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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 Directors

  • Rick "King Gypsy" Sheeley, President
  • Kimball Swanson, Vice- President
  • Ellen Burns, Treasurer
  • Matt Humphrey, Secretary
  • Dave Brown, At-Large
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