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Mile High Blues Society
Welcome to the Mile High Blues Society
MHBS Mission Statement:
To nurture appreciation for blues music through blues performances, youth blues education, as well as sponsoring local and international blues challenge competitions.
Mile High Blues Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. You donations are tax deductible, per the IRS rules.
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***For Immediate Release***
March 22, 2021
Last year, in 2020, amid the Corona Virus epidemic the Denver metropolitan area and beyond witnessed a sharp decrease in live music, not just in venues closing, but also with bands often taking a hiatus due to the financial impact as well as opportunities quickly dissolving. Blues musicians as well as venue owners, fans, organizers, and patrons alike felt the impacts first hand. The financial impact to our community was devastating as so many watched their way of life swiftly disappear. A large swath of the Colorado blues community sadly came to a screeching halt.
Now that 2021 is upon us, it’s spring, the vaccines are being more widely distributed, and now we’re looking forward to resuscitating our blues community. We have plenty of work we hope to do to help Colorado and our blues community once again prosper.
The Mile High Blues Society Board of Directors met recently via Zoom and voted to extend ALL MHBS memberships that have expired anytime between March 1, 2020 through today, March 22, 2021, to be automatically extended, at your current membership level, until July 1, 2021.
Any memberships purchased or renewed since July 2020, will also be extended for the appropriate commensurate period.
Now is your time to be involved! We need you! We welcome your diverse knowledge, skills, interest, contribution, and love of the Blues!
Here is our call to action – MHBS is actively seeking new board members to join our 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The MHBS board is comprised of elected members as well as having board members at large and volunteers. Being a board member has simple requirements, attending regular meetings (via Zoom and face to face when safe), participating in strategic planning, working on fundraising initiatives, serving on committees, helping with the MHBS Sponsored Events, hosting Blues Jams, helping plan and assist with the logistics for the International Blues Challenge (IBC) local challenges, and Blues Children on Stage (BCOS). All positions on the MHBS, elected or appointed, are volunteer positions. No one on the MHBS Board of Directors is financially compensated.
We are seeking individuals with experience and expertise where your contributions will further advance our mission. We’re seeking brilliant minds who love the blues, like to have fun, understand technology, fund raising, management, leadership, advisory capacity, grant writing, event organizing, just to name a few of the skills and interests we’re seeking.
And we are always seeking volunteers, the gears of the MHBS machine!
Please email your interest to email@example.com no later than Wednesday, April 7, 2021.
We will be holding our next election, online, between April 11-16. The next board meeting will be help April 18, 2021 to welcome the new board of directors.
Due to term limits, the following positions are up for election this year:
Member at Large – 5 open positions
In your email, you may cut and paste the below information with your interest level.
Yes, I’d love to be a more active part of the Mile High Blues Society!
Please consider me for these positions!
____Member at Large
My skills include:
My telephone number:
Best time to contact me:
Thank you so much for supporting MHBS, live blues, and helping keep blues music alive in Colorado!
BLUES FOUNDATION APPOINTS NEW PRESIDENT & CEO
Blues Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Patricia Wilson Aden as its next President & CEO. Aden brings more than three decades of non-profit management experience to the Foundation, with a specialization in the preservation and celebration of African American cultural resources. Her most recent experience as President & CEO of the African American Museum in Philadelphia and her earlier role as Executive Director of the Rhythm & Blues Foundation make her uniquely qualified to lead The Blues Foundation and its Blues Hall of Fame. Aden stated, “I am genuinely excited to join The Blues Foundation and the Blues community in celebrating the Blues and the artists who have made it America’s original musical genre. Aden will join the Foundation staff on October 1, 2020.
Aden succeeds Barbara Newman, who will begin her retirement September 30th. Under Newman’s leadership, The Blues Foundation saw marked growth in engagement and reach in all facets of the organization’s operations. She embraced technology to offer greater access to and programming of major Blues Foundation events, including the International Blues Challenge and Blues Music Awards, forged new industry alliances, and amplified awareness of organizational activities in fulfilling The Blues Foundation’s mission to preserve, celebrate, and expand awareness of the Blues genre. Most recently, she led the charge to develop a relief fund to provide financial support for basic living necessities to Blues musicians whose income streams have evaporated in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the first of April, that fund has raised over $250,000 and assisted close to 250 musicians. Throughout her tenure, she has prioritized strong fiscal management and is leaving The Blues Foundation well-situated to further advance its mission under Aden’s leadership.
General Information about the COVID-19 Blues Musician Emergency Relief Fund
Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund
Mile High Blues Society
THE BLUES STORE IS OPEN - MHBS T-SHIRTS ARE HERE
Membership starts at only $15, Please click here to get started.