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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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7-30...Kathleen & the Bridge St Trio  Venue: Dark Horse Concert Series, Marshall, MI, 7-8 pm ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Root Doctor - Rob Klajda  Venue: Grand Ledge Music in the Park, Grand Ledge, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Pat Zelenka Open Jam Thursdays  Venue: The Colonial Bar & Grill, Lansing, MI 9:00pm ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Big Boss Blues  Venue: Summer Music Series, Dowagiac, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Stan Budzynski & 3rd Degree wsg U S Navy Brass Quintet  Venue: McCormick Park Williamston 7-9 ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ 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 ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Red Sea Pedestrians  Venue: Music in the Garden, Veteran’s Memorial Gardens, Holt, MI 7pm ♪ 🎹 🎸♫

July 31...6:00pm-7:00pm Shier Blues 7:30pm-8:30pm Roadside Rick and the Breakdowns 9:00pm-10:00pm Big Bill Harwell  Venue: East Port Blues Festival, Port Sanilac, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Beach Boys and Temptations  Venue: Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Cuatro Sur  Venue:  7pm, East Lansing Summer Concert Series, East Lansing, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Life Support  Venue: Lake Lansing Concert Series, Lake Lansing Park South, Haslett, MI 7pm, free ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Trent Harris  Venue: Jammin’ in Jackson, Horace Blackman Park, Jackson, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Big Boss Blues  Venue:  Fennville Summer Evening Cookout, Fennville, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Acme Jam Venue: The Colonial Lansing, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Frog And the Blues / Rock Allstars   Venue: WMMQ 30th Anniversary Party,  Whiskey Barrel, Lansing, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Soulstice  Venue: Green Door, Lansing, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫  Big Willy  Venue: Moriarty’s, Lansing, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Steve Wes  Venue: The Loft, Lansing, MI doors open 5pm ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Greg Nagy and Jim Alfredson  Venue: Redwood Sequoia Lounge, 5304 Gateway Centrer, Flint, MI

Aug 1...1:00pm-2:00pm Dirty Basement Blues 2:20pm-3:20pm Kenny Parker Band 3:40pm-4:40pm Bobby Murray Band 5:00pm-6:00pm The Alligators 6:20pm-7:20pm Jake Bishop Band 7:40pm-8:40pm Broken Arrow 9:00pm-10:30pm Detroit Blues Legends w/ Harmonica  Shah, Billy Davis, and the Boa Constrictors  Venue: East Port Blues Festival, Port Sanilac, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Greg Nagy  Venue:  7pm, East Lansing Summer Concert Series, East Lansing, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Acme Jam  Venue: The Colonial Lansing, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Frog & The Beeftones  Venue: Rubber Biscuit, Charlotte, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Big Boss Blues  Venue: New Holland Music Co. Holland, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫

8-2...Harry Connick Jr.  Venue: Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ 10am-Noon Steve Pinckney  Noon-2pm Jack Kohler   Venue: East Lansing Farmers Market, 410 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Sunday Funday Comedy Night   Venue: The Green Door, Lansing, MI

8-3...Diana Krall  Venue: Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Spoonful  Venue: Green Door, Lansing, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫

8-4...Lyle Lovett and His Large Band  Venue: Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ D J Trivia followed by Scratch Pilots  Venue: Green Door, Lansing, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Open MIc w/Jen Sygit  Venue: Dagwood’s, Lansing, MI 

8-5...Lyle Lovett and his Large Band  Venue: Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Big James and the Chicago Playboys Venue: Blues on the Mall, DeltaPlex Arena, 2500 Turner Ave, Grand Rapids, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Delilah and the Lost Boys  Venue: Kalamazoo Mixer on the Mall, 200 North Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫  Good Cookies 8-12 Midnight  Venue: The Exchange, Lansing, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Big Boss Blues  Venue: Wicks Park, Music in the Park, Saugatuck, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Johnny D Blues Jam  Venue: Green Door, Lansing, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫

8-6...Buzz and Buster 6-10pm  Venue: Waterfront Bar and Grill, Lansing City Market, Lansing, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Unlimited - Taylor Taylor  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 ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Skory Oke Open MIc with Mike Skory  Venue: The Exchange, Lansing, MI 8pm – 12 ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Karakoe Kraze (ladies night)  Venue: The Green Door, Lansing, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫

8-7...Don Middlebrook and the Pearl Divers  Venue: Lake Lansing Concert Series, Lake Lansing Park South, Haslett, MI 7pm, free ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ MSU Museum 2015 Great Lake Folk Festival  Venue: Downtown East Lansing, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ May Erlewine and The Moonlighters featuring: Seth Bernard, Michael Shimmin, Max Lockwood, Brad Phillips, and Levi Taylor May Erlewine and The Moonlighters featuring: Seth Bernard, Michael Shimmin, Max Lockwood, Brad Phillips, and Levi Taylor ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Pat Zelenka Trio Live  Venue: The Gallery Brewery, Portland, MI  ♪ 🎹 🎸♫  Frog & The Beeftones  Venue: The Unicorn, Lansing, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫   Showdown  Venue: The Exchange, Lansing, MI 8pm – 12 ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Old Town Jazz Fest  Venue: Old Town Lansing, MI  MICA STAGE (SOUTH) 5:00-6:00 Dot Org 7:00-8:30 Paul Keller Orchestra 9:30-11:00 Fareed Haque/Tony Monaco Organ Trio ~~ NORTH STAGE 6:00-7:00 Marcus Elliot 8:30-9:30 Jim Cooper Quartet 11:00-12:00 MathGames  Venue: JazzFest, Old Town, Lansing, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Martila Sanders & Gee-Q  Venue: Vibe@Five  5:00-8:00 PM  - Festival Market Square - Battle Creek, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫   Big Boss Blues  Venue: Nick Finks, Grand Rapids, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫  The Hot Mess  Venue: The Green Door, Lansing, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫

