If you’re a blues lover you must attend the BMAs—at least once. It’s everything a blues lover could want.

  • The best of today’s blues talent in one place

  • A great live show

  • Get up close and personal with the movers and shakers in the blues world

Canon CenterThe Blues Music Awards will take place on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at a new location—the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts beginning at 6:30pm sharp.

The Cannon Center is a beautiful performance space with raised four-tiered seating design and built with acoustics intended for live music. It is located on the corner of Poplar Avenue and Main Street in Downtown Memphis, TN and is part of the Convention Center Complex.

Guests staying at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel can easily walk across the street from the hotel to the Cannon Center.

Highlights from the 40th BMAs

The BMA After Party will take place immediately following the BMA Show in the Grand Lobby of the Renasant Convention Center (formerly the Memphis Cook Convention Center). The two event spaces are connected by an indoor walkway requiring a short stroll from the Cannon Center Theater to the Renasant Convention Center Grand Lobby .

The BMA After Party will include a buffet dinner, cash bars, silent auction, and live performances by 2020 BMA nominees. Nominees, Blues Hall of Famers, and the greater blues world will be in attendance.

There will be unassigned table seating at the BMA After Party with enough seating for all attendees.

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