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 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’re adding a Youth Challenge to this year’s Blues Challenges. We’ve had youth competitors in the past, but we think they should compete in their own category.  We have openings for 6-8 acts, in all categories, solo, duo, or band. Entrants must be under 21 years old as of 1/30/2016 to qualify. We will hold the Youth Challenge on September 20 at the start of our BAND challenge competition.  Competitors will have 15 minutes to show us their abilities, expertise, and interpretation of the blues.  Top winners will receive cash prizes.

Blues Challenge Dates Set!

Get ready for the 2015 Solo/Duo and Band Blues Challenge! The dates are September 20 and 27, during 17Days, and will be held again at The Blind Tiger music venue on 1819 Spring Garden Street in Greensboro!  Get your fellow musicians together and sign up for this annual talent contest. Show everyone your talents and love of the blues.

The top three places in both competitions win cash prizes. The top winners in both categories advance to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN, being held January 26-30, 2016.  For more information or to sign up, please click our blues challenge page.