Beale Street Bound

Beale Street Bound

Come and send the Capital Area Blues Society Blues Brawl winners on the road to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis!  Sunday, January 15th, The Green Door Lansing, MI The lineup will be: (exact times tbd):Doors at 3pm, music at 4pm James Reeser and the...
Blues Brawl

Blues Brawl

CABS HAD A BLUES BRAWL FOR 2022! The Brawl was Oct 9, 2022. Entries ARE NO LONGER being accepted! We expect to have another Brawl in May 2023.  If you are interested in entering, please check back here in early spring 2023. Click Here to Learn...
Dedfoot Duo

Dedfoot Duo

The Deadfoot Duo won the solo / duo category of the 2022 CABS Blues Brawl, and will represent Mid Michigan at the International Blues Comptition in Memphis, Jan 24-28,...
James Reeser and the Backseat Drivers

James Reeser and the Backseat Drivers

James Reeser and the Backseat Drivers are CABS 2022 Blues Brawl band winners and will compete in the International Blues Competition in Memphis, January 24-28, 2023. Sock Rockin’. Juke Jumpin’. The king of swingin’ good times! James Reeser and the...

CABS is BACK!

CABS IS BACK IN FULL SWING! The Capital Area Blues Society is happy to say we are back and producing events as we did before the COVID lockdown. Last October 9th we held an electrifying evening of great blues at the Green Door for our annual CABS Blues Brawl, and we’d...
Breaking Bread with the Blues

Breaking Bread with the Blues

CABS Breakin’ Bread with the Blues is: Sunday, November 20, 2022 Musicians and fans join forces to support the  Greater Lansing Food Bank. nt goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this...

CABS and COVID

Hello from your Capital Area Blues Society. All if us here hope you are healthy, safe, and staying sane with a lot of on line blues music watching and listening. The pandemic has changed a few things at CABS. This includes: Our Blues Brawl is indefinitely postponed....
CABS Announces Limited Edition T-Shirt Design

CABS Announces Limited Edition T-Shirt Design

CABS is proud and excited to announce that Dennis Preston, Lansing’s premier illustrator, designer, and long time Blues & Jazz Fest Poster artist, has designed us a special T Shirt Logo.  This logo will be available on limited edition T-Shirts.  Be...

CABS Supports Killer Blues – Gravestones for Blues Musicians

Steve Salter, Director of Killer Blues with President Denise Lynch. Keeping the Blues Alive Award Almost 20 years ago, in 1997, Steve Salter became frustrated that he could not find the resting places of many of the blues musicians who were his heroes. To fill that...