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SAM BAIRD SCHOLARSHIP  We are happy to announce the 2020 Sam Baird Scholarship perfomances have been judged and applicants are being contacted with the results. On a sadder note, until further notice, public regulation and COVID19 protocols require us to postpone activity on the 2021 Sam Baird Scholarship. We can not accept applications until we announce otherwise.   LINK 

LIVE MUSIC AROUND THE AREA Current calendar at Sam's has Ruben V and Jackie Venson in February, Amy Venable and Samantha Fish in March. The Cove is featuring The Lavens, Will Owen Gage, and other artists at various times throughout the month. For the best chance to catch a performance, and there are few of them these days, make sure to keep an eye on venue and aritist social pages. Get out and catch a show when you can. Supports the atists, the venues, and the music.   LINK 
 
     
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As of Monday June 22, the CIty of San Antonio will have updated their social protocols, especially for commercial business.  While some of our Member Venues and Sponsors have opened, following ramp-up models for occupancy, we ask everyone to responsibly support our opening businesses. Simply checking the websites / social media sites for the artists, venues, and businesses is the smart way to go about it. The City is instructing local commercial businesses to post their current COVID-19 protocols for their business. The simplest standards: if you are ill, do not go out ... avoid contact will ill people as best as possible ... practice social distancing (6 foot) ... if close contact will occur, wear protective facewear - it protects you and it protects others.  Your continuing support for your local community businesses is so vital, so critical, so a-great-thing-to-do. Be patient, be understanding, be flexible ... Texas Neighborly.
 
 

 
   our artists and their shows from home 
 
In the meantime, let's keep up the great support that has come from all lovers of music in our area. By setting up internet gizmos, you can watch them play live from their homes straight into your house. And people have been donating back to the artists via the internet. Let's amp it up for one big push. Pick an artist every couple of days, catch a live internet show, leave a nice comment, and donate in return to help them continue the wonderful and beautiful thing they do. We all can really use a whole lot of what they do.
   


 
   
 
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THE LAVENS
FRI OCT 2  7:30pm  THE COVE
LINKS    THE LAVENS     THE COVE    LIMITED
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ALTHOUGH NOT ON THEIR CALENDAR AT THIS TIME, CHECK IN WITH THE COVE ABOUT THE LAVENS PERFORMING ON FRIDAYS IN NOVEMBER.


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Sunday September 20th Tim Delaney and the San Antonio Blues Society present the second annual Celebration of Life for Rhonda. The event features a live performance by Member Artists Ruben V and Jimmy Spacek at Sam’s Burger Joint. We will be digitally capturing the show and stream it thru the Internet so everyone can enjoy the musical fellowship. Streaming will be from 5pm to 7pm. You can click on the "CLICK TO WATCH" icon above to join the show. This event is a great opportunity for the audience to dontate to the San Antonio Blues Society. Simply go to our website and follow the screens. SABS appreciates that the Delaney family do so much as SABS Members in support of Continuing Missions in the Community, namely the Sam Baird Scholarship and Blues in The Schools. We hope you enjoy the show and we thank you for your participation and support! 

                               

WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE A DONATION?  If you love blues music and you want to feel good about supporting a hard working bunch of blues-loving volunteers then please consider donating to the San Antonio Blues Society. We are dedicated to Keeping the Blues Alive by performance and education. To Preserve and Promote the Blues is our Mission. Revenue from our supporters, in the form of memberships, direct contributions, merchandise sales, etc. are directed to our two main ventures: the Sam Baird Scholarship and our Blues in The Schools programs. As with any organization, we have operating expenses. By keeping the expenses at an efficient level a higher percentage of income goes right into the coffers for scholarship and education. We appreciate your support and will put your to good use. 



WOULD YOU LIKE TO BECOME A MEMBER OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP?  It's quick and easy to do this online. Individual and family memberships are available as annual renewals or as lifetime.


     

     
 




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If you love blues music and you want to feel good about supporting a hard working bunch of blues-loving volunteers then consider the San Antonio Blues Society. We are dedicated to Keeping the Blues Alive by performance and education. To Preserve and Promote the Blues is our Mission. 

Revenue from our supporters, in the form of memberships, direct contributions, merchandise sales, etc. are directed to our two main ventures: the Sam Baird Scholarship and our Blues in The Schools programs. As with any organization, we have operating expenses. By keeping the expenses at an efficient level a higher percentage of income goes right into the coffers for scholarship and education.

Showcasing blues artists from here in San Antonio and those from up the road. Bringing together great blues acts with enjoyers of great blues. Our Member Venues provide the fine stages and libations for a night of smokin' blues. To complete the great cycle, it the people that come to see the shows that completes the great music cycle ... where the good music and vibes are is where the audience will be. 

If what you have read so far is something you want to support, perfect! Let's see how you can support your
San Antonio Blues Society:


MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS

   Individual - $20 annually  Join/Renew online

   Family - $30 annually  Join/Renew online

   Artist/Band - $30 annually  Join/Renew online

   Corporate Partner - $125 annually  Join/Renew online

   Individual Lifetime - $250 annually  Join/Renew online

   Family Lifetime - $350 annually  Join/Renew online

 

BENEFITS
A subscription to “The Blues News” the official newsletter of the San Antonio Blues Society so you can be up-to-date on blues happenings.
Discounts on selected Blues Society merchandise, such as blues t-shirts, hats and other wild stuff
Discounts on admission to SABS-sponsored events
 
JOIN (or renew) NOW!
Download the Membership Application
Choose from one of these formats:  
Microsoft Word format
  or  PDF format 

Complete the application form
Download Adobe Reader Adobe Reader if needed
Include a check or money order when you mail the application
Mail the membership application and payment or bring it to the next jam
 
DONATIONS
We graciously accept donations from our Members and Friends  Microsoft Word format
Microsoft Word format

These donations are tax deductible
If requested, a receipt will gladly be provided
Unless otherwise requested, donations and donators are kept anonymous

 


 front page • latest stuff  about sabs and our missions in the community
 shows date • events in the area  the story of the life of the delta blues master and his visit to the mission city
 winners • scholarship information & application  the elected staff of volunteers in charge of running sabs
 people we have worked with, watched on stage, or have known ... that made an impact on what we do
the roster of our outstanding member musicians  a great way to support what we do ... and to join in on the fun and reward
great showplaces around town  performance shots by our staff
organizations supporting sabs  you might have some questions
our monthly blues get togethers with friends and musicians  how to reach us and other information