The King of the Blues may have passed on, but in a show of solidarity for the blues music that he dedicated his life to, we ask that every person who feels their lives have been positively touched by B.B. King and the Blues to WEAR BLUE any and every time this week, beginning May 18th through Saturday, May 23rd. We ask that you wear a blue shirt, or any article of clothing or blue item to honor the King of the Blues!
And for your chance to win some cool perks, send in your pictures of the blue you’re wearing! Send your “wear blue” pictures all week to: info [at] americanbluesscene.com with the subject: “Wear blues for BB!”. To get you moving, we’ll be picking the best* submission to win Free Blues T-Shirts for a Year from Bluescentric.com, the shop for roots n blues music lovers, as well as a one year subscription to American Blues Scene Magazine, three free NEW blues albums, and your picture guaranteed in the next issue. Three runners-up get a one-year subscription to American Blues Scene Magazine, starting with the next issue that features a commemorative B.B. King poster pullout! We’ll also be printing the best of your picture submissions in the next issue of Blues Scene! (See the ** below for rules)
We’re wearing blue to show that the blues music which B.B. King and his fellow innovators spent their lives playing is still touching lives, continuing to spark imaginations, and is still beloved by millions! We’re wearing blue to honor a great loss in not just the blues, but in music worldwide. We’re also wearing blue to start new conversations about the blues and maybe find other fans who love it as well!
The way this social memorial works is by word-of-mouth, so please! Share the “Wear Blue for BB” message with your friends on Facebook, Tweet #WearBlueForBB, and let fellow blues lovers know to wear blue this week for BB King!
— American Blues Scene (@AmeriBluesScene) May 17, 2015
First place prize worth over $150! Second place prizes worth $20. Submissions will be chosen to win based on staff pick. One submission per email address per day. Each submission must be unique — the same or almost the same picture cannot be counted as a new submission, so send fresh pictures! Any submission with a picture showing any living, breathing being wearing any blue will be counted, including but not limited to shirts, hats, guitars, socks, ties, cufflinks, face paint, nail polish, anything you can throw up on the stage, and any blue you can shake to. Get creative and remember the message that this is about: B.B.’s message. No purchase necessary. Contest ends May 23rd at 8:00 AM, winners will be announced online and notified via email on Monday, May 25th. By submitting your pictures for the “Wear Blue for B.B. and the Blues” event, you give us permission to print them in American Blues Scene magazine, and to us them for promotional purposes — mostly this event. Thanks for wearing blue to support BB King! Blues on, friends!