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Joel Mabus on Tour              

This page last updated:   February 20, 2015

(For selected past appearances, click HERE)

IN 2014, JOEL APPEARED AT:

MIDWINTER SINGING FESTIVAL -- East Lansing, MI
BUTTERMILK JAMBOREE -- Yankee Springs MI
NILES BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL -- Niles MI
HIAWATHA MUSIC FESTIVAL -- Marquette, MI
THE ARK -- Ann Arbor MI
WFMT FOLKSTAGE -- Chicago
FOX VALLEY FOLK FESTIVAL -- Geneva, IL
THE TEN POUND FIDDLE -- East Lansing, MI
PRINCETON FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY -- Princeton, NJ
CORNELL FOLK SONG SOCIETY -- Ithaca, NY
and other fine concert venues.

UPCOMING:

2015

MARCH 6, Friday, Livonia MI
A special night at Trinity House Theater, 8pm.  A double-bill show with Red Tail Ring, an exciting new-time old-time duo I have done shows with before. Plenty of great songs, both trad and original. Lots of guitar picking, banjo picking and fiddling. Trinity house is a small gem of a theater in an historic building tucked in the shadow of a modern cloverleaf exchange in Livonia, just outside of Detroit proper.  Literally a step back to the 19th century. And I mean literally. $20, $17 for subscribers.   http://www.trinityhousetheatre.org/

 

MARCH 7, Lansing MI
Contradance with the Top Drawer String Band, classic edition (Brian Bishop on fiddle, Laura Stein on piano, Mabus on else)  Ten Pound Fiddle dance at the Central United Methodist Church downtown Lansing (next to the capitol) in celebration of Bob Stein's 80 birthday!  English dance from 2-5 with music from Debby Jackson & Friends, American Contras 7-10 with the Top Drawers. Various Michigan callers.  For more info call 517-614-5858 http://www.tenpoundfiddle.org/event/14-15dance6/ 

 

MARCH 21, Sat. Downtown Kalamazoo
The 10th Kalamazoo Fretboard Festival at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum, 230 N. Rose St, Kalamazoo. http://fretboard.kvcc.edu/ 
I was there for the 1st annual Fretboard Festival, and back a few more times, but looking forward to my performance at the 10th. Free and day-long (11-6), I'm playing from 2 to 3 PM at the Museum Stage. Will have my brand new CD there for sale, too.  

 

MARCH 29, Sun.  Bloomington INDIANA tentative
details TBA, check back

 

APRIL 10, Fri.  Kalamazoo, MI
CD release concert tentative, check back for details

 

MAY 9, Sat. Lansing MI
Mighty Uke Day in Oldtown on Lansing's North side.  Actually it will be an appearance by my identical cousin, Ukulele Dwight.  But he doesn't have his own website so follow him here.  http://mightyukeday.com/ 

 

MAY 22-24, Memorial Weekend, Huntingdon, PA
Folk College 2015.  A three day immersion in folk music held on the campus of Juniata College in charming Huntingdon, not far from Penn State. A stellar faculty teaches and performs three days. A unique music camp experience. This will be my 4th visit.  I'll be teaching songwriting, performance, midwestern tunes and more. http://folkcollege.com/ 

 

JUNE 5-6-7 Olivet Michigan
On Staff for the Midwest Banjo Camp details at http://www.midwestbanjocamp.com/  THE premier banjo event in the Midwest. Both Old-Time and Bluegrass are served, but I am on the OT side of life, teaching banjo.  Other instruments are taught too - check it out!

 

JUNE 18, Thurs. Charlotte Michigan
The Charlotte Bluegrass Festival !   Opening day I will be there for two sets at the County Fairgrounds.  Nice old-fashioned bluegrass festival with lots of parking lot picking.  By the way, THIS Charlotte is pronounced "shar-LOT"  http://charlottebluegrassfestival.com/ 

 

JUNE 26-28  Altamont NY
Old Songs Festival, details TBA http://www.oldsongs.org/ 

 

JULY 25, Sat. Boyne Falls, MI
The String Doctors swing into town for one night at Aten Place. That's an intimate barn theater just off of US 131.   I'll be there with Ray Kamalay on guitar, Peter Knupfer on fiddle and Dave Rosin on upright bass. Fun will ensue! http://www.atenplace.com/Welcome.html 

 

JULY 31, Fri. Winter Harbor, ME
Downeast Maine for one night only! Friday Coffeehouse, Part of Schoodic Arts For All summer festival, on the Schoodic Peninsula. Details TBA: https://schoodicartsforall.org/

 

AUGUST 14, Friday Brooklyn MI
Concert, Art In the Park.  Details TBA

 

SEPT 25, Fri. East Lansing MI
Ten Pound FIddle !  8PM details TBA  http://www.tenpoundfiddle.org/

 

SEPT 27, Sun. Fennville, MI
Salt Of The Earth 7pm Sunday House Concert Series. http://www.saltoftheearthfennville.com/