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...

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...

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 g...

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...

July 11, 2017

There has been unprecedented interest in this year's Heart of Texas Blues Challenge – so much so that we have filled all competition slots for the event before the July 14th entry deadline!! We will be posting the event schedule by this weekend – stay tuned to find out the dates your favorite artists will be performing at the famed Antone's Ni...

November 24, 2016

Help the Austin Blues Society raise money to send our Heart of Texas Blues Challenge winners to Memphis, and show off your poker prowess at the same time! Come on out to the Blue Moon Bar & Grill on Sunday, December 4th at 2:00 PM to test your skill for a prize pool of $1250!!

We're extremely excited to have two Austin representatives at the Interna...

July 15, 2016

The Band portion of the Heart of Texas Blues Challenge was held Thursday, July 14th at the Brass House. This year's competition line-up was:

• Jeff and the Jumptones

• The JJ Jones Band

• Trent Turner and the Moontowers

• Austin Nights

• Rochelle and the Sidewinders

All performances were enthusiastically received by the near-capacity audience. The bands'...

July 8, 2016

The Solo/Duo portion of the Heart of Texas Blues Challenge was held Thursday, July 7th at the Brass House. This year's slate of competitors was comprised of:

• Mike and Amber

• Jacques Bergeon

• Blues Train(er)

Each of the artists gave crowd-pleasing and memorable performances, spanning a wide range of blues influences.

After tallying the points aw...

July 3, 2016

Celebrate the extraordinary life and times of Candye Kane, one of Austin's most beloved blues artists!

Candye Kane passed away on May 6th after battling pancreatic cancer for more than 8 years. Her determination to bring her music to adoring fans worldwide, even in the face of her illness, shows why she was known as "The Toughest Girl Alive". 


June 27, 2016

Tickets to the 2016 Heart of Texas Blues Challenge at The Brass House are on sale now! Tickets are available for the evenings of July 7th and July 14th – only $10 per evening!

Austin Blues Society members should check their email for a special discount code good for 25% off the ticket price!

Click on the links below to buy tickets today:

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