Nanaimo Blues Society was formed in 2003 with a mandate of putting on an annual Blues Festival.

Since that time our mandate has expanded and our festival is rapidly becoming world-famous.

The Blues Plate Special


The Blues Plate Special is the Nanaimo Blues Society and the blues community coming together to support the good work that the Nanaimo Loaves and Fishes food bank does.

We will present a series of videos of local musicians with a request to make a visit to a donation link for the food bank.

Once a month a new video will be put up on the NBS website. Watch the archive grow.

About The Nanaimo Blues Society

The Nanaimo Blues Society (the Society) is a BC registered non-profit society that was founded in October 2004 and is led by a committed volunteer board with a passion for Blues music and a desire to add to the culture and vitality of Nanaimo.

The Society has presented many Festivals. These outdoor Blues festivals have been held in downtown Nanaimo featuring local, provincial, national and internationally renowned Blues musicians.


Sign up for a Nanaimo Blues Society membership and help us support the blues on the island.

Thank you for your support and keeping the blues alive in Nanaimo!