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Joel Mabus on Tour 
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This page last updated:   November 07, 2018

(For selected past appearances, click HERE)

IN THE RECENT PAST , JOEL HAS APPEARED AT:

MIDWINTER SINGING FESTIVAL -- East Lansing, MI
BUTTERMILK JAMBOREE -- Yankee Springs 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
CALIFORNIA COAST MUSIC CAMP -- northern CA
BLISS FEST -- Harbor Springs, MI
SAMW (SUMMER ACOUSTIC MUSIC WEEK of UMASS) -- Lake Winnipesaukee, NH

and other fine concert venues.

 

UPCOMING:

2018

NOV 17 SAT - KALAMAZOO MI
K'ZOO FOLKLIFE BENEFIT FOR FOOD PANTRY

I will be one of several acts in benefit for Loaves & Fishes. 
6:30 Concert at Trinity Lutheran Church 504 S. Westnedge 
Doors open at 6pm, admission is free with donation of non-perishable food or cash -
all goes to Loaves & Fishes food pantry
details: https://www.kzoofolklife.org/upcoming-events 

 

NOV 30 FRI  EAST LANSING MI
TEN POUND FIDDLE --
7:30 PM
My annual home-coming show at the mother-ship of Michigan folk music.  I have some brand new topical songs I written that I will share, as well as some old favorites -- and songs from my new Ukulele Crimes CD. I will have a goodly amount of my CDs along if you are looking for stocking stuffers!
7:30 concert at MSU Community Music School, 4930 S. Hagadorn
http://www.tenpoundfiddle.org/event/joel-mabus-2/

 

DEC 1 SATURDAY LANSING MI
GUITAR WORKSHOP at ELDERLY INSTRUMENTS in North Lansing
1pm to 2:30
I will be presenting a workshop for advanced beginners and enthusiastic intermediate guitar players:
Christmas Carols For Folk Guitar -- 
Ever notice how some old familiar Christmas Carols are way easier to sing than to accompany on guitar? What is that missing chord? What kind or rhythm is this? What are all those weird chords to “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire.” What key is “Lu-lay, Lu-Lay” in?
This workshop will get you in shape and ready for the season. We will focus on the chords and appropriate picking/strum patterns to a big basketful of familiar carols and seasonal songs.

To register and read more:
https://www.elderly.com/calendar/mabus-xmas/  

 

DEC 2 SUN  KALAMAZOO
CHRISTMAS CONCERT FOR TRANSFORMATIONS SPIRITUALITY CENTER
 
A Very Merry Christmas with Joel Mabus
3pm to 5pm in the Holy Family Chapel at the former Nazareth College:  3427 Gull Road, Kalamazoo MI

I have done this concert in the same location the past 2 years. We thought we were moving to a new building, but it isn’t ready yet, so we will be in the same glorious chapel with the great stained glass and fine acoustics.  Of course, I will offer my usual blend of rare and familiar traditional Christmas music to help ring in the season, but I will also have some new songs among the old for you this year.

ABOUT TICKETING: If you have attended other Transformations programs or have been a donor to this ministry you are invited to come as a guest of Transformations, but you must register! Seating is limited. If you haven’t yet attended or supported, you can purchase tickets at $15 each before November 16; $18 each thereafter. 

To register online and end any confusion:
https://transformationscenter.z2systems.com/np/clients/transformationscenter/event.jsp?event=1368&

or call Transformations at 269-381-6290 x249

2019

FEB 1 & 2 MIDWINTER SINGING & FOLK FESTIVAL-- EAST LANSING MI
Full details tba.  Hannah Community Center theater. 
Saturday evening will be the traditional community sing with lyrics provided. The leaders will be Sally Rogers, Claudia Schmidt & Joel Mabus.  Workshops during the afternoon.  Friday night concert acts tba.
http://www.singingfestival.com/ 

 

FEB 6 WED -- CHELSEA MI
ON THE TRACKS -- 7PM
concert. Doors open at 6:30
opening act: Mark Jewett $15
lovely small ex-train depot at 125 Jackson Street. Songwriter showcase run by Annie Capps.
http://www.onthetrackschelsea.com/  

 

MAR 2 SAT KALAMAZOO MI
ANNUAL FRETBOARD FESTIVAL -- DETAILS TBA

 

MAR 9 SAT  BRANFORD CT
FOLK SOCIETY CONCERT -- DETAILS TBA

 

MAR 10 SUNDAY WOODS HOLE MA
FOLK SOCIETY CONCERT -- DETAILS TBA

 

APRIL 5-6  FRI-SAT  -- BOONVILLE MO
Big Muddy Folk Festival  details TBA