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The Society

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. The Blues Foundation produces the annual Blues Music Awards, the Lifetime Achievement Award, the International Blues Challenge, and the nationally syndicated Blues radio show, “Beale Street Caravan.” 

CTBS is a great way to cultivate one’s love for the Blues and to make friends with other Blues Lovers . As a CTBS member,  you’ll receive newsletters providing valuable information about the local and national Blues scenes.  Your membership provides support for local Blues Jams, Blues education programs, member events, and more. Learn more HERE about how to become a CTBS member today!

Scott Sebastian: President
Ed Stack: Vice President
Kent Kirkland: Secretary
Rick Farina: Treasurer

Kenneth Brody: Director
'Washboard' Pat Doyle: Director
Ellen Sebastian: Director/Event Coordinator
Peter Rost aka River City Slim: Director
Eric Schmidt: Director
Brad Formaker Director
Mary Formaker : Director
Terri Kirkland: Director
Andy Weinstein: Director
Ron Bates: Associate Director 
Rob Martini: Associate Director
James Varano-Special Events
Ray Meeker: Director Emeritus
Sue Meeker: Director Emeritus


The Connecticut Blues Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Hartford CT

Live blues music and blues shows in Connecticut and surrounding areas including (but not limited to): Ansonia, Berlin, Bridgeport, Bristol, Canton, Cheshire, Coventry, Danbury, Derby, Fairfield, Granby, Groton, Hartford, Manchester, Meriden, Middletown, Milford, New Britain, New Haven, New London, Norwalk, Norwich, Old Lyme, Putnum, Shelton, Simsbury, South Norwalk, Southington, Stamford, Torrington, Waterbury, West Haven, and Winsted.

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