The Heart of Memphis deserves a little love.

The Memphis Blues Society (MBS) is a 501-C-3 non-profit organization promoting Blues musicians from greater Memphis, building and educating a local audience for the Blues. We are a proud affiliate of the Blues Foundation. MBS conducts and sponsors weekly jam sessions on Beale Street on Sunday evenings and in local clubs attracting amateur and professional musicians alike. In 2014, the MBS began Bluesday Tuesday, a weekly outdoors free concert series in Overton Square from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM. The MBS membership increased from 70 to over 200 in three years, and has dozens of volunteers.

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2016 Sponsors

Archer Malmo Overton Square
Gibson Companies, Inc. Tennesse Arts Commission
Belly Acres Bridging the Blues
Focus Art Works
South Arts The Daily News
Bar Louie Radio Memphis Memphis Blues Society Rhodes College Mike Curb Institute for Music



This festival is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and TN Arts Commission.