The Victoria Blues Society is an affiliate of the Blues Foundation, based in Memphis Tennessee, and as such, is dedicated to preserving blues music; celebrating recording and performance excellence; and, supporting blues education.

VBS Mandate:

“To promote awareness of all aspects of the blues on an international, regional and, most importantly, local level. To enhance, inform, preserve and promote blues by supporting musical events, performers and an appreciation of the music.”

Victoria’s own local blues  heritage spans decades and is enhanced by your membership and support. Help preserve and promote our unique musical heritage by joining today!

As a VBS member you will receive twice monthly an email linking you to our online blues calendar listing of  what’s happening in the Victoria blues scene; preferred rates with VBS events and partners; and, a link to a worldwide network of blues societies and publications – an incredible source for the latest in blues news.

The Victoria Blues Society is a registered society in British Columbia and is governed by a Board of Directors. Board Contact: Deb Rhymer

Board of Directors:  (as of  October 21, 2019)

  • Deb Rhymer  (Chair / Membership / Bookings /MC)
  • John R Hunter (Blues Calendar / Website / MC)
  • Rob Edwards (Workshops / Events / MC)
  • Barry Eaglestone (Stage Coordination)
  • Gerry Donovan (Membership)
  • Charles Fox (Secretary)
  • Alexa Smith  (Volunteer Coordinator, 50/50 draw)
  • Dawn Schaldemose  (Treasurer)

  • Glenn Smith (Merchandise Coordinator)

Annual General Meeting:

The VBS AGM is held once a year. Members are welcome.

The last VBS AGM  was on October 21, 2019 at the Days Inn (The Loft).