Welcome to the Piedmont Blues Preservation Society Website!

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 28th 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.


We’ve got a terrific hand-built custom Snare Drum made of Ambrosia Maple with a value of $1200,00, that we are raffling off to help our Blues Challenge Winners on their way to Memphis for the International Blues Challenge, Jan 20-24, 2015. Tickets are $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00. Drawing will be January 11, 2015 and you DON’T have to be present to win! The winner of the drum will have their name engraved on the artists placard on the drum.  All proceeds will go to our 2014 Solo/Duo and Band Challenge Winners!


Memphis or Bust Drum Raffle


Solo/Duo Challenge Winner Announced

Congratulations to Peter May for his win in the 29th Annual Piedmont Blues Preservation Society’s Solo/Duo Blues Challenge. Second Place went to Todd Verts & Danie Jones. Third Place was Morgan Geer. Congratulations to our winners and a big THANK YOU to ALL that participated. You raised our spirits and filled our hearts with your music!