Blue Water Ramblers
2020 Tour
tour 2020 map
 
Saturday, January 111 PM - Closing timeTop
Winter Wheat means you don't have to wait until May for a dose of Heaven on Earth, Wheatland! Join the Blue Water Ramblers and a host of other great groups at The Intersection, 133 Grandville SW in Grand Rapids. We will open the day with a jam session from 1:30 - 2:45 so bring your ax. Then there will be musical performances on two stages and dancing.
      Banjo-Jim, Bear, Marten and California Dan
Saturday, January 187 - 10:30 PMTop
Wheatdance: Banjo-Jim will be calling the squares and reels with the Blue Water Ramblers laying down a tuneful, solid beat. Wear your dancing shoes and trip the light fantastic with us at Wheatland in the Gladys Wernette Building. We'll make it a perfect winter night!
      Banjo-Jim, Bear, California Dan, and Dr. Tom
Monday, January 276:30 - 9:30 PMTop
It's the annual benefit for West Michigan Catholic Charities and God's Kitchen, Soup's On for All. Sing with us at Dr. Grin's, enjoy fine soups from all the best restaurants and bid on fabulous items in the silent auction for the best cause.
      Banjo-Jim, Bear and California Dan
Saturday, February 157 - 9 PMTop
The Blue Water Ramblers present all our songs of life present and past at Foundry Hall, Box office: 800.838.3006. Foundry Hall music series is named for a century old building in the heart of downtown that was extensively renovated in 2000-2001 from a former piston factory into a music hall and theatre. Check their website for the current location. At the Foundry Hall, interaction through the arts and shared experiences is the key to a happy, healthy, and vibrant South Haven.
      Bear, California Dan and Banjo-Jim
Saturday, March 77 - 9 PMTop
We play LowellArts, in Banjo-Jim's home town March 7 at 7PM. LowellArts. Location 223 W Main Street, PO Box 53, Lowell, MI 49331. Telephone 616-897-8545
      Bear, California Dan, and Banjo-Jim
Saturday, March 711 AMTop
Bring your children to the Englehardt Library in Lowell for a Joke-a-thon as part of Laugh Fest. Children are invited to take the stage and share their best jokes. Plus the Blue Water Ramblers will have some nonsence to add.
      Bear and Banjo-Jim
Tuesday, March 106 - 7 PMTop
Bring your children to the Grand Rapid Main Public Library for a Joke-a-thon as part of Laugh Fest. Children are invited to take the stage and share their best jokes. Plus the Blue Water Ramblers will have some nonsence to add.
      Bear and Banjo-Jim
Saturday, March 1411 AM - 1 PMTop
We love the children and will be leading all our children's activities at Wheatscouts in the Gladys Wernette Building at Wheatland starting at 11 AM on Saturday, March 14. Bring your children and your own inner child for some riotous fun.
      Bear, California Dan and Banjo-Jim
Wednesday, March 188 - 10 AMTop
It's a square dance under the whale at the Grand Rapids Public Museum! The middle shcool students will trip the light fantastic. Sorry, it's only open the the Musies.
      Banjo-Jim, Bear, Deacon Marten, and Jay Round
Friday, March 2710:30 - 11:30 AMTop
We are presenting our riotous kids show at the Sand Lake Library. 88 Bass Lake Rd, Sand Lake, MI 49343
      Banjo-Jim, Bear and Deacon Marten
Monday, April 62 - 3 PMTop
We are presenting our riotous kids show at the Krause Library. 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford, MI 49341
      Banjo-Jim, Bear and Deacon Marten
Monday, April 66:30 - 7:30 PMTop
We are presenting our riotous kids show at the Byron Township Library. 8191 Byron Center Ave. SW, Byron Center, MI 49315
      Banjo-Jim, Bear and Deacon Marten
Tuesday, April 710 - 11 AMTop
We are presenting our riotous kids show at the Kentwood Library. 4950 Breton SE, Kentwood, MI 49508
      Banjo-Jim, Bear and Deacon Marten
Sunday, May 175 - 7 PMTop
We are performing at Creston Brewery in their Sunday afternoon taproom series. Join us for excellent, good music and fine food. Creston Brewery is at 1504 Plainfield NW, corner of Quimby.
      Bear, Banjo-Jim, California Dan
Friday - Sunday, May 22 - 24, 2020All day and half the night!Top
Dance, sing, pick, try some traditional arts and crafts and even take a few music lessons at Traditional Arts Weekend at Wheatland Music Organization. The Blue Water Ramblers will be picking, singing, and leading workshops. Join us! Don't forget the Family Dance Sunday morning.
      Bear, Banjo-Jim, California Dan, Dr. Tom and Deacon Marten
Thursday, June 116 - 8 PMTop
Kidzz Krazziness- come join the Ramblers on the opening night of the Clare Gazebo Series for summer 2020. A family friendly program of song, dance, stories, games and Tom-foolery and more.
      Banjo-Jim, California Dan, Bear, and Deacon Marten
June 12 - 14, 2020All day and night!Top
NorEast'r Music and Art Festival in Mio on the banks of the AuSable River at the Oscoda County Fair Grounds. Rustic camping is available and the food booths offer the best in town! We'll be singing, picking, jamming and having fun.
      Bear, Califorina Dan, Deacon Marten and Banjo-Jim
Thursday, June 186 - 8 PMTop
We set up at the Niles Riverfront Ampitheater for a 6 PM concert in Niles, Michigan. Bring a chair and a picnic supper.
