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Joel Mabus on Tour              

This page last updated:   August 24, 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
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:

2016

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)

 

SEPT 3, GENEVA IL, LIVE RADIO SHOW on WFMT 7PM
Rich Warren hosts a special edition of FOLKSTAGE (companion to Midnight Special radio show) Starting at 7 Live broadcast from Geneva, Illinois previewing the Fox Valley Folk Festival, which takes place September 4-5. The broadcast will feature Gina Forsyth, Reggie Harris, Lou & Peter Berryman, Jeni & Billy, Joel Mabus, Red Tail Ring and Lee Murdock leading the grand finale. I am scheduled to be on between 7:20and 7:40 CENTRAL DAYLIGHT TIME
http://www.midnightspecial.org/fsschedule.htm  

 

SEP 4-5 GENEVA IL SUN-MON LABOR DAY
Fox Valley Folk Festival http://foxvalleyfolk.com/ details to be announced at the FOx Valley Site.  One of my all time favorite festivals.  Daytime sets, workshops, jams and food on the island park in Geneva.  Technically a free fest but you will be asked for a donation.  It is the donation that pays for the musicians!  You can bring your dog, fishing pole, or bike.  You will want to bring a lawn chair or blanket.  Great time both days -- no after dark concerts except for a ghost story telling Sunday night. 

 

SEP 24 SAT GRAND RAPIDS, MI
8 PM Concert for Grand River Folk Arts Society. Wealthy Theater Annex, 1110 Wealthy Street. This date coincides with Art Prize week in Grand Rapids. SO you can walk around during the day looking at the cool art installations, then take a load off your feet and come to my concert just a short drive to the east on Wealthy Street.  There was some confusion in August about the September weekend date.  Rest asured September 24 is the date!   https://sites.google.com/site/grfolkarts/concerts

 

NOV 4, FRI. EAST LANSING MI
7:30 PM (new time)
Ten Pound Fiddle Concert. This year my hometown show for the Ten Pound Fiddle will be at Edgewood United Church, 469 N. Hagadorn Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823.  This will be the Friday just prior to voting for Prez.  Might be an interesting time! Tickets available in advance and at the door:
http://www.tenpoundfiddle.org/event/joel-mabus-in-concert/
(links to google map, and to brownpaperticket for advance ticket)

 

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

JAN 7 LIVONIA MI
Trinity House Theater 
Benefit show for Neighborhood Services Organization. Multiple artists featuring the music of Blind Willie Johnson. Details TBA: http://www.trinityhousetheatre.org/

 

FEB 3-4 KALAMAZOO MI
Coopers Glen Music Festival
-- Great Lakes Acoustic Music Association (GLAMA) Full details to be announced, but I am scheduled to concertize in the ballroom Friday night and give a banjo workshop Saturday afternoon with Tony Trischka and Jen Sygit.  
http://greatlakesacoustic.org/ 

 

MAR 4 KALAMAZOO MI
Fretboard Festival KVCC Museum 
Daytime. I will be leading a workshop -- details TBA

 

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

 

JUNE 21-25 NEWPORT PA
Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering
My first time at this esteemed event.  I will be there performing with my autoharp -- also with my guitar and banjo. Details to be announced:
http://www.mlag.org/