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International Blues University Program 2023
The University of South-Eastern Norway (USN) is proud to announce that its 60 ECTS Blues programme is now open for international applicants. Application […]
The 10th edition of the Festival de Blues de Rubi 2023 will take place next 16,17 and 18 June in El Castel (Rubì) […]
A new Blues Festival in Hungary is born, the Veszprém Blues Festival! From the 13th to the 16th of April great names like […]

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.


We are very excited that the European Blues Challenge is coming to Chorzów, Poland for the very first time! Mark your calendars and be sure not to miss it!

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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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Awarding Festival

Prize awards to the Winners: The awards include performing at the following confirmed festivals (of course if the COVID situation allows them to organize the festival).

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