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  • October 12, 2019
  • BIG B AND THE ACTUAL PROOF
    Up North Craft Bar
    28001 W Seven Mile Rd
    Livonia, MI 48152
    (248)777-2511
  • 8:30 TO 11PM
  • NO COVER

Past Dates

  • August 17, 2019
  • BIG B AND THE ACTUAL PROOF AT MAX DUGANS
    Max Dugans
    844 E 10 Mile Rd
    Hazel Park, MI 48030
    (248) 677-3059
  • 9PM TO 1AM
  • NO COVER
  • details+-
  • Big B and the Actual Proof make their debut at this up and coming blues venue!

  • August 16, 2019
  • Up North Craft Bar WOODSTOCK AT 50 FESTIVAL
    Up North Craft Bar
    28001 W Seven Mile Rd
    Livonia, MI 48152
    (248)777-2511
  • 8-11pm
  • $5
  • details+-
  • Big B and the Actual Proof headline the Friday night lineup of Up North Craft Bar's WOODSTOCK AT 50 Festival.  Expect their very best performance!

    "ALL RIGHT ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT! HERE'S THE TIME WE'VE BEEN WAITIN' FOR!! We've scheduled today, tomorrow, and Saturday as the biggest musical/social event in our short while in business. It's all planned to coincide with and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the epochal Woodstock Music Festival! We weren't there, and we're not quite the size of Yasgur's farm, but we love that event, and we love music and fun and peace as much as anyone that was there, so we're doin' it up proud here at the Up North Craft Bar these three days! We're gonna have lotsa music playin', an 800 sq ft tent for food and drink, several food trucks, and (unsupervised) game/play areas for adults and for kids, all on our (sufficiently large) property. 
    Inside the bar, it'll be our normal, happy atmosphere all day each day, with great Live music each evening.

    FRI 8/16 8:30PM: BIG B & THE ACTUAL PROOF (Haunting originals and some brilliant covers in a style influenced by Noir movies and the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robin Trower, and Pink Floyd. Hypnotic, captivating sounds to savor and crave!)

    ONE LAST NOTE: To help cover the expense of this our largest undertaking, and to satisfy all local concerns about security and level-headedness, we need to charge a $5.00 cover per day* for anyone 21 or older. We'll apply a wristband to all who pay, which will entitle the wearer to purchase and consume alcoholic drinks in the bar, and to be served and consume the same in the tent. 
    *$10.00 will cover all three days, denoted by a special wristband. 
    No cover or wristband required for accompanied minors. No admittance for unaccompanied minors."

  • August 10, 2019
  • BIG B AND THE ACTUAL PROOF
    Up North Craft Bar
    28001 W Seven Mile Rd
    Livonia, MI 48152
    (248)777-2511
  • 8:30 TO 11PM
  • NO COVER
  • July 30, 2019
  • Blues on the Westside with Big B and the Actual Proof
    15231 Farmington Rd
    Livonia, MI 48154
    (734) 427-7775
  • 7 TO 10PM
  • NO COVER
  • details+-
  • Join us this Tuesday as we welcome the film noir inspired blues of Big B and the Actual Proof to the O’Malley’s stage, 7 to 10pm. NO COVER.

  • July 13, 2019
  • BIG B AND THE ACTUAL PROOF
    Up North Craft Bar
    28001 W Seven Mile Rd
    Livonia, MI 48152
    (248)777-2511
  • 8:30 TO 11PM
  • NO COVER
  • June 8, 2019
  • BIG B AND THE ACTUAL PROOF
    Up North Craft Bar
    28001 W Seven Mile Rd
    Livonia, MI 48152
    (248)777-2511
  • 8:30 TO 11PM
  • NO COVER
  • May 21, 2019
  • Blues on the Westside with Big B and the Actual Proof
    15231 Farmington Rd
    Livonia, MI 48154
    (734) 427-7775
  • 8 to 11pm
  • NO COVER
  • details+-
  • Join us this Tuesday as we welcome Big B and the Actual Proof to the O’Malley’s stage from 8-11. NO COVER

