Keep Tuesday 18th May free in your diaries.
All being well and good that will be the day we will have live music back at The Bletchley Blues Club.
Check the Concerts page for the newly published list of great gigs we have lined up for you this year.
The wait is over!
I can now announce the exciting news that we will be re-opening our Blues Club on Tuesday 18th May.
Who have we got I hear you ask?
I am thrilled and excited to be able to tell you that we have none other than one if the finest Blues Bands in the UK
Most of you won't know this but during this lockdown we have heard the sad news that Ginger (Ian Calder) had passed away. Without his input we would never been able to make our "home" at the Conservative Club.
I had known Ginger for over 40 years, having played (badly) a great deal of village cricket with him many years ago. He will be missed.
Sadly, we have also lost one of our original members to the virus. Tony, who was a regular and loyal supporter and part of Dave Appleby's posse is no longer with us.
I would like to remember both Ginger and Tony and dedicate our reopening to them.
Finally, I have checked with MK Council and they have advised that we are good to go under the recently published roadmap. Please be aware that I will continue to monitor the situation and inform you all of any changes
Doors will open at 18:00 and music will start at 19:30
Social distancing and table service will still be operating
Stay safe my friends and see you all on 18th May.
email us at email@example.com to reserve your place.
Keep music live
I'd like to thank everyone for their support in what has been an extremely strange year. I include all the superb musicians who have given us such wonderful music and memories.
Jonathan Townsend for all his hard work on the night and all the stuff he does in the background
BCC Bar and Restaurant for allowing use of their Concert Room
BCC Bar and Restaurant Staff. For all their hard work, patience and good humour in these trying times. They do a fantastic job
Finally .....you lot....you are a very special and very supportive group of live Blues supporters. Thank you for making it all worthwhile and doing your bit for.....KEEPING MUSIC LIVE
More new blues supported by The Bletchley Blues Club.
For updates check the MK Blues Open Mic Sessions.
2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.
Check the Blues Jam page for updates
The Blues Tones will be the 'House Band' -
Several of our regulars are muso's as well and are going to be involved in developing these sessions. Blues Jam Facebook page.
Updated House rules (23rd Sept)
1. We will be acting within the 2m social distancing guidelines and the concert room will be set out accordingly. We ask folk to respect the guidelines and have patience; after all we are going to get a live music.
2. All drinks will be obtained through a table service. No one will be permitted to purchase from the bar. Contactless payment preferred.
3. The venue is licenced for 150 folk in total. To ensure everyone’s safety, numbers are limited to a maximum of 40.4. No table hopping. Please do not move the furniture.
5. Use hand sanitising stations regularly.
6. Dancing will not be permitted
9. You will need to wear face mask unless you are seated.
10.It would be wise to contact us via Messenger, email or text
to book a place. (If you are one of the regulars and have our numbers, phone or
text either Jonathan or myself). .
We have to face the fact that circumstances
could change and we might not be able to go ahead. This would be so
disappointing but would be necessary to ensure the safety of all involved.
Please bring the correct money, £10 per ticket, with you. For those who wish to pay by card we can offer that option.
Finally, thank you for your patience. I’m indebted to the Committee and the Staff at The BCC Bar & Restaurant for their encouragement and hard work to enable us to get up and running again. I honestly didn’t think we would have any live music until October at the earliest.
We are building a community to help promote blues music,
in all its forms, to a wider audience and provide
Milton Keynes with a not for profit club that continues to attract
high quality acts.
The Venue is The Concert Room at the BCC Bar & Restaurant
105, Queensway, Bletchley, Milton Keynes. MK2 2DN
N.B. Access is via Bedford Street (The new Beale Street :-)
Parking Access to the 25 + parking and the club is via Bedford Street. There is also street parking on streets close by.
There is a sign that says "Private Car Park. Members Only" but on Blues Nights we are ok to park there.
The dates will usually be on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month.
Below and to the right is new Bletchley Blues Club Poster. If you download, print it and share it in your workplace or local centre/newsagents that would be really helpful.
Get in touch, say hello and let us know what you would like to see at The Bletchley Blues Club.
Contact Bletchley Blues Club
Below is a link to our facebook page.
Seats can be reserved for all upcoming shows by contacting the club via email.
Tickets will only be refunded in the unlikely event that the show is cancelled.
Sell out shows may be ticket only.