Blues News

Next EBS event
October 18 - Final and deciding rounds
Doors - High NOON
Showtime - 1:00pm
Old Timers Cabin
 cash only venue; no ATM
$15 cover charge at the door only
All ages event. Arrive early.
More details here 

Lemon Grass Grill food truck on-site.

2015 Memphis Bound Blues Challenge contestants here  

Thank-you for supporting local live blues events.

Edmonton and Area Blues Artists performing in Memphis! Enjoy!

Videos from Memphis
at Blues City Cafe January 23, 2014

at Silky O'Sullivans on January 22, 2014

A taste of what's to come at the Finals Oct 2014

Video about EBS and Memphis Bound Blues Challenge

2014 Semi Finals: a taste of what to hear!

Thank-you to Richard Carr for featuring tracks from several Edmonton blues artists on your CKIA-FM show from Quebec City on April 28, 2014. It's greatly appreciated!
Playlist details here

2014 City of Edmonton Mayor's Awards for the Arts
Recipients here

CONGRATULATIONS to 2014 CMBA Awards recipients!
CONGRATULATIONS to Maple Blues Awards nominees!

2014 Global TV (Edmonton) Interviews
Nov 15

April 12 
February 22 
January 18 


2014 IBC in Memphis  update

Congratulations to all the 30th International Blues Challenge Winners !! 

Pictures and videos on Edmonton Blues Society Facebook page.
CKUA Radio Blog about 30th IBC

Edmonton Blues Society sends a huge "Thank-you" to
ALL Memphis Bound entrants, judges, volunteers, venues and sponsors! 



Our Next Upcoming Event :

October 18,  2015

Edmonton Blues Society presents

Final Rounds

Memphis Bound
Blues Challenge

arrive early for best seats!  


Doors - high NOON
Music 1:00pm

$15 at the door

Old Timers Cabin
9430 Scona Road


Lemon Grass Grill food truck
Youth Showcase
King Size Players

Ben Todd & Rob Taylor

Strathcona County Conspiracy

Charlie Jacobson

Rooster Davis Group

Graham Guest


Best Self Produced CD

WHO will represent 
Northern Alberta in Memphis
January 2016?

Questions about EBS events
Memphis Bound Blues Challenge

Oct 18 - NOON. MBBC Finals at Old Timer's Cabin, a cash only venue; no ATM.
$15 cover charge. All ages. 
Lemon Grass Grill food truck on site.

Catch the excitement! Final and deciding rounds for Solo/Duo and Band categories. 
The short list is in and the competition will be fierce!
Come and support our Northern Alberta blues artists and see who will represent EBS and Northern Alberta. Best Self-Produced CD (BSPCD) winner also advances to the International level in Memphis.
1:00pm - Youth Showcase featuring King Size Players
Followed immediately by contestants, alternating Solo/Duo, Band.
Schedule here 

This is the 5th year for this exciting event where Edmonton Blues Society searches for the best Blues Solo/Duo, Band and Best Self-Produced Blues CD (BSPCD) to represent Northern Alberta at the 32nd International Blues Challenge held in downtown Memphis, Tennessee in the Beale Street Historic District, January 26-30, 2016.

For more details email 

Proceeds help send our acts to Memphis.

EBS follows the same criteria and scoring system used in Memphis. Details here
Upcoming 2015 EBS event dates 
Nov 14 - MBBC fundraiser featuring Dylan Farrell Band and Two Blue
$20 Cover for everyone
Doors at 7:00pm. Music at 8:00pm, unless otherwise stated
Arrive early for best seats.
Old Timer's Cabin is an ALL ages CASH only venue.
Reduced cover charge for under 18 yrs old.

Dates and details subject to change. 

EBS Regular monthly events welcomes All ages!

Venue - Old Timer's Cabin 9430 Scona Road (99 Street)

EBS "In the News"

January 2014 - CKUA Radio Blog about 30th IBC

December 10, 2013 Edmonton Journal article about
Jenie Thai and Memphis Bound Blues Challenge

February 14, 2013 Edmonton Journal article about
Great North Blues Band, EBS and IBC in Memphis

Dec 20, 2012 Edmonton Journal article about
EBS, Boogie Patrol, Graham Guest.

Edmonton Blues Society's Media Releases: read here

Blues Dance Lessons
Blues dance, like Blues music, is soulful, expressive and rhythmic: it can be the perfect way to celebrate the end of a work week, meet new people or just groove to whatever the band is playing! Originating in the United States in the late 1800s, Blues dance has recently been embraced anew by communities across North America for its versatility and emphasis on connection between partners. More info, contact Matt Long or Jen Rush of Nova Blues dance community. No previous dance experience necessary!

eBook for blues fans:
The Language of the Blues by Debra Devi

What is "Zuvembie"? No idea? Want to learn?
Find out meanings, background and songs in this fabulous book!
Available through Devi Rock or Amazon Books


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Want to become a member? Only $25 per person for 12 months.
Help us "Grow the Blues" in Alberta

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The Edmonton Blues Society operates with the enthusiastic support and efforts of blues lovers just like you!

Volunteer at one of our events! Sit on a committee!
How? Speak to any board member, one of our volunteers, or email
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Thank you for supporting the local Edmonton live blues community.


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