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Ozark Blues Society's 2014 Blues Challenge winners, Amanda Rey & West Street Blues Band, are hosting "The Road to Memphis"fundraiser on Friday, January 9, 2015 at The Big Chill in Rogers, AR, beginning at 8 pm
This fundraiser will be raising much needed funds for the band to travel to Memphis, TN to compete in The International Blues Challenge. The Challenge, held annually, hosts over 200 bands from all over the world in a competition that leaves the winners, one full band and one solo/duo act, with the title of Best Blues Band in the World. 
The fundraising event on January 9th will feature a wide variety of local music superstars, including Barrett Baber, Jon Dooly, Anthony Ball, Daryl Brooks, Tyrannosaurus Chicken and many more. 

The Ozark Blues Society of Northwest Arkansas and Downtown Bentonville, Inc. are hosting "Memphis Roots, Memphis Bound" fundraiser on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at The 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville, beginning at 7 pm
Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to help the Ozark Blues Society send and sponsor the two winning local blues challenge winners (Buddy Shute and Amanda Rey and West Street Blues Band) to 2015 The International Blues Challenge in Memphis. 
Featured performers are Ozark Blues Society solo winner Buddy Shute,  The Downtown Livewires and Ozark Blues Society band winner Amanda Rey and West Street Blues Band.  
So, save the dates and watch for more details on both fundraisers in the coming weeks.

2014 Blues Challenge Event


2014 Blues Challenge Slide Show.  Photography courtesy of Tom Mowry Photography




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About the Ozark Blues Society of Northwest Arkansas

Keeping the Blues Alive in the Natural State

The Ozark Blues Society was formed in May 2001 and incorporated as the Ozark Blues Society of NW Arkansas, Inc., a non-profit organization, on 1/15/2002.  The Society was approved as a 501(c)(3) public charity on 5/6/2002.  The Ozark Blues Society is staffed entirely by dedicated volunteers. 

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Ozark Blues Society is to foster the development in the community of an appreciation of all types of blues music by promoting and producing meetings, lectures, seminars, concerts, musical productions and entertainment involving the blues; to promote public knowledge of local, national, and international blues music; and to promote historical research into blues music in order to perpetuate the memory, spirit, and music of blues artists who have not received just popular recognition. 


Current Ozark Blues Society News

December 19, 2014

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