Madison Blues Society
is an Affiliate Member of
the Blues Foundation
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MBS Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month
starting at 6:00PM
in the Cabin Room at Badger Bowl. Plenty of free parking!
Everyone is welcome!
WILD WOMEN OF THE BLUES 2016!
- MBS ELECTS A NEW BOARD
- MILWAUKEE REP PRESENTS BESSIE SMITH
- WI AREA BLUES FESTIVAL GUIDE 2016
The MADISON BLUES SOCIETY is proud to announce our 9th ANNUAL WILD WOMEN of the BLUES, recognizing and celebrating the talent and empowerment of women everywhere, especially Blueswomen!
We'll have some terrific WILD WOMEN singin' the Blues:
We'll be kickin' up our heels at the Badger Bowl at 506 E. Badger Rd, Madison on APRIL 2 starting at 8:00PM. There's a great dance floor and lots of on-site parking!
Tickets: MBS members $12 advance, $15 day of show
Non-members $15 advance, $18 day of show
This event is a fundraiser for MBS's Blues in the Community programs and this year's chosen beneficiary, the Dane County Rape Crisis Center.
At the special continued Annual Meeting, held at the Badger Bowl on December 14, nine MBS members stepped up to help keep the Blues alive in the Madison area. Three board members returned to keep up the good work and six new members were elected to join the board. Officers were elected by the board at the January 11 meeting.
- Please welcome our new board for 2016!
- Christine Johnson - PRESIDENT
- Chris Kalmbach - VICE-PRESIDENT
- Tom Blaskey - TREASURER
- Peter Gill - SECRETARY
- Shari Davis
- Bob Israel
- Steve Porter
- Steve Racchini
- Susie Launder
A big thank you is extended to those who have served on the 2015 Board of Directors but are now leaving the Board: Violet Moran, President; Tricia Hagen, VP; Jack Barker, Treasurer; and Members-at-Large Chas Miller, Joe Clevenger and David Herriot.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater, at 108 E. Wells Street in Milwaukee has an upcoming production that's sure to please blues lovers from every background. The Devil's Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith is a fantastic show featuring Zonya Love, who is a phenomenal vocalist who was last on the Milwaukee Rep stage in The Color Purple after a run on Broadway.
It recounts the life of Bessie Smith, one of the Blues greatest vocalists. Laughter and bawdiness come together to deliver an entertaining and unforgettable evening as "The Empress of the Blues," Bessie Smith, gives an after-hours show and recounts a life as large and outrageous as her talent.
"A foot-stompin', hand- clappin' 90 minutes of pure
- DELCO NEWS NETWORK
The show runs at the Stackner Cabaret from January 22 through March 20, 2016. Evening shows on all nights and also matinees on Satudays and Sundays. Buy Tickets HERE!