The Future: Evolution of the Blues

KDHX and the St. Louis Blues Society present

The Future: Evolution of the Blues

Sun · February 25, 2018

Doors: 1:30 pm / Show: 2:00 pm


The Future: Evolution of the Blues
KDHX and the St. Louis Blues Society present “Race and the Blues in St. Louis” community dialogue series, featuring conversations designed to cultivate understanding around race relations as they pertain to the blues. This series will provide the context and tools to enable a continuing, constructive dialogue in the music community and bring people together by celebrating the legacy and future of the blues in St. Louis.

Conversations will be led by Dr. Rosalind (Roz) Norman, professor of business at Webster University, former National Blues Museum interpretative coordinator, member of Cinema St. Louis and other artist guilds, and producer of media projects for Double Helix and various sources. Discussion panels will consist of musicians, historians, broadcasters, promoters, recording studio owners, venue managers, and community members with deep connections to the blues in St. Louis. Ample time will be allowed for audience participation in each dialogue session. Each conversation will have a different focus, but all will address issues of appropriation and roadblocks for artists and advocates, and how to remove them.

By organizing this program, KDHX and the St. Louis Blues Society hope to shine a light on these issues, move the conversation forward, and help us all navigate a difficult and sometimes uncomfortable topic.

In addition to the program, there is an ongoing conversation about race and blues music in St. Louis that’s taking place at performance venues throughout the region.

Panelists: Marquise Knox, Alonzo Townsend, Tee'Ca Easby, Dylan Triplett
Venue Information:
The Stage at KDHX
3524 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, MO, 63103