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Our Mission is to preserve blues heritage, celebrate blues recording and performance, expand worldwide awareness of the blues, and ensure the future of the uniquely American art form.

OUR COMMUNITY

Meet Our Team

Meet our Board of Directors

The Blues Foundation is governed by a 23 person International Board of Directors made up of 18 at-large positions elected by the board and 5 representative positions elected by each of The Blues Foundation’s key constituencies: Blues Fans, Blues Industry Professionals, Blues Creators, Blues Scholars, and Blues Foundation Affiliates. Board members are responsible for strategic management, fiscal oversight, organization advocacy, and the procurement and administration of funding that comes from a variety of sources:

  • Membership Dues
  • Private Donations
  • Corporate Sponsorships
  • Grants from private foundations
  • Government agencies
  • Arts Organizations
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Board Chair
2016 – 2017 
Rockland, ME
Vice Chair
2016 – 2017
Nashville, TN
Treasurer
2016-2017
Oxford, MS
Counsel
2016-2017
Englewood, CO
Executive Committee
2016-2017
Barrington, IL
Executive Committee
HART Fund Liaison
2016-2017
Phoenix, AZ
Executive Committee
2016-2017
Highland Park, IL
At-Large Board Member
2015-2018
Jackson, MS
At-Large Board Member
2015-2018
Eufaula, AL
At-Large Board Member
2014-2017
Timonium, MD
At-Large Board Member
2014-2017
Katy, TX
Blues Scholar Representative
2016-2019
Providence, RI
At-Large Board Member
2016-2019
Notodden, NORWAY
Blues Affiliate Representative
2014-2017
Kirkland, WA
Blues Fan Representative
2014-2017
Salt Lake City, UT
Blues Industry Representative
2015-2018
Byram, MS
Blues Creator Representative
2015-2018
Oxford, MS

At-Large Board Member
2015-2018
Jackson, MS

At-Large Board Member
2014-2017
Memphis, TN

At-Large Board Member
2016-2019
Ottawa, ON-CANADA
At-Large Board Member
2016-2019
Chicago, IL
At-Large Board Member
2014-2017
San Francisco, CA
At-Large Board Member
2016-2019
Bradenton, FL

Become a Member

Becoming a member of The Blues Foundation gives you an opportunity to be personally connected to a blues community where you will experience a vast amount of resources, information, news, views, insight, and activities not available anywhere else. You will be part of an organization which is special, fun, and unique.

“The Blues Foundation plays an absolutely essential role in ensuring the present and future of the blues as well as celebrating this great American music tradition. With the Blues Music Awards and The Blues Hall of Fame, the Foundation honors the finest blues artists and recordings of the past and present. With the International Blues Challenge, Generation Blues Scholarships and the Foundation’s support of blues education, The Blues Foundation nurtures the great blues artists of the future.”

Bruce Iglauer, Founder and President, Alligator Records
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