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The Five W’s: WHAT: Rentiesville Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival #33

WHEN: Labor Day Weekend, Fri Sat Sun 5 pm til 5 am each night. Gates open at 4, Music at 6

WHO: a virtual showcase of 22 regional groups and 5 national headliners.

WHAT’s COOL, WHAT’S NOT: Bring chairs or blankets unless you come early. No coolers or pets or arms or carry in drinks or food.

HOW MUCH: $20/night, kids under 12 free Three Stages, Thirty Bands …indoors til 5 am

VOLUNTEER OPTION: It takes a lot of people to do this – so we have a great deal for volunteers! Help us out for three hours before or during the event,,,you get i n that night free and a 1/2 off ticket on a T Shirt

MOTELS: Muskogee is 17 miles north of here, straight up US 69. Many hotels and motels are up there!!! Muskogee Inn and America’s Best Value Inn in Muskogee  are very reasonable and newly remodeled…

“One of 10 Awesome Music Festivals to Check out! ” National Geographic
“This is peace as the world should know it!”,
“Once inside the gate, there are no strangers, only friends waiting to be met”,
“All I know is I was in the middle of this field somewhere and there was great music coming from everywhere!”, 
Ralph  from Ft Smith Riverfront Blues Festival “Outstanding…Outstanding!”,
“Awesome”, “Loved everything!”, 

Ralph , Ft Smith Riverfront Blues Fest “Outstanding…Outstanding!”,
“Awesome”, “Loved everything!”, 
“It was comforting to know that your hard work along with the effort and support of others pulled together to mark another unique and (especially this time around) successful Dusk til Dawn. Lifting the blues spirits of all in attendance. Music and smiling faces best of all!” ,

 “Thank you Selby! Another great Dusk/Dawn We had a super time. Really enjoyed the music – stayed up til 4:30 am! …

I Spoke with a FIRST TIME FEST GUEST who was Blown Away with your festival: great music, great people. She loved how clean the grounds and campgrounds were, everyone picking up, clean porta potties, all the friendly volunteers, how safe she felt especially as a single lady. She said she was gonna tell ALL HER FRIENDS

Whatta rain storm Saturday night! But the fields stayed solid, no mud. Thank you, thank you! You are the best way to start our fall. Hope you can get a little time off now, be safe, Blessings,.”    —-  J. and L. S. …attendees over several years.

“This is peace as the world should know it!”, “Bringing my friends next time!”
“Once inside the gate, there are no strangers, only friends waiting to be met”,



 “It was an amazing show… you really did it this time… show yet.”, An awesome event with creative and rhythmic vibes”, Cool that the Chidren can participate”, So many diverse people with opposite viewpoints all hanging together in a shared music experience!”, Bites of history about D.C. Minner was informative” , I didn’t know they had a museum too!” , Bringing my friends next time!” 
                                                              —-thanks everybody – the mgt. 


Sept 1, 2, 3 2023  5 pm – 5 am $20,day, kids free. . .
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MOTELS:  Muskogee is 17 miles north of here, straight up US 69. Many hotels and motels are up there!!! 

Selby Minner and Blues on the Move

Sorry to say we lost Leon this year = he was 80 … RIP  to one of our greatest supporters and a great man and musician!
Blues Festival Sept 3, 4, 5
below …2021 Inductee David Carr Jr.