(Rentiesville, OK) – Down Home Blues, Oklahoma Style – 200 musicians; 30 acts on 3 stages: a showcase of regional OK blues and four international headliners; admission $15 day, Kids free, Kid’s Village; come join the fun!
Mark your calendar for Labor Day Weekend, September 2-4, and come to the longest running big blues fest in OK, the Rentiesville Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival, held at the authentic juke joint for the millennium! The festival is presented by F.O.R. Blues Inc., Selby Minner, the D.C. Minner Rentiesville Museum, and the best volunteers and sponsors.
Rentiesville is off US 69 two exits north of I-40 and 3 exits South of Muskogee. Exit at Checotah-Rentiesville, go right one mile and right again two miles past the Rentiesville Fire Dept and you are here.
Free Camping (must have a wristband). Electric hookups for RVs are available.
Headliners, national and regional, include:
JOANNA CONNOR; Chicago Slide Guitar Queen…back after so long! Friday only
JOHNNY RAWLS, Soul Blues Artist of the year will be inducted into our own OBHOF during the Festival!
FILMORE SLIM aka Clarence Simms will be in the house from San Francisco on Friday and Saturday nites! Check out his Reverbnation page which is full of his CD releases. Tons of spirit… back on the guitar …and 81 years old/young!
NORMAN JACKSON from Springfield MO. 3Rd place TINY and Direct Connect OKC winner, International Blues Challenge – 270 chosen bands from around the world met in Memphis
JIMMY ‘PREACHER’ ELLIS – up from Dallas, everyone loves Preacher OBHOF
MISS BLUES ‘picked to click’ on BB King’s Bluesville, the real deal, say no more! FUN! OBHOF
BROTHERS DUPREE from Lawton: Sat nite . . .organ, great vocals, solid sound
LEON ROLLERSON a legend from Tulsa brings a great revue OBHOF
BERRY HARRIS – from Stringtown OK and Wichita KS… a life in the blues OBHOF
HAROLD ALDRIDGE he’s got the blues, he’s got the boogie, he’s got the story …Blues Info-tainment brought to you by the Oklahoma Humanities Council.
DIRECT CONNECT tore ‘em up here last year, dancing under the stars at midnite Saturday
MAIN McMANN of OKC
PATTY TAYLOR BAND of Tulsa
BRONKO CARR, HARLEY HAMM aka COWBOY and BIG DAVE CARR JR.
BAT-OR KALO now Oklahoma’s own, making the Festival circuit all summer …moved here from Israel…energized and hungry
MIKE UPDEGROVE one of the busiest bands in the OKC area… a fave of Miss Blues
The festival takes place in Rentiesville, the childhood home of famed blues guitarist D.C. Minner, who founded the OBHOF in 2004 with his wife, Selby Minner. This year’s blues festival again showcases the region’s great blues tradition, plus a handful of nationals. D.C. Minner, in 6 Halls of Fame, is also an inductee of the Rhythm & Routes Oklahoma Music Trail, and is featured in a recently published book of the same title available from the OK Dept of Tourism. Visit the Rhythm & Routes website to learn more about the places in Oklahoma that inspired his career, listen to his music and browse an online collection of photos and videos.“The Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF + MO) is thrilled for the continued success of the OBHOF,” said OF + MO Deputy Director of Music Lindsey Flowers. “As an honoree on the Rhythm and Routes Oklahoma Music Trail, D.C. Minner has brought national attention to Oklahoma’s legendary blues music culture and this year’s Rentiesville celebrations will continue to honor his legacy.”
The Oklahoma State Arts Council, United States Dept of Agriculture Rural Development, Gerry James White Fang Enterprises, East Central Oklahoma Electric . . .Round Up Grant, Topaz Construction LLC
PLATINUM level: Nichols Dollar Saver of Checotah, A & B Distributors, Budweiser , Jack Hodge Group and James Hodge Ford, Oklahoma Humanities C, Last Chance Ranch, O G & E, Blacktop 51
GOLD level: Eufaula Indian Ctr & Smoke Shop, Creek Nation Casino Checotah, Republic Guitars, Avery FRIX, Square Deal Music, Bank of Eufaula , Outlaw Motor Speedway, Armstrong Bank, Castle of Muskogee,
SILVER Muskovee Creek Nation in Okmulgee, What About Bob’s McAlester, McKenzie and Company T shirts OKC, Darkwood Productions
BRONZE Peoples National Bank, Allford Propane, Sue’s Recycling, Frame Building Supply Checotah, Foresee Concrete Eufaula, Hoss Style Wheels Checotah, Checotah Chamber of Commerce, Gary Coleman Farmers Ins., Charlie’s Chicken Checotah, Checotah’s Heritage Museum
(918) 855-0978 Rentiesville Blues Festival September 2, 3, 4 Fri Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day Weekend 2015 Friends of Rentiesville Blues Inc 501-c3 Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame mail : 422978 John Hope Franklin Blvd. Checotah OK 74426 Selby and Blues on the Move Band face book Selby Minner Band OR fb Selby Minner www.dcminnerblues.com