The Blues Foundation Reports Successes in Memphis

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The Blues Foundation(Photo of Tas Cru by Geg “Slim Lively” Johnson)

MEMPHIS, TN – The Tas Cru Jam at the Rum Boogie Cafe during IBC week raised $1769 for Generation Blues youth scholarships. The Great Canadian Polar Bear Blues Showcase at the Kooky Canuck restaurant on Thursday afternoon raised $626 for the HART Fund. ChefJimi’ raised $720 for the HART Fund from on-street sales of his Cooking with HART recipe book.

The silent auction Saturday at the Orpheum Theatre was very successful. All but two items received bids and it brought in more than $6500. Thanks to all the donors and bidders. It will also mean a few less items to move when we depart our temporary digs and move back into 421 by March 1.

We also received a single donation in the amount of $10,000 for the Blues Hall of Fame, bringing that amount to $2.925 million!

More info at www.blues.org




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