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Joel Mabus on Tour 
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This page last updated:   October 26, 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

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, 90 minutes each, $40 each.  
Details:

The Secret Life of Chords: An Acoustic Guitar Workshop with Joel Mabus
http://www.elderly.com/calendar/mabuschord16/

Old-TIme Clawhammer Banjo -- Getting An Authentic Sound: Workshop with Joel Mabus
http://www.elderly.com/calendar/mabusbjo16/

 

NOV 6  SUN ROCHESTER HILLS, MI
Rochester Hills Library.  2-3:30 pm
Free show with the String Doctors.  Myself with Ray Kamalay, Peter Knupfer and old pal Frank Youngman guesting on bass fiddle.
http://rhpl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=18430&lib=  

 

NOV 7,  MON  KALAMAZOO MI
Square Dance Kalamazoo 8pm dance, 7:30 pre-dance teach session 
A late add -- I will be in the band, playing old time banjo with my old Southern Illinois pal, Chirps Smith on Fiddle. One of my all time favorite fiddlers! Sure to be some fine tunes.  The dance is at Bell's Eccentric Cafe -- back room with an excellent sound system and dance floor. Or you could come to listen.  SDK now rents the room from Bell's for the night, and the bar's policy on rental is that no one under 18 can be admitted.  So, if you are old enough to drink, you are old enough to dance!  The rent is not cheap, so attendees are asked for a reasonable $8 donation.  More if you can give, less if you are needy.  Bring sensible shoes!  http://www.squaredancekalamazoo.com/ 

 

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. It is a beautiful sanctuary space -- I did a concert there a few years ago with Carrie Newcomer. Should be a very special day. Every year my Christmas concert (wherever it happens to be given) has some new songs and changes.  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
WFMT-FM members-only show with live radio broadcast 8PM Central, details http://www.midnightspecial.org/folkstage.htm

 

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/