PBPS hosts Blues Challenges in the fall of the year to find the area’s best Blues Band, Solo/Duo, and YOUTH act to advance to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. 


With the exception of Native American music forms, the blues was created by African-Americans and is the first pure American music form to have originated in this country. Coming from the oral traditions of African-American folk music, the blues is the foundation for all other popular music forms students listen to today.


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The Piedmont Blues Preservation Society is involved with making our community a better place to live, work and play. Music and blues music education for our children and outreach to those infirmed or less fortunate rank top on our list of projects.  Our youth are our future, so we want to cultivate their interests in music, as it helps in other facets in their lives, leads to creative thinking, helping  math and science abilities, and provides a focus that will help in their daily lives.  For those infirmed or homeless, music’s power to positively impact those suffering from health issues or the stress of homelessness is increasingly apparent. Music is a Healing force that allows people to transcend the walls that trap them in their current circumstance. Our projects are music-centered. along with a bit of education as necessary to provide the important historical significance of the Blues music genre.

Please click each project name below to get information about them.

• Blues in the Schools

• Share the Music

• Roulhac Sears Burnett Fund

Parker Speas Welborne Music Scholarship

• Blues Challenges – Band, Solo/Duo, & Youth

• Carolina Blues Festival

• Memphis or Bust

We also support the good work of our local Interactive Resource Center-a day center for people experiencing homelessness, PACE of the Triad-a Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) that provides community-based services to enrolled individuals who need medical care and support to continue living at home., and Gateway Center-a program for the education and care of children, 3-22 years of age, with severe cognitive, physical, and/or medical disabilities.