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Dear Memphis Blues Society Member:

Welcome, or welcome back to the Memphis Blues Society. Thank you for your generous support with your membership. Your investment in an MBS membership will prove to be one of the best decisions you can make, as it helps support and promote a music genre which traces its home to Memphis, TN. We appreciate you joining us to help promote and preserve Blues music! Our goals and plans are ambitious....and we’re glad you have decided to be a part of them.

See below for more information about your active member benefits.


Virtual Membership Card- Download Instructions:

1. Log in to the MBS website at:

2. At the top right corner of the page, click on the ‘V’ (down arrow) to the right of your name

3. Click on ‘Profile’

4. In your Member Profile/Membership Summary, click on the ‘Download Membership Card’ button. An image of the card will be downloaded to your computer, phone or other internet connected device.

5. To learn more about printing a wallet sized membership card, click on the "?" (Question Mark) to the right of the ‘Download Membership Card’ button.


Keeping The Blues Alive .MP3 Digital Record- Download Instructions:

If you don’t have a copy of the "Keeping The Blues Alive" MBS musician compilation record, see below for the instructions for downloading the (16) .MP3 song files from the Memphis Blues Society website:


PC Download Instructions:

Note: depending on your PC settings, you have to single or double click where noted in the instructions below.

1. Log in to the MBS website at:

2. On the right side of the page, click on the ‘Membership’ tab.

3. Click on ‘MBS Members Only’.

4. On the left side of the page, look for ‘Document Folders’, click on ‘Keeping The Blues Alive’.

(16) different .MP3 song files will be displayed in the middle of the page.

5. To download a song, click on the arrow next to the song you would like.

A window will be displayed with the song title you’re downloading.

6. Click on ‘Save As’ and save the file to your ‘Desktop’ or other preferred location on your PC.

7. Repeat the download instructions above for each .MP3 song you want.

8. After all songs are downloaded, go to the Desktop other location on your PC where you saved the song files.

a. To play a song, click on the song you want to listen to.

b. To load your songs into iTunes, Windows Media Player or other audio program, follow the applicable program instructions for Importing .MP3 songs into the audio program of your choice.


Other MBS Website Features & eNewsletter:

The MBS website offers information about latest news and events. MBS active members may promote events by putting a link on the website and add their gig information to the website events calendar. There is also a new classified section where members may list items to buy, sell, or trade, etc. This is available only to MBS active members. You should also look for member discounts and volunteer opportunities on the website. Finally, you can start looking forward to our highly acclaimed monthly electronic newsletter.


Weekly Blues Jam:

Our society-sponsored jams are now conducted every 2nd, 3rd & 4th Sunday, 7-11 pm on "World famous Beale Street" at The Hard Rock Cafe. Each jam is hosted by an MBS member band, and is led by Jam Master Brad Webb. Admission is a suggested $3 donation. Bring your instrument and sign-up to participate!! For more information, visit the MBS web site at: and Facebook page:

There are hundreds of Blues societies around the United States and the world. We think the best, most visible, hardest working blues society should be right here in Memphis! Come be part of keeping the Blues alive!!


Best Regards,

Mark E. Caldwell

Memphis Blues Society

Membership & Newsletter Committees Chair






 Is your membership expired or close to expiring? Would you like to Join and Help Support Blues music in the Mid-South?  Renew or join and help support the Memphis Blues Society and its mission to share and educate the community about Blues music. To securely join or renew on-line visit the MBS website at:

Annual membership rates:

  • $  25 Individual
  • $  35 Family
  • $  50 Band
  • $100 Business
  • $300 Lifetime