The Key Palace Blues Society Society is dedicated to preserving Blues heritage and increasing awareness of and appreciation of the Blues as an indigenous American art form (the wellspring from which all contemporary popular American music originated)
The Key Palace Blues Society Mission Statement:
To further our mission, we sponsor Blues in the Schools programs, in which musicians present music and information to students at all levels (kindergarten through college). We offer programs in American social history, women in blues, language arts, conflict avoidance, storytelling and even math. We also donate Blues-related materials (books, videos and CDs) to public libraries and offer educational programs in conjunction with those donations.
Our members are professional musicians; most are fans of the music and embrace the art and literature of the Blues culture. We publish a newsletter, and a weekly email blast, . The purpose of the newsletters, web site and social media platforms is to provide our members and the public information about Blues-related news and events in Indiana.
Key Palace Blues Society created the John Runyon Memorial Scholarship Fund to help students further their Blues music education.
We honor Indiana who have made extraordinary contributions with the annual Indiana Blues Music Awards.
The Key Palace Blues Programs: