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Joel Mabus on Tour              

This page last updated:   June 10, 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

and other fine concert venues.

UPCOMING:

2015

 

JUNE 13 Yankee Springs Michigan
Buttermilk Jamboree at the Circle Pine Center.  For the 3rd year, I will be part of the Big Bill Broonzy blues tribute.  Big Bill sang his last concert at this storied liberal arts camp in the woods of West Michigan -- and we remember that in song.  http://www.buttermilkjamboree.org/

 

JUNE 18, Thurs. Charlotte Michigan
The Charlotte Bluegrass Festival !   Opening day I will be there for two sets at the County Fairgrounds.  Nice old-fashioned bluegrass festival with lots of parking lot picking.  By the way, THIS Charlotte is pronounced "shar-LOT"  http://charlottebluegrassfestival.com/ 

 

JUNE 26-28  Altamont NY
Old Songs Festival, details TBA http://www.oldsongs.org/ 

 

July 9, Thursday  Hastings, MI
6:30 PM
Outdoor free show at 203 W State St, downtown Hastings at Spray Plaza Amphitheater (Next to Goodrich Theater)  there will be a rain location in event of bad weather.  A City of Hastings event. 

 

JULY 25, Sat. Boyne Falls, MI
The String Doctors swing into town for one night at Aten Place. That's an intimate barn theater just off of US 131.   I'll be there with Ray Kamalay on guitar, Peter Knupfer on fiddle and Dave Rosin on upright bass. Fun will ensue! http://www.atenplace.com/Welcome.html 

 

JULY 31, Fri. Winter Harbor, ME
Downeast Maine for one night only! Friday Coffeehouse, Part of Schoodic Arts For All summer festival, on the Schoodic Peninsula. Details TBA: https://schoodicartsforall.org/

 

AUGUST 14, Friday Brooklyn MI
Concert, Art In the Park.  Details TBA

 

AUGUST 15, Private event, East Lansing, MI

 

SEPT 18,19, Fri & Sat, Lansing MI
Old Town Blues Fest.  A workshop set Friday night and Saturday afternoon a concert at 3PM on the Main stage.   http://www.oldtownbluesfest.com/ 

 

SEPT 19, Bloomfield Hills MI
8 PM MAMA's Coffeehouse at Birmingham Unitarian Church 38651 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304 
 http://www.bucmi.org/#!mamas-coffeehouse/c23bu  

 

SEPT 27, Sun. Fennville, MI
Salt Of The Earth 7pm Sunday House Concert Series. http://www.saltoftheearthfennville.com/ 

 

NOV 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! 
http://www.springfed.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=48:lambs-retreat&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=56
 

 

NOV 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).  Telephone number 847-602-8882  www.thelakecountyfolkclub.org

 

DEC 4, Fri. East Lansing MI
8PM Ten Pound Fiddle !  Hometown concert show. 
At the FIddle's new home at MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn East Lansing, MI 48823
details TBA  http://www.tenpoundfiddle.org/

 

2016

JAN 9, Sat. Livonia MI
Trinity House Theatre 
Concert with Joel Mabus and Ray Kamalay.  Details TBA

 

JAN 22, Fri. Middlebury IN
Heritage Hall
at Essenhaus complex.  Concert set.  Dinner available.  Details TBA