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. 

Mile High Blues Society Board of Directors 2021

MHBS Elected Board
Mark "Doc" Brown - President 
Jim "Doc" Seely - Vice President 
Steve Crower - Secretary
George Williams - Treasurer

MHBS Appointed Board 
Karen Betstadt
Jake Bergstrom
Julie Cummings
Rick Davis
Mark (Mad Dog) Friedman
Carla Jordan
Michelle Maxwell

The Corner, 640 Main Street, Louisville, CO 303-997-9548

Introducing Blues Underground

A summer series of blues music live from The Louisville Underground.


7/17 Bruce Cook Band          

7/24 Chris Daniels & The Kings          

7/31 Deborah Stafford & The State of Affairs


Overcoming Challenges, Embracing New Solutions

Over the course of the global pandemic, we have all been confronted with unprecedented challenges that have changed our lives in profound ways. “Normal” has been redefined and, in many instances, the notion of normalcy has been abandoned altogether. Yet, fueled by the indefatigable human spirit, we have discovered creative solutions that have opened doors to new and often extraordinary experiences.

Here at The Blues Foundation the unparalleled circumstances resulting from the pandemic have compelled us to embrace new solutions. Thus, while we had all hoped that we would be able to gather for a live event, the 42nd Blues Music Awards (BMAs) will be presented virtually. Although the 2020 BMAs were also presented virtually on our social media platforms, this year we are partnering with Mandolin to enhance your virtual viewing experience. You can expect the same high-quality production during this year's virtual BMAs that you have enjoyed when viewing concerts presented by many of your favorite blues musicians on the Mandolin platform.

In addition to Mandolin, a number of old and new sponsors are partnering with The Blues Foundation to celebrate excellence in blues music. Thanks to our Headlining sponsor Global Electronic Technology, longtime local sponsors Memphis Tourism and the Renasant Convention Center, and many other dedicated organizations and individuals, the 2021 BMAs will be presented on Sunday, June 6. Our host Big Llou will bring the party as we applaud the outstanding achievements of blues musicians across 25 categories of performance, and you will enjoy surprise appearances by several artists who currently distinguish our genre. Of course, we will pay solemn tribute to our many friends who have sadly passed over this last year. We hope you will also join us in the VIP Blues Lounge sponsored by Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise for Art Tipaldi’s lively backstage conversation with five of your favorite blues stars.

We can’t wait to see you in 2022 when we will finally come together for the International Blues Challenge and the 43rd Blues Music Awards. In the meantime, after being closed for over fourteen months, The Blues Foundation’s Blues Hall of Fame is now open for visitors. Come see us! We are eager to embrace our old friends and greet new ones.


Patty Wilson Aden
President & CEO









Mile High Blues Society
P. O. Box 12464
Denver, Colorado 80212-2464

The Mile High Blues Society Store is Open for Business! You can order one of our very cool, high quality MHBS T-shirts. Prompt shipment via USPS Priority Mail. Show your colors; visit the store HERE

Membership has its benefits!  You will receive the "Blues Insider" newsletter, with news and reviews.  Members get a discount on tickets to shows and invitations to members-only events presented by The Mile High Blues Society, among other perks.  As a MHBS member you will be a strong supporter and advocate for local blues.  

Membership starts at only $15,  Please 
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