Colorado Blues Society Mission Statement
The Colorado Blues Society is dedicated to increasing awareness of and appreciation for the Blues as an indigenous American Art form (and the wellspring from which all contemporary popular American music originated).
Programs and Services Offered
To further our mission, we sponsor Blues in the Schools programs, in which musicians present music and information to students at all levels (kindergarten through college). We offer programs in American social history, women in blues, language arts, conflict avoidance, storytelling and even math.
We also donate Blues-related materials (books, videos and CDs) to public libraries and offer educational programs in conjunction with those donations. Because many musicians learn to perform during jam sessions, we sponsor blues jams in many Colorado locations. We also work with other nonprofits, such as The Blues Foundation, Volunteers of America, Hudson Gardens, Swallow Hill Music Association, the Business of Art Center in Manitou Springs, and Performance International. Our members number approximately 600 and range in age from 17 to 75. Some are professional musicians; most are fans of the music and culture of the blues.
We also publish a quarterly newsletter, The Holler, and a weekly email blast, The Blues Update. The purpose of the newsletters and web site is to provide information to our members and the public about blues-related events in Colorado.
We work with local nonprofits, civic organizations and businesses to strengthen the awareness and appreciation of the blues as an art form.
Colorado Blues Society Officers and Board Members
Board of Directors:
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Every member is welcome at the monthly board meetings. They are held the second Tuesday of each month at the Boulder Outlook Hotel (800 28th Street, Boulder). They start at 7:00pm. Just ask for directions to the room at the bar.