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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 BluesTo encourage the preservation of the BluesTo develop an appreciation of the Blues within the communityTo 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!!!!


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Todd Eckstrom,
President 
Roger Stephenson,
Vice President 
Gianna Turner-
Arline, Treasurer 
Francesca Mereu,
Secretary


John Braswell,
Board at Large

Brent Lambiotte, 
Board at Large

Tara Sabree, 
Membership/Webpage 

Regi Yarbrough, 
Board at Large

Cheryl Williams,
Board at Large












FROM THE PREZ

Hello Fellow Blues Lovers!!!

*IN 2019 THE MCBS HAD 40 LIVE MUSIC EVENTS!!! WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO A GREAT NEW YEAR WITH MUSIC & YOU!!!

*EVERYONE PLEASE BE SAFE AS WE WORK OUR WAY THROUGH THIS PANDEMIC.  WE PUTTING OUR HEADS TOGETHER TO COME UP WITH WAYS TO KEEP THE ENTERTAINMENT THRIVING.

*PLEASE CONTINUE TO CHECK THIS WEBSITE FOR UPDATES ABOUT OUR 2020 BATTLE OF THE BLUES BANDS!!!

*W
E ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO JOIN OR RENEW WHO IS NOT CURRENTLY A MEMBER. WE USE THESE PROCEEDS TO FUND EVENTS!!! JOIN OR RENEW TODAY!!!

*EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU! WE MEET EVERY FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH AT 6:30PM. EMAIL US FOR THE ADDRESS!!!


*WE ENCOURAGE ALL BANDS LOCAL OR NOT TO JOIN TODAY. SEND US YOUR GIG DATES SO THAT WE CAN KEEP OUR WEBSITE UPDATED WITH AS MANY LIVE MUSIC EVENTS AS POSSIBLE!!!



As always thanks for supporting the Blues & Live Music!!!

Todd Eckstrom 
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HONORARY BLUES SOCIETY MEMBERS

HENRY "GIP' GIPSON & GIP'S PLACE
 RICK RANELLI & RANELLI'S DELI
REITA JAMES & THE RED WOLF LOUNGE
SAM FRAZIER
JOCK WEBB SR.
ROB HARRIS
JAMES "J-WAYNE" TRAMMELL
EARL WILLIAMS






BLUES BALL 2019 THANK YOU IRON CITY!!!




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Blues Ball 2019

27TH BIRTHDAY BASH WITH MATT & KESHA HILL!!! THANK YOU RED WOLF!!!


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27TH BDAY BASH



JUST FOR FUN!!!
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