Joel Mabus on Tour
This page last updated: September 14, 2015
(For selected past appearances, click HERE)
IN THE PAST 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
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
and other fine concert venues.
SEPT 18,19, Fri & Sat, Lansing MI
MICHIGAN BLUESFEST (formerly known as Old Town Blues Fest) An acoustic
guitar 5-5:45 workshop set Friday at the River Stage and Saturday afternoon a
concert at 3PM on the MICA (north) stage. http://www.oldtownbluesfest.com/
19, Bloomfield Hills MI
8 PM MAMA's Coffeehouse at Birmingham Unitarian Church 38651
Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Opening show for the season. Gets underway at 7 with a short open mic,
followed by the opening act, The Squirrel Hillbillies from Pittsburgh.
I'll be starting around 8 for 2 sets. But you'll want to catch the openers, I am
sure. Always great coffee & tea and sweet treats at MAMA (Michigan
Acoustic Music Alliance) and a really nice sound & light system.
SEPT 27, Sun. Fennville, MI
Salt Of The Earth 7pm Sunday House Concert Series. $15 -- come a bit earlier for
a gourmet dinner. Full bar as well. Just up the trail from fabled
Saugatuck, a wonderful rustic restaurant, bakery and listening room. My first
solo show there in a few years. http://www.saltoftheearthfennville.com/
23, Friday, Iowa City, IA
I'll be showcasing at FARM, the Folk Alliance International's Midwest Regional
conference. I'll arrive Thursday and be leaving Saturday afternoon -- If
you attend, look me up! http://farmfolk.org/farm-2015/
5-8, Th-Sun, Harbor Springs, MI
21st annual Lamb's Retreat For Songwriters. Back this year to be on
staff for week one of this unique workshop/retreat for songwriting along the
north coast of Lake Michigan. Along with me will be Laurie McClain, Claudia
Nygaard, Pierce Pettis, & Edie Chase Carey. And of course, our
intrepid director, John D. Lamb. This is a seriously cool Fall event for
songwriters. On day one you will get a personalized themed assignment for
a song you will write by Sunday. On Sunday late morning we all share our
songs with each other in a supportive, no-judgment zone. In-between
assignment and fulfillment, there are workshops, mentor sessions, performance
slots, great food, nature walks and a great view of Lake Michigan from the cozy
Birchwood Inn on the scenic road on the bluff above Harbor Springs. I can
boast I was there on staff the first annual, and this will be the 21st. Must be
doing something right!
15, Sunday, Green Oaks, IL
Lake County Folk Club Concert. 7PM at new venue -- Fatman Bowl 13860 Rockland Road (Rt. 176) Green Oaks, IL.
(East of Libertyville) Restaurant with small bowling alley -- we will be
in the banquet room. Seating begins at 6pm. Tickets $12 ($10
members/seniors/students), call in advance for reservations (recommended).
4, Fri. East
Ten Pound Fiddle ! Hometown concert show.
At the FIddle's new home at MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn East Lansing,
details TBA http://www.tenpoundfiddle.org/
DEC 6, Sunday Traverse City, MI
4pm Christmas concert at Sleder's Family Tavern "On The Porch."
The tradition continues... more details later. Advance tickets
recommended. For tickets or more information call (231) 947-9213.
JAN 9, Sat. Livonia MI
Trinity House Theatre Concert with Joel Mabus and Ray Kamalay.
JAN 22, Fri. Middlebury IN
Heritage Hall at Essenhaus complex. Concert set. Dinner
available. Details TBA