The 2016 Blues Blast Music Award Nominations Information
The Blues Blast Music Awards honor contemporary Blues artists and their recordings. Artists with major labels and indie artists are eligible to be considered.
The eligibility period for specific recordings is music released from May 1, 2015 to April 30, 2016. Categories such as Male Blues Artist, Female Blues Artist, Blues Band and the Rising Star Award are not tied to these specific dates but instead are based on our nominators recent observations of performances of touring artists over the past year.
|Contemporary Blues Album||Traditional Blues Album|
|Soul Blues Album||Rock Blues Album|
|Acoustic Blues Album||Live recording Of The Year|
|New Artist Debut Album||Historical or Vintage Recording|
|Male Blues Artist Of The Year||Female Blues Artist Of The Year|
|Blues Band Of The Year||Sean Costello Rising Star Award|
Nominators begin returning their nominations May 1st and final nominations were announced in June. Fan voting began July and ends on August 15, 2016.
Save The Date
The awards ceremonies, including announcement of the winners and performances by the nominees, will be held on Friday September 23rd, 2016 in Champaign, Illinois so reserve the date now!