Musical Journey Through History

Boston Blues Schoolhouse powered by Music Drives Us, is a legacy program of the International House of Blues Foundation. The program traces the history of the blues from its roots in African musical traditions through its emergence as an American musical form, and its influence on other genres including Gospel, Spirituals, Blues, Jazz, R&B, Rock & Roll, Soul, Funk, Hip-Hop, and Rap.

Boston Blues SchoolHouse reaches thousands of students annually through the generous support of Music Drives Us.

Registration Open – BOSTON ONLY

Blues Schoohouse registration is now open for limited 2018 dates in Boston only.  Please register below:

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Our Supporters

We are grateful for support from Music Drives Us, Massachusetts Cultural Council, and Boston Cultural Council.

Music Drives Us is a registered 501(c)(3), New England nonprofit organization supplying grants to music programs designed to effect positive change for people of all ages. We seek out organizations and individuals interested in using music as a tool to better the lives of people in all segments of society.

​Since its inception in 2006, Music Drives Us has helped hundreds of individuals, organizations, and schools throughout New England. Each year during our grant cycle, these groups apply for our Performance Grants or Organizational Grants. After a thorough review process, MDU selects the applicants who will receive funding. We are proud to share that to date, we have donated more than $1,000,000! We look forward to the continued expansion of our movement in the coming years.

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