COVID-19 Resources

Support Texas Blues!

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 13, 2019

A FREE showcase for Blues societies and Blues artists from across the state

March 14th, 2019 from noon to 10 PM at Kenny Dorham's Backyard, 1106 East 11th Street, Austin TX

Sponsored by DiverseArts Culture Works, The East Austin Blues Alliance, Kenny Dorham's Backyard, the Austin Blues Society, and the San Antonio Blues Society

The Texas Blues Society Summit is an annual celebration of the rich tradition and culture of Blues music and Blues people from around the State. Squarely situated in the hea...

December 20, 2018

The Austin Blues Society invites you to our Christmas Party at the Skylark Lounge on Thursday, December 27th at 8 PM, featuring music by Oscar Ornelas and special guest performers! The event is free for Austin Blues Society members, and non-members can become members at the event for a special price of only $10.00! Come out and enjoy an evening of food, drink and music - we look forward to seeing you!

September 12, 2018

On Friday, September 7th, the Austin Blues Society honored local blues artists at the 2018 Austin Blues Society Awards, held at C-Boy's Heart & Soul on the opening evening of the Eastside Kings Festival. 

All of the nominees for this year's awards are deserving of accolades, and we congratulate them for their dedication to their craft, and for the gift of their music!

In the category of Best Artist, the nominees were:

  • Alan Haynes

  • Gene "Birdlegg" Pittman

  • Jackie Venson

  • Margaret Wri...

August 9, 2017

The 2017 Heart of Texas Blues Challenge has concluded with an evening of superlative performances highlighting the vitality of Central Texas blues!

Our Solo/Duo finalists were:

•  Kathy & The Kilowatts Duo  

•  Granvil Poynter

Each artist presented riveting, powerful sets – the audience was clearly enthralled. In a close vote by the judges, Kathy & The Kilowatts Duo was selected as the Solo/Duo winner!

Shelby Cheyenne followed with a spirited performance in the Youth category. We're extremely pl...

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