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The Ottawa Blues Society (OBS) is an all volunteer organization committed to promoting blues music and the blues community in the Ottawa area. 


Our 10th OBS member-only promotion for 2016 

Bytowne Theatre, 325 Rideau Street 

Three showings: 
            Sunday, June 26 @ 4:15 pm 
            Monday, June 27 @ 6:55 pm 
            Tuesday, June 28 @ 9:05 pm 

I AM THE BLUES is a beautiful feature documentary about to go into national theatrical release. The film was made by Emmy-winning Montreal director Daniel Cross. It follows a number of remaining blues greats, most in their 80s, in Mississippi and Louisiana. It's an incredibly intimate and…

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Announcing our 9th OBS member-only promotion for 2016  

 Membership DOES have privileges!

Congratulations to Mary Lou Simac and Debra Thornington; each won tickets for 2 to a Virée Blues show in May in our 9th OBS member-only promo!

23rd Edition of Virée Blues Boréale 
Le Petit Chicago, 50 Promenade du Portage, Gatineau QC 
May 11 – Mike Goudreau & the Boppin’ Blues Band 
May 25 – Raoul & the Big Time 

We are offering two prize packages … each includes two tickets to a Virée Blues show in May (your choice), courtesy of Virée Blues Boréale. 

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Blues Fans 

The Ottawa Blues Society is looking for new members who enjoy the blues.

Join and help the OBS promote local, national and international blues. 

What’s in it for you? 

Member-only promotions to see shows like Matt Andersen, Rita Chiarelli and more 

Member-only benefits including discounts on:

  • Purchases at the Atomic Rooster, the Branch (Kemptville), Greenfield's Pub, Irene's Pub, Compact Music, Class Axe Guitars, the Record Centre and OBS Merchandise 
  • Cover charge at the Rainbow Bistro 
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