Welcome to the Piedmont Blues Preservation Society

From our love of music and our belief that music is best shared in a community, came the founding of the Piedmont Blues Preservation Society in 1985. Our non-profit organization works to cultivate and preserve the tradition of blues music. Our mission is to help the youth of our community discover the wonder and joy of music by raising awareness and providing music education to our community and schools. We strive to bring quality blues events, including our Annual Carolina Blues Festival, (now in it’s 30th year!) concerts, competitions, workshops, and educational programs to the Triad. We collaborate with other non-profits in support of health-related issues, educational initiatives, and societal concerns. Our focus is to promote local businesses, the arts, education, tourism and to make Guilford County a great place to live.

PBPS Solo/Duo Challenge 2016 Winners

Seth Williams

Seth Williams & Terry VunCannon with Chris Roulhac

PBPS Youth & Band Blues Challenge 2016 Winners


Youth Challenge Winner-
Gabe Morales


Band Challenge Winners-
Laura Blackley & The Wildflowers

Help our Blues Challenge Winners with travel to Memphis!

We’re raffling off an Ibanez Roadcore Guitar that’s been autographed by many blues luminaries. This 3-single coil pickup guitar is white with a tortiseshell pickguard, brand new, with gig bag.  Tickets are $5.00 each or 5 tickets for $20.00 and is available here, at our Blues Challenges, or from PBPS board members.  Take a chance and YOU may have your ticket drawn in January, 2017 at our Memphis or Bust Benefit to win this one-of-a-kind treasure!  Buy early and often for the best chance to win. Tickets are limited.  Buy online and we’ll fill out the tickets and send you the receipts!!  All proceeds are used to send our winning Blues Challenge musicians to Memphis to compete in the International Blues Challenge, a truly educational experience!

Memphis or Bust Autographed Roadcore