  • May 4, 2019
  • BIG B AND THE ACTUAL PROOF
    Up North Craft Bar
    28001 W Seven Mile Rd
    Livonia, MI 48152
    (248)777-2511
  • 8:30 TO 11PM
  • NO COVER
  • April 28, 2019
  • HOWARD GLAZER BENEFIT
    The Old Miami
    Detroit, MI 48201
    (313) 831-3830
  • 4PM TO 11PM
  • $10 DONATION
  • April 13, 2019
  • BIG B AND THE ACTUAL PROOF
    Up North Craft Bar
    28001 W Seven Mile Rd
    Livonia, MI 48152
    (248)777-2511
  • 8:30 TO 11PM
  • NO COVER
  • March 23, 2019
  • BIG B AND THE ACTUAL PROOF
    35234 W Michigan Ave, Wayne, MI 48184
    Wayne, MI 48184
    (734) 729-2360
  • 9PM TO 1AM
  • NO COVER
  • details+-
  • Big B and the Actual Proof bring their unique power trio-driven "noir-blues" to Costas Village Bar for the FIRST TIME! Expect three hour-long sets of dynamic, jam-heavy, atmospheric tales by the 2017 Detroit Blues Society Band Challenge Winners and 2018 International Blues Challenge Semifinalists. Two NEW SONGS will be premiered at this show from their forthcoming debut record!

  • February 16, 2019
  • BIG B AND THE ACTUAL PROOF AT UP NORTH CRAFT BAR
    Up North Craft Bar
    28001 W Seven Mile Rd
    Livonia, MI 48152
    (248)777-2511
  • 8 TO 11PM
  • NO COVER
  • January 19, 2019
  • KINGSIZE BLUES BAND MEMPHIS FUNDRAISER
    28949 Joy Rd
    Westland, MI 48185
  • 2PM TO 6PM
  • $20 DONATION
  • November 24, 2018
  • BIG B AND THE ACTUAL PROOF AT UP NORTH CRAFT BAR
    Up North Craft Bar
    28001 W Seven Mile Rd
    Livonia, MI 48152
    (248)777-2511
  • 8 TO 11PM
  • NO COVER
  • details+-
  • BIG B AND THE ACTUAL PROOF return to play their unique brand of guitar-driven, high energy blues rock, debuting their work-in-progress songs from their forthcoming debut album, THE NOIR ALBUM.

  • November 1, 2018
  • ANTHONY GOMES WITH special guests BIG B AND THE ACTUAL PROOF
    28949 Joy Rd
    Westland, MI 48185
  • 7pm
  • $15-$20
  • details+-
  • Canadian triple-threat talent Anthony Gomes brings his guitar pyrotechnics to Westland, MI to kickoff November at the Token. 2017 Detroit Blues Challenge winners Big B and the Actual Proof open the night with their own brand of Motor City-proud, power trio blues.  

  • October 27, 2018
  • BIG B AND THE ACTUAL PROOF AT UP NORTH CRAFT BAR
    Up North Craft Bar
    28001 W Seven Mile Rd
    Livonia, MI 48152
    (248)777-2511
  • 8 TO 11PM
  • NO COVER
  • details+-
  • BIG B AND THE ACTUAL PROOF return to play their unique brand of guitar-driven, high energy blues rock, debuting their work-in-progress songs from their forthcoming debut album, THE NOIR ALBUM.

  • October 21, 2018
  • 2018 DETROIT BLUES CHALLENGE FINALS
    28949 Joy Rd
    Westland, MI 48185
  • 2 TO 6PM
  • $10
  • details+-
  • EIGHT of Detorit's best blues bands duke it out for the right to represent Detroit down in Memphis at the  2019 INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE!

  • October 13, 2018
  • WHFR BIG BLUES BASH FUNDRAISER
    1254 Michigan Avenue
    Detroit, MI 48226
  • 8PM-12PM
  • $5 DONATION
  • details+-
  • Dearborn, MI public radio station WHFR presents their Fall fundraiser with THREE of Michigan's best blues acts, BIG B AND THE ACTUAL PROOF, BULL HALSEY and THE BOA CONSTRICTORS!

