In 2004, the Santa Maria Blues Festival was born on Santa Maria Island, in the Azores.
Over the following years, the festival growed in a sustained way, always with a focus on the quality of the venue, the music and the environment.
Santa Maria Blues is the biggest Blues festival in Portugal and one of the biggest in Europe.
Santa Maria the Capital of the Blues in Portugal, is a registered trademark.
This festival is organized by Associação Escravos da Cadeinha with the production of Trovas Soltas.