Welcome – the BLUES CLUB
SEPTEMBER 1-3, 2017
We made the cut! Top Ten !
“10 Awesome Music Festivals to Check Out this Summer” from the National Geographic! We were the only North American Festival chosen!
Google maps at at Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame they may tell you “Corner of John Hope Franklin Blvd or Gertrude Av at 11 th Street–Same place …all right here in RENTIESVILLE! Events:
FREE Camping (must have a wristband) Electric Hookups for RVs are available 918 855 0978
|2017 Annual LABOR DAY WKND Sept 1, 2, 3 2017 WHAT:||Three days and nights, Three stages, indoors and out… 35 bands, over 200 musicians, workshops, kid’s village, bar-b-que. The signature event of the D.C. Minner Rentiesville MUseum, OBHOF we fondly refer to the Fest a the ‘world’s largest back yard party’ and it is a fun time that attracts some 3,500 people to the historic rural Black Township Rentiesville, the birthplace and home of OK Blues Legend and founder D.C. Minner. His grandmother Miss Lura opened the Cozy Corner here in 1936 when D.C. was one year old.|
|WHEN:||Labor Day Wknd, Fri Sat Sun Sept 1, 2, 3. . . 5 pm til 5 am each night.|
|WHO:||a showcase of 22 regional groups and 5 nationally acclaimed headliners. We are a family griendly event with two outdoor stages and lots for kids to do throughout the three day Festival. Plus the Juke Joint which goes after hours indoors (21 only)|
|What’s Cool, What’ Not:||Bring chairs or blankets unless you come early. No coolers or pets or arms or carry in drinks or food.|
|HOW MUCH:||Tickets are $15/day at the gate (about $1.50 a band!) KIDS under 12 FREE! Volunteers FREE!|
|CONTACT||(918) 855-0978 email@example.com, www.dcminnerblues.com, mail: 103020 D.C. Minner St Checotah OK, 74426…but the Festival is IN Rentiesville facebook Selby Minner|
|Volunteer Option:||It takes a lot of people to do this - we have a great deal for volunteers! The Volunteer Option: help us out for 3 hours, get your $15 for that day BACK and ½ off on a T-shirt! Get here shortly after the gates open at 4 to be assured of getting a shift. You pay your way in and come to headquarters just inside the gate. Many jobs available… parking lot, survey, pop sales etc. You may want to volunteer the week of the festival before it starts..call 918 855 0978. Otherwise, just show up!|
|WHERE WE ARE:||DC Minner’s Down Home Blues Club in Rentiesville, OK (pop. 100) is in the rural township of RENTIESVILLLE OK. Just off of US 69, follow the signs into Rentiesville to DC Minner Street and you are here….Rentiesville is 15 minutes South of Muskogee, 70 miles SE of Tulsa, 1 hour West of Fort Smith, 2 hours East of Oklahoma City — 2 exits north on US 69 from I-40;|
|MOTELS:||Muskogee is 12 miles north of here, straight up US 69. Newest motels are neear the Quick Trip at the Shawnee Bypass intersection. LaQuinta and Motel 6 will treat you right. for all the info go to: MUSKOGEE MOTELS: http://www.visitmuskogee.com/visiting/where-to-stay/?utm_source=G+Fest&utm_campaign=7cc03b3ebf-|
https://youtu.be/R4RRdIKOguQ great doc by Kari Barber
LINEUP 2017 soon! BLUES FESTIVAL INFO click here: www.dcminnerblues.com/about
PRESS RELEASE Selby @ (918) 855-0978 Rentiesville Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival 2016 - 27th Annual 2017 www.dcminnerblues.com firstname.lastname@example.org f book DC Minner Rentiesville Museum OR Selby Minner Band we are @ I – 40 / US 69 . 70 mi SE of Tulsa, 125 Mi E of OKC Fri Sat Sun of Labor Day Weekend September 1 – 3 2017 5 pm til 5 am $15/ day @ gate Kids Free under 12
Down Home Blues, Oklahoma Style – 200 musicians; 30 actson 3 stages; a showcase of regional OK blues and 4 international headliners; Kids free – Kid’s Village; volunteer 3 hours, get in free and ½ off on a T shirt; come join the fun! Mark your calendar for Labor Day Weekend; come to the longest running big blues fest in OK, held at The Authentic Juke Joint for the Millennium! Presented by F.O.R. Blues Inc., Selby Minner, the D.C. Minner Rentiesville Museum, and the best VOLUNTEERS and SPONSORS.
