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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

2017 SPAH Convention

Date(s): August 15, 2017 - August 19, 2017

Time: 3:00 PM  CST - 11:59 PM  CST

NOTE: If you are a SPAH member, please log in before clicking on the Member Registration button -- it'll save you time and chasing around to different screens.

SPAH's annual convention, with lots of seminars, tons (literally) of great performers, a wonderful banquet, and more harmonica jamming than you could imagine (if you've never been to one of our conventions, that is)!  Click here for more information on the location and performers.  Click here to see the pricing table for the convention.


  • Online registration is available until July 31. This is also the deadline for early-bird pricing. After July 31, registration is only available at the convention. If you would prefer to register by mail, you can download a printable version of the convention registration form here.
  • Members: If you need to renew your membership, you can do that during the registration (in the My Information tab).
  • Non-members: Click here to join, and then come back here and register. The total cost will be the same, and you'll have the benefits of membership! (Yes, you can register without joining, but why would you?)
  • Seating will be assigned for the Saturday night banquet/show in the order in which applications are received. Early applicants receive table seating nearest the stage. Members who want to sit together must apply within a week of the first applicant to ensure that they will sit together. The maximum seating is 10 people at a table—plan accordingly.
  • Up to nine guests can be entered with your registration, allowing you and your guests to sit at the same table. If your guest is a member, be sure to register them as a Member/Spouse so they get the member pricing.
  • Day tickets:  We are not selling advance day tickets for days other than Saturday.  Day tickets are available at the convention (see the pricing chart for prices).

2017 International Blues Blowoff

Date(s): August 15, 2017

Time: 6:00 PM  CST - 11:00 PM  CST

The 2017 International Blues Blowoff (aka the SPAH Blowoff) is once again bringing a stellar lineup, including a BIG welcome to some worthy folks making their first appearance.  This year's rhythm section features a former bass player for Taj Mahal and a past drummer with Eric Clapton... killer players!


Tickets are on sale now at www.harmonicaplanet.com/ibb-tickets   The limited number of VIP seats are expected to sell out well before the day of, buy soon as possible if you want them.  Advance purchase gains early entry (best choice of seats) for either section.  Tickets will also be available at the door, but doubtful any VIP seats will remain available the day of.


SPAH convention attendees will once again receive a generous $10 discount!  (proof required)


There will be a nice variety of wraps/sandwiches/fruit/soup/salad/snacks and beverages, as well as a bar serving beer, wine and cocktails.  Come hungry and get something directly in the showroom, in order to help cover the food sales minimums imposed by the catering service. 


Lineup and other details at www.harmonicaplanet.com/blues-blowoff


Date & Location:  6pm Tuesday, Aug 15 in the main ballroom of the Downtown Hyatt Regency. 

100 E 2nd St, Tulsa, Oklahoma, same hotel as the SPAH convention.   


For first timers... The IBB is a separately produced sister event to SPAH, admission is not included with SPAH registration.  The IBB is a highly recommended "Bucket List" event for any blues fan, many come to SPAH a day or two earlier then they would otherwise in order to hang with other attendees, see the host city, and to catch this show before the main action at the convention heats up on Wednesday.

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