DONATE TO THE BLUES MUSICIANS EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND The Blues Foundation has been tracking the global situation and assessing how to move forward in light of the current coronavirus [...]
BREAKING: International Blues Challenge winners announced: The Horojo Trio and Hector Anchodo emerge with multiple victories in annual Memphis competition
THE HOROJO TRIO AND HECTOR ANCHONDO COME AWAY WITH MULTIPLE VICTORIES AT THE 36th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE More than 800 musicians from around the globe gathered in Memphis January 28-February [...]
NEWS: Blues world convenes in Memphis Jan. 28-Feb. 1 for The Blues Foundation’s 36th Annual Int’l Blues Challenge
THE BLUES WORLD CONVENES IN MEMPHIS JANUARY 28 – FEBRUARY 1, 2020 FOR THE BLUES FOUNDATION’S 36TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE Blues Hall of Famer Bobby Rush, Blues Music Award winners Shemekia [...]
BREAKING: 41st Annual Blues Music Awards Nominees Announced; Winners to be Revealed on May 7 at Memphis Gala Ceremony
TOP NOMINEES RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS, CHRISTONE "KINGFISH" INGRAM, BILLY BRANCH, SUGARAY RAYFORD, AND THE CASH BOX KINGS HOPE TO REIGN AT THE 41st ANNUAL BLUES MUSIC AWARDS The winners will be revealed [...]
NEWS: The Blues Foundation names Blues Hall of Fame 2020 inductees: Bettye LaVette, Syl Johnson, Victoria Spivey, Eddie Boyd, George Smith, Billy Branch, Ralph Peer, and more!
BETTYE LAVETTE, SYL JOHNSON, VICTORIA SPIVEY, EDDIE BOYD, GEORGE “HARMONICA” SMITH, BILLY BRANCH, AND RALPH PEER WILL BE CELEBRATED AS NEW BLUES HALL OF FAMERS ON MAY 6, 2020 Landmark recordings by B.B. King, Ruth [...]
THE BLUES FOUNDATION LAUNCHES 40TH YEAR BY SALUTING ITS KEEPING THE BLUES ALIVE HONOREES DURING INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE WEEK, JANUARY 28 - FEBRUARY 1, 2020. The broad diversity found in this year’s nine “Keeping the Blues [...]
SHEMEKIA COPELAND, MIKE WELCH, AND MICHAEL LEDBETTER SCORED BIG AT THE BLUES FOUNDATION’S 40TH ANNUAL BLUES MUSIC AWARDS First-time winners Ben Harper and Sugaray Rayford joined veteran BMA honorees Buddy Guy and Marcia Ball [...]
NEWS: Blues Music Awards Week schedule announced, kicking off May 8th in Memphis. BMA Awards Ceremony, Blues Hall of Fame Induction gala and more!
BLUES MUSIC’S PAST AND PRESENT GREATS WILL BE CELEBRATED DURING BLUES MUSIC AWARDS WEEK, KICKING OFF MAY 8 IN MEMPHIS The BMA Awards Ceremony and Blues Hall of Fame Induction Gala highlight the Blues [...]
THE QUEEN OF SOUL, THE COUNT, AND THE UNCROWNED QUEEN OF THE BLUES ARE AMONG THE MUSIC ROYALTY BEING WELCOMED INTO THE BLUES HALL OF FAME ON MAY 8
Pee Wee Crayton, Moe Asch, and Booker T. & the MG’s join Aretha Franklin, Count Basie, and Ida Cox in The Blues Foundation’s 40th Blues Hall of Fame induction class, which also honors historic [...]
The Blues Foundation’s 35th International Blues Challenge winners announced; more than 200 artists competed in Memphis Jan. 22-26.
THE BLUES FOUNDATION CROWNS MS. HY-C & FRESH START AS BEST BAND AND JON SHAIN AS BEST SOLO/DUO ACT AT THE 35th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE More than 200 acts performed in Memphis [...]