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Our annual print publication, weekly e-newsletter and year-round website GUIDE Blues fans to the information they need to plan their travel to festivals, learn about happenings in the world of Blues including history and lifestyle, be exposed to and purchase music, and identify with new products suited to their interests. Here's how:

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Free to consumer
Since 2003

Recipient of the coveted 2006 KBA (Keeping the Blues Alive) award from The Blues Foundation, The Blues Festival Guide print magazine is the voice of blues and literally drives the industry. Take advantage of this once-a-year marketing opportunity. We have massive free circulation in U.S. and Canada; (the rest of the world can order it through the mail for $7-$12 overseas, or read it online in its Digital Format, page-by-page.

100,000 copies are distributed FREE during the festival season starting in April of each year. It can be picked up at music stores, cafes, and clubs, through blues societies and, of course, at the festivals.

The Guide is jam-packed (approx. 100 pages) with feature stories, art and photography by blues top aficionados. The first third of the magazine is the festival section immediately followed by standard magazine ad/editorial split.

Because of our large circulation and low rates, you can't afford NOT to advertise your festival, band, project, website, product or service. 100,000+ potential customers, Blues fans and industry folk alike, will keep The Guide with them throughout the year, thus seeing your ad again and
again. Your ad will stay before the community for months to come, generating ongoing business.

Our advertisers keep coming back each year, often with larger ads! Why? It's easy; it's affordable, and it works!


Since 2009
Free to consumer

Customers around the globe can read the ENTIRE magazine ONLINE by simply clicking through page-by-page, or go directly to the page number you wish using the Table of Contents as your guide. Fans can even click through to advertiser's website*

You can email the whole magazine to a friend on the other part of the earth with a simple click. Or you can print out your favorite article as a keepsake. Lots of fun bells and whistles make this Digital magazine a welcome addition to our media family.

Our digital edition is heavily marketed around by our PR Department with press releases, news flashes, calendar listings, outreach to DJs and websites for maximum exposure, plus viewers can find the link on our homepage at

*Advertisers will benefit from this expanded market and can augment their advertising by purchasing a Digital Magazine Hyperlink as an added feature to their print ad (Full page ads - $75, Half page - $50, 1/3 & 1/8 page - $25) so online readers can click through to your website!


Since 2003
Free to consumer

- Top-ranking blues festival website for over 8 years (type in Blues Festival(s) on Google or any top search engine and see)

-Our web stats average 30,000 visitors per month

-Commercial site with lots of information for fans but also used by agents, promoters, vendors and bands too

-Festival calendar, Blues Link directory, archived articles, jukebox for mp3s, more

-Your ad on our site will drive traffic to your site

-Daily updates invite constant repeat visitors


Since 2006
Free to consumer

-Weekly electronic newsletter delivered to reader's inbox each Thursday morning

-30,000+ opt-in subscribers and growing

-Popular and unique

-Immediate and effective

-CD releases, mp3s, industry news, videos, band tours, radio charts, and, of course, upcoming blues festivals

-Reaches members of the Blues community around the world

-Colorful graphics, easy-to-read format


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