RENTIESVILLE BLUES FESTIVAL

 

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PRESS RELEASE Selby @ (918) 855-0978   DC on flag w guitar
Rentiesville Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival 2016
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26th Annual!
www.dcminnerblues.com dcminner@windstream.net f book DC Minner Rentiesville Museum OR Selby Minner Band
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I – 40 / US 69 . 70 mi SE of Tulsa, 125 Mi E of OKC
Fri Sat Sun of Labor Day Weekend September 2 - 4. 2016 5 pm til 5 am
$15/ day @ gate Kids Free under 12

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Down Home Blues, Oklahoma Style – 200 musicians; 30 acts on 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.
JOANNA CONNOR of CHICAGO

HEADLINERS include:
JOANNA CONNOR; Chicago Slide Guitar Queen
BACK after so long! Friday only
JOHNNY RAWLS, Soul Blues Artist of the year will be INDUCTED into our own OBHOF during the Festival!
FILLMORE SLIM in from San Francisco… a living legend and great entertainser..both Fri and Sat, indoors and out.
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..
DIRECT CONNECT tore em up here last year, dancing under the stars at midnite Saturday
MAIN McMANN of OKC
PATTY TAYLOR BAND of Tulsa
BRONKO CARR, HARLEY HAMM aka COWBOY and BIG DAVE CARR JR.
DYLAN WHITNEY

BAT-OR KALO now Oklahoma’s own, making the Festival circuit all summer …moved here from Israel…energized and hungry
MIKE UPDEGROVE one of the busiest bands in the OKC area… a Fave of Miss Blues
AND more..info soon…
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.”

 Selby tul world sept 15  Dan by Arlene Winfrey   Patti Taylor pink

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

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

 

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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. 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    dcminner@windstream.net, 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!


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

MAJOR SPONSORS:

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

 

 

Down HOme Blues Club FLOOR                                                 OAC logo 2011_color

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
AND
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 2 – 4, 5 pm – 5 am.AD blues fest guide 2016

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 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 .www.dcminnerblues.com – dcminner@windstream.net 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  
 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       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!:

https://www.facebook.com/jonmarcedwards/videos/t.100000558008352/1488056254702/?type=3&theater

    2016
Annual 
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    dcminner@windstream.net, 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!
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:PARKING:
CAMPING:
MUSKOGEE MOTELS: http://www.visitmuskogee.com/visiting/where-to-stay/?utm_source=G+Fest&utm_campaign=7cc03b3ebf-OneWeekOut_6_10_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5241c8f422-7cc03b3ebf-137401765
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 also a KOA East of Checotah on I-40

 

 

 

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 (www.okblues.org), 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   www.dcminnerblues.com    dcminner@windstream.net   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 . . . .

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!?!?!”

B O A R D

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

(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 www.dcminnerblues.com

Here is the   thankyouOLDER NEWS BELOW ———–   S

D.C.’s spirit lives on …

  

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC, PEOPLE!

 Facebook under Selby Minner

www.dcminnerblues.com for more information. Or call Selby & Co. at (918) 855-0978.

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

 

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! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHiiuBsJroA

 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!