TBS Blues News/2020 Blues Challenge Update!

Triangle Blues Society regrets to announce that our regularly scheduled TBS 1st Sunday Blues Jam, Sunday, July 5, 2020 has been cancelled until further notice. Feels like it’s been a mighty long time since we celebrated music together, danced together, and just generally held each other up! Stay healthy, and respect the advice for social distancing as hard as it may seem.

We also deeply regret having to announce that we will not be presenting a TBS 2020 Blues Challenge this year. We thought of every way possible to devise a work-around, but finally came to the difficult decision that the logistics and practicality presented too many challenges to safely and effectively pull it off.

Be thoughtful and kind to one another.

Cover art courtesy of The Blues Foundation

The Blues Foundation established the COVID-19 Blues Musician Emergency Relief Fund to provide immediate resources to full-time professional North American blues musicians whose revenue streams have been severely diminished by the current coronavirus pandemic. The fund is intended for blues musicians for whom performing makes up the bulk of their income and who have no other outlets for work. A professional blues musician with financial need will be considered for an award by the Fund Committee based on the subjective merits of their application and financial need. Award amounts are intended to assist primarily with immediate essential needs such as food, rent/mortgage, utilities, phone and car payments. Medical insurance premiums will also be considered.

Stay strong out there, people!

Love and see you on the other side!
Your blues family