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The Golden Gate Blues Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of The Blues Foundation, based in Memphis, Tennessee. The purpose of The Golden Gate Blues Society is to enhance the appreciation and understanding of the Blues, especially in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. More information is available at our ABOUT page.
We need your help so that we may continue to serve you, the blues community, and to continue our many dynamic programs. If you are not yet a TGGBS member, or if your membership has expired, please visit our STORE page to join or renew. If you're not sure of your membership status, you may contact Membership Coordinator Wendy DeWitt via email at
We also encourage donations in any amount. Donations are fully tax deductible, and there are several convenient ways to make them. If you have a PayPal account, you can click the "Donate" button below -- or you can mail a check to:

PO Box 2591
Redwood City, CA 94064


The Golden Gate Blues Society Facebook Page has over 2500 followers. We encourage you to 'Like' our page and post your events so you can reach more folks. We also encourage you to join TGGBS and help us support the music community. Please visit our Store for info on how to join. Rates are VERY reasonable (Individuals $25, Bands $50, Sponsors $200+). If you're already a member, and not sure of your current status, please send an inquiry to

2014 was a very good year for The Golden Gate Blues Society, and we're looking forward to another great IBC season coming up. Here are some of the things we've been doing...
  • Excellent bands competing spring, summer & fall of 2014 in our local IBC, with the result of sending Terrie Odabi to Memphis to represent us in the Band category, and Lady Bianca representing us in the Solo/Duo category. We're very proud of their achievements. Please visit our IBC page for more info.
  • Support for various blues festivals and events around the Bay Area.
  • Receiving a large donation to restart our Blues In The Schools (BITS) program.
  • 2nd Annual San Francisco International Boogie Woogie Festival at SFJazz in the fall of 2014, which raised more dollars for our Musician's Hardship Fund.
  • Myron Mu (owner of The Saloon, San Francisco) received a Keeping the Blues Alive award as a result of TGGBS nominating him.

TGGBS has a great newsletter! ... "The Golden Gate Grooves" ... which we hope to have a new issue of soon. In the meantime, please click the icon to your left to peruse archived articles that Deb Lubin and her contributors, which include SF Bay Area working musicians, put together.

Jack's Calendar
TGGBS offers links to two very good blues-related calendars for Northern California. One is from Jack Cohen, who maintains Jack's Bay Area Blues Clues, and one is from one of our sister blues societies, the Central Valley Blues Society, who has graciously shared their calendar with us. Please visit our CALENDAR page for details.
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