The Kalamazoo Valley Blues Association

Attention All Bands: 

The International Blues Challenge will be held in Memphis January 16 – 20th, 2018. To enter you must qualify by winning a local competition sponsored by a Blues Foundation affiliate. The Kalamazoo Valley Blues Association will hold it’s annual competition on Sunday, September 24th at Shakespeare’s Pub. The deadline to enter is Saturday, September 9th. Attached is the cover letter and application form. The application can be submitted electronically.

Dennis Massingill, President

The 2017 Kalamazoo Blues Festival:

Here are a few pictures from the festival, which featured a wonderful lineup and some knock-out performances!  Thanks to everyone who came out this year!!

Bobby Rush – 2017 Grammy Award Winner for Best Traditional Blues Artist

Robben Ford with the Supersonic Blues Machine

Joe Louis Walker


Sugaray Rayford knocking it out of the Event Center

Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers

Dana Fuchs soulful performance

Janice Joplin’s 1964 Porsche 911

Future Blues Aficionados Working on Crafts