Most of us aren’t going to be able to make it to Memphis next week to see Doug MacLeod at the Blues Music Awards in person. But, with satellite radio, you can at least listen live, the show starts on Thursday, May 5 at 7pm (CST). And later in the year you will be able to watch the show on your local public television station.
Here’s the information from The Blues Foundation:
The 32nd Blues Music Awards will be Thursday May 5, 2011 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee.
The Presenting Sponsor for the 32nd Blues Music Awards is The Gibson Foundation. The Sustaining Sponsor is I 55 Productions.
Major funding is provided by ArtsMemphis and the Tennessee Arts Commission.
The 32nd Blues Music Awards are also sponsored by Blue Mountain Artists, BMI, Catfood Records, Eagle Rock Entertainment, FedEx, First Tennessee Foundation, Global Electronic Technology, Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and Sony/Legacy Records.
Once again, The Blues Music Awards will be broadcast live in their entirety on Sirius XM’s B.B. King’s Bluesville. The next best thing to being there. They will be broadcast on public television later in the year.
The 2011 show will follow the format of the critically-acclaimed shows of recent years. More than 65 nominees attend and the night is filled with their appearances and performances in a cabaret setting in the Convention Center’s ballroom.
The event brings together Blues performers, industry representatives and fans from all over the world to celebrate the best in Blues recordings and performances from the previous year. Each year, the Foundation present The Blues Music Awards to the artists selected by its members. They are universally recognized as the highest honor given to Blues artists. As always, a pre-party will immediately precede the Awards.
The Blues Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Charter Members’ Dinner will be held the night before on Wednesday, May 4. Contact The Blues Foundation about becoming a Charter Member in order to attend this star-studded event.
Doug MacLeod is a nominee for the Acoustic Artist of the Year Award.