Sydney Blues Society

About Sydney Blues Society

Keeping The Blues Alive!

Sydney Blues Society (SBS) was formed in 1992 by three ‘Blues Enthusiasts’ as an incorporated, not-for-profit (NFP) voluntary Society with the then simple aim of enjoying Blues music together at Monthly Jams.

Twenty four years later, Sydney Blues Society Monthly Jams are still thriving (at the Botany View Hotel, Newtown, 6-10pm on the last Sunday of the Month), and for a small annual membership fee (only $30 for Single or $40 for Family/Band Membership), the growing number of Sydney Blues Society Members now enjoy access to an increasingly diverse and extensive range of Blues information, resources, networking, events, jam sessions, discounts and other benefits, which include:

  • Monthly Colour Magazine/Newsletter – ‘The Blues Times’ (by email)
    • CD/DVD Reviews of Australian and International Blues Music Artists
    • Promotion and reviews of Sydney Blues Artists & Australian Blues Events
    • Schedules and booking details for major upcoming Blues & Roots Festivals
    • Up-coming Sydney Blues Society & Other Events
  • Weekly Blues Gigs Guide for NSW & ACT (by email)
    • All the best Blues Acts, with name and address of Venues, by day, for the next 4 weeks
  • Monthly Sydney Blues Society Jam Sessions (Free!)
    • Major Australian Blues Band as Guest House Band (1.0 hour)
    • Blues Jams of 7 or 8 sets by bands put together for each set (2.5 hours)
    • Jams mix together Blues Musicians young and old to make great Blues music
    • Sydney Blues Society Members now get priority on the Blues Jammers’ list
    • Blues CDs Raffle + Sydney Blues Society customised Merchandise for Sale
  • Six Monthly Harbour Blues Cruise
    • A great social outing with top Local Blues Acts on the Rocks Rhythm Boat
    • Special ticket discounts for members, and good value prices for non-members
    • Always rated as one of the best events of the year in Sydney
  • Annual Sydney Blues Challenge – Memphis Blues Competition
    • A Blues Solo/Duo Competition + A Blues Band Competition
    • Winners are entered in the Memphis USA International Blues Competition
    • Sydney Blues Society helps the winners on their way with a Major Cash Prize
    • Sydney Blues Society also holds Trip Benefit Concerts for the Winners
    • This provides Winners with an unbeatable experience and major promotion
    • Improves the local Sydney Blues scene + Sydney’s Blues reputation Overseas
  • Member Discounts at leading Music Stores across Sydney (Using SBS Membership Card)
  • Website and Facebook
    • News, Guides, Events, Membership Forms, Jam Pics, Festival Reports ++
    • Membership of Sydney Blues Inc. on Facebook Group (Free)
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