2021 International Blues Challenge Cancelled

We have just received word that the 2021 International Blues Challenge in Memphis has been cancelled.

Therefore, we will not be holding our local 'Road to Memphis' challenge this year.

Hopefully, we can come back strong in 2021 and be…

Covid BLUES Mask Project

The OBS has been working hard on a project to design and construct a BLUES related non-medical mask for its membership. (face covering)

Based on medical reports, non-medical masks are an important part of keeping safe when social distancing is…

Road To Memphis Local Band Challenge - Call for Entries

Attention - Blues Musicians

The deadline to register for this years challenge is Wednesday April 1/20 - 11:59 p.m. EST

The qualifying rounds are Wednesday April 22, 29 and the final Saturday May 9.

The entire event is being held…


Maple Blues Awards - Sapphire Video Award

A new edition to the Maple Blues Awards program is the inaugural Sapphire Video Award. Sapphire has one single category and both live performance and staged production/interpretive videos were excepted.

The winner of the Sapphire Video Award was Miss Emily…

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…

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…