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The 2018 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, 2017 to April 30, 2018. 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.

NOMINATION CATEGORIES

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 begins in July.

Save The Date

The awards ceremonies, including announcement of the winners and performances by the nominees, will be held on Saturday September  29th, 2018 in Rockford, Illinois so reserve the date now!

September 29th, 2018, 6:00pm Held at Tebala Event Center – Rockford, IL 61821