Festival
We will be decking the halls with another Memphisbluesmi. event very soon. Keep those winter Blues at bay.
Thank you all musicians and supporters of the Annual Memphis Blues Festival here in Michigan. Memphis, Michigan that is!
Its been a great year……………………………..
Thinking you might want to get in on the 2012 Memphis Blues Party this summer? Never to early to drop me an email…………….
Peace on Earth………Good will towards men
Open House Jam on October 29th at the Memphis Youth Center in Memphis, Michigan, (Home of the Memphis Blues Festival).
An informal and laid back event for our local area musicians and Fans.
Bring what you like to play, and your favorite Beverage………Doors open @ 7:00 O’clock. No cover.
I’ll have the Bose PA set up, a couple of Shure Mikes, and an extra guitar amp.
Memphis Blues Michigan is all about Networking and having a few laughs along the way. Come on out, pick a tune, sing a song, grind an ax or two…………………………………….Lets see what comes out of the collective archives!
StevieWeave memphisbluesmi.com 810.343.4154
The “Other Memphis”
Live Recordings of Each Band that performed at the Memphis Blues Festival are now available. Each band’s recording is a stop and go recording, but mostly are continuous – 2 to 3 songs in a row on average – throughout the band’s performance.
F Street Blues Band:
Father Freak and the Far Tones:
Bruce Keefe Band:
Blue Top Blues:
The Blues Syndicate:
Living Room Blues:
We already have audio, but thanks to one member of the 2011 MBMI audience, we have a live video clip of Fossil Blues band performing. Updates will be posted as the content rolls in. Thank you everybody!
What a great turnout, what a great day of Music. The 2011 Memphis Blues Festival brought a cool repose enjoyed by fans and Musicians.
We will be putting together our post production work shortly, video and audio clips, and get them on the web site. Thank you to all Bands and Musicians. They play for Free, they are the Heart of the MBF.
This years Bands: Father Freak and the Far Tones, Blue Top Blues, F Street Blues Band, The Blues Syndicate, Bruce Keefee Band, Living Room Blues, Last Stand Fossil Blues Band, and the Fabulous Strat Axis.
Thank you Stevie Gobie from Marine City for your Fine Sound Engineering, and production of the nights Audio. Top Notch!
Bill, Randy, Shawn, Sue, My Boys and Wife, Thanks for all the behind the scenes labor……………..
More to follow. The Memphis Blues Festival Thanks you All!