      Bear, California Dan, and Banjo-Jim
Saturday, June 273 PMTop
We're breaking out our bell-bottoms and tie-die in Port Sanilac. We will let our freak flag fly at the Singing the Sixties. Location is the Sanilac County Historic Village. There will be hippy music all day long. Flower power rocks! Banjo-Jim and Rickey perform and lead a jam.
      Banjo-Jim and Rickey
Wednesday, July 8, 202012 - 1 PMTop
Bear, California Dan and Banjo-Jim will entertain luncheon picnicers at St. Joseph's John E. N. Howard Bandshell at the corner of Lake Boulevard and Port Street. Bring your lunch to this Brownbag Concert.
      Bear, California Dan and Banjo-Jim
Wednesday, July 8, 20207 - 9 PMTop
We're coming back to Roscommon for a concert in the park.
      Bear, California Dan, and Banjo-Jim
Saturday, July 1110:30 AMTop
We will play the Manistique Folk Festival. Join us and other great bands in a historic port city.
      Bear, California Dan and Banjo-Jim
Wednesday, July 157 - 8:30 PMTop
Sault Sainte Marie Summer Concert Series in Locks Park. We'll sing of Michigan past and present as the freighters are locked through the MacArthur and Poe locks.
      Bear, Banjo-Jim and California Dan
Thursday, July 167 - 8:30 PMTop
Bayside Live at Veterans Park in St. Ignace. Vacation with us: Great music, great sights and a great city in the great north.
      Bear, Banjo-Jim and California Dan
Friday, July 177 - 9 PMTop
The Blue Water Ramblers will play for the Les Cheneaux Historical Society amongst the 36 beautiful islands. Listen to our musical tales of life in Michigan past and present while you view the vintage wooden boats in the museum.
      Bear, California Dan and Banjo-Jim
July 24 - 26, 20203 PMTop
The Blue Water Ramblers will share our progressive modern folk songs 3 PM Sunday, July 26 at the Dunesville Music Festival. Dunesville's goal is to provide a family friendly atmosphere with lots of great Music, Arts and Crafts, Food and Fun on various stages. The festival takes place July 26 - 28 on The Harm Farm, 4846 Hulbert Rd., Lake Ann, MI 49650 Details at DunesvilleMusicFestival.com.
      Bear, California Dan and Banjo-Jim
Wednesday, August 512 - 1:30 pmTop
We are excited to be performing our music at the beautiful Dow Gardens in Midland at the Lunchtime Concert Series.
      Bear, California Dan and Banjo-Jim
Wednesday, August 56 - 8 PMTop
We will present our music at a Concert in the Park in Luther.
      California Dan, Bear and Banjo-Jim
Thursday - Sunday, August 7 - 9, 2019All day and half the night!Top
FarmFest at Farmhouse Music near Johannesburg is a gem of a music festival. In between all the picking and jamming with our friends, we will be performing on Main Stage at 7:40 PM Friday. Stacy Jo and Banjo-Jim will lead the Lighting of the Log of Last Year afterwards at the fire circle at 9. Share your FarmFest mojo.
      Bear, California Dan and Banjo-Jim
Wednesday, August 126:30 - 8:30 PMTop
Curtis is in between the gem-like Manistique Lakes in the U.P. The Erickson Center promotes music, drama and the visual arts in the region. Join the Blue Water Ramblers for an evening of our music of life in Michigan. We will be outdoors in the Erickson Center Park Gazebo.
      Bear, Banjo-Jim and California Dan
Thursday, August 207 - 8:30 PMTop
Bear, California Dan and Banjo-Jim are playing the Les Cheneaux Community Library Front Porch Series Thursday, Aug. 20. Fine music on a fine summer night in a fine resort area.
      California Dan, Bear, and Banjo-Jim
Saturday, August 227 - 10 PMTop
We're conertizing at the east end of the Upper Penninsula in Detour as part of their Village Marina Concert Series.
      Bear, California Dan and Banjo-Jim
Sunday, August 231 - 4 PM.Top
Wild Blueberry Festival in Paradise on the Whitefish Bay of Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Is that not the perfect venue for enjoying our great state and the Blue Water Ramblers? 'Nuff said! The festival features artists, crafters and local foods along with entertainment.
      Bear, California Dan and Banjo-Jim
Friday, September 47 - 9 PMTop
Blandford Nature Center hosts a concert series, Bands at Blandford. We are excited to fill the Sept. 4 slot from 7 - 9 in the evening.
      Bear, Banjo-Jim and California Dan
Saturday, September 57 PMTop
We're performing at Thumbfest in Lexington on blue Lake Huron Aug. 31. Thumbfest is a one day free festival with 8 stages all around the picturesque little town.
      Bear, Banjo-Jim and California Dan
Friday - Sunday, September 11 - 13, 2020All day and half the night!Top
We call it Heaven on earth for pickers. It's the annual Wheatland Music Festival on Wernette's farm just a mile southwest of Remus. Join us for the best traditional American music- folk, old time, blues, Cajun, bluegrass, gospel and much more. Moms and Dads: Practice up that precocious youngster and bring the child to Kid's Hill Open Mic at 5 PM Saturday. The next generation is taking the stage! Join us Sunday morning on the dance stage for a Family Dance - no baby is too young and no adult is too old to trip the light fantastic with Banjo-Jim and the Blue Water Ramblers.
      Bear, California Dan, Deacon Marten, and Banjo-Jim
Friday - Sunday, September 18 - 20, 2020All dayTop

