Sept 3, 4, 5 2021 5 pm – 5 am $ 18,day, kids free. . .
MORE INFO get on the email list CLICK HERE

Selby, OBHOF, 4 Blues via auth.ccsend.com 

4:01 PM (1 hour ago)

 
 
 


Dusk til Dawn Blues Fest

Sept 3, 4, 5!

Main Stage at the Rentiesville Festival Site / OK Blues Hall of Fame

 
Hello everyone!
Labor Day weekend is fast approaching and with numbers coming down, we are thinking about how we can see you all and have the music and be SAFE so no one gets sick…just a fun time and happy memories. The musicians are very excited to be getting back out to see you and perform.
 
here are our thoughts —
ALL MUSIC WILL BE OUTDOORS,
Rentiesville Blues Festival #31
here on the grounds
and We will assist you with special sections, so you CAN HAVE
optional Social Distancing – or not –
whichever you choose!
we will do temperatures at the gate AND
lots of hand sanitizer readily available.
.
 
We will have a great showcase of
Oklahoma Bands and some of the best in national touring acts –
Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials and
Guitar Shorty
to name two…also Tim Allen Mitchell, Queen Isletta, Butch Mudbone, Leon Rollerson, Selby, Johnny Rawls and many more…
rest of the lineup next week!
 
 
 
 
ABOVE: Leon Rollerson, D’Elegantz, Guitar Shorty and Lil’ ED
 
Annual LABOR DAY WKND Sept 3, 4, 5 2021   
   WHAT:
Rentiesville Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival #31
   WHEN:  Labor Day Wknd, Fri Sat Sun   5 pm til 5 am each night.
    WHO: a virtual showcase of 22 regional groups and 5 nationally acclaimed headliners.
 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: $18/night, kids under 12 free
  CONTACT: (918) 855-0978   selbyminner@gmail.com, www.dcminnerblues.com, 103020  D.C. Minner St (Rentiesville) Checotah OK 74426  facebook: Rentiesville Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival   CLICK > to get on EMAIL LIST
  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!!! 

Brian McKinney

 
 
OUR FOCUS is to keep this wonderful and non commercial but very influential music alive
We promote the arts and local businesses, build community, education; we are a tourism destination, and are helping keep one of the original African American OK Townships alive and thriving. We build community and work to make Eastern OK a great place to live.
 
We can only do this with help. Become a member, sponsor, or contributor, your tax-deductible donation can do a lot to help us! Our corporate friends and our individual sponsors help to achieve our goals of having an outstanding Rentiesville Blues Festival and help with our other endeavors. We appreciate your support!
The way we work to keep this wonderful, non commercial but very influential music alive and thriving with a FOUR POINT APPROACH:
play the music; Blues on the Move with Selby Minner hosts an ongoing Sunday Jam Session here at the Blues Club since 2010,
teach the babies; ongoing affordable or even free lessons, in Muskogee at the MLK Center, Checotah Library, Holdenville Arts Center, at Rentiesville.
honor the elders; inducting them while they are alive …we have over 150 on the walls in the OBHOF/Blues Club, and
employ those who play it well – that is the Labor Day Weekend Festival, which employs 200 musicians annually and is in it’s 31st year. – and we appreciate your support!
 
And recently we added documentation – The Rentiesville Blues Festival is a showcase of Regional blues (20 OK Groups) and national headliners. We managed to document this on line last year with our 20 hour virtual Blues Festival in Cyberspace (link through at dcminnerblues.com/about) The 20 Oklahoma Bands received DVD and CD masters of their sets which they can sell themselves thanks to OAC and OH funding, and donor Hilary Conley.
 
If you appreciate . . .
the good work we do, you can help us by becoming a sponsor. Your donation can do a lot to help us with our mission. Our corporate friends and our individual sponsors help to achieve our goals of having an outstanding Rentiesville Blues Festival and help with our other endeavors. Come see us! … We appreciate your support!
 
