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17 Feb, 2016, 11:13 ET Blues Foundation Announces 2016 Blues Hall of Fame Inductees

 On May 4, 2016 five legendary blues performers, two individuals who were instrumental in the creation of blues music, five single blues...


15 Dec, 2015, 09:30 ET The Blues Foundation Announces 37th Blues Music Award Nominees

 The Blues Foundation is pleased to announce the nominations for its annual Blues Music Awards, which the international organization will...


11 Nov, 2015, 11:00 ET The Blues Foundation to Honor Blues Patrons at January Awards Ceremony in Memphis

The Blues Foundation will honor 15 individuals and organizations with its 2016 Keeping the Blues Alive Awards during a recognition luncheon Friday,...


09 May, 2014, 01:01 ET 35th Blues Music Awards Winners Announced

The Blues Foundation presented the 35th Blues Music Awards Thursday night, May 8 in Memphis. The event brings together Blues performers, industry...


12 Feb, 2014, 15:30 ET Blues Foundation Announces 2014 Blues Hall Of Fame Inductees

During the first 34 years of the Blues Hall of Fame balloting, only one saxophonist, Louis Jordan, was elected. The Year of the Saxophonist has...


25 Jan, 2014, 22:05 ET 30th International Blues Challenge Winners

The 30th International Blues Challenge (IBC)--the world's largest gathering of blues acts—concluded its five-day run on world famous Beale...


15 Jan, 2014, 13:00 ET 30th International Blues Challenge Returns to Beale Street January 21-25

The 30th International Blues Challenge (IBC)--the world's largest gathering of blues acts--will feature a record 255 acts from 40 states and 16...


10 Dec, 2013, 13:00 ET The Blues Foundation Announces 35th Blues Music Award Nominees

The Blues Foundation is pleased to announce the nominations for their annual Blues Music Awards, which the international organization will present...


19 Nov, 2013, 09:47 ET The Blues Foundation to Honor Blues Patrons at January Awards Ceremony in Memphis

Honorees Include Key Movers  The Blues Foundation will honor 20 individuals and organizations with its 2014 Keeping the Blues Alive...


13 Nov, 2007, 00:00 ET Jones Jams Awaken Students to 21st Century Blues

CHICAGO, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- When Fernando Jones starts talking about the blues, students wake up. When he is playing the blues, audiences...