Packrat’s Smokehouse Band, 2019 Wiregrass Blues Festival

The Wiregrass Blues Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in 2013. We are dedicated to celebrating the vibrant blues music, culture, and history that comes from the Wiregrass region. Our mission is to keep the blues alive in the Wiregrass. Moreover, our mission to preserve this unique part of history is supported by presenting programs like the annual Wiregrass Blues Festival and Blues-in-Schools, as well as the production of short-documentaries.

Additionally, we honor living and deceased musicians who have impacted our region. As we see every year, our honorees are connected and complementary to one another. Their legacies endure through each other and through their music. We are committed to honoring and highlighting these figures in our annual mini-documentaries, and through Festival programming.

Accordingly, our goal is to inform and encourage an understanding of the exceptional musical traditions of the Wiregrass. And, we are steadfast in promoting the significance of our music past by stimulating community interest in its preservation.

With extra proceeds raised from our annual Wiregrass Blues Festival, the Society donates instruments to local schools when possible. Furthermore, we also present an exceptional Blues-in-Schools outreach program to the children in our community.