Let Us Advertise for YOU:
The Rentiesville Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival is a 3 day-long outdoor festival with International, Regional, and Local musical talent
Your company name and logo will appear on all promotional materials, venue signage, website, email blasts, and more. This is a unique opportunity to engage a captive audience that’s receptive to your brand.
Develop new business contacts. This event provides you with a fun and entertaining environment.
Help support and promote community outreach. Community building is our number one priority; to keep East Central Oklahoma a strong, thriving business center. cultural destination, and to retain jobs, stability, and safety for future generations. This is an important opportunity to show your company’s support and commitment to the community and the arts.
Vendors and tables galore will provide family fun with food, children’s activities, entertainers, and more!
Your participation will keep the music going and provide a wonderful day’s worth of entertainment to national and regional guests. Proceeds are used to pay some 200 musicians , security and those who handle the money. Most everyone else you see on the field is a volunteer.
 
 
What do sponsors get?
We love giving back to our sponsors! You can expect to get your logo/Company Name prominently placed on dcminnerblues.com website with link to your website, Logo/Company name in print and in online advertising, public relations(PR), electronic promotions and signage, onstage mentions and stage-side promotions.
Sponsor logo featured on post cards and other print materials distributed across the state and beyond, 400 T-shirts and 500 posters. Your banner, provided by you, will be placed in a high visibility area near the main stage. Sponsors receive up to 10 free tickets, a poster and T-shirt. You provide the banner, OR F.O.R. Blues Fest will create a free banner from your business card.
But the promotions don’t stop there, we will put your banner on the building or fence the rest of the year as well if you like.
Please join us to make the Rentiesville Blues events a fun-filled journey of the blues music genre and a celebration of the Rentiesville OK Blues Hall of Fame, one of the last surviving juke joints, and birthplace of blues man D.C. Minner!
We do Blues in the Schools, run the Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame- we added 19 people to the wall and honored them with trophies in May- The D.C. Minner Rentiesville Museum.  Our presentation of the Rentiesville Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival is a builder of community and employment for some 200 musicians. We collaborate with other Arts Organizations and related non -profits.
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

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

We have great deals for Sponsors as well….
 
Yes! We are on board to build community and keep the blues alive in Rentiesville!
We will help sponsor the 31st Rentiesville Blues Festival Festival!
 
Company Name ______________________________________________
 
 
Wording to use ___________________________________________________________________
 
 
Address______________________________________________________
 
_____________________________________________________
 
 
Phone _____________texting here? ___ E Mail _________________________
 
 
Contact Person _____________________ Phone ____________texting?____
 
 
Facebook page or social media Presence at _________________________________
 
 
please choose a Level of Sponsorship
1.) MAJOR SPONSOR , $5,000 plus______________________________
2.)  Platinum Level $1,000-4,999________________________
3 .) Gold PLUS, $750-999_______________________________________
4 .) Gold Level, $500-749_______________________________________
5 .) Silver Level A, $350-499_____________________________________
6 .) Silver Level B, $250-349___________________________
7 .)  Bronze Level, $100-249____________________________________
See below for added DETAILS
OTHER AMOUNT _________________:
 
____we will provide our banner; Pick up INFO______________________________
____please create our banner ________________________________________
 
signed ______________________________date_________ Thank You!
Selby and FOR Blues crew
103020 D.C. Minner Street Checotah Rentiesville OK 74426, 918 855 0978 d dcminnerblues.com email selbyminner@gmail.com
WHAT DO SPONSORS GET …more…
Sponsor logo featured on post cards and other print materials distributed across the state and beyond, 400 T-shirts and 500 posters. Your banner, provided by you, will be placed in a high visibility area near the main stage. Major Sponsors receive 10 free tickets, a poster and T-shirt. You provide the banner, OR F.O.R. Blues INC.
Sponsorship and Signage Opportunities
We print up to 20,000 post cards for every festival and distribute them beforehand. The sooner you submit your sponsorship, the better the distribution and exposure for you.
 
