Blues SchoolHouse 2023

Blues SchoolHouse returned live for the first time since 2019 and rocked the roof off the Boston House of Blues!

Thank you Music Drives Us, Crossroads Presents, and Citizens House of Blues Boston for your continued partnership in this program! 3,150 kids joined us for an epic field trip this year, singing and dancing through Blues SchoolHouse. The show chronicles the story of blues from its beginnings in Africa, its evolution into the blues as we know it, and its continued influence on popular music & culture today all through music performed by our spectacular Blues SchoolHouse band.

By the Numbers…

3,150 Young People & 338 Educators

67% of students were BIPOC youth

13% Asian, 21% Black/African American, 28% Hispanic, 33% White, 4% Multi-Ethnic, 1% Other

Get a taste of Blues SchoolHouse by exploring the history of Black Music here.

“Being a child who attended the program in its developmental stage, who is now performing in the same program, as a professional musician and entertainer. I can personally attest to how powerful and influential this program is! To see the faces of children light up… most seeing their first ever, CONCERT! It’s an honor and privilege, to have this great responsibility of educating and empowering the next generation of artists and creators!” – Zachary Rochester, Blues School House Bassist

Meet the Band

Thank you for your support that inspires endless creativity and ambition. We are breaking the barriers of gender, poverty, and race for young people to enter the music industry, stay connected, and follow their dreams. We are grateful for your partnership and look forward to our continued collective impact.

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