8-8...MSU Museum 2015 Great Lake Folk Festival  Venue: Downtown East Lansing, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Frog & The Beeftones  Venue: The Unicorn, Lansing, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Showdown  Venue: The Exchange, Lansing, MI 8pm – 12 ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Nick Moss  Venue: Callahan’s Music Hall, Auburn Hills, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Old Town Jazz Fest  Venue: Old Town Lansing, MI  MICA STAGE (SOUTH) 2:00-3:00 Lansing Community College Jazz Band 4:00-5:30 George Delancey 6:30-8:00 Betty Joplin 9:00-10:30 Grupo Aye ~~ NORTH STAGE 3:00-4:00 Beth Stalker 5:30-6:30 Endea Owens 8:00-9:00 Chris Lawrence & Linosphere 10:30-12:00 Duncan McMillan ~~ River Stage (Parking Lot 56) 1:00-2:00 Children’s Ballet Theatre 2:00-3:00 Community Dance Project 3:30-4:15 Tunes ‘n ‘Tales by Tricia 4:30-5:15 JAMM Scholarship Quartet 6:00-7.45 TBA ~~ KidzBeat (Parking Lot 56) 1:00-5:00 Bob Wilson – Electric guitar mentor 1:00-5:00 Randy “Bird” Burghdoff – Electric bass mentor 1:00-5:00 MSU Community Music School – Petting zoo — Woodwinds/brass ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Martila Sanders & Gee-Q  Venue: Rochester Mills Beer Co.  400 Water St. Rochester, MI 10: PM ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Big Boss Blues  Venue: Elk Rapids Harbor Days, Elk Rapids, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Kathleen & the Bridge Street Band 7-11pm  Venue: The Vault, Vicksburg, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫

8-9...MSU Museum 2015 Great Lake Folk Festival  Venue: Downtown East Lansing, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ 10am-Noon Pete Wittig Noon - 2pm Ben Trommater   Venue: East Lansing Farmers Market, 410 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Walter Trout  Venue: Callahan’s Music Hall, Auburn Hills, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Sunday Funday Comedy Night   Venue: The Green Door, Lansing, MI

8-10...Under the Sun Tour: Sugar Ray, Better Than Ezra, Uncle Cracker and Eve  Venue: Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Tab Benoit  Venue: Callahan’s Music Hall, Auburn Hills, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Spoonful  Venue: Green Door, Lansing, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫

8-11...Tab Benoit  Venue: Callahan’s Music Hall, Auburn Hills, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ D J Trivia followed by Scratch Pilots  Venue: Green Door, Lansing, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Open MIc w/Jen Sygit  Venue: Dagwood’s, Lansing, MI 

8-12...Walter Trout   Venue: Blues on the Mall, DeltaPlex Arena, 2500 Turner Ave, Grand Rapids, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Dragon Brothers  Venue: Kalamazoo Mixer on the Mall, 200 North Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Good Cookies 8-12 Midnight  Venue: The Exchange, Lansing, MI  Big Boss Blues  Venue: Garage Bar Block Party, Grand Rapids, Mi 6-10pm ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Johnny D Blues Jam  Venue: Green Door, Lansing, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫

8-13...Styx  Venue: Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Life Support - Chip Christy  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 ♪ 🎹 🎸♫   ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Skory Oke Open MIc with Mike Skory  Venue: The Exchange, Lansing, MI 8pm – 12 ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Karakoe Kraze (ladies night)  Venue: The Green Door, Lansing, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫

8-14...Oldies But Goodies  Venue: Lake Lansing Concert Series, Lake Lansing Park South, Haslett, MI 7pm, free ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Frog & The Beeftones  Venue: St Casmir Corn Roast, Lansing, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Rachel Brown and the Beatnik Playboys  Venue:  Pump House Concerts, East Lansing, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Avon Bomb  Venue: The Exchange, Lansing, MI 8pm – 12 ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Samantha Fish  Venue: Callahan’s Music Hall, Auburn Hills, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Martila Sanders & Gee-Q  Venue: WAREHOUSE 1299 E. Columbia Battle Creek  9:00 PM  NO Cover before 10 ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Big Boss Blues  Venue: Union Cabaret And Grill, Kalamazoo, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ Smooth Daddy  Venue: The Exchange, Lansing, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫ GlamHammer  Venue: The Green Door, Lansing, MI ♪ 🎹 🎸♫