Blues News

Next EBS event  
Annual General Meeting of Edmonton Blues Society Membership will be held Thursday September 3, 2015 at 7:00pm at Woodcroft Library, Program Room, 13420 - 114 Avenue NW, Edmonton.

Calling all blues musicians living in Northern Alberta (Red Deer and north)
5th Memphis Bound Blues Challenge is looking for you!
Entries open August 19 and deadline is 8:00pm September 9.
For more details email

August 21-23: Edmonton International Blues Festival 
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 :

Aug 19 to  Sept 9,  2015

Edmonton Blues Society presents

5th Memphis Bound
Blues Challenge

Entry deadline 
8:00pm Sept 9, 2015 

register NOW !  


Calling all
Northern Alberta
blues musicians

YOU could be competing 

on Beale Street!



Past EBS representatives
have done extremely well.

YOU could be next!

For more info email

or call






Memphis Bound Blues Challenge

Fall 2015 will be 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 on January 26-30, 2016.

Regional Northern Alberta challenge is held in Edmonton and dates start late September 2015 with the Final Rounds held October 18, 2015.

Submit your entry now!
For more details email 

EBS follows the same criteria and scoring system used in Memphis. Details here
Upcoming 2015 EBS event dates 

Aug 19 - entries open for Memphis Bound Blues Challenge (MBBC)
Aug 21-23 visit us at the Edmonton International Blues Festival
Sept 9 - 8:00pm Entry DEADLINE             
Sept 19 - dance at The Cabin. Band TBA

Sept 22, 23, 29, 30 - MBBC Qualifying Rounds 
Oct 4 - MBBC Semi Finals early afternoon start
Oct 18 - MBBC Finals at The Cabin, early afternoon start

Nov 14 - dance at The Cabin with Dylan Farrell Band and Two Blue
Doors at 7:30pm. Music at 8:00pm, unless otherwise stated
Arrive early for best seats.
Old Timer's Cabin is an ALL ages 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


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

Save money at the door when attending one of our events!

Have you considered volunteering with us?
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
Check EBS Events for more upcoming events!
Purchasing an EBS annual membership shows your support for
live blues music in Edmonton  -  and you save on your ticket prices!

Thank you for supporting the local Edmonton live blues community.


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