RENTIESVILLE BLUES FESTIVAL

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 Selby Minner Blues on the Move with Dan ‘Oklahoma Slim’…Patti Taylor Band…

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

 

    2017
Annual 
LABOR DAY WKND Sept 1, 2, 3 2017    WHAT:
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   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   selbyminner@gmail.com, www.dcminnerblues.com, 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! 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! 

 

  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!

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

 

 

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VERY COOL VIDEOS:

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
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Mnv1xv544g 
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 1 – 3, 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:

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  DD logo w green

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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.

 

 

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”

 

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

AN AWSOME AMOUNT OF VOLUNTEER TIME FUELS THE RENTIESVILLE FESTIVAL!

Our friend LAYCE posted this to her face book page:

EVERYBODY LISTEN UP!!!!!! IF YOU’VE NEVER BEEN TO THE RENTIESVILLE BLUES FESTIVAL,PUT IT ON YOUR “TO DO” LIST!!!!! IT IS THE MOST LAID BACK,PARTY ‘TIL YOU DROP, AWESOME PLACE! GENDER, RACE, RELIGION…NOBODY CARES! ALLTHEY ASK IS THAT YOU HAVE A BLAST! AWESOME PEOPLE, FOOD, DANCIN’, AND THE BEST OF THE BLUES…FROM DUSK TIL DAWN!!! WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR!?!?!”

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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 !!

Sincerely,

Selby Minner

and Friends of Rentiesville Blues

 

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

 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!