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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 15th OBS member-only promotion for 2016 

Voyage LaBelle Vie presents the 
2nd Blues Cruise on the Ottawa River 
Departure at the Quai des Artistes - Jacques-Cartier Street, Gatineau 
Saturday, September 10; 7 pm – 10 pm 
An evening with Steve Hill

When it comes to one-man bands, guitarist and singer extraordinaire Steve Hill has no limits. The truest definition of a one-man band; Hill performs standing up while singing and playing guitar, his feet playing bass drum, snare drum, hi-hats and with a drum stick fused to the head of his trusty guitar, any…

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OBS Road to Memphis  Band Challenge 2016  


The Ottawa Blues Society Road to Memphis Band challenge qualifying rounds are planned for Wednesdays, October 5 & 12, at Greenfield’s Pub, 900 Greenbank Road, Barrhaven. The finals are scheduled to take place on Thursday, October 20. Two nights of qualifying rounds have been scheduled, pending sufficient entries. Deadline for entries is Friday, September 9 at 6 pm (Ottawa time). 
For the purposes of the IBC, a ‘band’ is any act with three or more musicians; vocalists are counted as musicians for the…

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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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