Programs 2017-08-17T21:31:11+00:00

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International Blues Challenge

An annual Blues Foundation event in which affiliated blues societies from around the world send their best band and solo/duo performers for a head to head challenge along historic Beale Street to crown those acts ready to take the international Blues stage.

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And the winners are……

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Generation Blues

A unique scholarship fund managed by The Blues Foundation to provide financial assistance to qualified young blues musicians under the age of 21 to study their instrument of choice at reputable blues camps, workshops and programs across the country.

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The Blues Foundation’s dedicated fund providing Blues musicians and their families financial assistance for a broad range of health concerns. The Fund provides for acute, chronic, and preventive medical and dental care as well as funeral and burial expenses for musicians in need.

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Blues in the Schools

The future of blues music resides with our next generation and we are committed to strong music education for children across the world. Through Blues in the Schools (BITS), The Blues Foundation collaborates and partners with Blues educators and Blues Affiliates to bring high quality blues educational programs to local communities.

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