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Joel Mabus on Tour              

This page last updated:   January 18, 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

and other fine concert venues.

UPCOMING:

2016

JAN 22, Fri. Middlebury IN
Heritage Hall
at Essenhaus complex. 7PM Concert set.  Dinner available. Click here:  http://www.essenhaus.com/page/63/Essenhaus-News-Events
or call 1-800-455-9471 for ticket info

 

JAN 30, Sat. East Lansing MI 
Midwinter Singing Festival. LATE UPDATE
John McCutcheon was to be the Friday night song leader in a special appearance at the festival. Unfortunately, John developed a nasty lung infection over the Christmas holiday. Good news -- he is going to be just fine. Bad news for his fans is that he is canceling his January shows while he recuperates. 

In a last minute scramble, the Friday night sing along concert will be led by Frank Youngman, Mary Sue Wilkinson, and myself.  We have a bunch of great songs we came up with, most of them new to the Festival, but a few old favorites too.

As planned, I will be there as well in the capacity of workshop leader on Saturday afternoon: 
12:20 - 1:20 -- Sing along with Hank -- singing the songs of Hank Williams Sr. 
1:40 - 4:00 -- 7 Secrets of Success: Arranging & Performing a Song With Guitar -- a double session (with a break in the middle) for the singing guitar player, sharing my years of experience with some tips and crucial pointers.

Saturday night in the theater there will be a  screening of the classic film, The Sound Of Music with singalong subtitles. (A costume contest as well!)  All events are at the Hannah Center on Abbott Road in East Lansing 
http://www.singingfestival.com/ 

 

FEB 6, Sat. Kalamazoo MI
Cooper's Glen Music Festival will be the 5th and 6th at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo.  I will not be on stage this year, but will be helping out with the workshops on Saturday afternoon downstairs. Here is the scoop:
http://greatlakesacoustic.org/2016-coopers-glen-music-festival/
 

 

MAR 5, Sat. Kalamazoo MI
Fretboard Festival at Kalamazoo Valley Museum, downtown. Concert set and workshop. Free. Details TBA

 

MAR 20, SUN Naperville IL
Blue Boat Cafe  4 PM
Single show tickets: $10   Blue Boat Cafe is located inside DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church 1828 Old Naperville Road, Naperville, IL Just off of I-88. Ample parking available.  
Visit www.dupageuuevents.com for online tickets & information.

 

JUNE 11, SAT Yankee Springs, MI
Buttermilk Jamboree at Circle Pines Camp.  This year I am there with my band, The String Doctors. details TBA

 

JULY 16 - 23 ALL WEEK near Auburn, CA
I will be back again, teaching 2 classes at the California Coast Music Camp (CCMC) about 3 hours east of San Francisco.  I will teach a guitar class on swing lead guitar improvisation, and another on songwriting/performing. Details TBA, website: http://www.musiccamp.org/index.php

 

AUG 14-20 ALL WEEK Lake Winnipesaukee NH
Summer Acoustic Music Week of UMASS, Boston.  I will be back to SAMW to teach two classes in songwriting, amidst other frivolities. http://www.wumb.org/samw/home/

 

NOV 4, Fri. East Lansing MI
Ten Pound Fiddle Concert. details TBA

 

2017

JAN 21, Sat. Chicago IL
Folkstage, WFMT-FM show with radio broadcast, details TBA