The Present: Reality of Blues Music Today

The Present: Reality of Blues Music Today

Sun · February 11, 2018

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


This event is all ages

Race and the Blues in St. Louis
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.

The Past: Stigma of the Blues features panelists Bernie Hayes, Uvee Hayes, Marsha Evans, and Jimmy Hinds, who will explore historical issues of appropriation, the roadblocks they faced or witnessed, and share their own lived experiences.

Conversations are 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. Ample time will be allowed for audience participation.

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.
Venue Information:
The Stage at KDHX
3524 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, MO, 63103