DETAILS OF SPONSORSHIP LEVELS
1.) MAJOR SPONSOR , $5,000 plus: Sponsor logo featured on post cards and other print materials distributed across the state and beyond, 400 T-shirts and 500 posters. Your banner, provided by you, will be placed in a high visibility area near the main stage. Major Sponsors receive 10 free tickets, a poster and T-shirt. You provide the banner, OR F.O.R. Blues Fest will create a free banner from your business card.
2.)  Platinum Level, $1,000-4,999: Sponsor logo featured on post cards and other print materials. 400 T-shirts and 300 posters. Your banner, provided by you, will be placed in a high visibility area near the main stage. Platinum level sponsors receive one free ticket per $50 of support (10-ticket maximum) and a poster and T-shirt. You provide banner, or F.O.R. Blues Festival will create it for $65.
3 .) Gold PLUS, $750-999: Sponsor logo featured on post cards and other print materials, 400 T-shirts and 300 posters. Your banner, provided by you, will be placed in a high visibility area near the main stage. Gold PLUS level sponsors receive one free ticket per $50 of support (10-ticket maximum). You provide the banner, or F.O.R. Blues Festival will create it for $65.
 4 .) Gold Level, $500-749: Sponsor logo featured on post cards and other print materials, T-shirts and 300 posters. Your banner, provided by you, will be placed in a high visibility area near the main stage. Gold Level sponsors receive one free ticket per $50 of support (10-ticket maximum). You provide the banner, or F.O.R. Blues Festival will create it for $65.
5 .) Silver Level A, $350-499: Sponsor-provided banner close to main stage and one free ticket per $50 of support
6 .)  Silver Level B, $250-349: Sponsor signs at event and one free ticket per $50 of support (five-ticket maximum)
7 .)  Bronze Level, $100-249: Sponsor signs posted on festival field and one free ticket per $50 of support
All sponsorships are tax deductible through the non-profit organization F.O.R. Blues, Inc.
Please make checks payable to: F.O.R. Blues, Inc. Blues Festival Mail to: F.O.R. Blues, Inc. Blues Festival 103020 D.C. Minner Street Checotah, Oklahoma 74426
Thank You Party with live music and food, following the Blues Festival
RENTIESVILLE BLUES FEST #31, 2021
 
 
Signage Details
1.) MAJOR SPONSOR , $5,000 plus: 3 feet by 6 feet banner nearest main stage
 
 
2.)  Platinum Level, $1,000-4,999: $1,000-4,999: 3 feet by 6 feet banner nearer to main stage
 3 feet by 6 feet banner nearest main stage
 
 
3 .) Gold PLUS, $750-999: 3 feet by 6 feet banner near main stage
 
 
 4 .) Gold Level, $500-749: 3 feet by 6 feet banner near main stage
 
 
5 .) Silver Level A, $350-499: $350-499: 3 feet by 6 feet banner on the fencing close to the stage
 
 
6 .) $250-499 Silver Level B, $250-349: 11” by 17” on the screen or sponsor-provided banner on the field fencing
 
 
7 .)  Bronze Level, $100-249: 8 ½” by 11” on the ground or screen all three days of the event
 
 
Call Selby at 1-918-855-0978.
RENTIESVILLE BLUES FEST #31, 2021
FRIENDS of RENTIESVILLE BLUES INC 501
Let the Rentiesville Blues Festival
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This year Rentiesville Dusk til Dawn Festival will be held Sept 3, 4, and5th …we are going for it all … 30 bands on three stages, 5 pm til 5 am…18 dollars a night at the gate… happy to report – Lil Ed and Guitar Shorty – also Butch Mudbone, Tim Allen Mitchell – are confirmed….!!! all music will be OUTSIDE like the INDUCTIONS….optional social distancing, lots of sanitation stations and maybe temperatures at the gate – remotely – foreheads…
 
 
r!
 
