ARBA Mission statement

The Adelaide Roots and Blues Association was formed in Adelaide, South Australia in 2013 and was incorporated on the 4th of December, 2014. It has not-for-profit status and the following broad aims:

  • To support and promote South Australian roots and blues artists locally, nationally and internationally
  • To promote and foster a wider appreciation of roots and blues music across South Australia

To support the achievement of these aims ARBA is committed to the following goals:

  1. Produce and disseminate a monthly newsletter.
  2. Establish and maintain an association website and Facebook presence.
  3. Become affiliated with The Blues Foundation in Memphis.
  4. Establish the annual “Memphis Blues Challenge” competition, our annual open, live, judged music competition comprised of  “band” and “solo/duo” categories, on an annual basis.
  5. Give the winners of both categories of the “Memphis Blues challenge” competition the opportunity to compete at The International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

Promoting Roots and Blues Music in South Australia