The National Blues Museum was designed to give visitors a tangible and memorable Blues music experience. With this in mind, it became a top priority to include a theater and performance space for hosting live concerts and events at the facility. There is no better way to experience the Blues than by witnessing an intimate performance of this time-honored musical genre in the Lumiere Place Legends Room at the National Blues Museum!

What the Museum Offers Performing Artists:
  • Backline – click here to see
  • Sound Engineer
  • Promotion on museum website, social media platforms and all print/digital collateral
  • 1 guest pass per band member (up to 6 total) for museum performances
  • Exposure to music fans around the world through live streaming of performances on Facebook and the National Blues Museum website
  • Opportunity to sell merchandise at performances*

*Performers can sell merchandise at National Blues Museum events only; Performers may not sell merchandise at private parties or events


If you are a Blues artist interested in performing at the National Blues Museum, please email the following to Alonzo Townsend:
  • Your Name (or Group Name)
  • A Bio of yourself or your band
  • A hi-res photo (this will be used in advertisements)
  • A sample of your work (a You Tube clip or mp3 file) 

Artists that have performed at the National Blues Museum:

  • Aaron Griffin
    Annika Chambers
    Big George Brock
    Big Mike Aguirre
    Bill Mad Man Perry
    Boo Boo Davis
    Bottoms Up Blues Band
    Brian Curran
    Carolyn Mason
    Coleman Hughes Project
    David Dee
    Dexter Allen
    Erika Johnson & Tom Bryne
    Ethan Leinwand
    Eugene Johnson & Company
    Fab Foehners
    Fernando Jones
    Grady Champion
    Gregg “Happy Guitar” Haynes
    Hy-C and the Fresh Start Band
    Jeremiah Johnson
    Jeremy Segel-Moss
    Jim McClaren
    JJ Thames
    Joe Metzka
    Johnny King
    Kingdom Brothers
    Lamont Hadley
    Larry Griffin & Eric McSpadden
    Little Dylan
    Mark Muleman Massey
    Marquise Knox
    Marsha Evans & The Coalition
    Matthew Lesch
    Mickey Rogers
    Miss Jubilee
    Mr. Sipp
    NGK Band
    Odds Lane
    On Call Band
    Osceola Band
    Paul Bonn and the Bluesmen
    Renaissance Band
    Renee Smith
    Roland  Johnson
    Ron Edwards
    Skeet Rodgers & The Inner-City Blues Band
    Soul Reunion Band
    Stan Coleman’s New Crew
    STL School of Rock
    Sweetie and the Toothaches
    Take Me to the River Memphis All-star Band
    The Green McDonough Band
    The Reverend Shawn Amos
    Tom Hall
    Tommy Halloran
    Torey Casey and the Southside Hustle
    Uncle Albert
    United By Music Band
    Uvee Hayes
    Vasti Jackson
    Voodoo Band
    Zac Harmon