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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 International Blues Challenge - January 28 - Feb 01/20 - Memphis, TN 

The International Blues Challenge represents the worldwide search for those blues bands and solo/duo performers ready for the international stage, yet just needing that extra big break. Each affiliated Blues Society of The Blues Foundation has the right to send a band and solo/duo musician(s) to represent its organization at the IBC.

The IBC is judged by blues professionals from across the world who have years of experience in listening to, producing, and creating blues music. The Blues Foundation has…

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Event Reminder - 1st Annual OBS Blues Bash - Saturday September 21 

Line Up 

7:00-7:30 - The Hellraisers

7:45-8:15 - D.B. Cohen and The Revelers

8:30-9:00 - The Low Profiles

9:15-9:45 - Wicked Grin

10:00 - Open jam

Give aways and prizes drawn throughout the night

$10 cover @ the door

OBS members - free cover

Overflow Brewing Co

2477 Kaladar Avenue

See you there! 



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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