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The Golden Gate Blues Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of The Blues Foundation, based in Memphis, Tennessee. The purpose of The Golden Gate Blues Society is to enhance the appreciation and understanding of the Blues, especially in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area.

Our Facebook Page has approximately 3,379 followers. We encourage you to "Like" our page and post your events on Jack's Blues Clues on Facebook so that you can reach more folks. We also encourage you to join TGGBS and help us support the music community (please visit our Store page for info on how to join).

Rates are VERY reasonable (Individuals $25, Bands $50, Sponsors $200, Lifetime Memberships $500). If you're already a member, and not sure of your current status, please send an inquiry to

The Golden Gate Blues Society enjoys working in the Bay Area Blues Scene. Here are some of the things we've been doing...

  • Musicians Health Initiative/ Personal Financial Challenges (a program developed in 2013 to assist those in our music community).

  • TGGBS sponsored video on Can’t Stop The Blues featuring a new Bay Area artist each month. TGGBS pays the artist, the video production, & also promotes the event with boosted Facebook ads, etc.

  • International Blues Challenge (soon to resume).

  • Best Self-Produced CD Submissions to the Blues Foundation's Award Committee.

  • Support for “Keeping the Blues Alive” Awards.

  • Sponsorship of events such as the annual San Francisco International Boogie Woogie Festival (main fundraiser for TGGBS Musician’s Health Initiative), Fountain Blues Festival, TGGBS Sunday Blues Jam at The Turf Club (monthly/ every 2nd Sunday from 3 – 7PM), (soon to resume)

  • Live Interviews of Bay Area Artists (developing this program)

  • Special offers and discounts. 



We need your help so that we may continue to serve you, the blues community, and to continue our dynamic programs. If you are not yet a TGGBS member, or if your membership has expired, please visit our STORE page to join or renew. If you're not sure of your membership status, you may contact our Membership Coordinator via email at

We also encourage donations in any amount. Donations are fully tax deductible, and there are convenient ways to make them.

If you have a PayPal account or Credit Card, you can click the "Donate" button below, or you can mail a check to: TGGBS, 17252 Rolando Avenue, Castro Valley, CA 94546.

During your transaction, please indicate how you'd like your funds to be used (such as Video promotion, General Fund, Health Fund, etc. If there isn't a clear way to indicate this, please send a follow up email to Non-designated funds will go into our General Fund to help pay TGGBS's ongoing expenses, such as Blues Foundation affiliate fees, insurance, etc. Thank you!