 
 
Rentiesville
Blues Festival Sept 3, 4, 5
 
 
 
 
 
OBHOF INDUCTIONS MAY 29th
 
 

 
So … we have been running our Sunday Jam Sessions all last year and this season too, out on this DECK…no one has gotten sick…. so ONWARD and UPWARD
Inductions were out here, ….and during the Festival the indoor stage will be out here as well …there is plenty of room! “Optional Social Distancing” means there will be two seating areas side by side in front of all stages. Down wind will be masks and chairs separated into small groups several feet apart…next to them, but upwind will be standard rows of seats… depending on CDC guidelines we may take long distance temperatures at the gate, there will be lots of sanitation stations, but no checks for vaccinations – although we do think they are a good idea.( I had Phizer and I feel much better…residual effects of my month long bout with Covid in October – main and only symptom was exhaughstion ..- disappeared after my two shots in Jan and Feb. I feel great and have the energy to do the Festival now…..yay!
 
Kelvin Drake – Mr Guitar – at his induction here in 2019
below …2021 Inductee David Carr Jr.
 
 
David Carr Jr. –
 
 
OBHOF inductee Broadway Jimmy …lives in LA now
Smokin’ Okies William Watkins will be in the yard!

HAPPY TO SAY WE ARE ON THE FIELD THIS YEAR! OPTIONAL SOCIAL DISTANCING, ALL THREE STAGES OUTDOORS………..YAY!  
 

                                                 

LiNKS ot LAST YEAR’s VIRTUAL EVENT  

The 30th annual Rentiesville Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival IS the “Juke Joint in Cyberspace”

LINKS to D.C.’s ‘JUKE JOINT IN CYBER  SPACE!’:

and…you can 
‘PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM!!!’ 

COMPLETE 3 nights LINK  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lz4yltuI7mc&list=PL9m29AE7sT2V9n-DIqU07gOkHQ_Rbj1P0

FRIDAY SHOW   Video link 

https://youtu.be/8sQrnOEhrIE

 

SUNDAY SHOW  Video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOhiom5JAcA

 #HOPEinOK, #OKHumanities, @OKHumanities, and @NEHgov

the PAGE is at www.youtube.com/user/selbyminnerblues

if you have the technology you could set up three video centers in three rooms of your house, and play them all at once(!) and have three stages running at one time just like here during the actual festival (!) …just a joke! 

Labor Day Weekend Blues Festival UPDATE:  stay In the LOOP here

    

We will be on line Sept 4, 5, and 6 in 2020! So bring on the MUSIC!

THE LINEUP Dusk til Dawn VIRTUAL            in the House at YOUR House!

       Juke Joint in CyberSpace!

       

We really MISSED you all..    Such a different year… my favorite part of the Festival has always been seeing everybody here having fun together ..but… since It would be irresponsible to invite 2000 or more people to D.C. Minner’s old home place and the Festival here in Rentiesville this year, we hope you are all safe and well and we will

SEE YOU IN RENTIESVILLE NEXT YEAR!

                                                      JUKE JOINT IN CYBERSPACE!

RedCat Studio Preview of Virtual Festival to air soo

Rentiesville Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival # 30 Virtual 45 sets 35 artists

