The Kentucky Blues Society sends young talent to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis every year. For IBC 2016, KENTUCKY BLUES CRUSADE represented Kentucky in the YOUTH SHOWCASE on Beale Street.
Many of our events are family shows, open to all ages, admission is free, you do not have to be a member to attend. We welcome young people to participate and offer opportunities for young talent to learn about the blues.
The first blues guitar ever recorded was by a Kentucky man! Sylvester Weaver, October 23, 1923.
For more on the many Kentuckians who have impacted the world's music .. check out our Kentucky Blues History section
Since 2005 the Kentucky Blues Society has been providing arts, history, music, and science education and entertainment to school systems though our Kentucky Blues In Schools program. For more information go to our Kentucky Blues In Schools section.
Links to our upcoming events:
JAZZ JAM 181! @ MARIAH'S RESTAURANT, WEDNESDAY, July 27, 6pm to 9pm
KY BLUES JAM! @ RIB LICKER'S SMOKE SHACK, GLASGOW, KY .. FRIDAY, August 5, 7pm to 10pm
KENTUCKY BLUES CHALLENGE 2016! deadline to apply is Sept. 15
MISSION STATEMENT: The Kentucky Blues Society will, through the efforts of blues musicians and devotees, preserve and promote the great American tradition of blues music and culture in the region of Kentucky.