“The Blues is possibly the most important of the many streams flowing into the river of modern music. Having this opportunity to study that music with experienced instructors, and then to take that knowledge on a musical pilgrimage to the place where it all began, will be a life changing experience for these young people.”
– Dave Brumbaugh, Executive Director & Founder of the Uptown Music Collective
The Uptown Music Collective, in collaboration with the Billtown Blues Association, will be sending the Third Street Blues Band to perform on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee as part of the International Blues Challenge Youth Showcase in January of 2018.
•Along with their performance in the Youth Challenge, the Collective students will also travel down Highway 61 to the Mississippi Delta for a few days to study the music in the place it was born.
•This trip is the trip of a lifetime for these young students of music!
•To make this trip possible the Uptown Music Collective is launching the 3rd Street to Beale Street Fundraising Project.
•The project goal is to raise $8,000 to cover the costs of transportation, room & board, and meals.
***UPCOMING FUNDRAISING EVENTS***
We are throwing a fundraising concert to help get 3rd Street to the International Blues Challenge Youth Showcase in Memphis, Tn in January of 2018! This event will feature sets from 3rd Street & our good friends Gabe Stillman & The Billtown Giants, as well as raffle prizes, cash bar, snacks, and more! Just a $10 cover at the door, and of course donations will be accepted (and greatly appreciated!).
Can’t make it to the gig, but still want to donate? Click below…