in the House at YOUR House! Juke Joint in CyberSpace

 YouTube.com/Rentiesville OK Dusk til Dawn Blues Fest

Radio Tulsa IDL and on YouTube.com/user/selbyminnerblues

LINE UP FRIDAY, SEPT 4th 2020
5 pm one hour video honoring our sponsors– music by …. D.C. & Selby Minner 59:00 Rock’in Rick & Selby Minner
1:02:14 Harold Aldridge Jr. Tahlequah
1:37:50 Tony Mathews Checotah, Hollywoood CA
2:02:22 Cecil Gray Tara Elgin OK
2:42:15 Knut Roppestad Shiverbone, Muskogee Blues Explosion Norway
2:49:31 Bronko Cowboy Blues Show Checotah OK
3:06:49 Bebo McDaniel Trio McAlester OK
3:54:19 Homer Johnson, Stretch Moon Tulsa, Wagoner
3:58:54 Blackwell Brothers Dunsmuir CA (Harry and Debbie Blackwell)
4:44:38 Craig Vaughan Tulsa
5:07:03 Oklahoma Ollie
5:20:00 Dustin Pittsley Tulsa
6:04:50 John White Okmulgee
6:20:37 Roger Hurricane Wilson Georgia
6:34:36 Kid’s Village Slideshow

LINKS fb OBHOF, OR  YouTube.com/Rentiesville OK Dusk til Dawn Blues Fest

on  Radio Tulsa IDL and on YOUTUBE.com/user/selbyminnerblues

LINE UP SATURDAY, Sept 5th D
.C. Minner Tribute
14:06 Checotah High School Jazz Band Jim Davis, Roger Hurricane Wilson, Selby Minner
35:52 D’Elegantz Kenny Diggs Tulsa, Pennsylvania
1:32:07 Kelvin Drake Mr. Guitar Band OKC
2:22:41 Tim Austin Mitchell Enid OK, Spain
3:19:38 FORD ad
3:20:55 Selby Minner RI, CA, Rentiesville RocknRick Patterson KC MO
3:26:20 Slick Willie Lawson and Poochie Love LA, CA, Perkins Tryon
4:08:52 Watermelon Slim MA, OK, Clarksdale MS
5:08:53 CD AD for Selby & Rockn’Rick Patterson
5:10::27 Johnny Rawls Purvis MS
5:56:59 John White
6:08:03 Wonda Macon- Sunset OKC
3:48:40 Leon Rollerson Tulsa
7:21:10 Kevin Vaughn Back-Up Blues Band Dallas

including CDs Rentiesville Juke Joint Live, Full Moon Over Rentiesville, I Can Tell

Rentiesville Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival # 30 Virtual 45 sets 35 artists

in the House at YOUR House! Juke Joint in CyberSpace

 YouTube.com/Rentiesville OK Dusk til Dawn Blues Fest

on Radio Tulsa IDL and on YouTube.com/user/selbyminnerblues 

LINE UP SUNDAY, SEPT 6th 2020
5 pm one hour video honoring our sponsors– music by …. D.C. & Selby Minner
1:00:00 Kelvin Drake Mr. Guitar OKC
1:28:08 UNIQUE Gospel Singers Tulsa
2:01:14 Mike Kern St Louis Blues and Bonnie McCoy – Slide Show
2:23:53 Pat Moss with Tony Mathews Tahlequah, Checotah
3:00:00 D.C. & Selby Minner Blues on The Move
3:30:34 Maurice Allen Lee Norman OK, Germany
3:47:55 Selby Minner & RockinRick Patterson
4:15:32 CD ad
4:16:10 Danny Timms CA, OK
5:15:30 Ford AD
5:16:50 Walter Taylor lll The Doctor OKC
5:34:54 Uncle Bump aka Griffith Torres
5:41:24 Fillmore Slim New Orleans, San Francisco
6:34:17 Eric ‘Little Brother’ Walker
7:08:00 Homer Johnson, Stretch Moon jam
7:13:20 Roger ‘Hurricane’ Wilson from Georgia
7:33:36 Miss Blues Paris Texas, OKC OK
7:41:35 Johnny Rawls Purvis MS

e

Full Moon Over Rentiesville

I Can Tell

Renteisville Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival # 30 Virtual 45 sets 35 artists

in the House at YOUR House! Juke Joint in CyberSpace

LINKS: dcminnerblues.com fb OBHOF, YouTube.com/Rentiesville OK Dusk til Dawn Blues Fest

THE LINE UP
SUNDAY, SEPT 6
th 2020 Radio Tulsa IDL warm up 5 pm, Music at 6 pm – ?

