The Mohawk Valley Blues Society was founded in March 2005 by an enthusiastic group of area blues and roots music fans. Since then, the society has hosted monthly blues jams, several major blues festivals, school presentations, charity events and concerts by touring blues artists, including Magic Slim and the Teardrops, Carl Weathersby, the Holmes Brothers, C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Lousiana Band, Sharee Williams, Coco Montoya, Duke Robillard and Jerry Portnoy, Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials, John Hammond, the Nighthawks, Jimmy Thackery, Roxanne Potvin, Dave Gross, and many others.
The Mohawk Valley Blues Society is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.
We are affiliated with the Blues Foundation.
"To bring the love of the blues to our area, through live performance and education, and to offer blues artists another outlet in which to carry on the tradition and art of the blues."
MVBS May Matinee Concerts -
May 21 - Ron Spencer Band with Tas Cru.
May 14 - Bernie Clarke and the Rhythm Sharks with Al Nathan Band.
May 7 - Tom Townsley and the Backsliders with Double Barrel Blues Band.
June 11 - Bluesin' Crusin' Bar-B-Que
w/Studebaker John & the Hawks, The Clarence Spady Band, Blueprints, Jimmy Wolf Band with Matt Lomeo
May 05 - Holmes Brothers w/ Memphis Underground @ Ramada Inn
July 05 - CJ Chenier w/ Blueprints @ Holiday Inn
July 05 - Coco Montoya w/ Lomeo Bros. @ Electric Co.
Oct 05 - Hurricane Katrina Fundraiser
w/Downtown Blues Band, Jeremy Wallace, Los Blancos @ MKJ Farm
Nov 05 - Duke Robillard & Jerry Portnoy w/Mick Mercury @ Hotel Utica
May 06 - Little Charlie & the Night Cats w/Conrad Storey Band @ Hotel Utica
July 06 - Elliott & the Untouchables @ Ramada Inn
June 06 - MVBS CD Release party/ Corey Mattison Scholarship Benefit @ Ramada Inn
July 06 - Nighthawks @ Utica Monday Nite
Oct 06 - Li'l Ed & the Blues Imperials @ Ramada Inn
Mar 07 - Smokin' Joe Kubeck @ Devereux
Jun 07 - MV Blues Fest
w/ Carl Weathersby, Sugar Ray Norcia, Jimmy Thackery, Roxanne Potvin, Dave Gross, Bernie Clarke and the Rhythm Sharks, Jimmy Wolf, Al Nathan, Lomeo Bros. @ Herkimer County Fairgrounds
Oct 07 - Dave Gross & Gina Sicilia @ Devereux
May 08 - Sean Carney @ Devereux
Aug 08 - MVBS Blues Fest
w/Magic Slim and the Teardrops, Clarence Spady, Sharree Williams, Darrell Nulisch, Jeremy Wallace, Blueprints, Al Nathan, Tom Townsley, Lomeo Bros., Tas Cru
Oct 08 - Holmes Bros. w/ Brian Mulkerne @ Munson Williams Proctor Institute Theater
Nov 08 - John Hammond w/Midnite Mike @ Munson Williams Proctor Institute Theater
Apr 09 - Spring Blues
w/Bernie Clarke and the Rhythm Sharks, Tas Cru, Ron Spencer @ Polish Community Center
Oct 09 - Mark Hummell w/ Double Barrel Blues Band @ Polish Community Center
Nov 09 - Duke Robillard w/ Bernie Clarke @ Ramada Inn
April 10 - Fundraiser featuring Tom Townsley and the Backsliders and the Ron Spencer Band @ Danielle's Banquet Specialists