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Joel Mabus on Tour              

This page last updated:   September 19, 2014

(For selected past appearances, click HERE)

2014

EARLIER THIS YEAR, 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
and other fine concert venues.

UPCOMING:

 

SEPT 20, Saturday, Kalamazoo Michigan
7pm to 10pm  Mangia Mangia Jazz and Blues Series Concert.  
Mangia Mangia is a family owned Italian restaurant downtown on the famous outdoor Mall of Kalamazoo.  The 60 seat banquet room is host to a monthly Jazz & Blues concert.  Tickets are in cash at the door. $10.  RESERVATIONS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, AS SEATING IS LIMITED.  CONTACT PATTI @ 269-731-5388, OR EMAIL AT:  PATTIFLEM@AOL.COM FOR RESERVATIONS AND QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS CONCERT.

 

Sept 27, Saturday South Haven Michigan
Special Event -- 7:30  (doors open at 7) Foundry Hall 422 Eagle Street, South Haven, MI 49090, USA
Email: info@foundryhall.org Tel: 269.206.3059
Double concert -- Chris Vallillo from Illinois and myself.  Chris is an old friend and great singer/guitarist from western Illinois.  We will be splitting the bill in this special show, $15 at the door.  Check with Foundry for other ticket options. 

 

OCT 10, Friday, East Lansing, MI
Concert at Ten Pound Fiddle Coffeehouse, at the UU Church in East Lansing. 8pm show.  A few years ago I did a Fiddle show on 11/11/11. This year make it 10/10.  I can't roll back the year to 2010, however.   I have a bagful of new songs to share along with a few other surprises, along with my usual blend of original and traditional songs.  I consider this my homecoming show, however there is no home football game this weekend at MSU.  http://www.tenpoundfiddle.org/ 

 

OCT 26, Sunday, West Bloomfield, MI
Music@Main concert Sunday afternoon at the Library http://www.wblib.org/index.php 
2 sets -- 3to4PM and again 5to6PM  Free to public, thanks to Friends of the Library. No reservations needed, seats 140

 

NOVEMBER 8, Saturday, East Troy, WI 
MOO (Make Our Own) Music Gathering -- morning and afternoon.  http://www.moomusic.org/events at Camp Edwards in East Troy.  This is the successor to the classic Stringalong Weekends, in the old location.  I will be teaching 2 guitar worshhops, one on "exploring the blues" and one on "secret life of chords" and doing a short mini concert.  All daytime events. The other featured instructor will be my friend Mark Dvorak. 

 

NOVEMBER 8, Saturday, Madison WI
Concert for MADFOLK  8pm at the Wil-Mar Center http://www.madfolk.org/
953 Jenifer Street   8:00 show doors open at 7:30 Tickets $15 adv and $17 day of show
After my teaching stint at MOO, I will hightail it up to Madison to play for a great bunch of folks in the Isthmus of Madison.  Come out to celebrate (or commiserate) the results of the 2014 election that Tuesday with me and the folkies of Madison!

 

NOVEMBER 9, Sunday, Crystal Falls, MI
Back again at the "Second Sunday Folk Dance" concert and dance at The Fortune Lake Camp (Lutheran, but not a church function) about 2 miles west of Crystal Falls.  4 pm CENTRAL time.  Lovely community event (everybody welcome!) hosted by my dear friends, Bette and Dean Premo, of the Whitewater Band.  A short welcoming set from Whitewater, a concert set from me, followed by refreshments and a community contra/old-time dance. In their 30th season!    http://secondsundayfolkdance.com/ 

 

NOV 21, Friday, Princeton, NJ
Concert at Princeton Folk Music Society, details TBA  http://princetonfolk.org/ 

 

NOV 22, Saturday, Ithaca NY
Concert at Cornell Folk Song Society, details TBA http://www.cornellfolksong.org/index.html 

 

2015

 

JAN 30 Friday, East Lansing, MI
Hannah Community CenterIt is the annual Midwinter Singing Festival, w/ Frank Youngman, Mark Dvorak, Anne Hills and yours truly on theater stage leading the singing Friday night.  Saturday afternoon workshops on many topics, and then Saturday night theater stage with Dan Chouinard leading the singing. details TBA  http://www.singingfestival.com/ 

 

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://kvm.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), schedule to be announced. 

 

JUNE 5-6-7 Olivet Michigan
On Staff for the Midwest Banjo Camp details TBA  http://www.midwestbanjocamp.com/