The Cape Fear Blues Society
Our Organization
Formed in 1987, the Cape Fear Blues Society was established by a small group of blues supporters in
Wilmington, North Carolina.  In 1995, expansion and change created greater interest in Blues music and the
CFBS developed into a larger, all-inclusive organization that welcomes listeners, musicians and Blues
enthusiasts from all walks of life.  Along with a vibrant network of Blues societies all across North Carolina, the
CFBS continues to produce, promote and present the Blues for the benefit of our community.
The Work We Do...
As an active Blues organization, the CFBS focuses on the perpetuation of Blues music across our region.  
Thanks to our affiliation with The Blues Foundation of Memphis TN, our organization also supports the industry
of Blues music on local and national levels.  We've developed and expanded a variety of events to achieve
this end:

- The
Cape Fear Blues Festival is an important  centerpiece of our region's vibrant musical heritage, with
events that feature local, regional & national acts at various clubs, concerts, workshops, jams, and the
much-anticipated Cape Fear Blues Cruise.

- The
Cape Fear Blues Jam has become one of the longest-running jams in the Carolinas and is the nucleus
for the region's Blues community, local musicians and enthusiastic listeners. The Jam's open and inclusive
format welcomes veteran & novice players alike.

- The
Cape Fear Blues Challenge features burgeoning Blues talent vying for cash awards, merchandise,
studio recording time and more.  Band and solo/duo winners compete at the renowned International Blues
Challenge in Memphis, TN.

In addition, the
CFBS participates in numerous special events, benefits, fund-raisers and community
that capitalize on the many positive aspects of Blues music, our support base, and the concerted
efforts of our community, members and staff.
Communication with our members, supporters and community is important.  To that end, the CFBS utilizes a
variety of methods to spread the good word of the Blues:

- Our email distribution benefits our members, listeners, event attendees, and musicians.  Information
CFBS outreach, events and membership issues are regularly included.

- Our voice mail system allows
CFBS members and the general public to hear the latest in blues happenings
and plan for blues events on the horizon.  Important messages and inquiries can be left for CFBS staff at the
callers convenience.

- Our web presence at is a vibrant site where visitors can find membership
information, event details, sponsor links, photo galleries and contact data for the CFBS.

- Print, radio & television media outlets cover our events throughout the year.  The CFBS is also found in
national Blues magazines, local community calendars, regional entertainment listings and on a variety of
comprehensive Internet search engines.

The Cape Fear Blues Society remains an active participant in the vibrant arts community of Wilmington and
the state of North Carolina, as well as the national blues industry.  Our presence is made known in a variety
of ways, and with a plethora of supporting organizations, programs and media:

North Carolina Arts Council
The Blues Foundation, Memphis TN
WHQR 91.3 FM Public Radio
103.7fm/The Bone    98.3fm/The Penguin
The Arts Council of Wilmington & New Hanover County

If you would like to learn more about the activities, events, programs, membership and outreach of our
organization please navigate the many pages of this website at your convenience.  Thanks for your interest in
Cape Fear Blues Society.
Cape Fear Blues Society
Producing, promoting, and presenting blues music throughout the Cape Fear region of North Carolina.
(c) 2008  Cape Fear Blues Society
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