About the Alabama Blues Project:
The mission of the Alabama Blues Project is to preserve and promote blues music as a traditional and contemporary art form through interactive programs that educate and entertain. With educational programs, live performances, exhibits, and the development of archival and curriculum materials, the ABP increases awareness of the role blues music has played in the development of popular American music, with a special focus on Alabama's contribution to that story. These activities add to the richness of cultural experiences that make the West Alabama area a great place to live and visit. ABP’s programs reach a wide variety of students and audiences, including many at-risk and troubled youth. Our signature and unique blues camp programs pass on Alabama 's rich blues culture to the next generation while instilling self-esteem, discipline, cross cultural understanding, interaction, and teamwork.
Our programs are made possible by the generous support of our sponsors, including the National Endowment for the Arts, Alabama State Council on the Arts, The Crooks Foundation, Bonnie Raitt, Mercedes Benz, Harrison Galleries LLC and The Jim I. Harrision Family Foundation, Jim Walter Resources, Kwik Kopy Printing, Nick's Kids Fund, The Reese Phifer Jr. Memorial Foundation, The D'Addario Foundation for the Performing Arts, Barkley GMC, Hohner, McAbee Construction, Banks Quarles Plumbing & Heating, Jim Myers Drug, Covenant Presbyterian Church of Tuscaloosa , First United Methodist Church of Tuscaloosa, Hohner, Fender, Manna Grocery, Hiwaay Internet Services, Fender Music Foundation, Yvonne & Leslie Pollack Foundation, Tuscaloosa Consortium for Higher Education, United Way of West Alabama, Zildjian, and many other kind organizations and individuals.