5 pm IDL one hour warm up slide show
music by D.C. Minner………….

GOSPEL SHOW: intro
Kelvin Drake Mr. Guitar OKC
UNIQUE Gospel Singers Tulsa
Mike Kern  St Louis Blues and Bonnie McCoy – Slide Show
Pat Moss with Tony Mathews Tahlequah, Checotah
 
 
So after we publish on the 4th, 5th, and 6th at 6 pm, the show will stay on the You Tube page from now on, you will be able to PARTY with the BLUES Festival, any time … in your house, New Year’s Eve …on your birthday…..ENJOY!
We are already really MISSING you all..

Such a different year… my favorite part of the Festival has always been seeing everybody here having fun together ..but… as you know we have to adapt to keep each other well… It would be irresponsible to invite 2000 or more people to D.C. Minner’s old home place and the Festival here in Rentiesville this year.

..So sad…. BUT….The Show Must Go On! …so …
JUKE JOINT IN CYBERSPACE! FESTIVAL with a DIFFERENCE
 
If you want to buy CDs from these people please leave them a note and your contact info in the comments on You Tube
PLEASE also remember to Like and Share and Subscribe!! Thanks!
Event Creator OK Blues Hall of Fame, FOR Blues Inc, Selby Minner
Major Grant Support from the OK ARTS COUNCIL, and the H.O.P.E. Grant from OKLAHOMA HUMANITIES Council, support from FORD,  donations from Cheryl O’Grady and Tom Yearnshaw, The Schrivers, and Karen Drewery, sister of Mike Kern.
(…all acts subject to change)
 

JUKE JOINT IN CYBERSPACE!   FESTIVAL with a DIFFERENCE

PLEASE also remember to Like and Share and Subscribe!! Thanks!

     

6 pm on, Friday Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 4, 5, & 6    

   

we have a very kind appraisal for the Oklahoma Arts Council who is funding most of this process..
Grant Reviewers appreciated strong community support demonstrated with diversified income sources. Extensive marketing efforts aim to reach local, regional, and national audiences. Reviewers noted that the applicant continues to strengthen proposals and build on the success of the event every year. The festival plays a major role in the community and supports tourism and economic development in the area.
Funding is awarded to support artistic fees.

 Click here to receive festival updates on performers and lineup and other upcoming events and news.

 

A few years back,  National Geographic Traveler wrote “on Labor Day weekend, join other blues-lovers at the one of the “10 most awesome music festivals to check out this summer“…in the world! ”

Non-stop music from dusk ‘til dawn on three stages, arts and activities just for kids, great food including barbecue, and a down-home, family-friendly uncommercial vibe draws people from all over to this small-town festival in eastern Oklahoma!

Now in its 30th year, you will feel at home from the moment you arrive. If you want a dose of authentic, and down home, this is the place! Festival photos

  

 

LAST YEAR’S POSTERS ….. 

 

 FREE Camping in a normal year…not 2020  (must have a festival wristband)
Electric Hookups for RVs are available  918 855 0978

 

    2020

on the internet ONLY
Annual 
LABOR DAY WKND Sept 4, 5, 6 2020   
   WHAT:

check your phone or internet for LOTS of MUSIC! 
   WHEN:  Labor Day Wknd, Fri Sat Sun   5 pm til 5 am each night.
    WHO: a virtual showcase of 22 regional groups and 5 nationally acclaimed headliners.
 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: mostly FREE some sets will have a small fee
  CONTACT: (918) 855-0978   selbyminner@gmail.com, www.dcminnerblues.com, 103020  D.C. Minner St (Rentiesville) Checotah OK 74426  facebook: Rentiesville Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival   CLICK > to get on EMAIL LIST
  Volunteer         Option: NORMALLY It takes a lot of people to do this – so we have a great deal for volunteers! BUT of course not this year… we will sure miss seeing you all! 

