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"I guess music, particularly the blues, is the only form of schizophrenia that has organized itself into being both legal and beneficial to society."

                Alexis Korne


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"They've got good fingers, but don't have the voice. Let me tell you something, the blues was meant to be played slow. And they play it too fast.
David "Honeyboy" Edwards on white performers adapting to the blues.

 

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SCHEDULES IN AND AROUND THE AREA. Use at own risk!
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7-2...Deacon Earl, Venue: South Lansing Farmers Market, 3pm, Lansing, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Toppermost - Beatles Tribute, Venue: Grand Ledge Music in the Park, Grand Ledge, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Pat Zelenka Open Jam Thursdays, Venue: The Colonial Bar & Grill, Lansing, MI 9:00pm  🎹 🎸♫ Frog & The Beeftones Jam 8:30 pm – 12:30a.m., Venue: The Unicorn, Lansing, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Karaoke Kraze, Venue: Green Door, Lansing, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Skory Oke Open MIc with Mike Skory, Venue: The Exchange, Lansing, MI 8pm – 12  🎹 🎸♫ Smooth Daddy, Venue: Wells Tavern, Artesian Wells, Cement City, MI  🎹 🎸♫

7-3...Meridian Community Band, Venue: Lake Lansing Concert Series, Lake Lansing Park South, Haslett, MI 7pm, free  🎹 🎸♫ Lisa B and the Backbeats, Venue: Jammin’ in Jackson, Horace Blackman Park, Jackson, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Big Boss Blues, Venue: Allegan Jubilee, Allegan, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Acme Jam, Venue: Rubber Biscuit, Charlotte, MI 9-1  🎹 🎸♫ Past Lives Reunion, Venue: The Unicorn, Lansing, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Closed Green Door  🎹 🎸♫

7-4... Acme Jam, Venue: Wickes Park, Saugatuck, MI 9-1  🎹 🎸♫ Further Adventures of FatBoy and Jive Turkey, Venue: Moriarty’s, Lansing, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Closed Green Door.  🎹 🎸♫ The Rotations, Venue: The Exchange, Lansing, MI 🎹 🎸♫

7-5...Doobie Brothers with Lara Jonston, Venue: Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Brian Wilson, Venue: Fox Theater, Detroit, MI  🎹 🎸♫ 10am-Noon Jack Kohler  Noon-2pm Jen Sygit , Venue: East Lansing Farmers Market, 410 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Gee Daddy and Martila Sanders, Venue: Eagle Riders Bike Night, Battle Creek Eagles, 19757 Capital NEW (M66), Battle Creek, MI  🎹 🎸♫  Big Boss Blues, Venue: Summer Concerts  on the Lake, Paw Paw, MI  🎹 🎸♫  Green Door Closed.  🎹 🎸♫ Brian Wilson, Venue: Fox Theater, Detroit, MI  🎹 🎸♫

7-6...Mat Learney w/ Judith and the Lion, Venue: Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Blues at the Bohm w/Who Cross Dat Road, Venue: Bohn Theater, Albion, MI. 7-10pm  🎹 🎸♫ Spoonful, Venue: Green Door, Lansing, MI  🎹 🎸♫

7-7...Meghan Trainor, MIsterwives, Skizzy Mars, The Specktators Collective, Charlie Puth, Life of Dillon, Rajiv Dhall, Less is More, and Flint Eastwood  , Venue: Common Ground Music Festival,  Adado Park, Lansing, MI  🎹 🎸♫ D J Trivia followed by Scratch Pilots, Venue: Green Door, Lansing, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Open MIc w/Jen Sygit, Venue: Dagwood’s, Lansing, MI 

7-8...Jane’s Addiction, In This Moment, Failure, Here Come The Mummies, Alien Ant Farm, Eyes Set To Kill, Kaleido, Vandalay, Heartsick, The Most Powerful Weapon, and ANA July, Venue: Common Ground Music Festival,  Adado Park, Lansing, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Rachel B, Venue: Kalamazoo Mixer on the Mall, 200 North Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Johnny D Blues Jam, Venue: Green Door, Lansing, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Good Cookies 8-12 Midnight, Venue: The Exchange, Lansing, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Rolling Stones, Venue: Comerica Park, Detroit, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Smooth Daddy, Venue: The Pumphouse, Lansing, MI  🎹 🎸♫

