The start of a new blues club in Wijk bij Duurstede did not go unnoticed by the provincial and municipal authorities. Through the enthusiasm that the club is able to convey to the local public and the large number of activities in the field of the blues, cultural life in Wijk bij Duurstede has definitely become more vibrant. Also the very successful ‘the Friends of …’ system is spreading in all directions and the founders also know how to interest others to take over later so that BluesinWijk can keep on growing. Already in 2010 the founding bluesmen won ‘de Kei van Utrecht’, an amateur art competition of the Province of Utrecht, and in 2016 they won the Volunteer Award of the municipality of Wijk bij Duurstede. Two prizes they are enormously proud of.