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Joel Mabus on Tour 
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This page last updated:   March 18, 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

ARCHIVED EVENT:

MAR 2 FRI  CD RELEASE DAY!  RADIO INTERVIEW!  LINKS, LINKS, LINKS!!!
This was the official day of release for my new CD, Ukulele Crimes.  
Downloads are now available at Apple iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby. 
If you are wondering, the prices for downloading are similar at all three places, but I get a slightly larger slice of the pie if you download at CD Baby.
Here are the links to all three enterprises:

https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/joelmabus15 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ukulele-crimes/1338903147 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0797R343P/ref=dm_ws_sp_ps_dp 

There is a 30 minute radio feature with an interview I did with Cara Lieurance on WMUK-FM. We chatted about the album, about the ukulele, and played some music from it.  It is archived in full here:
http://wmuk.org/people/cara-lieurance?page=1 

Over at another NPR station, based in Ann Arbor, the album was reviewed/previewed on the "Stateside with Cynthia Canty" daily show with her monthly conversation with West Michigan music mag "local spins" publisher and DJ, John Sinkevics.  Here is a link to a podcast of the interview, with Sinkevics' written review as well:
https://localspins.com/local-spins-on-michigan-radio-with-earth-radio-nathan-kalish-joel-mabus/ 

And Finally, a print preview of the album and a date I did in Ann Arbor in March, from the Ann Arbor Observer:
http://annarborobserver.com/articles/joel_mabus_full_article.html 

 

NOW BACK TO UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

APRIL 8 SUN    CRYSTAL FALLS MI  (da UP, eh?)
2nd Sunday dance and concert 

I am honored to be closing out the 33rd season of "Second Sunday"  concert and dance. Starts at 4 with a set from Whitewater -- my good friends Bette & Dean Premo at the helm.  Then I will hold forth in concert, followed by the community square and contradance. Held at the bible camp just west of Crystal Falls.  It is a wonderful event, with some of the greatest talent in folk music.  Again, I am honored to return. 

For details visit:  http://www.secondsundayfolkdance.com/ 

 

APRIL  14  SAT  SKOKIE  IL
St. Tim's Coffeehouse  

This is a new one for me!  It is a concert series in the grand tradition of church-coffeehouses.  Hosted at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 9000 Kildare Ave, Skokie. Show at 7 PM Central Daylight Time.  Doors open at 6:30 

For tickets and details visit:  https://www.sttimothyskokie.org/st.-tim-s-coffeehouse.html 

 

APRIL 15  SUN  MILWAUKEE WI
House Concert in the city -- 7pm house concert.  
I have done many house concerts in Milwaukee at the home of Ann & Will Schmid.  It will be great to be back, this time on a Sunday! 
Advance registration required. If you wish to attend, send ANN an email and she will respond to you with the instructions for invitation, and directions to the home.  Ann was responsible for running the longstanding Wisconsin Stringalong events, but has retired from that post. Now she invites us to her living room, and what a wonderful hostess she is!  Hope to see you there, but don't wait till the last minute, as it fills up pretty quick, thus the advance registration. 
email to ANN SCHMID <annschmid@mac.com

 

MAY 11 FRI   LANSING MI
MIGHTY UKE DAY --
A premier national ukulele festival held in the Oldtown area of Lansing Michigan. It is a variety of events: workshops, concerts, strum-alongs, etc.  that cover a three-day span every Mother's day weekend.  
My portion will be on Friday:  a workshop at Elderly Instruments at 3:45, and an all-ukulele set in the evening concert at the lovely Dart Auditorium on the campus of Lansing Community College just a stones throw north of the Capitol.  For the full scoop on the event, and ticket info visit:|
http://mightyukeday.com/ 

 

JUNE 22-24 weekend ALBANY AREA NY
OLD SONGS FESTIVAL  --
3 day festival at the fairgrounds at Altamont NY.  I will be on the mainstage Friday night and on workshop stages throughout the weekend. One of the GREAT folk festivals and a premier folk event in the northeast US. For details and ticket info visit:
https://festival.oldsongs.org/
 

 

NOV 1-3 weekend UPPER PENINSULA MICHIGAN
ON TOUR WITH THE STRING DOCTORS. 
As part of my swing/string band, The String Doctors, we will be in Sault Ste. Marie and Marquette with other dates to be added. Stay tuned!

 

NOV 30 FRI  EAST LANSING MI
TEN POUND FIDDLE --
My annual home-coming show at the mother-ship of Michigan folk music.  details tba

 

DEC 2 SUN  KALAMAZOO
CHRISTMAS CONCERT FOR TRANSFORMATIONS SPIRITUALITY CENTER
-- time and place tba

 

2019

FEB 6 WED CHELSEA MI
ON THE TRACKS -- 
concert details tba

 

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

 

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