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Joel Mabus on Tour              

This page last updated:   August 06, 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
and other fine concert venues.

UPCOMING:

AUGUST 21, Thursday Cheboygan, MI
7 pm concert in Festival Square downtown with the String Doctors. Contact Cheboygan Downtown Development Authority for details. A new outdoor concert space in lovely Cheboygan. Free show!

 

AUG 30 - SEPT 1  Sat night & Sun-Mon Labor Day Weekend, Geneva IL
Fox Valley Folk Festival starts Sunday (daylight hours) and continues Monday on Island Park in the Fox River in Geneva Illinois.  I will be there both days. It is a lovely festival I have played many times.  I will have a concert set and several "workshop" sets with other entertainers.  It is a charming way to enjoy music.  There is no admission charge, as it is a public park. But you will be asked to make a donation, which goes to pay the entertainers and cover cost. 
http://foxvalleyfolk.com/  

On Saturday night before the festival I will be part of a pre-festival radio show broadcast on WFMT hosted by Rich Warren. You can buy tickets to attend or listen on radio or internet streaming. details:  http://foxvalleyfolk.com/#WFMTZ 

 

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 -- 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 n 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/ 

 

NOVEMBER 8, Saturday, East Troy, WI 
MOO (Make Our Own) Music Gathering  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 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

 

NOV 22, Saturday, Ithaca NY
Concert at Cornell Folk Song Society, details TBA

 

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/

 

June 5-6-7 Olivet Michigan
On Staff for the Midwest Banjo Camp details TBA