About the Sydney Blues Society

Keeping The Blues Alive!

Sydney Blues Society (SBS) was formed in 1992 by three ‘Blues Enthusiasts’ as an incorporated, not-for-profit (NFP) voluntary Society with the then simple aim of enjoying Blues music together at monthly Jam Nights. Twenty seven years later, the Sydney Blues Society’s monthly Jam nights are still thriving (currently held on the last Sunday of the month at the Annandale Hotel, in Annandale).

For a small annual membership fee ($30 for Single, and $40 for Family), the growing number of Sydney Blues Society Members now enjoy access to an increasingly diverse and extensive range of Blues information, resources, networking, events, jam sessions, discounts and other benefits, which include:


  • By-Monthly Colour Magazine/Newsletter – ‘The Blues Times’ (by email)
    • CD/DVD Reviews of Australian and International Blues Music Artists
    • Promotion and reviews of Sydney Blues Artists & Australian Blues Events
    • Schedules and booking details for major upcoming Blues & Roots Festivals
    • Up-coming Sydney Blues Society & Other Events
  • Weekly Blues Gigs Guide for NSW & ACT (by email)
    • All the best Blues Acts, with name and address of Venues, by day, for the next 4 weeks
  • Monthly Sydney Blues Society Jam Sessions (free)
    • Major Australian Blues Band as Guest House Band (1.0 hour)
    • Blues jamming (2.5 hours)
    • Jams mix together Blues musicians young and old to make great Blues music
    • Blues CDs Raffle + Sydney Blues Society customised Merchandise for Sale
  • Six Monthly Harbour Blues Cruise
    • A great social outing with top local Blues acts on the Rocks Rhythm Boat
    • Special ticket discounts for members, and good value prices for non-members
    • Always rated as one of the best events of the year in Sydney
  • Annual Sydney Blues Challenge – International Blues Challenge (Memphis USA)
    • A Blues Solo/Duo Competition + a Blues Band Competition
    • Winners are entered into the International Blues Challenge in Memphis USA
    • Sydney Blues Society helps the winners on their way with a Major cash prize
    • Sydney Blues Society also helps the winners with fund raising
    • To represent Australia at Memphis and network with industry leaders in the States provides winners with an unique opportunity
    • Improves the local Sydney Blues scene + Sydney’s Blues reputation Overseas
  • Member Discounts at leading Music Stores across Sydney (Using SBS Membership Card)