7-9...Patty Griffin and Mavis Staples w/Amy Helen and The Handsome Strangers, Venue: Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI  🎹 🎸♫ The Band Perry, Parmalee, Old Dominion, Brett Kissel, Gaelic Storm, Chasin Crazy, Arstidir, The Anatomy of Frank, Steve Rivers, Bear Creek Brothers, and Shelby Ann-Marie, Venue: Common Ground Music Festival,  Adado Park, Lansing, MI  🎹 🎸♫ • 5:00 – Groove Platter • 5:55 – Gator Blues Band • 6:50 – Kathleen and the Bridge St. Band wsg/Steve Dely • 7:45 – The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band • 9:05 – Ghost Town Blues Band • 10:30 All Star Blues Jam  at Shakespeare’s, Venue: Kalamazoo Blues Fest, Kalamazoo, MI   🎹 🎸♫ Grand Ledge Bums & Exit 86 - Mike Coll, Venue: Grand Ledge Music in the Park, Grand Ledge, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Pat Zelenka Open Jam Thursdays, Venue: The Colonial Bar & Grill, Lansing, MI 9:00pm  🎹 🎸♫ Stan Budzynski solo, Venue: Waterfront, Lansing, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Frog & The Beeftones Jam 8:30 pm – 12:30a.m., Venue: The Unicorn, Lansing, MI  🎹 🎸♫   Skory Oke Open MIc with Mike Skory, Venue: The Exchange, Lansing, MI 8pm – 12  🎹 🎸♫ Out of Favor Boys, Venue: Gun Lake Casino, Wayland, MI  🎹 🎸♫

7-10...Three Days Grace, P.O.D., Finger Eleven, All That Remains, The Color Morale, I Prevail, DeverauX, Critical Bill, Jonestown Crows and Mr. Denton on Doomsday, Venue: Common Ground Music Festival,  Adado Park, Lansing, MI  🎹 🎸♫ • 5:00 – Mortals 2 • 6:00 – Marci Linn Band • 7:00 – 24th St. Wailers • 8:30 – Scott Holt • 10:00 – Shemekia Copeland • 11:35 – Martila Sanders and Gee Q, Venue: Kalamazoo Blues Fest, Kalamazoo, MI   🎹 🎸♫ Swift Brothers, Venue:  7pm, East Lansing Summer Concert Series, East Lansing, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Lansing Concert Band, Venue: Lake Lansing Concert Series, Lake Lansing Park South, Haslett, MI 7pm, free  🎹 🎸♫ Pat Zelenka w/RRT Band, Venue: Live in Traverse City, Killkennys, Traverse City, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Airtight, Venue: Jammin’ in Jackson, Horace Blackman Park, Jackson, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Buzz and Buster, Venue: Midtown Brewing Company, Lansing, MI  🎹 🎸♫ The Hot Mess, Venue: Green Door, Lansing, MI  🎹 🎸♫  Mix Pack, Venue: The Exchange, Lansing, MI  🎹 🎸♫

7-11...Snoop Dogg, Tech N9ne, DJ Quik, Heems, BLAT! Pack? B.Sykes and more, Venue: Common Ground Music Festival,  Adado Park, Lansing, MI  🎹 🎸♫ • 12:15 – Shoestring Blues Jam • 1:10 – Hunt & Gator • 2:05 – Barrelhouse Catts • 3:00 – Stan Budzynski & Third Degree • 3:55 – Big Boss Blues Band • 4:50 – Jim Shaneberger Band • 5:45 – Crystal Shawanda • 7:00 – Larry McCray • 8:25 – Dawn Tyler Watson w/ Ben Racine • 10:00 – Southern Hospitality • 11:35 – JR Clark & The All Star Blues Mob, Venue: Kalamazoo Blues Fest, Kalamazoo, MI   🎹 🎸♫ Taylor Taylor, Venue:  7pm, East Lansing Summer Concert Series, East Lansing, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Phil Denny CD Release Party, Venue: The Loft, Lansing, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Pat Zelenka w/RRT Band, Venue: Live in Traverse City, Killkennys, Traverse City, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Second Nature, Venue: Green Door, Lansing, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Stan Budzynski Solo, Venue: Zarzualas, 8-11pm, Marshall, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Summer of Sol, Venue: The Exchange, Lansing, MI  🎹 🎸♫