MOTELS:  Muskogee is 17 miles north of here, straight up US 69. Newest motels are near the Quick Trip at the Shawnee Bypass intersection. The Fairfield Inn, LaQuinta and Studio 6  and Day’s Inn 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-

Blues Festival Guide said – we will be back open in 2021 WATCH ONLINE THIS YEAR!!

 

2019 Headliners Include: Knut Roppestadt (Norway), Bex Marshall (England), Watermelon Slim, Ronnie Stewart & The Oakland Blues Divas, Funkativity (Washington DC), Johnny Rawls (Soul Blues Artist Winner “California Shake”), Kelvin ‘Mr. Guitar’ Drake (toured world with Clarence Carter and worked with Solomon Burke and Bonnie Raitt), Harold Aldridge, Last Call, Pat Moss, Mike Moore Big Band, Jim Davis CHS Jazz Band, Roger Hurricane Wilson, Shy Willie, Leon Rollerson, D’elegantz, Sir Stan From La, Oklahoma Ollie In (Louisiana), Bebo McDaniel Trio, Cece Craig, Eric Little Brother Walker, Alice April, Sunsetter, Hydramatics, Craig Vaughan, John White, Cecil Gray, Wewoka Blues Band, Akeem Kemp (placed in IBC Youth Challenge in Memphis representing Arkansas), Selby Minner and Blues On The Move, Mike Moore Big Band, Bonnie McCoy (niece of the late great Memphis Minnie), Harley Cowboy Hamm (Checotah)…10+ Oklahoma Blues Hall of Famers on the show!

The Kid’s Village: (children under 12 are free and we keep them busy having fun while the music soaks in!) The OK State Arts Council roster artists and 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).

Comments include: “World’s best – and largest – back yard party!”  “This is peace as the world should know it!” A blues festival that is truly unique as it is a family event with lots for children to do – but not after midnight in the old Juke Joint – adults only, please!  “You can see all the headliners by 11 pm, but night owls keep on and dig the blues from 5 pm til 5 am.”

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 7 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. There is a Gospel Show to start the Festivities on Sunday. The outdoor part is the most family friendly Blues festival you will find.

 Oklahoma Today wrote: Red Dirt Blues – 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. facebook Selby Minner or DC Minner Rentiesville Museum / For Blues Inc


The Kid’s Village (“children under 12 are free and we keep them busy having fun while the music soaks in!” OK State Arts Council roster artists and 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) Wonda ‘Sunset the Sunsetter “ Macon ininduction. Shiron Butterfly Ray shares her joy

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Watermelon Slim, new inductee Mr. Guitar Kelvin Drake (on the road w Clarence Carter for years) , Bebo McDaniels, D.C. , Johnny Rawls CD “World’s best – and largest – back yard party!” “This is peace as the world should know it!”. . . A blues festival that is truly unique as it is a family event with lots for children to do – but not after midnight in the old Juke Joint – adults only, please! “You can see all the headliners by 11 pm but night owls keep on and dig the blues from 5 pm til 5 am.”

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 7 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 High School Jazz 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.

Years of People having FUN: .
The festival takes place in Rentiesville, the childhood home of famed blues singer/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 7 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.”

 

 

   
Roger Hurricane Wilson bringing a Caravan of RVers
                        …Kelvin Mr. Guitar Drake worked with Clarence Carter for years and years

  
    Sunsetter and Shiron our main stage MC    Mr. Chef Larry Jones

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVbmJ8cH7Qk
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouivhKlCnqU
   

     
     

Mike Moore Big Band Sunday —          Sun sets as the main stage warms up

      

Hydramatics with the Actor Steve and Oklahoma Ollie in from the West coast one more time!

  thanks to our Sponsors! in addition to those with logos on the poster, we have:
Hoss Style Motors, Pistols and Pearls, Sue’s Recycling, PRINTY PLEASE,
What About Bob’s, Hillcrest Health, Square Deal Music, Max’s Garage,
East Central Electric, Charlies Chicken Checotah, Bob Loftis Furniture 
Studio 6 Motel, Legends Beauty in McAlester, Leon Rollerson, La Quinta

       
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Blues Foundation Revue,    Early shot of the Blues Club, lead singer D’Elegantz
 
Dr.Harold Aldridge Jr. 
below Akeem Kemp (AZ)  

    
Akeem Kemp back by popular demand !! placed in the Youth division at the IBC when he was 18 years old!

