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Joel Mabus on Tour 
scroll down or click here for upcoming dates             

This page last updated:   November 01, 2020
(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
          SUMMER ACOUSTIC MUSIC WEEK of UMASS                                    BIG MUDDY FOLK FESTIVAL -- Boonville, MO
                  WOODS HOLE FOLK SOCIETY  -- Woods Hole, MA
   
                                                                   and other fine concert venues.

UPCOMING:

2020

THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC INTERRUPTION OF THINGS AS USUAL

I am crossing off my future gigs as they become cancelled due to the pandemic & quarantine. (see below) Hopefully most of them will be rescheduled at some later date. I am home & healthy, but socially distanced at the request of the governor.  

As the quarantine continues, I invite you to visit me at You Tube for new music videos from me at home.     Here is a direct link to my YouTube Channel 

Meanwhile, if you are looking for a way to support us formerly gigging musicians, buying the recordings helps.  (Streaming services, not so much -- it takes a million streams to match the sale of one CD).  Here's a link to my recordings page.  

All my songs & albums can be purchased and/or downloaded at Amazon or Apple iTunes. 

BREAKING NEWS -- VIRTUAL CONCERTS LIVE:


SUNDAY NOV 8, 2020
Live Facebook Concert at 7pm eastern
for Common Fence Music, Rhode Island
https://www.commonfencemusic.org/  
As time approaches, check the website above for details.  Yes, there will
be a tip jar!  Show about an hour, live from my living room.

BELOW ARE THE CANCELLED GIGS OF 2020

APRIL 4  SATURDAY  LIVONIA MI
Trinity House Theatre  8 pm
38840 West Six Mile, Livonia, MI 48152   734-464-6302
Historic and intimate, originally an antebellum 19th century church. Lovely place for a folk music show.
NW corner of SIx Mile & I-275 -- parking tips at website:
https://www.trinityhousetheatre.org/   

APRIL 5 SUNDAY FARMINGTON HILLS MI
Farmington Community Library 3PM 

Performance with Ray Kamalay

APRIL 23-26  WILKESBORO, NC
MerleFest
My song, "Shine" was submitted to the songwriting contest in the bluegrass category, and it I was chosen as finalist.  I would appear at the festival to sing that song before judges, and do a short set as well. BUT Merlefest is cancelled for 2020, 
This contest will carry over to MerleFest 2021, "if the crick don't rise."

APRIL 18 SATURDAY MILWAUKEE WI
Wisconsin Singer Songwriter Series  Concert 7:30
http://www.wsss.org/
Back to M'waukee!  concert will be held at Unitarian Church - North 13800 North Port Washington Road Mequon, WI.
Discount tickets in advance:  See the WSSS website for details.
TO BE RESCHEDULED IN 2021?

MAY 9  SATURDAY  CLEVELAND, OH|
FOLKNET Concert 7pm
https://www.folknet.org/
Been a long time since I last played Cleveland and for Folknet. Glad to be back at this fabled folk venue. This concert will be held at Church of the Good Shepherd 23599 Cedar Road, Lyndhurst, OH 44122  Tickets available in advance at folknet website. 
TO BE RESCHEDULED IN 2021?

NOVEMBER 6 FRIDAY EAST LANSING, MI
TEN POUND FIDDLE Concert 7:30
https://www.tenpoundfiddle.org/  
45 years and still going strong!  I was there for the first season, too.

To be rescheduled for Fall of 2021?

NOVEMBER 21  SATURDAY CHICAGO IL
MAPLE STREET CONCERTS  2 sets, 7:30
https://maplestreetconcerts.org/
Location is the Maple Street Chapel,  200 South Main Street, Lombard, IL 60148
details TBA
TO be rescheduled in 2021 hopefully -- check back

2021

APRIL 29 - MAY 2  WILKESBORO  NC
Now re-rescheduled for September 2021
MerleFest 2021
Chris Austin Songwriting Contest.  In 2020, my song "Shine" was chosen as a finalist in the bluegrass category, and I was to perform it at MerleFest 2020.  But the festival in 2020 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  So the contest is held over until 2021.  Details to be announced.  https://merlefest.org/