Atlanta Blues Challenge

Atlanta Blues Challenge

Atlanta Blues ChallengeThe Results What an amazing Atlanta Blues Challenge! THANK YOU to all our volunteers, the judges and of course everyone who attended, we couldn’t have done it without you!Representing ABS in Memphis during the International Blues Challenge in...
The ABS Blue Flame Fund

The ABS Blue Flame Fund

The Blue Flame Fund is an ancillary fund of the Atlanta Blues Society (ABS), funded specifically for the purpose of helping local musicians and other members of the Atlanta blues community that are in need.  Established in 2010, the Blue Flame Fund was originally...
Blind Willie McTell Music Festival

Blind Willie McTell Music Festival

Announcing the 2022 Lineup! Blues Guitar Great Jimmie Vaughn to Headline 2022 FestivalOn Saturday, September 24, 2022, the Activities Council of Thomson proudly presents the 28th Annual Blind Willie McTell Music Festival. This year’s day of American roots music will...
Backyard Bandstand is Back!

Backyard Bandstand is Back!

Backyard Bandstand, in Marietta is back for another summer of live music! Music, food, & good times in Tammy’s Backyard… I’m done missing live music. So, I plan to host bands on my back deck – and all proceeds to the band – outdoors – BYO drinks, COVID...
The ABS Video of The Month

The ABS Video of The Month

Since we are coming up on the 2022 Atlanta Blues Challenge, we thought it might be entertaining to take a look back at the video compilation from last year’s Challenge, with featured artists Cece Ellis, Brandon Reeves, Drew Ashworth, The Trouble Tones, Frankie’s Blues...
Bluesberry Beer and Music Festival 2022

Bluesberry Beer and Music Festival 2022

If you weren’t there last Saturday – thanks to Mike Holley and the City of Norcross, – you absolutely missed what has become a world class event and one of the best music festivals in Georgia. However, if you were lucky enough to have been in attendance, not only were...
Rest In Peace, Lil’ Joe Burton

Rest In Peace, Lil’ Joe Burton

R.I.P., Lil’ Joe Burton Born in Chicago on May 4, 1952, Joe is best known as the leader of “The Atlanta Horns”, a portable horn section that played with many artists, most notably Mudcat. It all began in 1964, when Joe, just a 12-year-old middle school student who...
Atlanta Rock ‘n Blues Camp

Atlanta Rock ‘n Blues Camp

Atlanta Rock ‘N Blues CampNow taking reservations for Summer Camps REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER 2022 IS OPEN!! Camp is beginning to fill up!  We are really looking forward to seeing everyone this summer!! Atlanta Rock ‘N Blues Camp“Atlanta’s Premiere...
Frank Hamilton School New Term

Frank Hamilton School New Term

The Frank Hamilton SchoolNew Term starts February 28, 2022Register now! Term 2 is fast approaching! Come join us for your favorite classes and check out several new offerings:• Western Swing• Beginning Clawhammer Part 2 • Southern String Melody Repertoire •...
43rd Annual Blues Music Awards

43rd Annual Blues Music Awards

The Blues FoundationPresents the 43rdBLUES MUSIC AWARDS Congratulations to all winners and nominees! B.B. King Entertainer of the YearTommy Castro  Album of the YearTommy Castro Presents: A Bluesman Came To Town, Tommy CastroBand of the YearTommy Castro...
New Band Sponsor: Blair Crimmins

New Band Sponsor: Blair Crimmins

Blair Crimmins and the Hookers Blair Crimmins began his music career in Atlanta, Georgia, with a determination to bring Ragtime and 1920’s style Dixieland Jazz to new audiences. While playing small rock clubs around the Southeast he developed a sound that is at...