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Keeping the Blues Alive

2019 Keeping the Blues Alive Award Recipients Announced

The annual Keeping the Blues Alive Awards recognize the writers, disc jockeys, photographers, record labels, blues societies, music clubs, festivals, and others in the blues world that have played vital roles in advancing the art and commerce of blues.

Frank Bey The Life, Times, & Rebirth of a Soul Man

Frank Bey is a soul man, in the truest sense of the word. Singing since a small child, Bey has spent nearly 70 years perfecting his craft. There have been highlights to his career, but he has had more than his share of obstacles as well.
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Benefit Concert for Americana Music Association & Blues Foundation Scheduled for October 19th

The house band will be led by Conan O'Brien musical director Jimmy Vivino. A stellar lineup of blues, Americana and roots rock artists will take to the stage including John Prine, Bob Weir, Lucinda Williams, Lee Ann Womack, Joe Louis Walker, Shemekia Copeland, Slash and many more.
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Samantha Fish & Jonny Lang Headline Bacon, Blues & Big Stories Festival

A festival of what's good for the taste buds, ears, and soul, Bacon Blues & Big Stories will take place in Mahr Park at Hidden Hills Farm.

Enter the King Biscuit Blues Festival Giveaway – Win VIP Passes, Cruise Tickets, Blues...

Here's your chance to win one of these incredible prizes! You can't win if you don't enter!
Margo Price plays the Lottery stage on Saturday, Sept. 29.

Roots n Blues n BBQ Brings Cool Tunes, Hot Eats to Stephens Lake Park...

COLUMBIA, MO -- When it comes to music, food, arts and festivals, no place does it quite like Columbia. The 2018 Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival is the quintessential end-of-summertime celebration combining some...

4th Annual BB King Symposium September 6th

The 4th Annual B.B. King Symposium takes place this Thursday, September 6th offering a number of inspiring events and discussions unfolding throughout the day.

An Exhibition – ‘Medieval to Metal: The Art & Evolution Of The GUITAR’

If folks have a chance to experience any touring exhibit of the National Guitar Museum in their hometown, they should jump all over it.
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Tampa Bay Blues Festival: 25 Years of Blues by the Bay

As one of the first big blues festivals of the season each year, the Tampa Bay Blues Festival is a great way to start your annual blues music experience with a bang!

The Eighth Annual Call and Response Blues Symposium at the 33rd Annual King Biscuit...

Join two blues journalism and preservation legends, Roger Stolle and Don Wilcock, as they dedicate this, their eighth annual Call and Response Blues Symposium, to King Biscuit’s beloved patriarch Sunshine Sonny Payne.
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