EVENTS & POSTERS
The original Juke Joint was opened by D.C.’s Grandmother Miss Lura in 1936 when D.C. was one year old. It was the Cozy Corner, and despite a fire and needing to rebuild from the ground up in the early 60s, stayed open until her death in 1968. D.C. was born on this spot! When he moved back from touring for 30 years with his wife/ bassist/dream buddy Selby they reopened the place as the Down Home Blues Club in 1988. Soon it was too small, and the couple enlarged the place to twice it’s original size by 1991, in time for the first Rentiesville Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival …700 people came, 7 bands and Little Johnny Taylor was the headliner.
address: 422978 John Hope Franklin Blvd in Rentiesville OK
The 25th Annual RENTIESVILLE BLUES FESTIVAL is Sept 4, 5, 6th – Labor Day Weekend.
Thanks for your support! All input welcome! Selby Minner F.O.R. Blues Inc. (918) 855 0978
Talking about the Festival – 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”
CHECK OUT: struggle and hope web site by Kari Barber – they are doing an amazing job of filming Rentiesville and the Blues Fest and all the Original Black Townships…………
D.C. Minner birthplace in Rentiesville site of Blues Festival