After more than four years of writing about the National Blues Museum, opening April 2 at 615 Washington Avenue, I finally got a look inside the $13 million structure. My preview happened while on the premises for the fifth anniversary party of Maplewood-based V Three Studios, the museum’s design firm. The event also featured the first concert performance at the museum, by St. Louis’ own Marquise Knox. Museum executive director Dion Brown led me through the single-story, 23,0
Hundreds of friends, family and fans gathered outside the BB King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center in Mississippi on Friday (December 11) to commemorate the life and work of BB King.
The blues singer and guitarist, who was born in Berclair, Mississippi, passed away in his sleep aged 89 in Las Vegas on May 14.
King was buried outside the museum, which is named after him, in Indianola on May 30. The black granite slab that has been laid outside is the start of a memoria
The Blues Foundation is Memphis-based, but world-renown as THE organization whose mission is to preserve blues heritage, celebrate blues recording and performance, expand worldwide awareness of the blues, and ensure the future of this uniquely American art form. Founded in 1980, The Blues Foundation has approximately 4000 individual members and 200 affiliated local blues societies representing another 50,000 fans and professionals around the world. Its signature honors and