Join us in Columbus, Ohio as the pages of Country Living magazine come to life with the annual Country Living Fair. The Blue Water Ramblers will entertain you with the best true country folk music as you shop the more than 100 exhibitor booths for antiques, vintage furnishings, crafts, gifts and collectibles. Enjoy food tastings, cooking demonstrations and the harvest/gourmet market. Attend decorating and crafting seminars and meet and mingle with the editors and contributors of Country Living for a weekend of fun family activities. We'll be busking Saturday and Sunday.

ADMISSION: One day $12 door or $10 advance; Weekend Pass $20 door or $15 advance; Early Bird Weekend Pass $30 advance only Enter any or all days at 9 a.m. and beat the crowds! Tickets go on sale June 1st

LOCATION: Ohio Village, A charming 19th century village conveniently located just off I-71 at Exit 11, across from Ohio State Fairgrounds, Columbus, Ohio.

TICKETS and INFO: Stella Show Management: 1-866-500-FAIR or on the web www.stellashows.com


      Banjo-Jim and Bear
October 9 - 11, 2020Day and eveningTop
The Book Nook and Java Shop of Montague are hosting a Bluegrass and Old Timey Weekend Oct. 12 - 14. The Blue Water Ramblers kick off the event Friday at 7 PM. More bands at noon and 7 PM Saturday and on Sunday. The Book Nook and Java Shop
      Bear, Deacon Marten, California Dan and Banjo-Jim
Saturday, October 1011 AM to 3 PMTop
Auburn Hills Fall Festival in the Woods. in Auburn Hills. We're proud to be part of the festival for the 20th year now. Bring the kids and enjoy Rambler music, a petting zoo and pumpkin carving for Halloween.
      Bear and Banjo-Jim
Saturday, October 248 - 10 PMTop
We're performing at Trinity House in Livonia. Jill Jack will perform the second set solo and with us. 38840 West Six Mile, Livonia, MI 48152. Telephone 734-464-6302 Doors open 7:30. $15, $12 for subscribers
      Bear, California Dan, and Banjo-Jim
Wednesday, October 288 - 10:30 PMTop
Spooky folk songs! Please join us at the SpeakEZ Lounge for a performance by Grand Rapids folk legends Blue Water Ramblers. We write and perform songs with contemporary themes to traditional stylings. Musician/entertainer/hail-fellow-well-met Jay Round will do a guest set. The SpeakEZ Lounge is at 600 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, telephone.(616) 458-2689.
      California Dan, Bear and Banjo-Jim
Friday, December 118 - 10 PMTop
Ann Arbor's Crazy Wisdom Tea Room is the place to hear traditional home-grown folk music. The Blue Water Ramblers will present our show there on Dec. 7.
      Bear, Deacon Marten and Banjo-Jim