Since 2013, the first Saturday in August has officially become International Blues Music Day, thanks to the efforts of American blues musician Johnny Childs.
This year that day is August 7, with events happening throughout the world, from Miami to Brazil, and Australia to Argentina.
Concerts are also taking place across New Zealand, in Nelson, Hamilton and all over.
In Tauranga, the TJS Blues Band – a brilliant new band led by legendary guitarist Trevor Braunias - is playing at The Jam Factory, and promises an electric mix of Chicago, Texas and British blues.
Opening the evening are Derek Jacombs and Grant Bullot (from blues ‘n’ roots band Kokomo), delivering authentic acoustic Mississippi blues and ragtime.
Tickets are $20 from EventsPronto. If you’re a blues lover, this is the night for you!
The Weekend Sun has two double passes for International Blues Music Day in Tauranga for two lucky readers.