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 brings in 200 performers from across Oklahoma and the US. D.C. Minner, in 6 Halls of Fame, is also an inductee of the Rhythm & Routes Oklahoma Music Trail. 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.”
Selby Minner Blues on the Move with Dan ‘Oklahoma Slim’
lots of Jam sessions in Rentiesville … Party this SUNDAY from 7 pm on in Rentiesville at the Blues Club We are 70 miles W of Fort Smith, 70 miles SE of Tulsa 125 miles E of OKC …we are 2 exits N of I-40 up US 69….918 855 0978.
Berry Harris OBHOF inductee Family Farm turned venue – Oklahoma’s most authentic Juke Joint created by D.C. Minner, born on the spot. . . raised here in his Grandma Lura’s Corn Whiskey House first opened in 1936 when D.C. was one year old. This Blues Legend used to like to say he went from the ‘house of shame’ to 6 halls of fame! he actually morphed the place from Miss Lura’s Cozy Corner INTO the Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame. PHOTOS of Inductees OBHOF 2016 for the wall Certificates Complete OBHOF 2016 Selby and her slide guitar tells Rentiesville story:https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=417252397972&set=vb.820502972&type=2&theater Alice April catches the Minner Band – Selby and Dan Ortiz – at the festival http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azata5jRcB0&feature=youtu.be
Induction Postcard….refrigerator magnet …..Selby inducts Freddie Lee Rice at Rentiesville OBHOF Please check www.facebook.com/SelbyMinnerBand for band info and gig updates HOW to FIND US: http://www.travelok.com/listings/view.profile/id.2339….do NOT use GPS… try mapquest for Rentiesville or the above link…Google maps…. 27th annual D.C. Minner Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival is Sept1. 2. 3… ... Lil Ed and Mato Nanji and Norman Jackson Band, Johnny Rawls, Jimmy Preacher Ellis, Leon Blue, Berry Harris and many more TBA over Labor Day Weekend.www.dcminnerblues.com for more info.
We are 70 miles W of Fort Smith, 70 miles SE of Tulsa 125 miles E of OKC …we are 2 exits N of I-40 up US 69….918 855 0978.
The Exhibit went to Connors Library in Warner… nice write up This exhibit became the beginning of the D.C. Minner Rentiesville Museum…. one of D.C. ‘s dreams coming true! OBHOF 2015 PHOTOS for the wall check this out! East Central Oklahoma Electric gives FOR Blues Inc a check for AC!!! and for a new COMPUTER!~~!Thanks EOCE!!! Thanks for your support! All input welcome! Selby Minner F.O.R. Blues Inc. (918) 855 0978 google-site-verification=fVOYBpQRI_1eY1JTtZvm3bsCrej1T0VSNwM0-NPNy3I
call 918 855 0978 anytime for UPCOMING DATES for Selby Minner Dan OK Slim and Blues on the Move Band CHECK Selby Minner – friend me – for FANTASTIC Festival Photos!!!!!! Press Release Guitar Shorty Inducted to OBHOFNew OpenDocument Text A JAM In the earlier days with Pat Moss, Selby on Guitar, Tiki on Bass https://www.facebook.com/darcy.hicks.9/videos/t.100000558008352/101532636551080/?type=3&theater
Rentiesville Blues Festival Set
Rentiesville is a very small community, but due south of Tulsa, it’s an easy trip from just about anywhere in Oklahoma. As the name of the event implies, the music takes place overnight, 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. Festival goers will be coming from across the state, region and nation as this is easily one of the better blues events to be found anywhere.
The Oklahoma Arts Council (our major funder besides you our patrons) says good things: “This event brings in a unique group of musicians in a unique environment and underserved community. A grassroots festival with strong buy-in from the local community, and a festival that is rooted in the history of the area. . . . this intimate setting creates a very personal experience for blues fans and musicians (both experienced and aspiring). . . . Organization does great outreach with students and seniors. ”
The kids’ village and conga drum circles are annual traditions that continue this year. The late night jams are the most amazing part of the festival. So pace yourself accordingly. Perhaps the best part? Admission is incredibly affordable, just $15 a day. Be sure to get your wristband to come and go from the festival grounds. There is free camping in the lot across from the festival site. Rentiesville is near Checotah, it is two exits north of I-40 on US 69. Or, if headed the other direction, that’s 18 miles south of Muskogee. Signs indicating the way will be posted at major intersections along the route. And if you can find Rentiesville, you can’t miss the festival. Check out www.dcminnerblues.com for more information. Or call Selby & Co. at (918) 855-0978.
The Festival is Labor Day Weekend
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