Time to Renew Your Membership
One of our most gratifying experiences is hearing from our friends and supporters about how much they enjoy CVBS year-round activities -- the jams, our annual festival, picnics, our blues challenge, and much more. It is especially heartwarming because all of officers and committee members are volunteers. No one at CVBS is paid for anything -- we do it because just like you, we love blues music. You can help us continue our work simply by joining or renewing your membership. Renewal for an entire year is just $15
-- what a bargain!
IBC WINNER GABE STILLMAN TO HEADLINE CVBS 5th ANNUAL BLUES FEST
SAT, MAY 16, 2020
2020 Blues Music Award Nominee
CHRISTONE "KINGFISH" INGRAM
Jefferson Theater, Cville
5th Annual CVBS Blues Fest -- Mark your calendars for June 13th when 2019 International Blues Challenge top guitarist Gabe Stillman (pictured left) will headline our 5th Annual Blues Festival. We'll also have plenty of local and regional talent on the stage for your listening pleasure, along with local food, drink and product vendors. Additional details and performers will be announced soon. Don't miss it!
If you or your organization would like to sponsor our event or become a vendor, more information is available by clicking here.
Annual Meeting -- We will soon have our Annual Meeting and election of officers. It's especially important this year because we will be voting for a new CVBS President to take the place of Andy Burdetsky who has decided to step down after many years of hard work and service to the blues society. Watch this space for details.
Membership Renewals -- The new year has started and that means it's time for you to renew your CVBS membership for 2020. You can renew right here on this website by clicking CVBS Store or this link.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR OUR UPCOMING JAMS
CVBS welcomes all blues-lovers to our jams -- musicians and appreciative audience members alike. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Please keep in the mind the following:
MOST SUNDAY JAMS ARE ELECTRIC JAMS.
GLASS HOUSE SUNDAYS ARE PLUGGED-IN ACOUSTIC.
★ January 26th – Bricks 1-4PM
★ February 23rd – Glass House Winery 2-5PM (acoustic jam)
★ March 29th – Pale Fire Brewing 2-5PM
★ April 12th – Easter Jam at Glass House Winery 2-5PM (acoustic jam)
★ April 26th – Bricks 1-4PM
★ May 31st – E&J’s Pub 1-4PM
★ June 13th - CVBS 5th Annual Blues Festival - RVCC 3-10PM
★ July 5th – Bold Rock 1-4PM
★ July 26th – Pale Fire Brewing 2-5PM
★ August 23rd – Bold Rock 1-4PM
★ September 27th - Bricks 1-4PM
★ October 25th – E&J’s 1-4PM
★ November 29th – Glass House Winery 2-5PM (acoustic jam)
★ December 27th – Bricks 1-4PM
If you would like to be in the House band,please email us at
NOTE: Barren Ridge Vineyards hosts an acoustic 'open mic' Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 . For more information, email Jerry Kelly at
SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC
★ Mar 14 - An Evening with Mojo Parker@ the Front Porch 8-10 pm (tickets $12-15)
★ Sat Jan 25 - Kiz Carter & Wave Milor @ Shenandoah Brewing Company, Staunton (8 pm)
Hard Swimmin' Fish
★ Sat Feb 1 - Durty Nelly's Pub, Charlottesville, 7 PM to 10:30 PM https://www.hardswimminfish.com/
★ Thur Feb 6 - Wave Milor & friends @ Whiskey Jar, Charlottesville, 10:30 PM to 1:30 AM http://thewhiskeyjarcville.com/
★ Sun Feb 16 - Wave Milor & friends @ Durty Nelly's Pub, Charlottesville, 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
★ Fri Feb 28 - Hard Swimmin' Fish @ "Blues & Brews" @ The Camel, Richmond, 5 PM http://rivercityblues.org/music.php
Kat & the Travelers
★ 02/15/20 Third Hill Winery at De Mello Vineyards, Quicksburg VA 2-5pm
★ 02/21/20 -- @ Shenandoah Pizza & Tap House, Historic Downtown Staunton VA 6-8pm
★ 03/15/20 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards, North Garden VA 1-4pm
Ken Farmer and the Authenticators
★ FEB 9, 2020 --- Durty Nelly's Pub - Wayside Deli -- Charlottesville VA --- 4 - 7 PM
★ MAR 8, 2020 --- Durty Nelly's Pub - Wayside Deli -- Charlottesville VA --- 4 - 7 PM
★ APRIL 5, 2020 --- Durty Nelly's Pub - Wayside Deli -- Charlottesville VA --- 4 - 7 PM
★ APRIL 10, 2020 --- Knights Gambit Vinyard - Charlottesville VA --- 5 - 8 PM
★ APRIL 18, 2020 --- Knights Gambit Vinyard - Charlottesville VA --- 5 - 8 PM
★ Jan 24 – Dara James solo @ Wegmans 5-7 pm
★ Jan 25 – Dara James with Jon Spear (Old Soul Duo) at Clifton Forge Blues Festival, 6 pm
★ Feb 1 – Dara James with Jon Spear (Old Soul Duo) at The Edge at Wintergreen 2-5pm
★ Feb 6 – Dara James solo at Dayton Tavern, Dayton VA
★ Feb 9 – Dara James solo at Courthouse Café, Louisa, VA 12-4pm
★ Feb 14 – Dara James solo at Devil’s Backbone, 6:30-9:30 pm
★ Feb 15 – Dara James solo at Brewing Tree, Afton VA
★ Feb 29 – Dara James with Jon Spear (Old Soul Duo) at The Edge at Wintergreen 2-5pm
★ Mar 5 – Dara James solo at Dayton Tavern, Dayton VA
★ Mar 14 – Dara James solo at Brewing Tree, Afton VA
★ Mar 20 – Dara James solo at Devil’s Backbone, 6:30-9:30 pm
★ Mar 27 – Dara James solo at Reedville Market, Reedville, VA
Johnny B & the Goodes
★ Jan 25 -- Durty Nellys, Charlottesville, 7 pm
Jon Spear Band
Jan 31 -- The Edge at Wintergreen 8-11pm
Feb 28 -- The Edge at Wintergreen 8-11pm
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We are very fortunate to have a great writer and blues aficionado -- Jack Roy -- publishing our monthly newsletter with lots of new about the latest shows in our area plus info about local artists and other news and happenings for blues lovers in our area. CLICK HERE to open the latest newsletter. If you're not a subscriber, please sign up using this form. Thank you for being a supporter of blues music in Central Virginia.
Attention Musicians and Venues --
Our CVBS calendar is self-service so YOU can enter your gigs and other blues happenings directly to our Music Calendar. Just scroll down to the bottom of the calendar, click the "Add Event" button, and enter your information. The information you enter should appear almost immediately. If you have any problems or want to provide feedback, please email us at email@example.com
PLEASE DOUBLE-CHECK THE TIME, DATE AND LOCATION OF EVENTS BEFORE ATTENDING AS WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OF ALL ITEMS ON THIS CALENDAR.