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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. 
 

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Announcing our 9th OBS member-only promotion for 2016  

Yes, that’s three current promotions for OBS members. Membership DOES have privileges!




 

23rd Edition of Virée Blues Boréale 
Le Petit Chicago, 50 Promenade du Portage, Gatineau QC 
May 11 – Mike Goudreau & the Boppin’ Blues Band 
May 25 – Raoul & the Big Time 
http://vireeblues.ca/ 

We are offering two prize packages … each includes two tickets to a Virée Blues show in May (your choice), courtesy of Virée Blues Boréale. 

ALL OBS members are invited to participate in this exclusive offer! Enter by sending…

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Our 8th OBS member-only promotion for 2016 

2nd Ottawa River Blues Cruise with the Jim Zeller Circus 
Quai des artistes, Gatineau QC 

Saturday, May 21, 6-10 pm
 

The 2nd blues cruise will be held on May 21 from 6-10 pm. This year, the cruise will begin with a cold buffet then, by popular demand, Jim Zeller and his band will be in charge of making us sing and dance. 

This Québec-born harmonica whiz is recognized for his hell-bent performance style. His colourful repertoire includes airs from Beethoven, The Doors and the theme from Bobino. He has…

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Our 7th OBS member-only promotion for 2016 

Steve Dawson & Michael Jerome Browne 
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street 
Wednesday, May 18 @ 8 pm 

As one of Canada’s most sought-after producers, session musicians and guitarists, Steve Dawson spends much of his time helping other songwriters and musicians bring their creative visions to life. Based in Nashville for the past few years, he occasionally tours with the Black Hen Revue, mostly in Western Canada, so his appearance in Ottawa is a special treat. 

“A clear labour of love, it’s easy to hear the blood,…

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OBS member-promotion #6 - Michael Kaeshammer at the NAC 

Congratulations to Stuart Morrison, winner of our 6th OBS member promo - tickets for 2 to see Michael Kaeshammer at the NAC.

Michael Kaeshammer 
NAC Theatre, 53 Elgin Street 
Saturday, April 23 @ 7:30 pm 

Charismatic virtuoso Michael Kaeshammer is a Canadian jazz & boogie-woogie pianist, vocalist, composer, arranger and producer known for his exhilarating, intimate and masterful performances.  With a career spanning 20 years, Kaeshammer is regarded as one of the most entertaining performers in Canada and a…

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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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