click above ==Eugene Hideaway Bridges, Harry Blackwell, Selby Minner, Johnny Rawls, Leon Blue – closing out Rentiesville Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival 2011 in the club at 4 am or so 
AND click above to see Joanna Connor who is coming to Rentiesville Fest on Friday this year Sept 2, 2016…


Rentiesville Dusk til Dawn Blues Fest DATES: Sept 2 – 4, 5 pm – 5 am.AD blues fest guide 2016 
I wish Michael BUrks was still alive… here he does House oF the Rising Sun…was in Rentiesville 3 times…he just washed the house – the blues club – with sound!

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…the Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame inductions will be Sat May 28th and the 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 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.

LAST YEAR”S PR bellow:

2015 PR INFO —-PDF FILE     PRESS RELEASE 25 Years and Going Strong – Rentiesville Blues Festival PRESS RELEASE 25 Years and Going Strong – Rentiesville Blues Festival. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 8, 2015 CONTACT INFO Selby Minner 918 855 0978 35 bands on 3 stages, – 200 musicians –  5 pm until 5 am $15/day, Volunteers and Kids Free, Rentiesville OK is off US 69, 5 miles N of I-40 …2 exits North OR and 3 exits South of Muskogee – 25 Years And Going Strong- The Rentiesville Blues Festival DD logo w green

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  Many establishments are dedicated to the legacy of the blues, but none displays the spirit of the genre in Oklahoma like the former bootleg juke joint that is the Down Home Blues Club in Rentiesville. At the Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival, Oklahoma acts and nationals like Johnny Rawls will play all weekend to celebrate 25 years of festivals and the late blues Legend D.C. Minner (in 6 Halls of Fame). facebook Selby Minner or DC Minner Rentiesville Museum / For Blues Inc DD 25 POSTCARD 2 back WEB R Bat-Or Kalo great black and white WORKSHOPS all week from some of our best  Volunteer  - Sponsor THANK  YOU Party Under the Tent THURSDAY nite SPONSORSHIPS, SIGNS and BANNERS on the FIELD F.O.Rentiesville Blues Inc., does the event as does Selby and OBHOFChicken Checotah carol pointe vendor   _MG_8791  Debbie Beanez Blackwell runs the invitational jam session in the club each night from 10 - 1 pm  DSC_3585 Carole Point, Debbie Blackwell, Debbie again, Brian McKinney and Selby below  AA youtube headerDSC_2459

BIG GEORGE BROCK and Detonators in Rentiesville -great video!:

Spa City Youngbloods S pa City Blues Soc presents the Spa City Youngbloods! Fri on the Back Porch Stage 9:45

LABOR DAY WKND Sept 2,3,4 2016  WHAT:
Three days and nights, Three stages, indoors and out…  35 bands, over 200 musicians, workshops, kid’s village, bar-b-que. We call it 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.
WHEN:  Labor Day Wknd, Fri Sat Sun
WHO: a showcase of 22 regional groups and 5 nationally acclaimed headliners. We are a family 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,, 701 D.C. Minner St Rentiesville OK 74459   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!
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: GREAT MOTEL DEAL Lakeway Inn… $54.95 and 58.25  dollar room rates, with a pool, 5 minutes West of US 69 on I-40 at the 150 Exit # 259 Lake Eufaula State Park Exit. . also. . .  We recommend any major chain in Muskogee, 15 minutes up US 69. There are new motels in Eufaula, 15 minutes south near the lake…. In Checotah the motel we recommend is America’s Best across from the truck stop, near Wal-Mart.
CAMPING: Parking is free across the road. Also primitive camping. Or Lake Eufaula State Park, first come first served, as it is a holiday weekend. There is a KOA East of Checotah on I-40
SPONSORED BY: SPONSORS help make this happen…OK Arts Council, The Current,   Gerry James and White Fang Entertainment,  Republic Guitars, East Central Electric, Square Deal Music and Sound in Muskogee,  Last Chance RV Guest RANCH, Discovery Counseling, James Hodge Ford in Muskogee, the ChecotahCreek Nation Casino, Okmulgee Muskovee Creek Nation,  People’s National Bank in Checotah, Armstrong Bank, The Current, Budweiser, Coke, The Blues Festival Guide,  KMOD, Jammin’ John Peters,  KGOU, Preview, Tulsa World, The McIntosh County Democrat and the Indian Journal, The Muskogee Daily Phoenix,  SW Blues, BareBones Independant Filmmakers, Blues Society of Tulsa, OK Blues Society (, lots of friends who come early and help…!
HOSTED BY: OKLAHOMA BLUES HALL OF FAME, FRIENDS OF RENTIESVILLE BLUES INC. (a 501 c 3 not-for-profit corporation) together D.C. and Selby Minner founded it in 2003 so that the Fest could grow into the new millenium.  Our mission is “to preserve and develop African American Music through education and entertainment”.

