The 2017 Columbus Blues Challenge will take place at King Avenue 5. The date is June 11, 2017. That right – we’ve moved the date to a far earlier time of the year, to allow our IBC representatives more time to book hotels and raise money for the trip to Memphis! All the details (including applications) are available now – CLICK HERE
An all-new, redesigned Columbus Blue-zine (your weekly Blues News) is on the way! The new ezine will require all our loyal readers to confirm they wish to continue receiving it. This Sunday, everyone will receive a special email from us with links for re-subscribing/confirming your email address. Follow the link and remain in the know for local blues! Members that have paid their dues online are automatically added to the new ezine, but we may still need to send you an opt-in email later.
The Columbus Blues Alliance now has a new Bylaws document! If you’re interested in how we govern ourselves and conduct our business, check out the new Bylaws on our “About Us” page!
There is no longer a separate page for the Weekly Jams & Shows – they have been moved to the Live Music page! We don’t know why we didn’t do it sooner, but now checking out ALL the live music is much more convenient!
Crazy Mama’s Concerts is bringing the blue-eyed soul, harmonica master John Nemeth back to town! If you missed him last time, here’s your chance to see on of the hottest touring acts in blues.
John takes the stage at Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza on Friday, February 10. Get you tickets now while you can. Table seating is still available!
The cool cats at Crazy Mama’s Concerts are doing it again!
Come see the hottest Chicago bluesman on the scene – Toronzo Cannon!
He’ll be hitting the stage at Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza on February 4th for one hot night of the blues!
The Tedeschi Trucks Band returns to the Palace Theater on January 23rd, but this time they’ve got some friends in tow – the one & only North Mississippi Allstars!
Good seats are still available, so get yours now. Tickets start at just $28 – and that’s a heck of a deal!
Congratulations to the Mark May Band and the Soul Satyr Horns for being selected as Columbus Blues Alliance’s entry to the Blues Foundation‘s 2017 Best Self-Produced CD Award!
A true once-in-a-lifetime show – don’t miss your chance to experience an evening of the best blues available, featuring Joe Louis Walker… PLUS Teeny Tucker, PLUS Micah Kesselring!
The show starts of the year right – Saturday January 14, with doors @ 7:30pm at Notes in the Brewery District. Reserved Seating is sold out, but GA tickets are still available. Don’t delay – get yours today!
The 2017 festival lineup will be posted once it’s available. Check back soon for more information!
photo credit: Roger Stephenson
A well-deserved congratulations goes out to Innervision for taking second place at the 2016 IBC solo/duo finals – way to represent, Sam & Genene! But, that’s not all….
Sam was also awarded the IBC’s Best Harp Player, receiving a COMPLETE set of Lee Oskar harmonicas! Very well, done Sam!
Congratulations to Innervision, representing the Columbus Blues Alliance, for making the 2016 IBC Solo/Duo finals!!
Also making the 2016 finals are:
Micah Kesselring (The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society of Marietta)
Sonny Moorman (Cincy Blues Society)
Tee Dee Young (The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society of Marietta)
Congratulations to ALL IBC participants for doing their best and putting on a great show – especially, Columbus’ Band, Deuce ‘n a Quarter, and our Youth Showcase act, Blues Horizon. They made Columbus proud!!
Congratulations to Shaun Booker & Sean Carney!
Their new release, “Blue Plate Special” has been selected as our official submission to the 2016 IBC‘s Best Self-produced CD category.