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The Ottawa Blues Society (OBS) is an all volunteer organization committed to promoting blues music and the blues community in the Ottawa area. 


Our 11th OBS member-only promotion for 2016 

TD Ottawa Jazzfest, Opening Night 

Alvin ‘Youngblood’ Hart’s Muscle Theory 

Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite 

Confederation Park, Ottawa  

Thursday, June 23 Opening night at TD Ottawa Jazzfest will be bluesy. 

Alvin ‘Youngblood’ Hart’s Muscle Theory is a live explosion of roots rock that is a test of time in the world of music. He creates a blurred line of Blues, Roots, Country and Rock music that has been enjoyed in our culture for decades. The band bends the strings…

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Our 10th OBS member-only promotion for 2016 

Bytowne Theatre, 325 Rideau Street 

Three showings: 
            Sunday, June 26 @ 4:15 pm 
            Monday, June 27 @ 6:55 pm 
            Tuesday, June 28 @ 9:05 pm 

I AM THE BLUES is a beautiful feature documentary about to go into national theatrical release. The film was made by Emmy-winning Montreal director Daniel Cross. It follows a number of remaining blues greats, most in their 80s, in Mississippi and Louisiana. It's an incredibly intimate and…

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Blues Fans 

The Ottawa Blues Society is looking for new members who enjoy the blues.

Join and help the OBS promote local, national and international blues. 

What’s in it for you? 

Member-only promotions to see shows like Matt Andersen, Rita Chiarelli and more 

Member-only benefits including discounts on:

  • Purchases at the Atomic Rooster, the Branch (Kemptville), Greenfield's Pub, Irene's Pub, Compact Music, Class Axe Guitars, the Record Centre and OBS Merchandise 
  • Cover charge at the Rainbow Bistro 
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