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, rich blues  heritage which spans decades  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: a weekly email linking you to our blues calendar advertising  what's happening in the Victoria blues scene; preferred rates at VBS events; 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.

The Victoria Blues Society is governed by a Board of Directors.

Board Members: 

(as of November, 2016)

  • Deb Rhymer  (Chair / Membership)
  • John R Hunter (Blues Calendar / Web)
  • Rob Edwards (Education / Events / MC)
  • John Fisher    (Treasurer)
  • Glenn Parfitt  (Corporate / Events /MC)
  • John Bones    (Secretary)
  • Bill Miles    (Merchandise Coordinator)
  • Alexa Smith      (Volunteer Coordinator)
  • Dawn Schaldemose 
     John Songhurst 
    Dawn Schaldemose (Events)
  • John Songhurst (Events)


Board Contact: Deb Rhymer

Annual General Meeting:

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

VBS ANNUAL AGM - JUNE 20, 2016  @  7 pm Banquet Room Days Inn (Upper Deck)



Blues Artists

Get your local gig in our blues calendar on our website.

NOTE: The weekly blues calendar is published on Tuesdays. However calendar submissions are added usually within 48 hours through out the week.