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Aperitiv Blues Alive

The finalists of the 21st year of the Blues Aperitiv competition are already known

In mid-February an expert jury, consisiting of music journalists, active musicians and festival promoters, selected seven groups to perform live at the final concert of the Blues Aperitiv international competition on Saturday, March 28, from 7 pm at the House of Culture in Šumperk.

There will be two winners, who are guaranteed to perform in the main program of the renowned Blues Alive festival, which takes place from 12 to 14 November this year. However, experience from previous years gives hope to more than two bands!

Bands qualifying for the final concert Blues Aperitiv XXI.

Blue Willmingtons (PL)
The PeaNuts (CZ)
Diapositive (PL)
Mo/Fo Cat Clarion (CZ)
Patt Berry Trio (CZ)
Blackberry Brothers (PL)
Foxy Mama (CZ)


Tommy G Band (CZ)
Fingerstyle Bob & The Blues Society (PL)


The bands applied for this year's Blues Aperitiv festival

Tommy G Band (CZ)
Christine & The Blue Drags (PL)
Jurajski Oddział Bluesowy (PL)
Štěpán Axman (CZ)
Fingerstyle Bob & The Blues Society (PL)
Foxy Mama (CZ)
Blackberry Brothers (PL)
Gang Olsena (PL)
Back to Roots (CZ)
Nazdárci (CZ)
Sweet Pepe (Spain)
Patt Berry Trio (CZ)
Mo/Fo Cat Clarion (CZ)
PBK Blues (CZ)
Diapositive (PL)
No Frames Band (PL)
Bluewine (SK)
Večery v jednom (CZ)
The George Dyer Band (PL)
The PeaNuts (CZ)
Blue Willmingtons (PL)
Nové struny (CZ)
The Blues Butcher´s Band (CZ)
The Shookies (CZ)

Do you want to play at Blues Alive XXV.?

Enter for a Blues Aperitiv contest festival!

Blues Aperitiv is an integral part of Blues Alive, which is trying to scout for new talents in blues music from among Czech, Slovak, UK or Polish bands.

We guarantee playing at the renowned festival Blues Alive for two bands, which traditionally welcome the visitors with their concert in the foyer of Culture House. The chance for visiting Blues Alive is also for the band, which will have the most votes from the visitors of Blues Aperitiv. This band will start one of jam sessions, that are in pubs and clubs in Šumperk during Blues Alive.

Previous experience from past years gives a chance to more than three bands. The other bands, that will capture the jury´s or the audience´s attention, may get an invitation to play at side stages of Blues Alive, another Czech festivals or in Poland.

The final concert of Blues Aperitiv contest will be held on Saturday, March 28 at Culture House in Šumperk from 7.00 p.m.

Conditions which will give you a chance to be chosen for Blues Aperitiv:

Closing date: 12.1.2020!!!

If you want to take part in the festival, send the application form to horakova@dksumperk.cz. It must include the name of your band, names and instruments, a band bio, a technical rider, a web address, a current photo in press quality and two reliable phone and email contacts. It is necessary to send three songs as mp3 or web link by mail. From all entry bands 9 will be selected (7x qualifiers, 2x stand-in), seven will perform in front of an international jury and spectators.

Important information for Bands:

Sound technique, Bass Amp, Basic Drum set will be prepared. Bands will use their own instrumental equipments. Every band has for their gig 30 minutes incl. a sound check. Order will by decided by lots. We will give you a contribution for petrol and also reserve accommodation for you. If you want, we may reserve the accommodation for your friends too (they will pay it individually).



The date of Blues Alive in 2021 is known

XXVI. Blues Alive will take place from 11th to 13th November 2021.


The date of Blues Aperitiv in 2021 is known

The Blues Aperitiv in 2021 will take place on March 27.