Welcome – the BLUES CLUB
http://dcminnerblues.com/about/ also check Selby Minner Band on Facebook for 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….
Our current winter schedule in Rentiesville
Open once a month – First Saturday
Currently no jam band scheduled – However -
Guitar/bass classes with Selby Minner begin in mid January on Tuesdays from 6 – 8 p.m. at Studio B…on Broadway in Muskogee across from Square Deal Music.
We call it Plug In, Tune Up and Play!
Both beginners and intermediate welcome. ongoing for 10 weeks and ..thanks to the Muskogee Area Arts Council and Shiron and Oscar and the Barebones Film Festival – .. are FREE!
30 Bands on 3 stages. Tickets at the Gate $15/ day, kids free. on US 69 2 exits N of I – 40 and 3 exits S of Muskogee. Family FUn PLUS the Juke Joint which goes until 5 am. UP TO DATE LINEUP
DUSK TIL DAWN BLUES FESTIVAL LINEUP for 2015
FRIDAY, September 4th 2015 Blues Fest
MAIN STAGE Fri Sept 4
4:00 pm Gates open; Happy Hour
between sets: Harold Aldridge, OBHOF – Taft
6:00 Selby Minner, OBHOF and
Dan Oklahoma Slim Blues on the Move
7:15 Jus Sayin
8:30 Oklahoma Ollie
9:45 Johnny Rawls – Blues Foundation
Soul Blues Artist of the Year MS
11 Layce Baker Jr. And Black Diamond
California, Oklahoma, OBHOF
BACK PORCH STAGE Fri Sept 4
6:00 Mike LaFever – Tulsa
7:15 The ROXY Spotlighters fromMuskogee – Spotlight on Young Talent Group
8:30 Roger Hurricane Wilson
9:45 Spa City Blues Society, Blues in the Schools group
11 p.m. Dirty Red (formerly w Miss Blues)
BLUES CLUB STAGE indoors Fri Sept 4
6 PM Pat Moss
7:15 Harry and Debbie Blackwell both OBHOF – Dunsmuir CA
8:30 Bat-Or Kalo – Israel
9:45 INDOOR INVITATIONAL JAM with Debbie Blackwell, more
MIDNIGHT Selby Minner
AFTER HOURS: Johnny Rawls, Layce Baker Jr. and Black
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 5th 2015 Blues Fest at D.C. Minner’s
MAIN STAGE Sat Sept 5th
4:00pm Gates open; Happy Hour
between sets: Eric Walker OKC and with Bonnie McCoy sometimes
6:00 Checotah H School Rt 66 Big Band with
Roger Hurricane Wilson OBHOF and Jim Davis OBHOF
7:15 Selby Minner band w Okla Slim, Cecil Gray OBHOF also Little
Miss Peggy OBHOF
8:30 Miss Blues Meets Joe Settlemires … both in the OBHOF
9:45 Lil Jimmy Reed, coming in from Europe and AL
10:30 Johnny Rawls – Blues Foundation Soul Blues Artist of the Year from MS
11:45 Direct Connect OKC
BACK PORCH STAGE Sat September 5th
6:00 Dylan Whitney Band
7:15 Oklahoma OLLIE
8:30 Mama Cookie
9:45 Bonnie McCoy – great neice of Memphis Minnie here from KS City
11 Big MaClyde Sheeley Wichita KS
12 Cowboy, Bronko, – Checotah and Big Dave Carr Jr (sax) – Dallas
BLUES CLUB STAGE indoors Sat Sept 5th
5:00 Dues Paid – Bartlesville with Wolf Man Black OBHOF
7:15 Sunsetter – OKC
8:30 Cecil Gray and Band
9:45 INDOOR JAM with Debbie Blackwell and Berry Harris, Mama Cookie,
Sunsetter, Little Miss Peggy and more
MIDNIGHT Selby Minner
AFTER HOURS: Lil Jimmy Reed, Layce Baker Jr.,
Johnny Rawls and Miss Blues
all acts subject to change
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 6th 2015 Blues Fest at D.C. Minner’s
MAIN STAGE Sun Sept 6th
4:00pm Gates open; Happy Hour
between sets: Roger Hurricane Wilson OBHOF, GA and
w Bonnie McCoy sometimes
6:00 GOSPEL including Rev. Harper of Eufaula and Rev Tony Wise’s
VOPBC Men’s Chorus
7:15 Wanda Watson
8:30 Selby Minner Dan Oklahoma Slim and Steve Shrum
9:45 Larry Garner Baton Rouge La International, here for 2nd time
11 Johnny Rawls – Blues Foundation Soul Blues Artist of the Year from
BACK PORCH STAGE Sun Sept 6th
7:15 Last Call
8:30 Dirty Red and the Soul Shakers
9:45 Baby Ray Mucker OBHOF – Pittsburg CA, McAlester
11 Magic Mike Updegrove
12 Dangerous GentlemenZ
BLUES CLUB STAGE indoors Sun Sept 6th
6:00 Brothers Dupree with Sista Sarah Wade – Lawton OK
7:15 Berry Harris – OBHOF – Stringtown OK and Wichita KS
8:30 Jimmy Preacher Ellis – OBHOF – Seattle, Tulsa, now Dallas
9:45 INDOOR INVITATIONAL JAM
with Debbie Blackwell and Cecil Gray, Jimmy Ellis, Berry Harris
MIDNIGHT Selby and Band, Bonnie McCoy
AFTER HOURS til 5am Larry Garner Band,
Baby Ray Mucker,
Johnny Rawls with Harry Blackwell and more!
all acts subject to change
Left USDA does an Exhibit on Rentiesville…
Right Our mentor and founder D.C. setting up the PA on the back Porch Stage at a Festival
The Exhibit went to Connors Library in Warner… nice write up
OBHOF 2015 PHOTOS for the wall check this out!
East Central Oklahoma Electric gives FOR Blues Inc a check for AC!!! Thanks EOCE!!!
The 25th Annual RENTIESVILLE BLUES FESTIVAL is Sept 4, 5, 6th – Labor Day Weekend.
Thanks for your support! All input welcome! Selby Minner F.O.R. Blues Inc. (918) 855 0978
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
Selby and her slide guitar tells Rentiesville story:
Alice April catches the Minner Band – Selby and Dan Ortiz – at the festival this year plus!:
please click thru and see Rentiesville BLUES FESTIVAL for Fest details
The Down Home Blues Club is an entertainment center in the rural town of Rentiesville OK. D.C. Minner (who got into 5 halls of fame) was born here in 1935 and returned with his wife/bassist after 25 years touring the nation and beyond. He brought a wealth of music with him!
D.C. and Selby were married 32 years and they founded the Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame here in Rentiesville in 2003. Before that they started a great Blues Festival held every year over Labor Day Weekend – in 1991. There are jam sessions each week on Sunday except in winter. D.C. passed in 2008 (age 73) and now his wife Selby and Dan Oklahoma Slim and the Friends of Rentiesville Blues keep the music and events rolling!!
(918) 855-0978, 701 D.C. Minner Street Rentiesville OK 74459
email@example.com and facebook at Selby Minner
see RENTIESVILLE BLUES FEST link )
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