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Victoria Blues Society Blues Calendar - September 27, 2016

COMING EVENTS

We are asking EVERYBODY to please support this show.. and share this info. This is our biggest show to date and we need your help to be able to bring incredible acts like this to Victoria. This is an all star band.. it sold out at the Rio in Vancouver at a much higher ticket price. We can do it too Victoria!! Let's make this a party - and help us be able to put on shows like this. 

Saturday October 1, 2016 - Mark Hummel's Golden State/Lone Star Blues Revue @ Tally Ho Sports Bar.

Tickets $29 are on sale at Tally Ho and Lyles. Doors 6:30. Show 7:30 pm. Opening - Deb Rhymer Band.

 

NOTICE TO VANCOUVER ISLAND BLUES RECORDING ARTISTS

THE VICTORIA BLUES SOCIETY IS LOOKING FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR BEST SELF PRODUCED BLUES CD

The Blues Foundation is looking for high quality blues recordings from “up and coming” artists that might not otherwise reach the International Blues market. Blues societies who are Blues Foundation members are able to submit one entry to the Blues Foundation for consideration.

To this end, as a member of the Blues Foundation, the Victoria Blues Society is looking to submit a local CD for consideration as the Best Self Produced Blues CD. A panel of individuals will review all CD’s submitted and determine which CD we will submit for 2016. The criteria for selection will mirror the same criteria the Blues Foundation will use:

Judges will evaluate the following points. The following criteria are in order of importance.
(1) Blues Content (is this a Blues Music recording)
(2) Musical Performance (Musicianship)
(2) Audio Quality of the Presentation (Production Values, Levels)
(3) Cover Art and Design (Professional Packaging, Ready for the rack at your favorite music outlet?)
(4) Credits and Liner Information. (Informative, Professional)

Listed below are the rules provided by the Blues Foundation that we must adhere to. Please note we can only consider CD’s that were released during the period of November 1, 2015 and October 31, 2016.

Best Self-Produced Official Rules:
* Entries for the Best Self-Produced CD are permitted by affiliated blues societies only.
* Each affiliate is permitted one entry.
* The CD entered does not have to be performed by a band entered in the 2016 International Blues Challenge.
* Compilations are not eligible.
* The eligibility period is the same as for the Blues Music Awards-the CD must have been released during November 1, 2015 - October 31, 2016 time frame.
* If an affiliate does not conduct a competition to determine who it will sponsor but instead appoints a CD, that CD may not include a board member or officer.
* A CD on a record label that has been previously nominated for a Blues Music Award (formerly the W.C. Handy Blues Award) shall not be eligible for this competition.
* Recordings with established or "known" producers within the industry are eligible as long as the recording is on the artist's independent label and NOT on an established blues label.
* Singer, band, society or local producer may produce the actual CD as long as the performer is a singer, band or other individual entity.
The Victoria Blues Society is responsible for ensuring that their submission complies with these rules.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

*The entry must be an individual, duo or band currently residing on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.  

In order to be considered the applicant should include 4 copies of their CD and a letter explaining how the CD meets the eligibility criteria. Deadline: October 4, 2016.  Entries must be received by this date. Late entries will not be considered. Mail to Victoria Blues Society Box 5157 Victoria BC V8R 6N4 or drop off to Deb Rhymer at the Sunday Blues Jam – Hideaway, Tally Ho Hotel. 

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BLUES CALENDAR 2016

ONGOING

Sunday Blues Service Jam (Deb Rhymer) - Tally Ho in The Hideaway Sundays 3-7:30pm

V Lounge Jam - Red Lion Inn - Saturday afternoon - some blues

LangVegas Jam - Langford Legion - Friday  evening - some blues

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Sept 29

Lazy Mike - Blue Moon Cafe - Sidney

Sept 30

Harpdog Brown - Hermann's 8pm

Oct 1

Mark Hummel's Golden State/Lone Star Blues Revue - Tally Ho 

Rockland Moran - Christie's

KingmiXers Classic - Pro Pat Legion

Paul Black - The Loft 8pm

 

Oct 2

Mick Fleetwood Blues Band with Rick Vito - Farquhar Auditorium 

Oct 3

The Elmore's - Blue Monday at Hermann's 7pm 

Oct 7

The Soul Shakers - Tally-Ho 9pm , no cover

  

Oct 8

David Vest - Hermann's 

Best of Boz Roz CD Party - Sooke Comm Hall

Oct 10

Kelly Faucett Blues Band - Hermann's 

Oct 14

Auntie Kate - Hermann's

Oct 15

Mark Crissinger - Christie's

Oct 20

West Coast Blues Doctors - Ross Bay Pub

Oct 21

Mark Crissinger Band - My Bar 

Oct 22

Jimmy D. Lane / Jason Buie Band - Tally Ho 

Oct 27

Lazy Mike & Slim - Ross Bay Pub 

Oct 28

Uncle Wiggly's/Ole Johnson - My Bar

NOV 4

David Gogo - Tally Ho 

NOV 5

VBS Blues Extravaganza  2016 - Tally Ho - 6 Bands, 6-12pm $10

 

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