The Monroe County Library System’s award-winning history lesson with a backbeat.
About the Blues Series
Since 1988, when Detroiter Robert Jones brought the blues, “the roots of all American music,” to a corner of our Navarre Branch, the Monroe County Library System’s annual Black History Month Blues Series has thrilled music lovers of all ages with free concerts by local, regional and national blues and roots music artists. With awards from the Public and Michigan Library Associations, the Rhythm & Blues Foundation and the 2009 Blues Foundation Keeping the Blues Alive Award, the series is now the state’s longest running annual blues celebration.
Thanks to Our Sponsors
Monroe County’s Annual Black History Month Blues Series is presented by the Monroe County Library System and made possible by the 2015 Blues Coalition of community co-sponsors: Monroe County Community College, DTE Energy Foundation, Friends of Bedford, Friends of Carleton, Friends of the Dorsch Memorial Branch Library, Friends of Ellis, Friends of Ida, Detroit Blues Society and the Friends and Family of Kevin Rice. This activity is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The 29th annual Black History Month Blues Series will begin in February 2016.
Dates and perfomers will be posted as the schedule is finalized.
Past Blues Series Events
Thanks to everyone for a great 2015 Blues Series. Enjoy video from the Saturday, February 28, 2015: The Big Gig! starring Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues, John Hammond and Rev. Robert B. Jones