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Check out a recent radio interview with the

Winter Blues Fest Director - Mark Bubash 

Winter Blues Fest 2015 - February 6 & 7

                                      This year's Headliners

Online Tickets


                         Tickets will be available at the door both Friday and Saturday


Friday: Popa Chubby

Saturday: Joanne Shaw Taylor 


Celebrating 24 Years! More than 25 Local Bands Perform Over Two Nights and Two Touring Headliners

The Cincy Blues Society (founded in 1990) celebrates over two decades of supporting the Blues with its hottest Winter Blues Fest line-up yet! On February 6 & 7, 2015, The Phoenix will be rocking with more than 25 of the best local blues bands and two amazing touring headliners.  There will be three stages. Food will be available


January Public Meeting Location Changed To Washington Platform sticky icon

 The Cincy Blues Society is heading downtown for the January meeting!!!!!!  

January 13, 2015


The public meeting will be held at  

                                                                       Washington Platform



public meeting starts @ 7:30 pm

Corner of Court & Elm Streets ·

 in downtown Cincinnati




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Applications for
The 2015 Cincy Blues Challenge
are now being accepted.
Rules    Application


Road to Memphis Party - The Greenwich in Cincinnati, Ohio - Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 6:00pm in EST


Help Support Sonny Moorman to victory at the IBC




Benefit for Ray Munchel - Jan. 18, 2014

Murray's Tavern (formerly Louie's)

4343 Kellogg Ave (top of Annies parking lot), East End, Cincinnati, OH

3 - 8 pm

Live music -

Cash Only Band (Mike Tucker plus friends)
The Modulators
The Grey Dogs (John Redell, Dave Gilligan and friends)

There will be an auction to help raise funds. Please bring items to donate.

Ray Munchel Loved The Blues


Raymond Munchel died December 24th, 2014 from pancreatic cancer. He was the beloved husband to Mary Munchel and devoted father to Raymond Jr, Patrick and Thea Munchel.

Ray loved music. He had  incredible knowledge of the Blues and other esoteric music from the 1960's and onward. Ray and Mary started volunteering for the Blues Society in 1993. As years passed, Ray became a board member. For many years, Ray and Mary did an incredible job taking on the responsibility of the 'hospitality tent' for the Cincy Blues Fest. The hospitality tent fed and nutured many famous blues artists and hardworking volunteers alike. 

Outspoken, Ray loved to discuss politics. He had a hobby of donning a sandwich sign and doing a one man protest in front of various businesses or government entities. He also enjoyed doing Revoluntionary War reenactments.

There will be a benefit for Ray at Murray's Taven, January 18, 2015. For more info: http://cincyblues.org/node/1138

Hopefully he's up there ....playing endless golf, going to the Reds game and listening to music. Miss ya 'Ray Eye'.

Memorial for Ray Munchel - This Sunday Jan. 4th

Eden Park - Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, OH

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Sunday Jan. 4th, 2015, 2:30pm

Followed by a gathering at the Brew House, corner of MacMillan and Park, Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, OH.

Ray was a longtime volunteer of both the Cincy Blues Society and Cincy Blues Fest. Ray, along with his wife, Mary Munchel, were coordinators of the Cincy Blues Fest Hospitality Tent for many years. Ray passed December 24th after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. 

CD for BITS to Memphis

 CD for  BITS to Memphis


Want to help the Blues In The Schools band get to Memphis??   Clean your CD collection and donate your unwanted CDs to the Cincy Blues Society.  We will be selling them at the Winter Blues Fest to help pay for the BITS to travel to the IBC in Memphis.

Drop them off at the December or January Meeting at WashingtonPlatform or contact us at info@cincyblues.org to arrange pickup.


Upcoming National Acts

January 2015

Sat 01/17/15 Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials,  Gilly's, Dayton, OH

Thu 01/29/15 Keb' Mo' - Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, OH


Fri 02/06/15 Popa Chubby - The Phoenix Club, Cincinnati, OH

Cincy Blues Society Winter Blues Fest

Sat 02/07/15 Joanne Shaw Taylor - The Phoenix Club, Cincinnati, OH

Cincy Blues Society Winter Blues Fest

Fri 02/27/15   J.J. Grey & Mofro - Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, OH




Sat 05/02/15   Doug MacLeodTaffy's, Eaton, OH (to the west of Dayton, OH)

Award winning acoustic blues


Rookwood Cincy Blues Society Stein


The Rookwood Pottery Company and the Cincy Blues Society are pleased to announce the “Cincy Blues Society” custom stein.



The Blues Society stein in process at Rookwood Pottery showing the mold making process



Stein only price $150

contact Dave & Alison Petrik at director @ cincyblues.org to make arrangements for delivery. 








An original Roy Robinson design, the stein features the get down feel of everything good about the blues.  



The stein will be glazed in one of Rookwood's signature blue glazes, designed to accentuate details in the carving.






Destined to become an instant classic, the Rookwood Cincy Blues Society Stein will raise a toast to “Keeping the Blues Alive”.

How to Renew Your Membership

When your membership is 14 days from expiration, you should receive an email stating that your membership is expiring soon. There will be a link that will direct you to the page where you can renew.

Once your membership has expired you should receive another email stating that your membership has expired. There will once again be a link that will direct you to the page where you can renew.

If you have not received any expiration emails, log into the website with your username and password. On the orange bar at the top, click My Account. On the next page, click the Membership tab. You will be able to see your membership status and expiration date. Click on the Extend link to renew. 

If you're having further trouble, you can always contact us at membership @ cincyblues.org.

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