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Joel Mabus on Tour              

This page last updated:   July 08, 2016

(For selected past appearances, click HERE)

IN THE PAST YEAR OR SO, 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
MIGHTY UKE DAY -- Lansing, MI
FOLK COLLEGE -- Huntingdon, PA
MIDWEST BANJO CAMP -- Olivet, MI
CHARLOTTE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL -- Charlotte, MI
OLD SONGS FESTIVAL -- Altamont, NY
SCHOODIC ARTS FESTIVAL -- Winter Harbor, ME
MICHIGAN BLUES FESTIVAL -- Lansing, MI
MAMA'S COFFEEHOUSE -- Bloomfield Hills, MI
LAMB'S RETREAT FOR SONGWRITERS -- Harbor Springs, MI
AMERICANA ROOTS FESTIVAL -- Marshall, MI

and other fine concert venues.

UPCOMING:

2016

JULY 9 BLISS  MI
Blissfest -- I will be there with my band, The String Doctors -- several sets on Saturday & Sunday. 
http://www.blissfest.org/
 

 

JULY 16 - 23 ALL WEEK near Auburn, CA
I will be back again, teaching 2 classes at the California Coast Music Camp (CCMC) about 3 hours east of San Francisco.  I will teach a guitar class on swing lead guitar improvisation, and another on songwriting/performing. Details TBA, website: http://www.musiccamp.org/index.php

 

JULY 30  SAT  BISHOP HILL, IL
Bishop Hill Folk Festival
-- the "first annual" weekend festival in this historic Northern Illinois town.  I will be there on Saturday afternoon to do a mainstage concert slot as well as a workshop.  Also on hand that weekend are several great entertainers:  The Volo Bog Trotters and Irish band Bahola will be there on Saturday.  Sunday has blues legend Catfish Keith and my old Illinois folksinger friend Chris Vallillo.  But there is more -- Swedish music relfecting the town's history, and other Midwest groups, Mexican music, Bluegrass and more.  It is right downtown and all free! Read all about it at http://bishophillheritage.org/news-events/calendar/ 

 

AUG 14-20 ALL WEEK Lake Winnipesaukee NH
Summer Acoustic Music Week of UMASS, Boston.  I will be back to SAMW to teach two classes in songwriting, amidst other frivolities. http://www.wumb.org/samw/home/

 

SEPT 1, THURSDAY   KALAMAZOO MI 
Bell's Brewery Concert night 8:30 (doors open at 7:30)
I am doing a sit-down show at Bell's Eccentric with my good pals, Red Tail Ring.  We will each do a solo set and play one set together, so it should be a mighty special way to end up summer, just before the Labor Day weekend.  RTR will be celebrating the release of a brand new CD as well. 
https://www.bellsbeer.com/event/red-tail-ring-joel-mabus   Tickets $12 in advance or at door (21+ with ID)

 

SEP 4-5 GENEVA IL SUN-MON LABOR DAY
Fox Valley Folk Festival http://foxvalleyfolk.com/ details to be announced

 

SEP 24 SAT GRAND RAPIDS, MI
8 PM Concert for Grand River Folk Arts Society. Wealthy Theater Annex, 1110 Wealthy Street. Details TBA https://sites.google.com/site/grfolkarts/concerts 

 

NOV 4, FRI. EAST LANSING MI
Ten Pound Fiddle Concert. details TBA http://www.tenpoundfiddle.org/ 

 

NOV 5, SAT LANSING MI
2 workshops at Elderly Instruments
-- one with guitar, one with banjo. Afternoon.  Details TBA, check with www.elderly.com 

 

NOV 6  SUN ROCHESTER HILLS
Rochester Hill Library.  2-3:30 pm
Free show with the String Doctors.  Myself with Ray Kamalay, Peter Knupfer and David Rosin.
http://rhpl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=18430&lib= 

 

NOV 12  SAT HINSDALE IL
Acoustic Renaissance Concerts 8pm
Concert at the UU Church of Hinsdale, 11 W. Maple St. With special guests, Ask Your Folks
http://www.acousticren.com/ 

 

DEC 4, SUN. KALAMAZOO  MI
3PM  "A Parlor Guitar Christmas Concert" for Transformations Spirituality Center, held at the historic Sisters of St. Joseph motherhouse at Nazareth, scheduled soon to be deconstructed.  It is a beautiful sanctuary space -- I did a concert there a few years ago with Carrie Newcomer. Should be a very special day.  Details TBA https://www.transformationscenter.org/ 

 

2017

APRIL 15, SAT. CHICAGO IL
Folkstage, WFMT-FM show with radio broadcast, details TBA