Nomination Categories:
Contemporary Blues Album
Traditional Blues Album
Soul Blues Album
Rock Blues Album
Acoustic Blues Album
Live Blues Album
Historical Or Vintage Recording
New Artist Debut Album
Blues Band
Male Blues Artist
Female Blues Artist
Sean Costello Rising Star Award
Producer of The Year
Electric Guitar Player of The Year
Acoustic Guitar Player of The Year
Slide Guitar Player of The Year
Bass Guitar Player of The Year
Keyboard Player of The Year
Drummer of The Year
Harmonica Player The Year
Horn Player of The Year
Vocalist of The Year
Video of The Year (New for 2023)

The eligibility period for specific recordings is music released from June 1, 2022, to May 31st, 2023. Non-album categories are not tied to specific dates but instead are based on our nominators’ recent observations of performances of touring artists over the past few years.

See who will win this year by coming to the 2023 Blues Blast Music Awards in-person:  This year’s event will be held at the 3300 Event Center in Peoria, IL  Tickets are available now!