  • October 7, 2018
  • 2018 DETROIT BLUES CHALLENGE
    Blue Goose Inn
    28911 Jefferson Ave
    St. Clair Shores, MI 48080
    586) 296-0950
  • 2 TO 6PM
  • $10 DONATION
  • details+-
  • Detroit Blues Society presents Round 1 of this year's Blues Challenge at the Blue Goose Inn in Saint Clair Shores.

  • September 29, 2018
  • BLUEStage Season Opener
    398 W. Brooklyn Rd.
    Napoleon, MI 49261
    517.536.0007
  • 7pm
  • $15 in advance, $18 at the door
  • details+-
  • Sat, Sept 29th, Season Opener Concert featuring 3 bands layin' down 3 styles of Blues for your listening and dancing enjoyment:
    7:30 TC & the Roadmasters danceable, story tellin' blues.
    8:45 Big B & the Actual Proof a rockin' blues trio with mostly original songs.
    10:00 The Bull Halsey Band harp driven jump blues featuring Danny Pratt.
  • August 4, 2018
  • I CHEWS THE BLUES FESTIVAL
    MoJoe's Winghouse
    4300 N. State Rd
    Davison, MI 48423
  • NOON TO 2AM
  • $20
  • details+-
  • BIG B AND THE ACTUAL PROOF GET THEIR JAM ON AT 3PM!

  • July 14, 2018
  • Big B and the Actual Proof at Up North Craft Bar
    Up North Craft Bar
    28001 W Seven Mile Rd
    Livonia, MI 48152
    (248)777-2511
  • 8 to 11 pm
  • May 2, 2018
  • Big B and the Actual Proof at Up North Craft Bar
    Up North Craft Bar
    28001 W Seven Mile Rd
    Livonia, MI 48152
    (248)777-2511
  • 8-11pm
  • NO COVER
  • April 29, 2018
  • DBS Monthly Blues Jam
    1254 Michigan Avenue
    Detroit, MI 48226
  • 8-11pm
  • $5
  • details+-
  • Come check out some of the best in Detroit Blues talent, expect Big B and the Actual Proof to play during the electric jam starting at 8pm. This is where we debut new material for our upcoming record!

  • April 14, 2018
  • WHFR SPRING FUNDRAISER
    New Place Lounge
    22723 MICHIGAN AVENUE
    DEARBORN, MICHIGAN 48124
    (313) 427-8963
  • 8PM TO MIDNIGHT
  • $5 DONATION
  • details+-
  • January 19, 2018
  • IBC SEMIFINALS
    Blues City Cafe
    138 Beale St
    Memphis, TN 38103
    (901) 526-3637
  • 7PM
  • $10 IBC WRISTBAND
  • January 18, 2018
  • IBC QUARTERFINALS ROUND TWO
    Coyote Ugly(outside/on Beale St.)
    Memphis, TN 38103
  • 6PM
  • $10 IBC WRISTBAND
  • January 17, 2018
  • IBC QUARTERFINALS ROUND ONE
    Coyote Ugly(outside/on Beale St.)
    Memphis, TN 38103
  • 6PM
  • $10 IBC WRISTBAND
  • January 13, 2018
  • MEMPHIS TRIP FUNDRAISER
    2105 South Blvd
    Auburn Hills, MI 48326
  • 7PM
  • $10
  • details+-
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  • January 12, 2018
  • FLINT MEMPHIS TRIP FUNDRAISER
    613 M.L.King JR. Blvd.
    Flint, MI 48504
    810-239-8058
  • 7 TO 10PM
  • details+-
  • December 3, 2017
  • ROCK THE ROOF FOR SUE
    400 Monroe St.
    Detroit, MI 48226
    313-965-4600
  • 4PM UNTIL ?
  • $15
  • details+-
  • November 26, 2017
  • Callahan's-BILLY DAVIS IBC/MEMPHIS TRIP FUNDRAISER
    2105 South Blvd
    Auburn Hills, MI 48326
  • 2 TO 6PM
  • $20
  • details+-
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  • October 29, 2017
  • 2017 DETROIT BLUES SOCIETY IBC FINALS
    2105 South Blvd
    Auburn Hills, MI 48326
  • 2 to 6pm
  • $10

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