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
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. Schedule: 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.
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 Bluesby 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