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.
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.