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Joel Mabus on Tour 
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This page last updated:   August 22, 2018

(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
SAMW (SUMMER ACOUSTIC MUSIC WEEK of UMASS) -- Lake Winnipesaukee, NH

and other fine concert venues.

ARCHIVED EVENT:

MAR 2 FRI  CD RELEASE DAY!  RADIO INTERVIEW!  LINKS, LINKS, LINKS!!!
This was the official day of release for my new CD, Ukulele Crimes.  
Downloads are now available at Apple iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby. :

https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/joelmabus15 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ukulele-crimes/1338903147 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0797R343P/ref=dm_ws_sp_ps_dp 

There is a 30 minute radio feature on WMUK-FM. Interview and some music from the new CD.  It is archived in full here:
http://wmuk.org/people/cara-lieurance?page=1 

West Michigan music mag "Local Spins" publisher and DJ, John Sinkevics reviews the CD, and a radio interview as well: https://localspins.com/local-spins-on-michigan-radio-with-earth-radio-nathan-kalish-joel-mabus/ 

And Finally, a print preview of the album and a date I did in Ann Arbor in March, from the Ann Arbor Observer:
http://annarborobserver.com/articles/joel_mabus_full_article.html 

UPCOMING:

2018

SEPTEMBER 2 & 3  SUN & MON LABOR DAY - GENEVA IL
Fox Valley Folk Festival, daylight hours  suggested donation.
One of my favorite folk festivals.  There is a main stage, but the action is in the workshop tents where a variety of great acts come together to tackle a particular topic.  Unforgettable moments in music!  On the island park in Geneva where the Fox River flows. Admission is technically free, but you will be asked to donate. The musicians get a share of the donations as their pay!  I am a late add to the schedule this year due to a cancellation.  Musical actst his year will include Bryan Bowers, Anne Hills, Michael Smith, The Volo Bogtrotters, Jack Williams, and many more.
https://foxvalleyfolk.com/ 

SEP 8 SAT -- Private function

OCT 13 SAT -- Private function

OCT 20 SAT - FREMONT MI
CONCERT WITH THE STRING DOCTORS 7:30 
Dogwood Center For The performing Arts
http://www.dogwoodcenter.com/  

OCT 26 & 27 -- Grand Rapids MI
attending FARM conference. (Folk Alliance Region Midwest)

NOV 1-3 weekend UPPER PENINSULA MICHIGAN
ON TOUR WITH THE STRING DOCTORS. 
As part of my swing/string band, The String Doctors, we will be in Sault Ste. Marie and Marquette with other dates to be added? Stay tuned!

NOV 17 SAT - KALAMAZOO MI
K'ZOO FOLKLIFE BENEFIT FOR FOOD PANTRY

I will be one of several acts in benefit for Loaves & Fishes. Details TBA

NOV 30 FRI  EAST LANSING MI
TEN POUND FIDDLE --
7:30 PM
My annual home-coming show at the mother-ship of Michigan folk music.  Community Music School on Hagadorn
http://www.tenpoundfiddle.org/ 

DEC 2 SUN  KALAMAZOO
CHRISTMAS CONCERT FOR TRANSFORMATIONS SPIRITUALITY CENTER
-- time and place tba

 

2019

FEB 1 & 2 MIDWINTER SINGING & FOLK FESTIVAL-- EAST LANSING MI
Full details tba.  Hannah Community Center theater. 
Saturday evening will be the traditional community sing with lyrics provided. The leaders will be Sally Rogers, Claudia Schmidt & Joel Mabus.  Workshops during the afternoon.  Friday night concert acts tba.
http://www.singingfestival.com/ 

FEB 6 WED -- CHELSEA MI
ON THE TRACKS -- 7PM
concert. Doors open at 6:30
opening act: Mark Jewett $15
lovely small ex-train depot at 125 Jackson Street. Songwriter showcase run by Annie Capps.
http://www.onthetrackschelsea.com/  

 

MAR 9 SAT  BRANFORD CT
FOLK SOCIETY CONCERT -- DETAILS TBA

 

MAR 10 SUNDAY WOODS HOLE MA
FOLK SOCIETY CONCERT -- DETAILS TBA

 

APRIL 5-6  FRI-SAT  -- BOONVILLE MO
Big Muddy Folk Festival  details TBA