About

Keeping the Blues Alive® Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by two-time GRAMMY nominated blues-rock artist Joe Bonamassa. We fuel the passion for music by funding projects and scholarships to allow students and teachers the resources and tools that further music education. Since its inception in 2011, KTBA has been able to fund music programs and initiatives affecting 70,000+ students in all 50 states. We accomplish this by making weekly donations to music projects in schools, as well as funding merit-based scholarships and extracurricular programs all over the country. Through donations totaling $600,000+ from fundraisers, sweepstakes, merchandise sales, and our biannual blues festival at sea, KTBA has been able to keep all too vital music education thriving. With the help of donors like you, we will continue to make dreams a reality for young musicians and promote emerging talent.

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HELPING YOU STAY INFORMED

KTBA is committed to sharing high-quality educational resources with music teachers and schools affected by the COVID-19 Crisis. As school districts adapt to virtual/distance-learning platforms, we have updated our Music Education Resources page.