Blues Blast Awards

2020 Blues Blast Music Award Submission Are Now Open

To May 30th, 2020

Due to slow mail delivery

The Blues Blast Music Awards honor contemporary Blues artists and their recordings. Artists with major labels and independent artists and labels are eligible to be considered.

The specific eligibility period for recordings is music released from May 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020. Categories such as Male Blues Artist, Female Blues Artist, Blues Band and the Rising Star Award are not tied to these specific dates but instead are based on our nominators recent observations of performances of touring artists over the past years.


Contemporary Blues Album Traditional Blues Album
Soul Blues Album Rock Blues Album
Acoustic Blues Album Live Blues Recording
New Artist Debut Album Historical or Vintage Recording
Male Blues Artist Female Blues Artist
Blues Band
Sean Costello Rising Star Award

How To Submit to The Blues Blast Music Awards Nominators

We are now accepting submissions from labels and artists until May 30th, 2020. If the nominators do not know about your release, they can’t nominate it.

Artist do not necessarily have to submit their releases to be considered but any that do will have their recordings directly screened by the nominators. (Our Nominators can’t nominate something they haven’t heard!)

We have 25 nominators so you need to send 25 individual CD copies to the address below to arrive by May 30th, 2020.
DEADLINE IS EXTENDED TO MAY 30, 2020 due to slow mail delivery.
Any received after that date may not get sent to the nominators.

Fees For 2020

There is a $30 charge to have your music sent to the nominators. This charge is for each recording submitted, not for each copy of the recording! So if a label submitts for two of their artists recordings/releases, it would be $60. Please make checks payable to Blues Blast Magazine.

You must include one copy of the submission form for each recording or album submitted . Please CLICK HERE and print a copy of the submission form. Please fill out a separate copy of this submission form for each recording submitted. You can select multiple categories for consideration on a single form. (Only one copy is needed per submitted recording!)

Fill in all the information and include submission form in the box with each submission.
Submissions received after May 30th, 2020 may not reach the nominators so hurry and get your submissions in today!
NEW – DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 30, 2020 due to slow mail delivery.

Nominators begin returning their nominations in mid June.
Nominations will be announced in July. Fan voting begins shortly after.

Mailing Address For Submissions
2020 Blues Blast Music Awards
116 Espenscheid Court
Creve Coeur, Illinois 61610

Send questions to
or call (309) 267-4425

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