CVBS Receives Official IRS 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Designation


We are very pleased to announce that the Central Virginia Blues Society has been officially recognized by the IRS as a 501(c) (3) Non-Profit organization. This is something that we've worked on for a long time and we thank our Treasurer, John Stubblefield for his persistence in getting this done.  This means that the amount of your dues and other donations to CVBS are deductable on your Federal Tax Return.  We want to thank all of our members who've supported us all these years prior to this designation, and we are excited about achieving this important milestone in our growth as an association that will enable us to do even more to promote and preserve blue music in our region.


The Central Virginia Blues Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization that recognizes and celebrates the Blues as one of the most enduring, important and influential forms of American music.  The CVBS aims to promote the heritage, performance, appreciation, and vitality of blues and related music forms by building a strong membership base throughout Central Virginia; organizing jam sessions, festivals, live music performances and educational events; building larger audiences for blues music throughout the region by fostering greater public appreciation of blues music and performers; supporting venues that showcase blues music; encouraging business involvement with the blues community; developing and providing educational music workshops and classroom programs; honoring and raising the visibility of Central Virginia blues performers; publicizing its accomplishments; and developing funding to support all of its efforts.  ​


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CVBS is active in Augusta, Rockbridge, Nelson and Albemarle Counties, including the communities of Charlottesville, Staunton, Scottsville and Waynesboro.  ​

Board of Trustees​

  • Andy Burdetsky, Chair
  • Jon Spear, Vice-Chair
  • Ellen Burns, Treasurer
  • Paul Ironmonger, Secretary
  • Dave Brown, At-Large
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