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New home of The Blues Foundation

Blues Foundation Moves to Dream Location on South Main

The Blues Foundation is moving to South Main next year, fulfilling a 30-year-old dream for a permanent home to showcase the music and the artists who make it.

The 38th Blues Music Award Nominees Announced

The Blues Foundation has announced The 38th Blues Music Award Nominees.

Harmonica Player Phil Wiggins Honored with NEA National Heritage Fellowship

Today, Phil Wiggins is the only living player of the instrument to hold the prestigious honor of “Master of Traditional Arts.”
Keeping The Blues Alive Awards

2011 Keeping the Blues Alive Award Recipients Announced

On the heels of achieving its all-time high membership (quickly approaching 4,000 total), The Blues Foundation will honor 21 individuals and organizations with its 2011 Keeping the Blues Alive (KBA) Award during a recognition brunch on Saturday, February 5, 2011, in Memphis, Tennessee.

Memphis Music Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Includes Memphis Horns Greats

The 2017 class of the Memphis Music Hall of Fame includes Memphis Horns, Maurice White, and Roy Orbison.

Bob Dylan Agrees To Accept Nobel Prize

"If someone had ever told me that I had the slightest chance of winning the Nobel prize, I would have to think that I'd have about the same odds as standing on the moon."

Crossroads Revisited with Don Wilcock: Johnny Winter

This is the newest weekly feature!! A "Keeping the Blues Alive Award" recipient for Journalism gives readers a cultural and firsthand look back at some of the most historic moments in history!

Blues Foundation’s 38th Blues Music Awards Week Kicks Off May 8th

A wealth of wonderful events will happen throughout the week surrounding the main attractions: the Blues Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and the Blues Music Awards.

Mavis Staples, Willie Johnson, Magic Slim Among 2017 Blues Hall of Fame Inductees

House, who did preach in church at times, also sang of the hypocrisy he saw in religion with lyrics such as "I'm gonna be a Baptist preacher and I sure won’t have to work."
Marcia Ball Publicity Photo Live Performance

Marcia Ball Named 2018 Texas State Musician

Her love of the road has led to years of countless performances at festivals, concert halls, and clubs all over the world.
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