To enhance the vitality of Blues and American Roots music by supporting live performance and education.
To support the blues music scene in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and Denver areas. We support both local musicians and provide platforms for local and regional musicians to be heard by the blues-loving public.
Upcoming Blues Events
Pikes Peak Blues Community
International Blues Challenge 2023
IBC SEND OFF PARTY
November 20th, 1:00pm-5:00pm at Lulu's (107 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829) featuring Joe Johnson and The Springstown Shakers.
Also, silent auction for Squire Telecaster guitar signed by Tab Benot. All proceeds go to help send these acts to the IBC in Memphis in January. Opening bid is $100.
Tickets $10 non-members, $5 for members at the door.
2003 was designated, by the U.S. Congress as The Year of the Blues. In light of this fact blues fans, musicians, and club owners partnered to launch a local organization that would benefit the citizens of the Pikes Peak Region, by developing partnerships and connections for live performance.
It is 2023 and in spite of numerous challenges including a pandemic the PPBC continues to carry on the vision of the original founders twenty years later. We intend to continue and expand that vision and one of our kick-off events is a Blues Challenge in support of the 2023 IBC Challenge in Memphis.
Colorado musicians are encouraged to enter as a solo/duo act or a band (3 or more). Winners of their respective category will earn the right to represent the PPBC in Memphis.
Donate to PPBC
Support your blues community by making a tax-deductible donation.
Thanks, BOB BEFF, for an awesome raffle donation!!
PPBC is holding a drawing for a customized 1989 Fender Squire II, autographed by Tommy Castro and Tinsley Ellis. Don't miss this great raffle at the Paint the Town Blue Concert Series! There will be four events in August at Thorndale Park (located at 23rd and Uintah) every Thursday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm starting August 6th.
Donation raffle tickets are only $5 at the merchandise table, so buy a few for better chances to win and to support PPBC, your blues community.
1989 Fender Squire ll with maple neck
Fender custom SCN noiseless pickups
Sperzel locking tuners
Fender 5 way selection switch
Fender OEM tone and volume pots (250K)
Volume/tone roll off (maintains tone with lowered volume)
Center pickup direct wired (no tone control--Eric Johnson style)
Switchcraft output jack
Mother of Pearl pick guard
COMPLETELY SET UP AND READY FOR THE BLUES!!
autographed by Tommy Castro and Tinsley Ellis at the TnT Stargazers show!*