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Since Apr 1, 1997

 

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* Est. 1988 * In our 30th Year of Blues *

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The Louisville Blues Compilation Volume II is available online on the CD Shop page, at KBS events, at Better Days Records in Louisville KY or digitally at CDBaby and iTunes.


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In some issues of our newsletter, Blues News, we run profiles of local blues bands. If you would like to have your band considered for a future edition and you play in the Kentuckiana area, please go to the Band Profile Info page to send us the information.


 

** 2018 KBS Blues Challenge **

Band Winner: Amanda Webb Band

Solo/Duo Winner: Big Poppa Stampley

Best Self-Produced CD:
“Late Last Night - Elixir of Sara Martin”
by Laurie Jane and the 45s

Youth Winner: Jacob McDaniel


Upcoming Events
Also check the Calendar page for full monthly calendar and weekly updates, plus Festivals
Complete list of 2018 Kentuckiana Blues Festivals

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Stevie Ray's Blues Bar

Tuesday Nights * Blues Jam * 8:00-12:00
Wednesday Nights * Open Jam * 8:00-12:00
Thursday Nights * Throwdown Open Jam * 8:00-12:30
Sunday Nights * Sunday Jam Session * 5:00-9:00

Sun

Jan 20

KBS IBC Fundraiser
  • Big Poppa Stampley 5:00
  • King Bee and The Stingers 6:00
  • The Stella Vees 7:00
  • Amanda Webb Band 8:00

$10 Cover goes to the Acts to help cover their expenses to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis
 

Sun Feb 3 Jamie Lynn Vessels
Sat Feb 9 John D'Amato and Soul River Brown & The Foundation Band

Stevie Ray's Blues Bar


Mojo's BoneYard
Evansville IN


Every Thursday - The BoneYard Trio 7-10pm

Sun Jan 20 Chase Walker
Sun Jan 27 Kenne Cramer
Sat Feb 2 Jamie Lynn Vessels and Lolita
Sun Feb 24 Meg Williams
Wed Mar 27

Albert Cummings


Mojo's BoneYard


Mellwood Art & Entertainment Center

Saturday, January 12
26th Annual Cabo Wabo Coat Party with Soul Circus

Facebook Event


Lettersong Calligraphy
Studio & Gallery


Sat Jan 19 KBS Youth Representative Jacob McDaniel
with Special Guest Dave Hunt
Fri Feb 15 Dunbar, Hughes & Blues
An evening of poetry by Paul Laurence Dunbar
as recited by Philip Cherry
with blues provided by Tyrone Cotton
Sat Feb 16 Dunbar, Hughes & Blues
An evening of poetry by Langston Hughes
as recited by Philip Cherry
with blues provided by Tyrone Cotton

Lettersong Calligraphy Studio & Gallery

Local and Regional
International Blues Challenge Fundraisers

Help send our winners to Memphis

International Blues Challenge
Beale Street in
Memphis TN

January 22-26, 2019
35th annual competition
featuring blues acts from around the world

Blues Foundation

Come on down and enjoy the blues with us


Kentucky Center for
African American Heritage


Celebrating the Legacy of Black Louisville

Fri Jan 25 Jazz at the Top Hat featuring Bobby J and international flutist and jazz historian Galen Abdur Razzo
Sat Jan 26 The Walnut Street Revue with a tribute to Foree “Guitar” Wells and featuring The Jerry Tolson Jazz Group with vocalists Alisia and Karen Chavez

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Odeon


Sat Jan 26 Tyrone Cotton with The Java Men

Odeon Louisville


Lexington KY


Sun Jan 27 5th Annual Lexington Music Awards
Facebook Event

Lyric Theatre


Manchester Music Hall
Lexington KY


Wed Jan 30 Marcus King Band

Manchester Music Hall

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Sun Feb 10 2019 Louisville Music Awards
Facebook Event

The Kentucky Center


Filson Historical Society

Friday, February 15

Blues Night at the Filson with Tyrone Cotton

Filson Historical Society


Wicks Pizza
Highlands


Sun Feb 17 Cherokee Blues Club Reunion
Facebook Event

 

Tue Mar 19 Experience Hendrix

The Louisville Palace

2018 KBS Winners

2018 Sylvester Weaver Award



James Warfield, Local Bluesman
currently plays with the Mississippi Adam Riggle Band

Pictured with KBS Co-Founder Keith Clements on right


 

 

2018 Blues Contest Winners
for best Blues
Band, Solo/Duo, CD, Youth


Band Winner

Amanda Webb Band

Solo/Duo Winner

Mark "Big Poppa" Stampley


Best Self-produced CD

“Late Last Night - Elixir of Sara Martin”
by Laurie Jane and the 45s

Youth Showcase

Jacob McDaniel
New Salisbury, IN


Winners get Automatic Entry to the Blues Foundation's
International Blues Challenge,
January 22-January 26, 2019 in Memphis TN
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Monthly Board Meeting

Monthly meetings are currently held at
Check's Cafe
(
1101 E Burnett Ave)
unless otherwise noted
 

7:00 pm Jan 2, 2019 Check's Cafe
7:00 pm Feb 6, 2019 Check's Cafe
7:00 pm Mar 6, 2019 Check's Cafe
7:00 pm Apr 3, 2019 Check's Cafe
7:00 pm May 8, 2019
(date change due to Derby Week)
Check's Cafe
     


(Meetings are held on the 1st Wed of every Month unless otherwise stated)

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Local Blues Hour @ 4:00pm

KBS's Gary Sampson is on the air Fridays at 8:00pm


 

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The Kentuckiana Blues Society was founded in 1988 and is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and perpetuation of the Blues Tradition in all of its forms. We are located in Louisville Kentucky and serve what is called Kentuckiana (the Louisville Kentucky and Southern Indiana area)



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