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Check out the Latest Schedule of Events for May 6-9 in Memphis

We have just added more gigs to the ever-changing online Schedule of Events for blues fans coming to Memphis for the 36th Blues Music Awards and the Blues Hall of Fame Grand Opening.  Check it out at

36th Blues Music Awards Advance Sell Out!!

For what we assume is a first, the Blues Music Awards are sold out!  Online ticket sales were discontinued April 16, three weeks before the Blues Music Awards gala set for May 7.  Given the show’s large stage and production areas, the Cook Convention Center can comfortably seat 1450 attendees at tables of ten.

Little Milton Statue Dedication April 9

On Thursday April 9, The Blues Foundation dedicated the Little Milton bronze statue that will permanently reside in front of the Blues Hall of Fame. It was a very emotional event as Little Milton’s widow Pat was present for the unveiling.  She was deeply moved by the tribute and the lifelike quality of the statue.  She addressed the crowd as did Paul Benjamin of the North Atlantic Blues Festival in Rockland, Maine.  There were a number of Little

President and CEO Search Now Underway

Jay Sieleman is stepping down as head of The Blues Foundation September 30, 2015 after more than twelve years at the helm.  The search for a new President and CEO of The Blues Foundation is now underway.  The Board of Directors will select a successor this summer.   Applications are due May 15, but you are encouraged to make your interest known early.  Please click on the CEO Search button at left for complete information.

We Have Moved Home

Though the Grand Opening of the Blues Hall of Fame is not until Friday May 8, on February 26, The Blues Foundation moved its office from the space we had been renting since June 1, 2014 back into 421 South Main, where construction of the Blues Hall of Fame exhibits continues.
The next milestone will be April 9 when we plan to unveil the Little Milton statue, inspired by the cover of his last studio album


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