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BLUE MONDAY LIVE every Monday night, 7-11pm @ Hal & Mal's Red Room in downtown Jackson, MS.
Full bar, blues menu
Door: $5 donation ($3 for CMBS members)
If you can't be there in person, watch our live stream on the CMBS FB page @ Central MS Blues Society, Inc. | Facebook
CMBS TRIO PLAYS AT JSU CONSTITUTION DAY
September 19, 2023
A beautiful “Fallish” day at Jackson State University celebrating Constitution Day with a voter’s registration drive and speeches, organized by the student group, JSU Votes! The Central MS Blues Society was happy to sponsor some upbeat music provided by CMBS musician members Ben Sterling- guitar & vocals, Maya Kyles- drums & KenDrick Hart-bass. They even had a couple of guys sit in: Rufus & Desi Jenkins and Maya Kyles took a turn on the guitar and Kendrick played the drums! The talent overflowed!!
Malcolm Shepherd, CMBS President, with CMBS Trio: Ben Sterling on guitar, Maya Kyles on drums and KenDrick Hart on bass performing on the JSU Plaza stage.
Peggy Brown, CMBS Talent Coordinator; Maya Kyles; KenDrick Hart; Desi Jenkins (JSU Student who sat in); Ben Sterling
Rufus, JSU student who sat in; KenDrick Hart, bass;
Maya Kyles, drums; Ben Sterling, guitar and vocals.
CAT RHODES & JIMMI MAYES AT BLUE MONDAY, SEPT. 18, 2023
VIRTUAL BLUE MONDAY 12/7/20
Blue Monday Band w/Lonne George, Kendrick Hart, Calvin Lacey, Dwight T. Ross, Malcolm Shepherd, Abdul Rasheed and Dennis Fountain.
Sponsored by Mississippi Arts Commission, South Arts, National Endowment of the Arts, and Visit Jackson. Videoed at Hal & Mal's, Jackson, MS, Nov. 2020
CMBS Awarded MS Arts Commission Grant to Support Blue Monday Project
The Central Mississippi Blues Society is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission to fund our Blue Monday event from July 2023 - June 2024. The grants are made possible by continued funding from the Mississippi State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Thank you MAC, The Mississippi Legislature, The Mississippi Endowment for the Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts!
CMBS ESTABLISHES ENDOWMENT FUND
JEWEL BASS-THOMAS & EDDIE COTTON HONORED BY CMBS
Blue Monday on June 14, 2023 was a special night as CMBS President Malcolm Shepherd presented vocalist Jewel Bass-Thomas and Mississippi bluesman Eddie Cotton with The Pat Brown Lifetime Achievement Award for their outstanding contribution to the art form of Mississippi Blues and their support of the Central MS Blue Society!
Blue Monday Band @ King Biscuit, 2022
Bobby Rush receives CMBS award
Malcolm Shepherd presented blues legend Bobby Rush with the Central Mississippi Blues Society Lifetime Achievement. Bobby renamed the award the "Mississippi Grammy! Play video to see the award at Blue Monday.
Blue Monday Jam
w/Kandiman, Brian Walker and John Gaines,
Ms. Patricia and Dennis Fountain
Carlos Elliot at Blue Monday
cmbs digital jukebox
The Blue Monday Band, featuring King Edward Antoine on guitar, Johnny Sharp on Keys, Willie James on bass, Rick Lewis on drums and Malcolm Shepherd on cungas. Thanks to Reed Radcliffe for the video.
The Blue Monday Band, with Lonne' George on lead guitar and vocals, Keith "KC2Funky" Collins and Big Al on bass, Dwight T. Ross, Jr. on drums, Malcolm Shepherd on Cungas, with Dr. Russell Thomas on saxophone. Courtesy of Annie "Little Miss Soul" Fairley, at Hal & Mal's, Jackson , MS.