The Utah Blues Festival is a Non-Profit Benefit
To preserve blues heritage, celebrate blues recording and performance, expand statewide awareness of the blues, and ensure the future of this uniquely American art form. Bottom Line: Your Attendance at the Utah Blues Festival Makes a Difference.
The Annual UBF
For nearly a year, a dedicated team of passionate Blues fans work together to give Utah the best Blues music event of the year. 2019 will be our 5th Anniversary event and it promises to be the highlight of your summer! For the first time, the festival will feature two days of music.
Our annual fundraiser, the Utah Blues Festival, provides us with desperately needed funding to cover costs such as student sponsorship and in-class learning materials.
Blues in the Schools
Blues in the Schools offers the opportunity for students of all ages to engage in multidisciplinary, whole-language learning using the study of music, math, language arts, history, anthropology, and sociology in a hands-on approach celebrating creative self-expression. By bringing the blues genre into the classroom, students are exposed to these traditional subjects, while breaking down racial barriers and opening dialogue about cultural diversity.
Local Artist Support
Each year, the Utah Blues Society uses funds generated through events and membership support to spread awareness for local and aspiring Blues musicians. The Utah Blues Society currently maintains a website where all local musicians and venues can provide their information to the public, free of charge. Many of our board members work closely in the Blues Music Industry, and provide free consultation, referrals, and mentorship to local artists.