The story of the Blues Club

The Blues Club Lëtzebuerg, a non-profit-making organization, was set up on 9 October 1997 in order to promote the blues and the types of music that influence it. Statutes were approved by the general assembly, laying down the rules for running the association, which has active members and sympathizers.

From the very beginning, the Club has endeavoured to meet the wishes of its members by organizing concerts in Luxembourg. Musicians from America, Canada, the UK, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, etc. have been able to play in Luxembourg, which has also given local and regional groups the opportunity to put on a supporting act and introduce themselves to a wider audience.

So, Blues Club could proudly present in the Sang a Klang hall big names such as Carey Bell, Magic Slim, The Paladins, Jimmy Morello & Kirk Eli Fletcher, Studebaker John, Larry Garner, Mike Morgan & Lee McBee, Debbie Davies, Deborah Coleman, Smokey Wilson, Otis Grand, D.C. Bellamy, Amos Garrett, Taildragger, Anson Funderburgh& Sammy Myers, Big George Jackson, Big Jack Johnson, Kinsey Report, Duke Robillard, Candye Kane, Bryan Lee, Omar & The Howlers, Phil Guy, Little Charlie & The Nightcats, Mojo Buford, Sonny Rhodes, Nick Moss & The Flip Tops, Canned Heat, Savoy Brown, Gary Primich etc.

Besides the concerts in the Sang & Klang hall, Blues Club Lëtzebuerg is also responsible for the blues program for the Blues after Work shows, which take place each Friday evening in May, June and July, from 6.00 to 8.00 p.m. at the Abbey Neumünster.

Besides, the association helps to organize some festivals in Luxembourg, such as the Blues’n’Jazz um Haff in Merscheid, the Live at Vauban in Luxembourg-City, and the famous Blues’n’Jazz Rallye, which is co-organized with the staff from the Luxembourg City Tourist Office, bringing together thousands of spectators into the old town. Some fifty national and international groups are invited each year for this entirely free big jazz and blues festival.

At the beginning, the club produced a magazine (Rollin’ and Tumblin’), which was published 4 times a year, and sent free of charge to all members. The costs of editing this magazine became too heavy so it has been replaced by a newsletter which is sent quarterly to all members of the society.

The number of active members is currently 330, coming from Luxembourg, France, Belgium and Germany.