Exclusive non-published video from Larkin Poe.

Once again, we are very excited to share with you an exclusive video that was produced just for The Blues Foundation’s affiliated blues societies. Larkin Poe, 2018 Blues Music Award Best Emerging Artist Album Nominee, has a brand new album being released November 9th Venom and Faith. It includes their rendition of the Skip James song “Hard Time Killing Floor Blues.” As a shout out to all the blues fans out there, and in support of the work we are doing to keep the genre strong and vibrant, they have asked The Blues Foundation to share this link with you.

Reminder: Larkin Poe will be returning to Charlotte December 21 performing at Booth Playhouse Theatre 

This video is only available through our website until November 19th.

Thank you Larkin Poe ...oh, by the way, they also signed our 2018 Raffle Guitar

Larkin Poe Exclusive Video produced just for The Blues Foundation’s Affiliated Blues Societies.

CBS Blues Sunday Events / The Rabbit Hole

Blues Christmas Celebration Sunday December 2, 2018 ALBERT CASTIGLIA


Charlotte Blues Society pulls out all the stops as we celebrate our Blues Christmas 2018.

Guitar driven blues from Albert Castiglia.  Castiglia played with Junior Wells for two years before Wells died.  

'Ever listen to a musician's work and think to yourself "I need to hear that again so I can comprehend. What was that"?  Examples of this  would include Hard Again (MuddyWaters/Johnny Winter), Fever for the Bayou (Tab Benoit), Strange Pleasure (Jimmie Vaughan), and Alone & Acoustic(Buddy Guy & Junior Wells).  Albert Castiglia rises to that level of Blues."   ~ Barry Kerzner, American Blues Scene

$5 Members

$10 Non-Members

Advance tix $10 available here

2018 Fender Squier Autographed Guitar Drawing December 2

Since Dec. 1 2018, the 2018 Fender Squier guitar donated to CBS by Rick Kite has been gathering signatures at various blues shows throughout the area.  
Tickets are only $10 and are available online in our shop only through Thursday November 15th, 2018.  Additional tickets will be sold at Blues shows through the end of November and the final day to buy a ticket will be December 2 2018 at our Christmas Show with Albert Castiglia.  
Albert will be drawing the name of the winner that night, and we are planning to broadcast that drawing live on Facebook during his show. All proceeds to benefit the mission of Charlotte Blues Society

More info and pictures of this guitar are below.

Advance Tix Albert Castiglia

Blues Sunday IBC Send Off Party w/ Jake Haldenvang & The Chris Clifton Band

#IBC2019, Jake Haldenvang, Chris Clifton Band, Charlotte Blues Society, Live Blues,

Our Blues Challenge in September and October winners Jake Haldenvang & The Chris Clifton Band head to Memphis January 22-26 to compete at the International Blues Challenge 2019.
First stop: our Blues Sunday!
Come out and cheer them on

 Doors: 7PM

Show: 8-10PM

followed by open blues jam.

FREE to members with valid CBS Membership card.

$5 to non-members, or those without valid card.

CBS Blues Sunday : 1st Sunday of the Month

Our Mission Statement

Charlotte Blues Society, Blues Music, Live Blues,Blues Artists. Blues in the Schools, Non-profit



is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the American Blues tradition through the presentation of concerts, forums, educational programs and support of local musicians in Charlotte and the surrounding areas.

CBS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors and operated by an all-volunteer staff. CBS is an affiliated member of The Blues Foundation, the umbrella organization for a worldwide network of 165 affiliated Blues societies and has individual memberships around the globe. 

25 Years and Counting....

2018 marks our 25th year in Charlotte.We have more great things on the way, a new guitar to raffle too!It's a beauty!  a black Fender Squier with white pearl pick guard, plus bag and Squier amp.

First signature: Eric Gales. Soon the guitar(front and back) collected some amazing autographs, including:  

JJ Grey, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Susan Tedeschi Trucks, Selwyn Birchwood, Heather Gillis, Doyle Bramhall II,   Garry Burnside,Davy Knowles. Jorma Kaukonen, Marc Broussard, Tab Benoit, Eric Johnson, Jamie McLean, Arielle, , Nathan Pope,Bob Margolin, Andy Powell, Mark Abrahams, Nick Moss, Walter Trout, Tas Cru, Albert Cummings, Tinsley Ellis, Zach Nugent, Joseph Michael Mahfoud, Tommy Z, Duane Betts, Devon Allman, Leo Kottke, Ana Popovic, Rebecca Lovell, Megan Lovell, David Bromberg, Marcus King, Mark Cosgrove, Jake Haldenvang, Joe Louis Walker, Pam Taylor.....We will continue to collect signatures until December 2, 2018, when the name will be drawn from all the tickets sold.  It will be broadcast live on Facebook during our Blues Christmas party.

Thanks to Rick Kite for donating this year's guitar for raffle.  

Tickets on sale now at all our events, plus you can purchase online in our store through November 15th, 2018 for only $10 each. All proceeds are donations and benefit Charlotte Blues Society. 

Thanks for your support! 

Purchase Guitar Raffle Ticket

Our Designated Charity 2018

In 2017 CBS decided it was time for us to reach out to our community and adopt another charity.   
Loaves and Fishes fed over 77,000 people in the Charlotte area in 2017.  A huge percentage of those being fed were children. We committed to collecting donations of non-perishable food items at every Blues Sunday event through the year.  

We also bring a donation jar to every blues event we attend outside of our own, (providing the venue allows it)  Funds raised will be used to purchase the most needed items   for the Loaves and Fishes  food pantry every month.  

We are on course to hit a full TON of food this year.  
"1 Can?   I Can!" : our battle cry against hunger.

Please look for us at all Blues events and consider bringing food or making a cash donation.   

Blues for Food.  We Can make a difference!

We also encourage you to donate directly to Loaves and Fishes here 


The 35th International Blues Challenge will be held January 22-26 2019 in Memphis TN.  Representing Charlotte Blues Society are Jake Haldenvang  solo/duo   and  The Chris Clifton Band band .  

IBC 2019 Info

Established 1993

Charlotte Blues Society 

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The New Home of Charlotte Blues Society
1801 Commonwealth Ave, Charlotte NC

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