About SMBS

We started a blues society 25 years ago and have been a non-profit 501(c)(3) since November 2010. We are an organization dedicated to showcasing the incredible musical heritage of blues music in all forms, featuring local, regional and national performers. 

We welcome new members and encourage volunteers.

Our three main activities are:

• Organize and put on local shows
• Support other charitable organizations with funding and volunteers
• Teach the power and history of blues through our Blues In the School (BITS) Program

Jenna Jefferson
Left Foot Dave

Mission Statement

“The Smoky Mountain Blues Society strives to preserve, promote and perpetuate Blues music and its heritage, and, by so doing, to help foster unity among people of all ages, races, creeds, and economic levels.”

Contact information:​

Smoky Mountain Blues Society
P.O. Box 52925
Knoxville, TN 37950

smokymountainbluessociety@gmail.com