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Contribute to the MBS Papa Don McMinn Musician Fund:

MBS Donation:



IMPORTANT!! Schedules can sometimes change without notice! If you plan to attend a live event, it’s advised to contact the venue ahead of time to verify the event, and the social distancing guidelines in place.

WEEKLY BLUES JAMS, OPEN MIC NIGHTS (musicians bring your instrument, drum sticks and mic and sign-up for the Jam):

Memphis Blues Society Sponsored Blues Jam:
Thursdays, 7:30-11pm, free, Memphis Blues Society Jam hosted by Jackie Flora & Friends, Jam participants bring your instruments, drum sticks and mics. Arrive early to sign up for the jam. RockHouse Live Memphis, 5709 Raleigh LaGrangeRd., Memphis, TN 38134. ( phone: 901-386-7222

Other Blues Jams, Open Mic Nights in Memphis and the Mid-South:

  • Sundays, 8:30-11:30pm, "Hit the Mic/Open Mic Night – Collierville” RockHouse Live Collierville, 336 New Byhalia Rd., Collierville, TN. HTM begins with a Headliner set from 8:30-9:30 pm, followed by an Open Mic until 11:30pm
  • Tuesdays, 7-11pm, Open Mic Night hosted by Donna Bowers, RockHouse Live, Raleigh LaGrange Rd.
  • 2nd Tuesdays monthly (Call ahead to verify the Jam Date & Time), Royal Blues Band Jam, Lafayette’s Music Room in Overton Square, 2119 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN 38104, phone: 901-207-5097
  • Thursdays, 6pm, Open Mic Night hosted by House Blend Band, Red’s Coldwater BBQ & Blues, 646 B E. Service Dr., Coldwater, MS 38618, phone: 601-667-8041
  • Saturday (Monthly) 5-8pm, Hernando’s Monthly Blues Jam, hosted by the Double Ds: Douglas Banks & Danny Banks, Hernando’s Hideaway. Contact Hernando’s Hideaway to verify the monthly jam date:



FEED THE BLUES’, is a Food, Living Essentials and Funds collection drive to support mid-south musicians in need during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The loss of most live music has cost many musicians their art, livelihood and source of income to make a living. This has caused undo and unforeseen hardships throughout the music community. Radio-Memphis ( and the Memphis Blues Society ( are partners together with this drive. The FEED THE BLUES Musician help campaign in under way now and will continue until the Pandemic subsides, the community is safe and live music returns to some normalcy for musicians.

If you’re able, please consider bringing non-perishable food & living essentials (toiletries, paper towels, toilet paper, etc.) to the Radio-Memphis studio lobby, 9:30am – 2pm, Monday thru Friday, 4745 Poplar Ave., Suite B-100 (basement), Memphis, TN 38117


OR consider making a secure, online tax-deductible donation to the Memphis Blues Society Papa Don McMinn Musician Humanitarian Fund: Look above on this age, click on the ‘Donate’ button below ‘Contribute to the MBS Papa Don McMinn Musician Fund’.

For more information:
Phone: call the Radio-Memphis business line at 901-352-0107.




Here’s your chance to become a part of the Memphis Blues Society! As a 501(c)(3)nonprofit arts organization, The MBS relies on the financial support of Blues fans. Donations and memberships are tax deductible. Your membership provides great opportunities to meet new friends who share your love of the Blues. Attend MBS events, get discounted concert tickets and merchandise and contribute through reviews and articles and more.



o MBS Musician Compilation CD (MP3s) for new members
o Monthly eNewsletter (via E-mail)
o Member musician promotion through the website/social media pages; e-mail message blasts (1,100+ distribution)
o Listing of musician, band gigs in MBS Gig & Events Calendar
o Attend jams & other activities with other Blues lovers
o Tunica’s Gateway to the Blues Museum: $2 off regular priced adult museum admission
o Killer B Guitars: 20% discount on in-stock guitars 
o Opportunity to contribute to reviews, articles
o Share your talents by volunteering on MBS committees and at MBS events


Annual Membership:

Family: $35
Band: $50
Business: $100
Lifetime: $300


  • Check the MBS Gig & Event Calendar (on the MBS website homepage) for other jams and appearances by MBS Member Musicians
  • Support and promote the blues by listening to a LIVE blues band tonight and remember to tip the musicians!
  • Purchase artist CD's and merchandise
  • Tell your friends!
  • Register your Kroger's Plus Card free with the Kroger Community Rewards Program ( Register your card with the Memphis Blues Society (NPO #35818). Kroger's donates a percentage of each registered user's purchase to the Memphis Blues Society. There is no cost to the consumer for this Kroger's program. 

‘Mr. Handy’s Blues’ DVD For Sale.
All Sales Benefit the Memphis Blues Society!!

Several years back producer/director Joanne Fish finished filming the non-profit “Mr. Handy’s Blues: A Musical Documentary”. The Memphis Blues Society assisted Ms. Fish with this important project and much of the Memphis and midsouth portions of the film. Local Memphis and midsouth Blues musicians are featured. The film is now available for purchase on DVD. All sales benefit the Memphis Blues Society! Please purchase a DVD and support the MBS!

To purchase a DVD visit:



Partners in Kind: Ellen Klyce, Rattlebone Jones, Angela Ghoreishi, Excellent Roofing