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PLEASE READ THIS MESSAGE FROM THE DC BLUES SOCIETY...

MARCH 31, 2020 MESSAGE FROM THE DC BLUES SOCIETY

During this extremely difficult time, the DC Blues Society is reaching out to its members, to the many blues fans in the DC/MD/VA area, and to the many musicians, both local and nationally/internationally recognized, who are all experiencing huge challenges from the coronavirus pandemic.  We certainly are in this together even while practicing the social distancing and stay-at-home orders that have been issued to try to flatten the curve of the epidemic.

Congratulations to The Jose Ramirez Band

for placing 2nd in the International Blues Challenge!

The DC Blues Society has tickets to

give away to blues shows at local venues! CLICK HERE for more info!

Please Help: Update your Membership Information!

 

You have heard us say this many times: The D.C. Blues Society (DCBS) is an all-volunteer organization. By lending a hand at DCBS events, you can help make more of an impact and in turn, we can sponsor more events. 

 

We are currently updating our membership database and need your help to add information on tasks that members are willing and able to occasionally do by helping volunteer at events. Remember - Volunteers get in for free at our ticketed events!

 

Here are some of the tasks we occasionally need your help to fill:

  • Monitor the door and sell admission tickets for special events

  • Assist with sales at the DCBS merchandise table and give out information on membership at shows and festivals

  • Assist with food preparation or serving at special events

  • Assist with collecting donations for bands and DCBS

  • Assist with carrying band equipment and sound system set up and tear down (may require carrying equipment from parking lot to upstairs in the Legion hall)

  • Assist with room set up & tear down (requires lifting and occasionally carrying tables and chairs)

 

Please help us update our membership & volunteer database and let us know what tasks you can occasionally do by replying to: membership@dcblues.org

 

If you have other ideas on how you might assist DCBS, please include those ideas. We have several additional roles that would greatly benefit from a dedicated volunteer, e.g., Blues in the School Coordinator, Blues Calendar Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator.

 

Please contact president@dcblues.org if you have any questions. Thanks for supporting the DCBS!

Please Support DCBS!

Thank you all for your support. Whether coming out to a 1st Sunday jam, a 4th Friday Blues Happy Hour or coming out to one of our special event shows this year, we really appreciate YOU!
 

We work hard to present free monthly jams and blues happy hours and terrific concerts at low prices. We need help to keep our ticket prices down, so that our shows are accessible to as many people as possible. We are a small organization, and ticket sales and donations from individuals make a significant difference to us. 


Please consider making a donation to the DCBS. We are an all-volunteer organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the blues and are recognized as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation with the Internal Revenue Service. You can make an on-line donation at www.dcblues.org or you can mail your tax deductible donation to:

The DC Blues Society

P.O. Box 6289

Washington, D.C. 20015-0289

 

Donations support DCBS's general operations unless the donor specifies otherwise. Please contact us at president@dcblues.org for more information or to discuss a targeted donation, a large donation or a bequest.
 
Of course, we welcome any donation, large or small, at any time.  We're proud to help carry on our area's remarkable heritage in blues music. Thank you for your support.  Have a safe and successful New Year! 

 

Pete Salsbury

President, DCBS

Upcoming Shows at the City Winery DC (Partner of DC Blues Society)

  • There are currently no ticket giveaways.​

*Ticket giveaway contests for DCBS members only

ENTRY DEADLINES

  • AT LEAST 5 days before the date of the show.

To Enter to Win Tickets

Email: entry@dcblues.org

 

In the Subject line type:

  • The artist/band name

  • The Venue

  • The date of the show

 

In the email type:

  1. Your name

  2. Your phone number 

  3. Your email address

  4. Your membership status

Priority for ticket giveaway contests is given to members. To join or renew membership, click here.

Caldonia's Crossroad Radio

DC Blues Society Internet Radio Show: Blues at the DC Crossroads with DJ Cadillac Chris.

Cadillac Chris hosts 2 hours of down home Blues, old and new, acoustic and electric. Focusing on those who created modern Blues and those who keep it alive, she explores the roots and growth of the music we call Blues. Fridays, 4-6 PM U.S. Eastern Time.

Listen online every Friday, 4-6 PM US EST

Send in requests - cadillac.chris@comcast.net

If you, your family and friends do, all of you can help support the DC Blues Society by using this link to the Amazon Smile Foundation.

 

Just click on AMAZON to go directly to Smile Amazon and support the DC Blues Society.

Once there, log on using your regular Amazon.com account information at the Amazon Smile site. The Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price you spent to the DC Blues Society.
 
Please help spread the word about this fundraising activity. Happy shopping and thanks for supporting the DC Blues Society.

HELP WANTED

Your DC Blues Society is in need of a few new dedicated volunteers to take over some key positions. If you can donate a few hours each week, send your contact information to volunteer@dcblues.org

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The DC Blues Society on TV!

The program ARTICO filmed our January Happy Hour featuring The Rogue Johnsen Trio with Lady D. The Rogue Johnsen Trio with Lady D were the winners of The DC Blues Society's most recent Battle of the Bands and they represented The DC Blues Society proudly in the 2018 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. IT IS NOW AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE! Here are the links:

https://youtu.be/dUUWJ3KnnhQ  segment link

https://youtu.be/1sVgwZzdPN8   show link