Blues For Youth

Blues For Youth is an educational outreach program of the Santa Barbara Blues Society to bring an appreciation of blues music and it's history to the next generation.  Starting in 2005, our programs are presented by nationally recognized music educators and are provided free to local schools.  Our events have been showcased by the local television and print media, and are made possible by generous grants and contributions from local foundations and companies such as Fender, Gibson, and National Resophonic.


Blues for Youth Presentations at Santa Barbara High School 

December, 2010

Al B Blue and Valerie Johnson


4th Grade Curriculum Project


One-hour program based on California's Content Standards


Artist-In-Citywide Residence Program

(March 2007)

 Fruteland Jackson visits area schools 


SBBS Blues Concerts


 Students attend concerts & meet the artist 


Martin Luther King Day

(January 2005)

Student workshop and concert


Blues Bash

(April 2005)
Students volunteer and meet artists