Rev up your engines and get ready for the fifth Blues awards! We're pulling out all the stops to make this year's event bigger and better than ever before. And the icing on the cake? We've teamed up with the wonderful Cronulla Jazz and Blues Festival to bring you an unforgettable awards night that will lift the blues awards to the next level!
The Sydney Blues Society has been running Member’s Choice Awards (MCA) for four years now. They are well received and growing in popularity.
The MCA’s have been determined in a two step process:
Members are polled for nominations, which are used to create a short list in each category
The nominations are put to the membership for voting.
The last two years we have announced the awards over a period of two weeks in the month of August.
The award period covered July-June.
To date there has been no ceremony to announce the awards or honour the winners.
With the fifth awards due in 2023 we are making a number of changes to enhance and grow them. A key change is the collaboration with the Cronulla Jazz and Blues Festival to stage an Awards night where the headline awards are announced and the winners honoured.
Summary of the Awards:
They will be called “The Blues Awards”, presented by the SBS and CJBF
They will focus will be Sydney & NSW
The key awards will be announced at a live event on 1st June at the Brass Monkey in Cronulla on the eve of the CJBF
The Award shortlist will be formed based on voting within the SBS Facebook community of > 4,200
The winners will be voted on by SBS members, based on the shortlist
A hall of Fame to honour luminaries of the community
A Musicians Musicians award, voted for by their peers.
The most popular Musician, voted for by the whole community
Each year SBS members vote on their favourite choice in the following categories.