The premiere television broadcast of The 2011 Blues Music Awards, which was held in May, 2011 in Memphis, brings together Blues performers, industry representatives and fans from all over the world to celebrate the best in Blues recordings and performances from the previous year. Each year, the Foundation presents The Blues Music Awards to the artists selected by its members. They are universally recognized as the highest honor given to Blues artists. This annual music event is now airing on public television stations across the country.
The 2011 Blues Music Awards is produced by The Blues Foundation and is being distributed to public television stations across the country by WKNO through NETA (National Educational Telecommunications Association).
The performance show features a number of performances including Blues Rocker Steve Miller, Big Head Todd and Memphis’ own, Reba Russell
Also appearing in The 2011 Blues Music Awards is multiple Blues Award-winner Buddy Guy, the incredible John Hammond, and Willie “Big Eyes” Smith’s last performance.
The live event from which the program was produced is presented by the following sponsors: The Gibson Foundation. 2011 BMA sponsors include ArtsMemphis, BMI, Eagle Rock Entertainment, FedEx, I 55 Productions, Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, and the Tennessee Arts Commission. Visit The Blues Foundation web site for more information about the Blues Music Awards.
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