Non-Profit Status

Blues Lovers United of San Diego (BLUSD) is a non-profit, membership-driven 501c3 corporation affiliated with The Blues Foundation of Memphis, Tennessee. We actively promote all aspects of blues music throughout Southern California through a variety of activities. Among these are:

  • Publishing this website and our monthly newsletter, Blue Ink.
  • Producing and co-producing blues music events for our members and the public at large at a number of venues in the San Diego area, including the International Blues Challenge and out annual Membership Appreciation Party.
  • Conducting an ongoing Blues in the Schools (BITS) education program, exposing kids in primary and secondary education to the blues and its history, and operating a Blues Summer Camp for kids ages 11-17.
  • Providing music instructors for Photocharity’s Homeless Youth Outreach Program.
  • And a host of other activities for the Blues Lover.

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Our Mission Statement

  • Preserve and promote awareness and appreciation for The Blues – fundamental art form of American-born popular music.
  • Entertain and educate blues audiences with newsletter and website publications.
  • Generate a vigorous Blues In The Schools (BITS) program.
  • Foster San Diego’s blues community.
  • Stimulate visual and literary artistic blues expression.
  • Present and support local and national artists and blues culture.

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Member The Blues Foundation

BLUSD Officers and Directors, 2017


Janine Harty


Michele Lundeen


Nancy Uglietta

BITS Coordinator

Ric Lee

Summer Blues Camp Coordinator

Janet Blair

Blue Ink Editor


Web Master

Lem Shamilov


Jeff Herriman

BLUSD mailing address:

Blues Lovers United of San Diego
Post Office Box 34077
San Diego, CA 92163





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