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Alabama Blues Project will host its 2014 Summer Blues Camp at the University Church of Christ in Tuscaloosa. The weeklong camp will be July 21-25, 9-5 p.m. The children will participate in art activities and learn about blues history from 9 a.m.- noon, break for lunch, and then receive blues music instruction from 1-5 p.m. Lunch is not provided, and campers can choose between morning, afternoon or all-day sessions. For more information or to register, please contact Paula Demonbreun at (205) 752-6263 or paula@alabamablues.org.

Our students are taught by some of the best professional blues musicians of our state, and they also learn blues history along with a life skills curriculum. At the end of the program, our budding superstars will treat their family and friends to a performance at the end of camp.

There are many educational benefits of attending blues camp. Musical skills and group performance improves students’ self esteem and teamwork and can further their goals in becoming more involved at school and in their community. The performance at the end of Blues Camp helps introduce a wider audience to Alabama’s living blues culture. Plus, After-school Blues Camp is loads of fun and many students make lasting friendships.

 

About our award-winning Blues Camps:

Our students are taught by some of the best professional blues musicians of our state, and they also learn blues history along with a life skills curriculum. In addition to music lessons, our Summertime Blues Camp gives students the chance to take folk art lessons and express themselves in a variety of artistic mediums. At the end of the week, our budding superstars will treat their family and friends to a performance at an Open House Blues Café.

There are many educational benefits of attending blues camp. Musical skills and group performance improves students’ self esteem and teamwork and can further their goals in becoming more involved at school and in their community. The Open House Blues Café at the end of Blues Camp helps introduce a wider audience to Alabama’s living blues culture. Plus, Summertime Blues Camp is loads of fun and many students make lasting friendships.

The Alabama Blues Project is sponsored by National Endowment for the Arts, Alabama State Council on the Arts, D’Addario, Puffin Foundation, and many other kind organizations, businesses and individuals.

Blues Camps bring a diverse mix of children, from all walks of life, together for a positive learning experience. The ABP has been awarded the national Coming Up Taller Award by the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and a Keeping the Blues Alive (KBA) award from the prestigious Blues Foundation.

 

Our award-winning blues camps preserve the blues and
pass it on to the next generation. How can you help?

The Alabama Blues Project's Blues Camps give youth positive ways to express emotions through blues music. The program is a mixture of hands on music instruction taught by professional musicians, a life-skills curriculum, and blues history lessons. By practicing and performing together, Blues Camp students learn teamwork, social skills, discipline, and improve their self-confidence.

We invite you to help subsidize the program costs for at-risk children who attend our 2013 Spring After-School Blues Camp. The registration per child is $175 for the semester, and approximately 70% of our students come from low income families and attend for no cost or a for a reduced rate. Any donation to defray the cost of providing the Alabama Blues Project's After-School Camps is appreciated! The ABP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed the law.


to the Blues Camp Support Fund

or mail your donation* to:
Alabama Blues Project
Blues Camp Support Fund
712 25th Avenue
Northport, AL 35476

* Please make checks payable to Alabama Blues Project

We would greatly appreciate any financial assistance you can provide to help us continue to touch children's lives with the lessons and inspiration of the blues.

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Past guest artist instructors have included Lonnie Holley, Miz Thang, Charlie Lucas and Linda Munoz.