7-12...Empire of the Sun, The Flaming Lips, Man Man, Motion City Soundtrack, The Spill Canvas, mewithoutYou, machineheart, Mike Mains and the Branches, Foxing, and Sorority Noise, Venue: Common Ground Music Festival,  Adado Park, Lansing, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Toad the Wet Sprocket wsg Griffin House, Venue: The Ark, Ann Arbor, MI  🎹 🎸♫ 10am-Noon Steve Pinckney  Noon-2pm Drew Howard , Venue: East Lansing Farmers Market, 410 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Sunday Funday Comedy Night, Venue: Green Door, Lansing, MI  🎹 🎸♫

7-13...Pat Benetar and Neil Giraldo, Venue: Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Spoonful, Venue: Green Door, Lansing, MI

7-14...Showdown, Venue: Eastwood Towne Center, 3003 Preyde Boulevard, Lansing, MI  🎹 🎸♫ D J Trivia followed by Scratch Pilots, Venue: Green Door, Lansing, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Open MIc w/Jen Sygit, Venue: Dagwood’s, Lansing, MI 

7-15...Larry McCray, Venue: Blues on the Mall, DeltaPlex Arena, 2500 Turner Ave, Grand Rapids, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Jen Sygit Hosts 3rd Wednesday Open MIc, Venue: Ann Street Plaza, 7-9pm, East Lansing, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Concerts  in the Park: Taylor Taylor, Venue: Ferris Park, Lansing, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Brena, Venue: Kalamazoo Mixer on the Mall, 200 North Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Stan Budzynski solo, Venue: Waterfront, Lansing, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Johnny D Blues Jam, Venue: Green Door, Lansing, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Good Cookies 8-12 Midnight, Venue: The Exchange, Lansing, MI

7-16...Buzz and Buster 6-10pm, Venue: Waterfront Bar and Grill, Lansing City Market, Lansing, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Twyla Birdsong, Venue: Music in the Garden, Veteran’s Memorial Garden, Holt, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Bottle Rocket Cabaret - Shelby & Jake, Venue: Grand Ledge Music in the Park, Grand Ledge, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Pat Zelenka Open Jam Thursdays, Venue: The Colonial Bar & Grill, Lansing, MI 9:00pm  🎹 🎸♫ Frog & The Beeftones Jam 8:30 pm – 12:30a.m., Venue: The Unicorn, Lansing, MI  🎹 🎸♫   Frog & The Beeftones, Venue: Artesian Wells,  Cement city, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Karaoke Kraze, Venue: Green Door, Lansing, MI  🎹 🎸♫  Skory Oke Open MIc with Mike Skory, Venue: The Exchange, Lansing, MI 8pm – 12

7-17...Kathleen & the Bridge St Band, Venue: 7pm East Lansing Summer Concert Series, East Lansing, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Raisin Pickers, Venue: Lake Lansing Concert Series, Lake Lansing Park South, Haslett, MI 7pm, free  🎹 🎸♫ Martila Sanders and Gee Q, Venue: Updated  and improved venue: The Warehouse, 1299 E. Columbia, Battle Creek, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Act III, Venue: Jammin’ in Jackson, Horace Blackman Park, Jackson, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Big Boss Blues, Venue: Grand Haven Brewhouse, Grand Haven, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Avon Bomb, Venue: Green Door, Lansing, MI  🎹 🎸♫  

7-18...May Erlewine, Venue: 7pm, East Lansing Summer Concert Series, East Lansing, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Pat Zelenka w/Strada Da Nada , Venue: Wick’s, Saugatuck, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Deacon Earl on the Patio, Venue: Tripper’s, Lansing, MI 3pm  🎹 🎸♫ Frog & The Beeftones, Venue: Backwoods, Hanover, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Scratch Pilots Graffiti Night, Venue: Green Door, Lansing, MI  🎹 🎸♫ Smooth Daddy, Venue: The Exchange, Lansing, MI