Historic Markers Across Tennessee

The Blues Foundation

Marker ID: MBF 154
Location: 421 S Main St, Memphis TN
County: Shelby
Coordinates: N 35° 8.097    W 090° 3.528
  35.13495    -90.0588
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


The Blues Foundation, the world’s premier organization dedicated to honoring, preserving, and promoting the blues, was founded in Memphis in 1980. Mississippi-born performers and business professionals in the Foundation’s Blues Hall of Fame outnumber those from any other state, and Mississippians have also won many annual Blues Music Awards, Keeping the Blues Alive Awards, and international Blues Challenge talent competitions sponsored by the Foundation.