"To promote and preserve the appreciation of blues music and arts to the Allen County area and to foster the music students of greater Allen County". That my friends is the mission statement of The Greater Allen County Blues Society. The Greater Allen County Blues Society is a charitable organization in Lima/Allen County Ohio that was formed in 2011 and incorporated with charitable 501 (c)(3) status in 2012. The Greater Allen County Blues Society is organized and managed by four elected officers as well as overseen by a five Trustees. Membership continues to grow on a regular basis, which solidifies the the mission statement of the Greater Allen County Blues Society. Their members come from all walks of life, not just musicians. All are brought together by the love of the arts and blues music tradition, as well as a genuine desire to pass this appreciation on to the younger generations.
The blues jams are held the last Sunday of every month, taking summer off and resuming in the fall. Every jam has a "host" band, which coincidentally isn't always blues. That's the beauty of a Greater Allen County Blues Society Blues jam. Even if you don't like the blues( which I don't know how you couldn't like even a little bit), if you like just good live music, you will dig a GACBS(as their members call it) blues jam
GACBS, also plays host to and mentor an amazing collective of the area's younger musicians who otherwise would not be heard. Minor Blues and Minor Pop are showcased at every blues jam, in a "show" type setting with professional gear and an audience. The GACBS are very much aware the role the young people play in the future of the local entertainment community thus making Minor Blues and Minor Pop an integral part of every musical event thus essentially paving the way for the "next" generation of local entertainers.
If you have not attended a Greater Allen County Blues Society(GACBS) blues jam, you owe it to yourself to go, The final one of the season will be May 18th, 5pm at the Knights of Columbus, 810 S Cable, Lima Ohio. All players are welcomed, just bring your instrument of choice, backline is provided, sign up on the big board, kick back, enjoy some tunes and jump on stage when it is your turn. BTW, its only $3 at the door...yes really. If you want more info, go to GreaterAllenCountyBluesSociety.org
GACBS blues jam, come on you deserve it....