Blues Foundation Board Reviews Hall of Fame Plans

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The following is a press release from The Blues Foundation, which recently moved to a beautiful new location on S. Main Street in Memphis. 
Blues Foundation logoThe Blues Foundation’s Board of Directors met Saturday, August 27. The primary agenda item was the presentation by Design 500 and archimania, respectively the museum planning and architectural firm hired by The Blues Foundation in May to prepare plans on how best to utilize the almost 12,000 square feet of space on two levels at 421 South Main.

Though the space currently offers the opportunity to display artifacts, signed guitars and photos and artwork, the current displays are not curated such that they serve The Blues Foundation’s mission–preserving our blues music history, celebrating recording and performance excellence, supporting blues education and ensuring the future of this uniquely American art form.

The plans presented by Design 500 and archimania on Saturday call for a physical Blues Hall of Fame, that will honor the men and women who created this music and educate visitors about the music that has been deemed the best in blues in annual induction ceremonies since 1980. The goal is to transform the current office space into a true international home for blues music.

We will keep all our members and blues fans posted as these plans become reality.