RENTIESVILLE is…: 15 miles S of Muskog   RENTIESVILLE is…: 15 miles S of Muskogee, 125 miles E of OKC, 4 Hours N of Dallas and 1 hour SE of Tulsa   Info (918)855-0978   The Kid’s Village (“children under 12 are free and we keep them busy!” will rock to the conga drums once again with Jahruba and his drum circles. He is an OK State Arts Council roster artist and their funding through a series of grants has helped keep the festival alive over these 21 years. Kid’s Village would not be complete without Joann McMillan and her stick puppets (which require lots of little hands to make them dance across the field) . . . also GLENNA McBRIDE and more!       Nov 15, 2014

T H A N K S  S O  M U C H  for your support of our event! Deep Appreciation for supporting the arts in Oklahoma!The Blues Fest means a lot to many people and it is great to have you on board.


The simplicity of the Blues makes it user friendly to play and a great ‘gateway music’ to playing all genres of music Blues is the language of African American history. It is a living language; capable of describing this history as it happens in the present as well as the past. It expresses not only events, but the reactions and feelings of the people who live through the events of their lives. D. C. Minner was one of the greatest speakers of that language in Oklahoma. He taught it to his wife Selby and she continues to be determined to pass it on to the next generation.


A great year. . . With lots of help . . . .


Our friend LAYCE posted this to her face book page:



Donna McGirt, Eugene Colbert, DW Moore, Dr. Harold Aldridge, Harry Williams, Dan Ortiz; Staff Selby

W e U s e Y o u r D o l l a r s W is e l y ! ! !

The Oklahoma State Arts Council stated:

“Very nice line-up. Unique festival in an isolated and underserved area of the state.

This is an incredible example of a little money going a very long way”

N e w S p o n s o r O p p o r t u n I t i e s

You can have your name on a stage OR the Sponsor-Volunteer Party on Thursday. Or you could sponsor one day or a the full week of workshops before the Festival. A specialty T Shirt ( D.C. Minner quotes, unique art . . .) could have ONLY your name on the back! Lots of possibilities for getting your name in front of the music lovers who follow and who come to out event just give me a call and I would be happy to work out all the details with you.

K e e p Y o u r L e g a c y A l i v e

The Friends of Rentiesville Blues Inc. would appreciate you remembering the organization after you

are gone and in turn you will be remembered for doing such an awesome thing over the years. If you are interested in leaving The Friends of Rentiesville Blues a charitable bequest, the

language in your will should contain the following:

I/We give the Friends of Rentiesville Blues Inc. (EIN 27-0051206) , a 501(C)(3) Non-Profit

Corporation, the following money or asset (described here) to benefit their charitable purpose. F.O.R. Blues encourages you to consult your planner, tax professional or attorney when preparing your charitable bequest.”

Many thanks again for any and all support from you over the years. They say it ‘takes a village to raise a child,’ and we know it takes a lot of friends to keep a Blues Festival alive 25 years …You all make it all worthwhile. – and . . .FUN!

Looking forward to many more wonderful years ahead of us to continue D.C’s dream !!


Selby Minner

and Friends of Rentiesville Blues

(918) 855-0978 Rentiesville Blues Festival 2015 Sept 4, 5, 6 Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame 701 D.C. Minner Street Rentiesville OK 74459, Selby and Blues on the Move fb Selby Minner

Here is the   thankyouOLDER NEWS BELOW ———–   S

D.C.’s spirit lives on …



 Facebook under Selby Minner for more information. Or call Selby & Co. at (918) 855-0978.

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The Rentiesville Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival. . . created by D.C. Minner himself with, and now presented by, Selby Minner and the Friends of Rentiesville Blues Inc., the old cotton field out back will ring with the blues!! D.C. (1935-2008, in 5 Halls of Fame) knew they were bulldozing old juke joints every day and has kept his family legacy alive here in Rentiesville, where he was born and raised, for people to enjoy from now on.  . . . Kids are free, we keep them busy. The CHS Adult Jazz band  ROUTE 66 BIG BAND will come in courtesy of Jim Davis. And there is a Gospel Show to start the Festivities on Sunday.  The outdoor part is the most family friendly Blues festival you will find. But adults only in the juke joint, please (!) All the headliners from the main outdoor stage come inside after midnight and perform their second sets. That part of the show goes on until 5 am! ., …

PLUS – see facebook Selby Minner for a great array of photos and video clips – thanks everybody – it was a great fest! also check out Debbie Blackwell’s jam session in the club during the festival!

 facebook Selby Minner Band for Blues on the Move Info

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Nick Brodner International Cuisine – a favorite vendor, will be back in 2014!



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  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!