Mile High Blues Society

 



Welcome to the Mile High Blues Society

MHBS Mission Statement:
To nurture appreciation for blues music through blues performances, youth blues education, as well as sponsoring local and international blues challenge competitions.

 

Mile High Blues Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. You donations are tax deductible, per the IRS rules. 


Mile High Blues Society Board of Directors 2021

MHBS Elected Board
Mark "Doc" Brown - President 
Jim "Doc" Seely - Vice President 
Steve Crower - Secretary
George Williams - Treasurer

MHBS Appointed Board 
Karen Betstadt
Jake Bergstrom
Julie Cummings
Rick Davis
Mark (Mad Dog) Friedman
Carla Jordan
Michelle Maxwell



THE MILE HIGH BLUES SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE IS

SET FOR SUNDAY OCTOBER 17 FROM 1:00 - 5:00 

AT GOOSETOWN TAVERN

3242 East Colfax Denver

Doors open at 12:00 noon

ENTRIES FOR SOLO/DUO ACTS AND BAND ACTS MUST  E RECEIVED NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 10, 2021

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WILL BE A WINNER TAKE ALL COMPETITION!   It will be treated as a FINALS round  

Due to the limited amount of time we have for the competition, only five bands and five solo/duo acts will be allowed.    The first five entries received for each category will be those allowed to participate!

(stay tuned for more details)

YOU MUST HAVE A MILE HIGH BLUES SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP TO ENTER THE COMPETITION!

 

To enter, please email your your band or solo/duo name with contact information and the number of people in your group and instruments played to 

entryibc@milehighbluessociety.com

 

 

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ATTENTION MUSICIANS
 

We are now taking entries for the MHBS International Blues Challenge best self-produced CD for 2021.    CD’s released after 10/31 2019 are eligible (Covid adjustment).  You also must be a MHBS band member to be considered.   Please send four CD ‘s to:

Jim Seely

594 Lehigh circle 

Erie, CO 80516 

The deadline for receiving the CD’s is October 2.



 

The Corner, 640 Main Street, Louisville, CO 303-997-9548

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Introducing Blues Underground

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A Message from the President

Summer doldrums – not here! 
Slow season – not for us! 

 

While the summer months are often a time to slow down and kick back, that certainly isn’t the case at The Blues Foundation. We are busier than ever.

Our doors are open and company is coming!  We’ve turned on the lights, turned up the speakers, and put out the welcome mat to welcome both die-hard blues fans and casual visitors to the Blues Hall of Fame. We are thrilled to show off our new acquisitions, including Matt “Guitar” Murphy’s gold guitar and Billy Branch’s hand-painted performance jacket, as more and more visitors make the Blues Hall of Fame their destination.

2022 is fast approaching and we are in count-down mode as we prepare for both the International Blues Challenge and the Blues Music Awards. Mark your calendars for January 18 – 22 and pack your bags for Memphis to be part of the 37th IBC, the world’s largest blues competition. We will meet you on Beale Street.

It seems that we just announced the 2021 Blues Music Awards winners and we are already accepting submissions for the 43rd Blues Music Awards. The party is scheduled for May 5, 2022, and we are eager to greet you in person with hugs and handshakes.

The blues never stops and neither does The Blues Foundation. We are proud to work on behalf of all of our members, partners, and sponsors to make sure the music we love continues to thrive.

Sincerely,

 

Patty Wilson Aden
President & CEO

 

IBC CHECKLIST

DID YOU…

______ Purchase / Renew / Verify current Band Membership to MHBS? $40 

______ Purchase an IBC Act Registration, $40 per Act?

______ Fill out the complete Entry Form?

______ Fill out the biography?

______ Email MHBS a high quality band photo (300dpi)? to EntryIBC@MileHighBluesSociety.com

______ Electronically sign the registration form?

______ Pay online or Include your check for registration, made payable to Mile High Blues Society?
             
If you did not pay your IBC Act registration fee or your MHBS Band Membership fee via our online store, please mail checks to:

Mile High Blues Society 
P.O. Box 12464
Denver, Colorado 80212-2464

All payments and entries must be postmarked NO LATER THAN  October 10 at 5pm Mountain Time.

  
Thank you for entering the MHBS Denver Blues Challenge & Good Luck!

 
 
 

 

 





 


 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

 

 




 
THE MILE HIGH BLUES SOCIETY  MAILING ADDRESS
Mile High Blues Society
P. O. Box 12464
Denver, Colorado 80212-2464


THE BLUES STORE IS OPEN - MHBS T-SHIRTS ARE HERE
The Mile High Blues Society Store is Open for Business! You can order one of our very cool, high quality MHBS T-shirts. Prompt shipment via USPS Priority Mail. Show your colors; visit the store HERE
 



 
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REACH OUT TO THE DENVER BLUES COMMUNITY!
Do you want to promote your business or event to the Denver blues scene? You can place display ads in The Blues Insider newsletter and here on the MHBS website for as little as $20 per month for active MHBS members. Reach thousands of devoted local blues fans. Contact us at ads@milehighbluessociety.com to get started.