THE 2019 COLORADO BLUES SOCIETY IBC
Congratulations to the acts representing CBS in Memphis in January 2020:
Band- THE MOVERS and SHAKERS
Solo/Duo- THE TUFFENUFFS
Youth- 9th AVENUE NOISE
GOING BACK TO COLORADO- CLASS of 2019
Going Back to Colorado: Class of 2019
Tommy Bolin Band with guest appearances by Warren Haynes & Joe Bonamassa & Joey Porter (The Motet), Tribute to Zephyr by: David Givens and Friends, Otis Taylor Band, with Freddi & Henchi, Chris Daniels & The Kings.
MISSION BALLROOM on DECEMBER 3rd
Colorado Blues Society Mission Statement
The Colorado Blues Society is dedicated to preserving Blues heritage and increasing awareness of and appreciation of the Blues as an indigenous American art form (the wellspring from which all contemporary popular American music originated)
Colorado Blues Society MEMBERS CHOICE AWARDS VOTING IS OPEN!
The voting for the Members Choice Awards has started! While nominations could be made by anyone, ONLY CBS Members Can Vote for the Awards themselves! If you aren't a CBS member you can still join here on the website and participate in the voting when it starts.
The Awards will be announced at the CBS MCA Show at the Buffalo Rose on December 15th.
Kerry Pastine is now infamous for her no-holds-barred, pedal-to-the-metal live shows and that reputation has landed her on some of the best stages, shows and festivals throughout the US. From playing sweaty, sold-out clubs as a headliner, to earning the coveted support slot for bands like Brian Setzer, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Los Lobos and The Steve Miller Band, Kerry and her band are wowing audiences everywhere.
Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene is the secret weapon for every kind of festival or show. The band has elements of blues, swing, rockabilly, classic rock and soul and has won over all genres and age groups. Their high-energy stage presence elevates the energy and gets the crowd rockin'!
The Tuffenuffs-This iconic duo merge powerful vocals with masterful blues on the keys; Stacey’s vocal range is blaring when she sings in baritone and gut-wrenchingly beautiful when slaying the highest of soprano notes. It is a simple elegance at its finest while being the perfect storm.
Danny and Stacey are genuine staples in our blues society; their compassion for music, the appreciation of performing, and musical talent are all that anyone can ask for from musicians.
The combination of Stacey’s beautiful vocals and Danny’s skills on the keys allow for their performance to operate in utter peace; every single soul who witness this duo are in awe and know that the bar has been set.
Colorado Blues Society Sponsorship Opportunities
Event Summary: CBS is seeking like- minded sponsors to support its two premier events: The Member's Choice Awards and in February of 2020, the 25th anniversary celebration of the Colorado Blues Society. The Member's Choice Awards is a celebration of the best of Colorado Blues and is an annual event. Artists are nominated by members of the Colorado Blues Society and are the final ballot is submitted to the membership for voting. The winners are announced during the event and this year's event will be held on December 15th at the Buffalo Rose in Golden, CO. Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene will headline the event with our International Blues Challenge participants; The Movers & Shakers and The Tuffenuffs rounding out the entertainment for the event . The 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Colorado Blues Society will also be held at the Buffalo Rose on Sunday, February 23rd. Sammy Mayfield will be our featured artist for the event as we celebrate the long history of the Colorado Blues Society's contributions to the genre here in Colorado.
Sponsorship Opportunities: Sponsorship opportunities for these two events are divided into a Presenting Sponsorship and CBS Supporting Gold Sponsorships. All sponsors will be recognized as contributing to the success of both events.
Presenting Sponsor: The Presenting Sponsorship is $1,000 and the sponsor will be recognized in all promotional plans for both events as the lead sponsor. The sponsor will receive Presenting Sponsor recognition for all posters and advertisements produced for the events. A minimum of four ads will be run in the Colorado Blues Society's weekly update which has a readership of over 1,500 participants as well as one advertisement in the Holler, the bi-monthly publication of the Colorado Blues Society with an additional 460 readers. The sponsor will receive a reserved table with 4 tickets for each event, stage recognition during the events and Presenting Sponsorship recognition on the Colorado Blues Society website as well as promotional support on our Facebook Social Media platform. In addition to CBS generated advertising content for each event, CBS will run one ad, to be generated by the sponsor, in the weekly update prior to each event.
Gold Sponsors: Gold Sponsorships are $500 and the sponsor will be recognized in all promotional plans for both events as a gold sponsor. The sponsor will receive Gold Sponsor recognition on all posters and advertisements produced for the events. A minimum of four ads will be run in the Colorado Blues Society's weekly update which has a readership of over 1,500 participants as well as one advertisement in the Holler, the bi-monthly publication of the Colorado Blues Society with an additional 460 readers. Each Gold Sponsor will receive two tickets to each event, stage recognition during the events and Gold Sponsor recognition on the Colorado Blues Society website as well as promotional support on our Facebook Social Media platform
For INFORMATION contact either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
CONGRATULATIONS to KERRY PASTINE & The CRIME SCENE-2020 Colorado Blues Society BSPCD Winner!
Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene have the CBS entry into the BSPCD competition at this year's IBC with their CD " CITY of LOVE". They beat out a couple other great CDs by 50 Shades of Blue (" Don't Call Me Baby") and Reverend Freakchild ("Hands on the Radio"). No stranger to the BSPCD winner's stand, Kerry and Paul Shelloe were members of the Informants who won the 2010 BSPCD by the Blues Foundations for their CD " Crime Scene Queen". That year was the 1st year CBS had an entry in the BSPCD and Kerry and Paul did us proud. Here's hoping the Memphis judges get it right again this year! Good luck to Kerry and The Crime Scene! We are pulling for you!
Want Your Music Featured On This Site?
CBS is updating the music that is streamed from coblues.org . We will remove songs older songs and add new ones. If you are a member of CBS and you want your blues song featured on the site, please send a 320kbps MP3 file to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include your permission for CBS to stream the song from coblues.org. If you are covering another artist please include the mechanical copyright details that shows you are licensed to publish and stream the music.
CBS Needs Vital Volunteers
Your Blues society has an urgent need for some very special volunteers. Here is a great chance to meet a bunch of fellow Blues fans and make new friends!!! You can become part of a great community 501c3 non-profit, an award winning Blues Organization- the 2013 recipient of the Keeping the Blues Alive Award from the Blues Foundation!
The Colorado Blues Society is looking for some special blues lovers- a Volunteer Coordinator, Merchandise Coordinator/Chair, and a Web Admin. If you think any of these sound like something you might enjoy, send an email to email@example.com and let’s get together and talk! See you soon!
Get Your Ad In The Weekly Update and On This Website
CBS Business members (that includes bands and CBS acts) keep in mind as a member, for $25/month you can run an ad in the Weekly Update AND on this website. Send send us a .pdf or .jpg of your ad or poster (min size 293 width x 432 height) and we will link it to your website or event link. Not a CBS member? We'll give your ad the same two spots for $50 a month. That's a pretty cheap way to promote your act and something to keep in mind if you have a special show coming up down the road.
For more info send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you receive the weekly Blues Update from the Colorado Blues Society?
Every week the Colorado Blues Society sends out a Blues Update that includes timely blues related news, band introductions, jam and performance schedules and more. There is no cost or membership required to receive the Blues Update. If you would like to receive this excellent Colorado blues resource please sign up here.
John-Alex Mason Scholarship Fund
The Colorado Blues Society has created an annual John-Alex Mason Scholarship to honor his memory and help continue the educational work he felt was so important. John-Alex took high school students from Colorado Springs to Mississippi on more than one occasion for an extended field trip that sometimes included visiting Memphis and New Orleans. This scholarship will help send student-aged musicians from Colorado to workshops and seminars that will further their blues music (and cultural) education. Your donations will help keep the dreams and memory of John-Alex alive.
Programs and Services Offered
To further our mission, we sponsor Blues in the Schools programs, in which musicians present music and information to students at all levels (kindergarten through college). We offer programs in American social history, women in blues, language arts, conflict avoidance, storytelling and even math. We also donate Blues-related materials (books, videos and CDs) to public libraries and offer educational programs in conjunction with those donations. We similarly work with other nonprofits, such as The Blues Foundation, Swallow Hill Music Association, The Colorado Music Hall of Fame, Blue Star Connection and The Colorado Music Business Organization.
Our members number approximately 600. Some are professional musicians; most are fans of the music and embrace the art and literature of the Blues culture. We publish a bi-monthly newsletter, The Holler, and a weekly email blast, The Blues Update. The purpose of the newsletters, web site and social media platforms is to provide our members and the public information about Blues-related news and events in Colorado.
CBS created the John Alex-Mason Scholarship Fund to help send student-age musicians to workshops and seminars to further their Blues music education. We sponsor youth performances where young blues performers can be seen making music on the “Blues 101 Stage”. Here kids of all ages have the opportunity to learn about the music which is part of their national heritage and the basis for present-day popular music.
We honor those individuals who have made extraordinary contributions. Over time, CBS has honored Blues musicians and outstanding contributors with Lifetime Achievement Awards, Heritage Awards, In Memoriam or other special recognitions.
We work with local nonprofits, civic organizations and businesses to strengthen the awareness and appreciation of the Blues as an art form.Date of most recent review by the Board of Directors: June 12, 2018
The Colorado Blues Society Anti-Discrimination Policy
The Colorado Blues Society believes that equal opportunity is important for the continuing success of our organization. In accordance with state, federal, and municipal laws, this organization intends to comply with these laws which preclude negative discrimination against any person or organization because of race, disability, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, military status, sex, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, political service, affiliation or any other protected classification. This policy applies to all activities of The Colorado Blues Society, including but not limited to employment, selection of volunteers, selection of recipients of its programs, grant- making, purchasing, and selecting vendors or consultants. The Colorado Blues Society defines "negative discrimination" to include (but not necessarily be limited to) denial of services, employment, or volunteer opportunities to any class of individuals in a manner that negatively restricts opportunities to that class of individuals.
In 2013, The Blues Foundation presented the prestigious Keeping the Blues award to The Colorado Blues Society for meritorious excellence in the Blues Society category.