End of Summer Blues Bash 2022

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The Annual Blues Picnic may be gone, but the Madison Blues Society is still here and ready for some live Blues and outdoor fun! Things are looking up and we are pleased to announce End of the Summer Bash!

Sunday, September 18, 2022
The East Side Club 3735 Monona Drive
Madison, WI 53714
Noon ‘til 6:00 pm

Member Price: End Of Summer Blues event tickets – $10.00

Non-Member Price: End Of Summer Blues event – $12.00

BUT If you sign up for a membership on our membership page,
you will receive a free ticket to End of Summer Blues!
We’ll send you a confirmation of your free entrance to the End of Summer Blues.

Don’t forget! You can Pay without a PayPal account!

Too Sick Charlie
Too Sick Charlie

Too Sick Charlie and his One Man Band may call Wisconsin home but his music is deeply rooted in the blues of the north Mississippi Hill country. With his cigar box guitars he picks out hip-grinding licks and lays down some solid beats with his suitcase drum and tambourine snare. And throw in some harp for good measure, It’s a sound and playing style that is deceptively larger than it seems.


The Blues Disciples
The Blues Disciples have been bringing their Blues to the people of the  local clubs in the Milwaukee area an

The Blues Disciples

d the Midwest region since 1990.  Founded by “Barefoot” Jimmy Schwarz with  the intent of remaining true to the influences of the Chicago electric  blues era of the ’50’s and 60’s. Influenced initially by the likes of  Little Walter, and Muddy Waters, and then directly by Wisconsin Blues  greats Jim Liban and Billy Flynn they forged a sound and band that rose  to the top of the Milwaukee Blues scene. Their years of powerful shows  every week at Milwaukee Blues fixture, The Up & Under, turned a  whole new generation on to the Blues genre. Many years and changes have  kept their music fresh, and relevant, while still remaining true to  their Blues roots.

Howard “Guitar” Luedtke
Howard Luedtke
From Blues Blast Magazine:
https://www.howardluedtke.com/Based out of northwestern Wisconsin, where he’s been a regional favorite for decades, Howard “Guitar” Luedtke is a self-described “old hippie” who plays electric blues the way most old-school fans want it to be: clean, crisp, full of tone and without the over-the-top distortion and fretwork that dominate the airwaves today. Read more here.

Another Way to Make a Difference – MBS Matching Fund Grant
It is our mission to increase awareness, understanding and appreciation of Blues music in America’s musical heritage. We also have a commitment to racial/gender justice and reform. Music, and specifically the blues, is an effective means of supporting these goals as blues has a foundation from the challenges that injustice brings.

In order to meet our mission and provide events in our community, we rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses for support. Without the assistance of community-minded individuals like you, we wouldn’t be able to do our work.

We ask that you make a commitment to support our Fall fundraising campaign. This year our goal is $300 and we hope that you will be able to make a contribution. A Madison blues musician has offered to match your gift dollar for dollar up to our goal amount. You can double your impact with his generosity.

Donate to the MBS Matching Fund Grant
Just enter any amount in the red PayPal update box.


WORT-FM radio

We’re getting back to our Promotional Exchange with WORT-FM
community radio this year. They’ll be helping get the word out and
we’ll have lots of info about WORT-FM at our Info Booth.

WORT-FM really supports the Blues with

  • Every Friday Night from 6:00PM to 8:00PM
    “Blues Cruise” hosted by Dave Watts
  • Every Saturday Night from 8:00PM to 10:00PM
    “Two for the Blues” hosted by Art Schuna & Bonnie Kalmbach

And be sure to check out the Blues shows on the WORT-FM SHOW ARCHIVES available as Play, Download or RSS!

The Madison Blues Society PRIZE RAFFLE is back!

Have you missed the chance to bring home a great prize at an MBS Prize Raffle?
Here’s your chance to do it again!
Get your tickets here and come on down to the End of Summer Blues on Sunday 9/18!
(You don’t need to be present to win)

Here’s what we’ve got so far. More prizes are coming in every day.

  • HOTEL STAY – Marriott Madison West, 1-night stay in standard guestroom
  • GUITAR – hardbody Fender electric guitar with case – signed by many musicians
  • Overture Center for the Arts – Pair of tickets to select shows
  • Handcrafted iron dinner bell – made in the shape of a treble clef
  • Shoe Box – Gift certificate for $50.00
  • Orange Tree Imports – Gift certificate for $25.00
  • Elderly Instruments Carryall with old posters and more
  • 4 Blues Books – cover the history and musical lives of Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker and many, many others.
  • Blues CD 4 packs – a variety of local and national artists

End Of Summer Blues Prize Raffle Tickets – 1 for $10.00

End Of Summer Blues Prize Raffle Tickets – 3 for $25.00

Don’t forget! You can Pay without a PayPal account!