 
Johnny Rawls – California Shake! –  and Oklahoma Ollie in from LA gets inducted into oBHOF
          Robert Glass

         

 

   

Eddie Bagwell from the Blues Soc of Tulsa wrote:                                      

“If you want to discover what the blues is really all about,
you’ll make plans for this one next year. .
…It was so beautiful and pure, I wish you were all there”

We made the cut!———-This article was from the National Geographic! 

We’re glad to have the support of new and old friends alike. Thanks to the soul group Deep Soul performing artist Johnny Rawls will be here in opening night of the festival. You don’t want to miss it! 

Kenny Diggs founder of D’Elegantz
  Kenny Diggs D'Elegantz   

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MOTELS: http://www.visitmuskogee.com/visiting/where-to-stay/?utm_source=G+Fest&utm_campaign=7cc03b3ebf-

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

 

 

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VERY COOL VIDEOS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbkeQLj6r3U
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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Mnv1xv544g 
click above to see Joanna Connor came to Rentiesville Fest 2016

 

Rentiesville Dusk til Dawn Blues Fest DATES this year: August 30, 31, Sept 1, 5 pm – 5 am.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzhLOo1Xq_Q 
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!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wInPlcf-4k


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:

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Carole Point, new Inductee Magic Mike
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BIG GEORGE BROCK and Detonators in Rentiesville -great video!:
https://www.facebook.com/jonmarcedwards/videos/t.100000558008352/1488056254702/?type=3&theate

 

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   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 . . . .

AN AWESOME AMOUNT OF VOLUNTEER TIME FUELS THE RENTIESVILLE FESTIVAL!

 

D.C.’s spirit lives on …

  

   IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC!

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THIS IS THE BEST thanks to ALICE APRIL!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azata5jRcB0&feature=youtu.be<iframe

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DD 2010 Johnny Rawls, Miss Blues Love and Happiness just after she opened for BB King http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3mwQM3Lh3w

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Nick Brodner International Cuisine – a favorite vendor

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2017 review comments by OAC

This long-standing blues festival brings three days of live music to eastern Oklahoma. The event has a strong impact on the rural community, drawing audiences from across the state and nation. An anticipated 3,500 adults and 150 youth will be reached by this project. Ticket prices are affordable at $18/day with children and volunteers receiving free admission. The extensive lineup of performers include several OAC roster artists. Panelists found the proposed regional and national marketing plan effective and applauded the community need statement for demonstrating the festival’s economic value. OAC funds to partially cover artistic fees, excluding payment of Selby Minner and Blues on the Move band as host and festival organizer. OAC funds are to support a portion of artistic fees.

Review Comments 2016

 

The applicant described a long-standing cultural event in a very rural and underserved community. The event has a strong reputation and attracts audience members and musicians from outside Oklahoma. Thorough explanation of expenses and income. Low cost of tickets ensures that this event is accessible. Culturally diverse audience and performing artists. Recommendations for the Applicant: Continue to seek out increased sponsorship and increasing vendor fees to continue toward sustainability for the festival. Review and refine social media platforms and presence as a component of overall marketing and event promotion. 

Review Comments 2015

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. Would assume this intimate setting creates a very personal experience for blues fans and musicians (both experienced and aspiring). Recommend they consider changing website to reflect festival brand. Organization does great outreach with students and seniors. Could use more details about “capital” expenses. Consider a ticket price increase as the price seems to have stayed the same for many years. 



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