Join the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation today!

Founded in 2002, the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation is a non-profit organization striving to promote, preserve and celebrate the Baton Rouge blues culture and bring the best of Louisiana swamp blues music to the world. Today the Foundation sponsors a Blues Education program, a Blues Music History Project, an annual Blue Carpet Blues Gala, and the annual Baton Rouge Blues Festival. Our Blues Education program promotes the history of Louisiana swamp blues and teaches local youth how swamp blues is shaped by and contributes to Louisiana culture. The Blues Music History Project documents local performances, interviews with local blues musicians and narratives about the roots of swamp blues and its impact on other musical forms. Each year, the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation hosts a star-studded gala evening, celebrating the blues and honoring local blues artists. The Blue Carpet Blues Gala is the Foundation's major fundraising event featuring a silent auction of blues memorabilia, live blues performances and great dining and dancing. Funds raised allow the Foundation to continue in its mission to promote, preserve and celebrate Baton Rouge's blues heritage.

As a member of the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation, your $20 annual membership fee includes all of these benefits—and more:

  • Sneak peeks at lineups for the Baton Rouge Blues Festival and Baton Rouge Blues Gala events each year
  • Updates by Facebook [Baton Rouge Blues Foundation], Twitter [@brblues] & email.
  • Monthly e-newsletter subscription bringing you Baton Rouge blues event updates
  • Chance to personally meet historic Baton Rouge blues artists, and promising new performers – at live local blues events• Detailed information on available music, booths, food and local blues artists’ concerts surrounding the annual Baton Rouge Blues Festival
  • Special offers to attend the annual Baton Rouge Blues Gala, including a star-studded awards ceremony and live concert
  • Opportunities to support blues education events for Baton Rouge area students
  • A part in keeping the rich Baton Rouge blues history alive and growing.
Become a member!