Mission Statement

Founded in 1993, the Connecticut Blues Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of blues music in our state. CTBS is an affiliated member of The Blues Foundation, a worldwide network of 185 affiliates with an international membership in 12 countries. BF produces the annual Blues Music Awards, the Lifetime Achievement Award, the International Blues Talent Competition, and the nationally syndicated blues radio show, “Beale Street Caravan.” 


CTBS is a great way to cultivate one’s love for the blues and make friends with this common interest. As a CTBS member, you’ll receive this newsletter, providing valuable information for any Blues-phile, news and features on the local and national Blues scene, along with album reviews and more. Learn more HERE about how to become a CTBS member today!

EDWARD STACK: PRESIDENT
DAVID O'NEIL: VICE-PRESIDENT
KENT KIRKLAND: SECRETARY
ERIC SCHMIDT: TREASURER
BRAD FORMAKER: DIRECTOR
MARY FORMAKER: DIRECTOR
VINCENT CERVONI: DIRECTOR
TERRI KIRKLAND: DIRECTOR
RAY MEEKER: DIRECTOR / WEBMASTER
SUE MEEKER: DIRECTOR / WEBMASTER
PAT DOYLE: DIRECTOR
RIVER CITY SLIM: DIRECTOR
KENNETH BRODY: DIRECTOR

JAMES VARANO: SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR

IN THE PRESS
Blues Beat: Harmonica showcase hits Hartford this weekend

The New Haven Register, Published:October 25, 2016

Blues Beat: Blues shows are plentiful around Connecticut

The New Haven Register, Published: October 18, 2016

6 bands square off for Connecticut Blues Society challenge in Hartford

The New Haven Register, Published: June 10, 2015

Connecticut Blues Society to host
Blues Blizzard dance

The Dolphin, Published: March 19, 2015

Connecticut Band Blues Challenge begins April 24

The Dolphin, Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014

Solo-Duo Blues Challenge finals Sunday in Berlin

Blues Beat News, Published: Oct. 21, 2016

2015 CTBS Solo/Duo Finals

Blues Beat News, Published: Oct. 21, 2015

Winner of the Connecticut Blues Challenge in Hartford goes to Memphis

The New Haven Register, Published: April 21, 2015

Annual Connecticut Blues Challenge begins Thursday

New Haven Register, April 20, 2014

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