My Tip Jar







NBS and My Tip Jar present this new app designed to receive tips, promote, stay connected with your fans, and find new fans!
Tip Jar allows users to find local artist performing at venues all over the US. The app uses your GPS location services to show you the closet venue and band to your phone no matter what the location. It will also allow you to tip the band directly from the app.

My Tip Jar will donate 5% of their proceeds to the Nashville Blues Society to help support The Blues Foundation’s Hall of Fame.



Mark Robinson’s “Have Axe – Will Groove” CD Advances to 2nd Round

Have Axe – Will Groove by Mark Robinson submitted by the Nashville Blues Society in the Blues Foundation’s Best Self-Produced CD competition has advanced to Round 2.

Results of the next round will be posted at, on or around December 16. The winner will be announced at Finals of the 30th International Blues Challenge, January 25, 2014.

Congratulations to Mark!

NBS Holiday Party – December 15 at Hard Rock Cafe

Music, Munchies and Merriment!

Our annual NBS Holiday Party will be held at the Hard Rock Cafe, Sunday, December 15.

8 bands will be performing, starting at 5pm. Blues jam to follow, so bring your axe!

Free for current members, $20 for a non-member (includes membership), and $30 for non-member couple or band (includes membership).

NBS Blues Challenge Contestants and Schedule Announced

2013 NBS Blues Challenge Update

The NBS Blues Challenge contestants and schedule has been announced:

Time Monday 11/4 Tuesday 11/5 Wednesday 11/6 Thursday 11/7
6:30 DOSE Two Tone & Bayou Rickey Godfrey Matt Tedder
7:00 Tyrone Carreker Cara Being Blue Cumberland Blue Skinny Buddah
7:30 Break Break Break Break
8:00 Jonah Kraut Jesse Black Tiger Gagan Band Eight o’ Five Jive
8:30 Lauren Zoeller Band Devine Quartet Ray Cashman Leah Marie King Band
9:00 Third Coast Trio Kendra Chantelle Band Jake Leg Stompers Corey Mac
9:30 Chris Crase and The Soul Fixing Men Jackie Wilson

The semi-finals will be held at World Music Nashville on the above dates. Please see our Blues Challenge Page for more details:

NBS Blues Challenge Page

Best New Artist Debut

The Andy T – Nick Nixon Band has been nominated for a Blues Blast Award in the category of Best New Artist Debut for their new Album, Drink Drank Drunk, on the Delta Groove Label. Andy T is a Vice President of the NBS Board of Directors. Show him some love and vote for him before 8/31 at There are lots of great blues players nominated in various categories so please visit and vote!

Music City Festival & BBQ Competition


The Nashville Blues Society is proud to be a partner with the Music City Festival and BBQ Competition for our third year, Friday, August 23rd and Saturday, August 24th.

A stellar line-up of NBS member bands and musicians will take the stage as BBQ competitors and the general public enjoy the blues, brews and BBQ.

For more info please visit:  www​ 

Mark your Calendars and make sure you come out, bring your friends and family of all ages, and support live blues in Nashville!

Music at the Mansion

Music at the Mansion - 2013In support of our good friends and neighbors at HipDonelson and the beautiful Two Rivers Mansion restoration project, several member bands will be featured on Saturday, August 17th, for Music at the Mansion. The Rickey Godfrey Band, Markey Blues, and the Andy T – Nick Nixon Band will be playing! Make sure you stop by the NBS booth and say hello!

Blues Flash Mobs

NBS member, Bluesman Mark Robinson, is celebrating a BIG birthday in an even BIGGER way on July 29th at Music City Smokehouse! NBS has been honored to support this blues-friendly establishment, attending and championing 2 “Blues Flash Mobs” and most recently holding board meetings there. Go on down, buy Mark a birthday beer, enjoy the great music, and support this and other venues that support live blues!

Sponsorship Nomination Form





2012 Nashville Blues Challenge Winners

Solo/Duo:   Miss Jackie Wilson and Maestro Lightford

Band:         Rickey Godfrey Band

Youth Band:  Cumberland Blue

The NBS will send these acts to represent Nashville in the International Blues Challenge, held in Memphis, TN,  January  29- February 2, 2013.

We congratulate the 5 bands, 9 Solo/Duo, and 2 Youth  acts that joined in the event. All of the musicians were amazing, and we appreciate their participation. We had a capacity crowd in attendance as the Hard Rock Cafe. Many thanks to all that came out to support our Nashville blues musicians, and for your generous donations. See you in Memphis!

Sean Starski’s Self Titled CD won the NBS Best Self Produced CD contest, and will be representing Nashville in the 2013 IBC Best Self Produced CD competition. Congrats to Sean!

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