The mission of the Kalamazoo Valley Blues Association is to promote, educate, and preserve the rich history of blues music as it concerns Kalamazoo and its impact on American culture and commerce in musical arts and industry.

Each year, we put on the Kalamazoo Blues Festival, which features two stages of continuous music from local, regional, national and international blues acts.

We also have a Blues in Schools program to educate children and the public in general about the artform. Our education committee also distributes an annual scholarship to college-bound high school graduates who have demonstrated an appreciation for the music.