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Bedford Branch Library
8575 Jackman Rd. Temperance, MI 48182 Phone: (734) 847-6747
Fax: (734) 847-6591
Sun: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Mon - Thu: 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
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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

The Blues Series is made possible by the 2014 Blues Coalition of community co-sponsors: Monroe County Community College, DTE Energy Foundation and Friends of Bedford, Carleton, Dorsch, Ellis & Ida.  This activity is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Blues 2015

  • The 28th annual Black History Month Blues Series will begin in February 2015. 
  • Dates and perfomers will be posted when the schedule is finalized.


The Big Gig from Years Past

Featured Performers from 2014

Video of the Big Gig 2013

Video of the Big Gig 2012