WHO WE ARE
The Magic City Blues Society is a 501 (c ) (3) organization that was founded on January 10, 1993. At that time there was a small group of people who wanted to do more to bring the Blues to Birmingham. It all came together at about the same time that the citizens of the community living under the shadow of the world’s largest iron statue, Vulcan, protested the bare butt that Vulcan so proudly displayed.
Today, the membership of the Magic City Blues Society has grown from a select few to over 100. And if you are reading this and not a member, WE WANT YOU!!! The purposes of the Magic City Blues Society are, and not limited to:
- To encourage the performance of the Blues
- To encourage the preservation of the Blues
- To develop an appreciation of the Blues within the community
- To participate in other charitable, literary, or cultural activities within the community consistent with the purposes of the Society.
Blues Music is very much a part of Southern life and history, deserving recognition as a valid and historical folk art form.
The Society hosts a variety of events throughout the year, bringing in national acts as well as supporting our local musicians. From events like Junkyard Juke, the Phelan Park Music Series, the Blues Ball, and Blues Stages (our house concert series), the Magic City Blues Society is working hard to promote our mission to preserving the Blues.
And as for Vulcan, he still proudly watches over our city with a bare butt!
The Magic City Blues Society is keepin’ the Blues alive in the ‘Ham – Nothin’ Butt the Blues!!!!