the St. John Blues Society
The St. John Blues Society was formed by co-founding members Ronnie Klingsberg and Ian Samuels along with Symone' James and Stephanie Whitener. They partnered with the Rotary Club of St. John who helped sponsor the event and all donations to the St. John Blues Blowout are tax deductible.
The blues fans were inspired to organize the concert in order to bring some great music to the island but also to benefit the community of St. John. This year the proceeds from the St. John Blues Blowout will benefit the St. John School of the Arts. Funds will go to provide much needed scholarships to St. John students to attend the School of the arts and keep the music alive.
The St. John Blues Society is commited to keeping blues alive and supporting our community. If you have questions, comments or would like to donate time or money, contact us!
Get ready for the blues Love City! The third annual St. John Blues Blowout is coming your way!
When: Saturday, March 26, 2016 5pm until ???
Where: ***EXCITING NEW LOCATION***
Estate Susannaberg Ruins, St. John, US Virgin Islands
Artists: Deanna Bogart
Tickets are $35 in advance and will be available at various retailers on island or $40 at the gate.
Our inaugural concert on March, 28, 2014 was a big hit and featured Kansas City-based Samantha Fish, the Mississippi-born Johnny Rawls, Canadian blues guitarist Anthony Gomes and Florida harmonica man T.C. Carr.
2015 didn't dissapoint either with amazing artists Lydia Warren, Biscuit Miller, Mitch Woods, and The Backtrack Blues Band.
View our gallery to see the highlights.
Our friend, Caribbean based photographer Steve Simonsen captured all the amazing moments.
We want to say a HUGE Thanks to our sponsors!
The St. John Blues Society is a US Virgin Islands all volunteer non-profit association, founded in 2013 for the sole purposes of helping others while promoting and preserving blues music here in the Islands... Let's keep the Blues alive!