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Washington Blues Society Presents:
The 2023 Best of the Blues Awards Show

Sunday, April 23, 2023

4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Event website: Washington Blues Society

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The Washington Blues Society’s annual Best of the Blues Awards (“BB Awards”) returns on Sunday, April 23rd to honor musicians, artists, events, and venues nominated by Blues Society members in 30 award categories. The 2023 BB Awards show will feature live performances by select nominees and an All-Star cast of presenters from around the region, in a banquet hall setting at the Nile Shrine Events Center Ballroom, 6601 244th St SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043. 

The nominees once again are chosen by the membership and are among the absolute best Blues performers from throughout the Pacific Northwest. The field represents the work of several successful fan campaigns, high visibility acts, new sensations and long-established favorites who all deserve recognition for their steadfast determination and accomplishments.

Nominees include multi award winners The Stacy Jones Band, along with IBC champions Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons, along with 2023 Blues challenge Band entrants Eric’s Maine Connection, along with first time Best Band nominees McPage and Powell, and Seattle institution The Davanos. New to the awards are the groups Crushed Velvet, Joel Astley Band, Whitewing, and the Lonesome & Pine, who represented Washington State in the solo/duo category at the 2023 International Blues Challenge. All of the acts have multiple award nominees in their ranks, while the events and venues represent a cross section of the music community in our region.

Featured Music From Select Nominees from Best Band, Best Traditional Band, Solo/Duo New Band, and Hall of Fame categories:

  • Stevie and the Blue Flames
  • McPage and Powell Band
  • Crushed Velvet
  • The Blue Healers
  • Plus a special memorial tribute! 

- All items are Gluten Free 
- Vegetarian Meals By Request - email [email protected] by April 16.

Baby Mix Greens Topped with Shredded Coconut, Cherry Tomatoes, & Cucumbers with Ginger Pineapple Dressing

- Smothered Coconut Curry Chicken, Lemongrass, Lime, Cilantro
- Navi’s Signature Spiced Rubbed Tri-Tip Steak with Fresh Herb Compound Butter, Tri-Color Peppercorn, and Red Wine Reduction Sauce

- Smoked Gouda Sweet Potato Cakes, Dill Crème Sauce
- Fire Roasted Veggies with a Fig Balsamic Drizzle

CASH BAR: Beer, Wine, Cocktails, and Soft Drinks.
The Washington Blues Society is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, preserving and advancing the culture of blues and roots music in Washington State and is affiliated with the Blues Foundation ( in Memphis, Tennessee.
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GA Single - $50
GA Couple - $90

All ages.
Open to the public.
Tickets non-refundable.

Washington Blues Society Presents:The 2023 Best of the Blues Awards Show

Date / time Sun, April 23, 2023 Doors open: 3:30 pm Event begins: 4:00 pm Buy Tickets

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