The Blues Society of the Ozarks presents the Greater Ozarks Blues Festival will be held Friday and Saturday September 10 & 11 at Chesterfield Village, just north of the James River Expressway at Kansas Expressway. It's the area's original Blues festival and has provided a weekend of top-notch Blues entertainment to the Springfield Missouri community once a year since 1998. This all-volunteer annual event raises money for the Blues Society Of The Ozarks, a not-for-profit organization, and especially for the BSO's Blues in the Schools program which helps kids learn about, and even how to play, this important original American art form. This year's lineup features Blues Music Award nominees and winners; the International Blues Challenge winner, our local Blues Challenge winner, and some of the region's favorite blues acts. Scheduled to appear are Super Chikan; Bernard Allison, the son of the late Luther Allison; singer & harmonica player Grady Champion; Barbara Blues from Beale Street in Memphis; Marquise Knox; the family blues band Homemade Jamz; and regional favorites Tripwire, Underground Blues Division; the Bel Airs; and Black Suede; Nigel and the Ghost; and Full Moon Blues Band. Gates open at 4:30pm Friday Sept.10, and 11am on Saturday the 11th. Advance tickets are available online at
or at Rapid Robert's; Springfield Brewing Co.; Kaleidoscope; Denney's Harley-Davidson; and Stick It In Your Ear.