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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. 


The Ottawa Blues Society - 2019 Blues Heart Award 

Since 1998, the Ottawa Blues Society has annually presented the Blues Heart Award to an individual or an organization that has made an outstanding contribution to fostering appreciation and awareness of Blues music.

This year's recipient is Liz Sykes who was the president of the Ottawa Blues Society from 2002 to 2018.

Through Liz's 16 years of leadership at the helm of the Ottawa Blues Society, she has tirelessly promoted the blues music scene in Ottawa. Without her efforts, our local Road to Memphis…

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Road To Memphis Local Blues Challenge - Finals - Results 

Winner of the Solo/Duo Category - Megan Laurence & Lucas Haneman

Winner of the Band Category - HoRoJo

Thank you to all the participants, OBS members, friends, family, volunteers and sponsors who made this event a huge success.

Stay tuned for our next event!

Team OBS

Road To Memphis Local Blues Challenge - Finals - Tonight 

7:00 - Bella Cat (Duo)

7:35 - Al Tambay (Duo)

8:10 - Bonecat (Duo)

8:45 - Megan Laurence & Lucas Haneman (duo)

9:20 - Spencer Scharf (Solo)

9:55 - HoRoJo (Band)

10:30 - Joe McDonald & The Walkin' Hawks (Band)

We will be sending one Solo/Duo and one band to Memphis to compete in the International Blues Challenge in January 2020.

Prizes, cold beer and hot BLUES, guaranteed!

Overflow Brewing Company

2477 Kaladar Avenue, Ottawa

See you tonight!





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