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

John Braswell,
Board at Large
Brent Lambiotte,
Board at Large
Tara Sabree,
Regi Yarbrough, 
Board at Large
Regi Board

From the Prez

Hello fellow Blues Lovers!

The dog days of summer are passing and the Fall/Winter blues season is fast approaching.

Kenny Neal was the highlight of the past month. Skyler Saufley & the 99thDegree opened the show and demonstrated why they won the Battle of the Blues Bands!!! Kenny put on a great show and is welcome back anytime. There was a good turn out by the MCBS members. Thanks to Iron City for bringing great music to Birmingham!

Looking forward, mark your calendars.

BlueStages Automatic Slim Sept

Buddy Guy Sept 12 Iron City

Bobby Rush Sept 14th Roscoe’s

Phelan Park Sept 15th230-530 this will be the 99thPhelan Park. This event is being put on by the Magic City Blues Society, the 5 Points Neighborhood Association and Dreamland BBQ. Here is hoping the weather cooperates.

Thanks for supporting the Magic City Blues Society and live music in general.

Todd Eckstrom

Congratulations Rita & The Red Wolf Lounge!!!

Honorary Member of the Magic City Blues Society!!!