COVID-19 Resources

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As part of our efforts to help our Austin blues community during the COVID-19 crisis, we're curating a variety of resources, including donations, financial assistance, links to online performances by local artists, and more. For your convenience, we've provided these links directly below, as well as under the COVID-19 menu at the top of the page. Please check these pages often, as we intend to keep them updated as much as possible.

We also encourage everyone to send any updates that we should include on these pages to crisis-help@austinbluessociety.org – we greatly appreciate your help!

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March 31, 2020

Hello everyone,

As our president Ed Matyas noted in an earlier post, we’re working to define specific ways we can assist our Austin blues community while COVID-19 is keeping us all under shelter-in-place. There are two main areas we’re focusing on right now:

  • How can we help our less fortunate or elderly members who need assistance with everyday tasks

  • How can we help artists, venues, and merchants replace a portion of their lost income

First, we urge any artists, venues, or merchants t...

March 31, 2020

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Austin Blues Society, I’d like to offer our sincere condolences for the unprecedented emotional and financial hardships that our members, artists, venues and merchants are enduring in the course of this terrible crisis.

We want you to know that we are working to identify concrete steps that we can take to help our shared community while this pandemic continues. However, we don’t have a monopoly on good ideas – we encourage all of you to submit your tho...

January 25, 2020

Time to get your jam on. We're very pleased to invite you to our January Austin Blues Society open blues jam, hosted this month by Jeff & The Jumptones

The jam will take place Thursday, January 30th at the fabulous Skylark Lounge, 2039 Airport Boulevard, Austin, TX. The show begins at 8:30 PM — only $5 cover charge, and free for jammers and Austin Blues Society members! Get there early to catch the incomparable Margaret Wright's happy hour before the jam!

October 20, 2019

This will be one of the best blues shows in Austin this year and you don't want to miss it! The first 100 tickets sold will receive a $5 gift card for ABS merchandise at the door!  Come hear three amazing blues artists voted to be the best by local Austinites in one amazing show. Best Artist is Oscar Ornelas; Best Band is Eastside Blues Syndicate; Lifetime Achievement is WC Clark.  Click Here to Buy Tickets!

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