Welcome – the BLUES CLUB

where: GPS coordinates are EW1030 and NS423
mail to 103020 D.C. Minner Street Checotah OK 7 4426
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!


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LINEUP for Rentiesville BLues Festival 2016   LAST YEAR   2017 soon! 
BLUES FESTIVAL INFO click here:  www.dcminnerblues.com/about

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PRESS RELEASE Selby @ (918) 855-0978   DC on flag w guitar
Rentiesville Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival 2016
27th Annual 2017
www.dcminnerblues.com dcminner@windstream.net 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

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Joanna Queen of Rock Blues    Norman Jackson Band  Miss BLues Baby Ray M  Filmore Slim SINGS
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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.

NORMAN JACKSON from Springfield MO. 3Rd place winner, International Blues Challenge – 270 chosen bands from around the world met in Memphis
JIMMY ‘PREACHER’ ELLIS – up from Dallas, everyone loves Preacher OBHOF
LEON BLUE in from Europe and Las Vegas on Keyboard…he starts the party!
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..


http://dcminnerblues.com/about/ will have the CONPLETE LINEUP and details soon!


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, 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.”

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 Selby Minner Blues on the Move with Dan ‘Oklahoma Slim’

FREE Camping (must have a wristband)
Electric Hookups for RVs are available  918 855 0978

LABOR DAY WKND Sept 1, 2, 3
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    dcminner@windstream.net, 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-

F.O.R entiesville Blues Inc., does the event as does Selby and OBHOF and Volunteers


The Oklahoma State Arts Council, United States Dept of Agriculture Rural Development, Gerry James White Fang Enterprises, East Central Oklahoma Electric . . .Round Up Grant

PLATINUM level: Nichols Dollar Saver of Checotah, A & B Distributors, Budweiser , Jack Hodge Group and James Hodge Ford, Oklahoma Humanities Council, Last Chance Ranch, O G & E, Blacktop 51

GOLD level: Creek Nation Casino Checotah, Republic Guitars, FRIX Construction , Hillcrest Health, Discovery Counseling, Wagoner and Muskogee , Joy Harjo Mekko Productions , Square Deal Music, The Bank of Eufaula , Outlaw Motor Speedway, Armstrong Bank Checotah

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


CHS Jazz Band at Fest


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DSC_3146 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.
blues club form the air  Berry HarrisBerry 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 




OK FILM + MUSIC Press Release OBHOF Inductions May 2016
OBHOF flyer cropped2016  Bluea are Alive and Well Jerron Scott   Fred Rice receives awards

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….

26th annual D.C. Minner Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival is Sept 2, 3, 4 ... Joanna Connor – slide guitar Queen on Friday! Also 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.

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The Blues Festival is Sept 2, 3, 4, 2016….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.

click on Rentiesville Blues Festival button above for the current PRESS RELEASE on the Festival!

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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  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!    
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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

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TS Henry Webb – from Bisbee, also from the Flock circa ’68


Fillmore Slim Simms from San Francisco (originally New Orleans) a true entertainer!

Struggle and Hope COLLAGE greatcall 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!!!!!!

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A JAM In the earlier days with Pat Moss, Selby on Guitar, Tiki on Bass


Blues – the world’s best party music!
Rentiesville Blues Festival  Set

918) 855-0978  dcminner@windstream.net, www.dcminnerblues.com, 701 D.C. Minner St Rentiesville OK 74459 much more info on Facebook under Selby Minner

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




Harry Blackwell gets down

Harry Blackwell gets down

Bat Or Kalo and Selby jam

Bat Or Kalo and Selby jam

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please click thru and see  Rentiesville BLUES FESTIVAL for Fest details

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Dan Oklahoma Slim Ortiz now in Blues on the Move and tearing em up with his guitar!

General Info:
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!!DC best by Richard Byrs on stool w guitar for OJHOF induction
(918) 855-0978,    701 D.C. Minner Street  Rentiesville  OK   74459
dcminner@windstream.net and facebook at Selby Minner Selby smile great dark Web Ready

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Golf Tourney hole-in-one winners – The Muries get the keys from D.C. Minner at the Rentiesville Blues Club! Thanks Fenton Nissan

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the east deck of the Blues Club during the Fest



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Dan OK Slim and Selby’s new CD

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Watermelon Slim

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Broadway Jimmy from TX, OK, Los Angeles

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Slick Willie walks into the crowd DD 22. He will perform with his son this year on the Back Porch Stage Sat nite.



This site was built by Selby Minner with TREMENDOUS ASSISTANCE building this web site from Mike Stewart available at 770-826-3662.   770-888-2276. He will help you own your own domain and everything!
Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.
 – Marjorie Moore – and we love our volunteers! Impossible without them . . . and our sponsors too!dancers