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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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MCBS BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2019 - 2021

 

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 - OCTOBER 2020

Greetings fellow blues lovers!!!

As we approach the holidays the Board of Directors of the MCBS would like to thank everyone for their continued support over the years. 2020 has been challenging for all of us. In spite of all that we have had to deal with, we will come out the other side stronger. With this in mind we are looking to increase our membership in order to help us attract more sponsors. If your membership has lapsed please consider renewing.

Blues Ball 2020. Many of you have already purchased tickets. As of this email we have only 11 tickets left. If you would like tickets please go to our web site calendar Nov 20th and purchase your tickets via the web site. Please be aware that do to Covid we are only selling 40 tickets (the venue seats 220) and there will be no extra people allowed past the 40 tickets sold.

In closing I would like to give a shout out to Rick and Sarah at Ranellis Deli. Please support them every chance you get. They serve great food and I know they want to get back to having live music as much or more as the rest of us. They also have gift cards for stocking stuffers. So when you go tell them the MCBS sent you.

Everyone be safe.

 

Todd Eckstrom

President

Magic City Blues Society


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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






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