ABS December Party and Jam


The Westside Cultural Arts Center was a great setting for the ABS to gather and celebrate the holidays. With wonderful food provided by Fat Matt’s and fine art in the adjoining room, it was elevated from a regular monthly meeting to a special occasion. The music from our Atlanta Blues Challenge (ABC) winners, GHP, Blind Cadillac, and JP Blues, it was easy to see that we’ll be well represented in Memphis in January. Scene of the Crime, the ABC People’s Choice winner, started the day and charmed everyone with their stage presence and talent. Both the Marine Corp and the Navy were represented and accepted the huge boxes of toys that you so generously filled on behalf of the Toys for Tots campaign. The ABS is poised for a terrific 2015. If you couldn’t make it Sunday, plan now for the events below.



Save the dates:
Jan 18, 2015 – ABS Monthly Gathering and Jam, Red Light Café, host band to be announced
Jan 20-24, 2015 – International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN
January 9, 2015 – Fundraiser show for IBC Participants, Darwin's, Marietta
Feb 15, 2015 – ABS Monthly Gathering and Jam, Blind Willie’s, Delta Moon and Board Elections
Mar 15, 2015 – ABS Monthly Gathering and Jam, venue & host band to be announced.



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The Atlanta Blues Society, as a Blues Affiliate has pledged $1,000 to help make it happen -- check it out -- We are the latest member of the 250 Club!

Since its earliest days, the Foundation has envisioned a Blues Hall of Fame. Artist renditions appeared as early as the 1983 Blues Music Award program. Foundation leaders have long recognized that, in addition to stability and operating efficiencies, a permanent home for The Blues Foundation will dramatically improve its ability to fulfill its mission.

A key component for the success of any organization is a sound fiscal base from which to meet its goals and objectives. In recent years, The Blues Foundation has built such a base while continuing to fulfill its mission in each of the above noted programs and activities.

In 2006, the Foundation adopted a strategic plan that embraced a permanent home. The following year, with a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, the Foundation began work with Design 500 to discern requirements for and shape the new home—its location, size, space allocations, and programming priorities.

A suitable location was identified in December 2010—a condominium located at 421 South Main with approximately 3,800 square feet at street level and 7,700 square feet on the lower level. By this time, The Blues Foundation had quietly and steadily eliminated all debt and built reserves of more than $400,000. This financial strength enabled the Foundation to secure a short-term loan to help pay for the purchase of its new building and some basic renovations when this opportunity arose.

Foundation operations began there on July 5, 2011. With the first phase completed, The Blues Foundation continues to pursue its goal: a home that enhances the ability to carry out its mission.

https://www.blues.org/capitalcampaign/donate.php#ref=capitalcampaign_donate



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The Atlanta Blues Society has a new address, please send all mail to:

 
The Atlanta Blues Society
P.O. Box 146
Tucker, GA 30085-0146
 
Our only email address is
theatlantabluessociety@gmail.com



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