F.O.R. Blues Society
WELCOME _ We now are forming a true Blues Society here in Rentiesville! Memberships are $10 / year. Our mission statement is in the headliner of the page above, and the established responsibilities of FOR Blues are the Blues Festival and the Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame with it’ s inductions on Memorial Day Weekend, May 27th this year. We have about 100 inductees so far. started in 2004….
Becoming a true BLUES SOCIETY with members will enable us to send a band to the International Blues Foundation’s IBC – the international Blues Challenge in January. We know lots of qualified bands so selecting one should be fun.
Membership form here soon.
Info: Selby Minner 918 855 0978
this year’s dates are Sept 1, 2, 3.
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.
mailing address: 103020 D.C. Minner Street Checotah OK 74426
The 27th Annual RENTIESVILLE BLUES FESTIVAL is Sept 1, 2, 3 – 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