Statement from the St. Louis Blues Society's Board of Directors:
As an organization dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of St. Louis Blues Music, whose origins come singularly from Black men and women's experience in America, we stand firmly on the side of justice for George Floyd and every Black and Brown person who has been harassed and/or killed at the hands of the very people who have sworn an oath to protect and serve them. We stand in solidarity with the peaceful protesters around the world to demand justice and immediate change to the institutional racism that plagues this country. We also send our support to the small business owners, especially African American small businesses, who are paying a disastrous price with destruction of their livelihoods during the protests. We encourage the Blues community to support the movement. The very music you love was birthed by the suffering of Black people under the weight of systematic racism in America.
If you love the music…
If you love the people who create it...
Speak out and let your voice be heard.
Silence is compliance.
During this time of health crisis the St. Louis Blues Society is committed to providing information to keep you healthy, fed and informed.
Click the resource page for information on grants and funds for out of work musicians, health resources and
opportunities provided by local musicians to take online lessons.
IF YOU NEED HELP please reach out to us directly. We can help with food, grant support or someone to talk to.
WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS TOGETHER!
The St. Louis Blues Society is dedicated to preserving and perpetuating blues music in and from St. Louis, while fostering its growth and appreciation. The St. Louis Blues Society provides blues artists the opportunity for public performance and individual improvement in their field, all for the educational and artistic benefit of the general public.