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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.  Doors open at 3:30pm and event starts at 4pm.  This event is open to the public and prices include a buffet dinner.  For details and ticket information, visit

The nominees are chosen by the membership and are among the absolute best Blues performers from the Pacific Northwest.  Nominees include multi-award winners The Stacy Jones Band, along with IBC champions Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons, Blues Challenge Band entrants Eric’s Maine Connection, first time Best Band nominees McPage and Powell, and 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/due category at the 2023 International Blues Challenge