VBS Blues Calendar –   Sept 19, 2019 

NOTICE: The VBS Annual General Meeting will be on October 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm at the The Days Inn  (The Loft) 229 Gorge Rd E Main Floor Board Room. All are welcome.

THE VICTORIA BLUES SOCIETY IS LOOKING FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR THE BLUES FOUNDATION’S – BEST SELF PRODUCED BLUES CD

The Blues Foundation is looking for high quality blues recordings from “up and coming” artists that might not otherwise reach the International Blues market. Blues societies who are Blues Foundation members are able to submit one entry to the Blues Foundation for consideration.

As a member of the Blues Foundation,  Victoria Blues Society is looking to submit a local CD for consideration as the Best Self Produced Blues CD. A panel of local individuals will review all CD’s submitted and determine which CD we will submit for 2020. The criteria for selection will mirror the same criteria the Blues Foundation will use. Judges will evaluate the following points. The following criteria are in order of importance.

(1) Blues Content (is this a Blues Music recording)
(2) Musical Performance (Musicianship)
(3) Audio Quality of the Presentation (Production Values, Levels)
(4) Cover Art and Design (Professional Packaging, Ready for the rack at a music outlet.)
(5) Credits and Liner Information. (Informative, Professional)

Listed below are the RULES provided by the Blues Foundation that we must adhere to.

* Entries for the Best Self-Produced CD are permitted by affiliated blues societies only.
* Each affiliate is permitted one entry.
* The CD entered does not have to be performed by a band entered in the 2020 International Blues Challenge.
* Compilations are not eligible.
* The eligibility period is the CD must have been released during the period November 1, 2018 – October 31, 2019 time frame.
* Recordings with established or “known” producers within the industry are eligible as long as the recording is on the artist’s independent label and NOT on an established blues label.
* Singer, band, society or local producer may produce the actual CD as long as the performer is a singer, band or other individual entity.
* The CD finalists will be announced prior to The International Blues Challenge with the winner revealed during the IBC Finals on Saturday, February 1, 2020. Finalists are NOT required to attend International Blues Challenge.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

* The entry must be an individual, duo or band currently residing on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
* The Victoria Blues Society is responsible for ensuring that their submission complies with these rules.  They will announce the local winner prior to submitting to The Blues Foundation.
* In order to be considered the applicant should include 5 copies of their CD and a letter explaining how the CD meets the eligibility criteria.

* Deadline: October 7, 2019.  Entries must be received by this date. Late entries will not be considered. Mail to Victoria Blues Society Box 5157 Victoria BC V8R 6N4 or contact John Hunter at hunterjr@shaw.ca to arrange for drop off.

VBS Up Coming Shows

Sat Oct 5 Blues Extravaganza  & Silent Auction – VLounge $10 door only

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Sat Nov 16 – Rick Estrin / David Vest  – VLounge  $30 members or advance (Lyle’s or Sunday Jam);  $35 at door

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Sat Dec 7 – VBS Christmas Party – Arsen Shomakov  with Charlie Fox and the Disciples of Cool opening @ VLounge. Members free, Non members $20 at the door. Free pizza, prizes, etc. 


ONGOING

Sunday Blues Service Jam – @ V-Lounge in the Red Lion. 3:00-7:30 pm  

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Sunday Blues Jam – Queens Hotel, Nanaimo 4-8 pm. Host bands.

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Thur – Sept 19

Mark Comerford – Ross Bay Pub 6-9 pm

Fri Sept 20

Hip Shake Collective (Chicago) – Cup of Joe – Sept 20 5-7

Sat Sept 21

South Island Rhythm Kings  – Osborne Bay Pub, Crofton  “CD Release”

Mark Crissinger – Boston Pizza

Bill Johnson Trio – Boondockers  (Sidney) 6 pm

Thur Sept 26

Hip Shake (Rhumba Kings) – Ross Bay

Fri Sept 27

Mark Crissinger – The Loft

Hip Shake Collective (Chicago) – Cup of Joe 5-7

Thur Oct 3

Black & Gogol – Ross Bay

Fri Oct 4

Hip Shake Collective – Cup of Joe – 5-7

Sat Oct 5

VBS Blues Extravaganza  & Silent Auction – VLounge $10

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David Vest – Hermann’s

Fri Oct 11

Hip Shake Collective – Cup of Joe  5-7

Thur Oct 17

Lazy Mike & Mark Comerford – Ross Bay

Fri – Oct 18

Downchild Blues Band 50th Anniversary Tour – McPherson

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Mon Oct 21-23

Okanagan Blues Camp – Registration for this fall’s . www.okanaganblues.com

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Thur Oct 24

Hip Shake – Ross Bay

Fri Oct 25

Hip Shake Collective – Cup of Joe 5-7

Fri – Nov 1

R&B Kingpins – Oak Bay Rec

Thur – Nov 9

South Island Rhythm Kings – The Loft

Sun Nov 10

Harpdog Brown & The Uptown Blues Band – Hermann’s
Sat Nov 16

Rick Estrin / David Vest – VLounge $30/35

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Sat Dec 7

VBS Christmas Party – Arsen Shomakov  with Charlie Fox and the Disciples of Cool opening @ VLounge. Members free, Non members $20 at the door. Free pizza, prizes, etc.

LAST CALL

 

LINKS

VANCOUVER BLUES AROUND TOWN

NANAIMO BLUES SOCIETY & FESTIVAL

WHITE ROCK BLUES SOCIETY

FRASER VALLEY BLUES SOCIETY

BLUES FESTIVAL GUIDE 

BLUES BLAST MAGAZINE

BLUES IN VICTORIA ON FACEBOOK

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