Blues Foundation


The Blues Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, the home of the Blues. With more than 160 affiliated Blues organizations, and membership spanning the globe, the Foundation serves as the hub for the worldwide passion for Blues Music.

A twenty-five person Board of Directors governs the Foundation, supported by an esteemed Advisory Board. Funding for The Blues Foundation comes from membership dues, private donations, corporate sponsorships, grants from private foundations, government agencies and arts organizations and merchandise and event ticket sales. Contributions to The Blues Foundation, including membership dues, are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.

Organized and founded in 1980, The Blues Foundation's mission is to preserve Blues history, celebrate Blues excellence, support Blues education and ensure the future of this uniquely American art form.


Recent News

32nd Annual International Blues Challenge 2016

Schedule:Tuesday, January 26, 20165:30-9:00pm: Will Call at Club 152 2nd Floor 5:30pm: International Showcase at Beale Street IBC Pass 8:00pm: Tas Cru’s Generation Blues Fundraiser Jam at Rum Boogie Cafe Donation at doorWednesday, January 27,…

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International Blues Challenge 2015

Schedule:Tuesday, January 205:30pm International Showcase (New Daisy Theater) hosted by the Beale Street Merchants Association. Performances by a dozen international acts IBC Pass or $10 at door.8:00pm Tas Cru’s Generation Blues Fundraiser Jam…

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International Blues Challenge 2014

Schedule of Events: Tuesday, January 21, 20145:30pm International Showcase hosted by the Beale Street Merchants Association. Performances by a dozen international acts (New Daisy Theater) IBC Pass or $10 at door. 8:00pm Generation Blues Jam Benefit…

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