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Joel Mabus on Tour 
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This page last updated:   November 18, 2022

SELECTED  PAST  APPEARANCES ( FOR MORE CLICK  HERE)

MIDWINTER SINGING FESTIVAL -- East Lansing, MI                  THE ARK -- Ann Arbor MI
      HIAWATHA MUSIC FESTIVAL -- Marquette, MI                          A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION --St. Paul, MN
            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                     
            SUMMER ACOUSTIC MUSIC WEEK of UMASS                               BIG MUDDY FOLK FESTIVAL -- Boonville, MO
WALNUT VALLEY FESTIVAL -- WINFIELD, KS                            OLD SONGS FESTIVAL -- Altamont, NY
       SCHOODIC ARTS FESTIVAL -- Winter Harbor, ME                    PHILADELPHIA FOLK FESTIVAL -- Schwenksville, PA
             MAMA'S COFFEEHOUSE -- Bloomfield Hills, MI                         FOLK COLLEGE -- Huntingdon, PA 
LAMB'S RETREAT for SONGWRITERS -- Harbor Springs, MI        BLISS FEST -- Harbor Springs, MI
       CALIFORNIA COAST MUSIC CAMP -- northern CA                     MIDWEST BANJO CAMP -- Olivet, MI   
             WOODS HOLE FOLK SOCIETY  -- Woods Hole, MA                    VANCOUVER FOLK FESTIVAL -- Vancouver, BC

   
                                                                   

UPCOMING:

2020   THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. HINDSIGHT IS 2020!

The year 2020 was the year my career was cancelled.  In the second half of 2021  things are looking up -- sort of.  If only those stubborn holdouts would get their vaccine!   If the quarantine resumes, I invite you to visit me at You Tube for new music videos from me at home.     
Here is a direct link to my YouTube Channel
 
All my songs & albums can be purchased and/or downloaded at Amazon or Apple iTunes. 

2021 COVID, THE SEQUEL.  
There were a few real live in-person shows in late summer/early fall until we went virtual again as the virus dictated.
One of the virtual dates was a Christmas concert
in late December, hosted by Chris Vallillo and Hickory Ridge Concerts
Chris Vallillo | Hickory Ridge Concert Series 

As I type this update, that concert is archived in full is still available to watch at Chris Vallillo's YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_psh0TYfc4

 

2022

SEP 18 SUNDAY 2:00 PM JACKSON, MI
Michigan Songwriter Showcase hosted by Ray Kamalay

at the historic MICHIGAN THEATRE OF JACKSON 124 N Mechanic St Jackson, MI 49201
I will be one of 4 Michigan-based songwriters performing our songs in round-robin style, I expect.
Joining me will be Robin Lee Berry, Jen Cass & Brian Tucker
Admission is free, with donations welcome.  Should go from 2 to about 4 PM
https://michigantheatre.org/ 

 

OCT 7  FRIDAY 7:30  EAST LANSING, MI  
Back at the Ten Pound Fiddle  Coffeehouse  once more!  
Concert at the University United Methodist Church (UUMC) 1120 S. Harrison East Lansing, MI 48823
The Ten Pound Fiddle has been going strong for more than 40 years.  My favorite venue. Their concerts have been presented at a dozen or more sites over the years, both on and off-campus at Michigan State University.  Beginning with the 2021 season, they have a home at the UUMC (address above) where the sactuary space is a lovely room, very open and with good acoustics.  I played there last year and look forward to it again.  This time I plan to sing  my favorite material from my career, spanning the years.  I will bring along CDs for sale of course, at a nice price, in case you have a gap in your "Joel Mabus shelf"
TIckets: $20 or less if a member or student.  In advance online or at the door.
I should mention, for those of you coming from out-of-town, that MSU will be hosting Ohio State at the stadium on Saturday, so local room reservations are tight -- though there could be last minute cancellations. https://www.tenpoundfiddle.org/event/joel-mabus-5/

 

NOV 19 SATURDAY 7:30 FLINT, MI    
SHOW IS CANCELLED DUE TO WINTER WEATHER EVENT 
11/18/22
TO BE RESCHEDULED  
Flint Folk Music Society 
Concert location: Unitarian Universalist Church 2474 S Ballenger Hwy Flint, MI 48507
Looking forward to seeing my friends in Flint again.  It has been a while, but the gang at FFMS is back and has a nice Fall roster booked, and I am proud to be a part of it!
Tickets are $15 at the door
https://www.flintfolkmusic.org/all-event-list/joel-mabus/

 

NOV 20 SUNDAY KALAMAZOO MI
Guitar Workshop and Concert for Great Lakes Acoustic Music Association  
Guitar master class at 1 PM  and concert at 5 PM 
Class alone is $20,  Concert alone is $20,  but you can have both for $25
see link below for advance tickets, at the door as well.

The workshop is focused on the "secret world of chords," on a guitar in particular, both plain and fancy
and how to use them in a variety of styles, including bluegrass and country swing (think Bob WIlls)
for a more complete description of the class and advance ticket info go here:
https://greatlakesacoustic.org/category/coming-events/

 


2023

FEB 3-4 FRIDAY NIGHT & SATURDAY AFTERNOON    EAST LANSING, MI 
THE MIDWINTER SINGING FESTIVAL   RISES UP SINGING!
Once suspended (2021) and once cancelled (2022) due to the COVID, the annual singing event will burst forth in song again
https://www.tenpoundfiddle.org/event/19th-mid-winter-singing-festival-community-sing-2/

 

MAR 4  SATURDAY   AFTERNOON   KALAMAZOO, MI
KALAMAZOO FRETBOARD FESTIVAL   workshop and concert set
Times and details to be announced.  Free admission, at the KVCC history museum downtown
https://kalamazoomuseum.org/events/fretboard-festival