Since the 1960s, professional blues activists in nearly every European nation have been committed to promoting blues music as well as the artists who create it. Festival promoters, tour organizers, agents, specialized magazines, radio DJs, labels, distributors, clubs etc.

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These are the main goals of the European Blues Union:

to promote blues in Europe; to promote the global significance and reputation of European blues and roots music across the world, and in particular in Europe; to encourage international exchanges and co-operation among the European blues festivals or other similar organisations…

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With the creation of the European Blues Union , we decided to start with an annual event, the Europoean Blues Challenge, that took place in Berlin for the first two years, 2011 and 2012. Then with all our member we decided.. .

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The EBU in Memphis to receive the KBA 2018

On January 19th the European Blues Union received in Memphis the Keeping The Blues Alive award from the Blues Foundation.
During the ceremony, held by Art Tipaldi,  
Jay Sieleman , the previous president of the Blues Foundation, introduced our association describing the first steps since 2008 in Italy and the Blues Conferences in Notodden and Hondarribia.
A delegation of the EBU board was present to receive this prestigious award.


Dear EBU Active Members, Due to the ever-increasing Covid-Omicron infections dominating in the whole of Europe, the Malmö-Copenhagen Blues Connexion in agreement with the European Blues Union has decided to postpone the EBC 2022 event until further notice. The EBU feels very sad about this situation, but our major concern is to guarantee health and safety of the participating musicians, EBU members as well as the general audience. We want to warmly thank the local organizers for their deep commitment and struggle to make the EBC possible in the foreseeable future. We all have a strong wish and belief to be able to organize the event later this spring and will keep you informed of the progress. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

The EBU Board


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EBU Challenge

The European Blues Union organize every year a Blues Challenge. Reflecting the requests from several countries for the rotation of these important events and to discover other environments and new opportunities…


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