2017/18 International Blues Challenge – applications open

WASHINGTON BLUES SOCIETY 2017 International Blues Competition (IBC) Contest Two Categories: Bands (Three Piece and Larger) and Solo/Duo Acts CONTESTANT APPLICATION Please complete this application if you want to compete in the Washington Blues Society contest to send a band or a solo/duo act to the IBC in Memphis in January of 2018. We are […]

WBS Musicians Relief Fund is Here to Help!

The Musicians Relief Fund was established in 1999 for the Washington Blues Society  with a generous donation from Sheri and Raven Humphres  in the name of a great NW musician as  The Kevin Wallace Musician Relief Fund. The name was later simplified for management and marketing purposes in 2005 to The Musicians Relief Fund and […]

2017 Best of the Blues Awards April 9th

Washington Blues Society Announces 2017 Best of the Blues Awards (“BB Awards”) Show April 9th at the Kirkland Performance Center   The Washington Blues Society’s annual Best of the Blues Awards (“BB Awards”) returns to the Kirkland Performance Center on Sunday, April 9th at 3:00 PM to honor musicians and artists nominated by blues society […]

2017 IBC Best Self Produced CD Finalist : Sammy Eubanks -Sugar Me

Our Mission: To preserve blues heritage, celebrate blues recording and performance, expand worldwide awareness of the blues and ensure the future of this uniquely American art form. ANNOUNCING: 2017 Best Self-Produced CD Finalists The Winner will be announced during the finals of the International Blues Challenge live from the stage of the historic Orpheum Theatre […]

2017 Grammy nominations

Congratulations to the following artists on your 2017 GRAMMY® Nominations The Blues Foundation is especially appreciative of The Recording Academy’s decision to add a second Blues Category to its roster of awards. We wish the best of luck to each of these nominess as the voting commences, and look forward to hearing the final results […]

What’s GigTown Doing For You?

We wanted to reach out and tell you about company that we’ve been working with in 2016. They are called GigTown and they are working very hard to help local bands gain exposure and of course new fans.   How will GigTown help my band? GigTown has designed an app that helps fans discover new […]