Rural arts and Culture Program
Monroe Blues Series

Blues Kids
For the last 19 years, the Monroe County Library System has presented the Black History Month Blues Series celebrating February's Black History Month--an entertaining and educational celebration with ten free, accessible, high-quality programs offered in county-wide venues. Themes of multiculturalism, inclusiveness and tolerance, and a focus on programming suitable for area youngsters, families, and budding artists are present.

Nationally and regionally known artists perform throughout the month. Bluesapalooza is a concert for grade-schoolers. Over 3,000 individuals participate annually, along with more than 1,500 youth. Forty-some artists perform; 65% are Michigan blues artists.

Collaborators include City of Monroe's Parks & Recreation Department, Toledo's Black Swamp Blues Society, Detroit Blues Society, Downtown Monroe Business Network and Monroe County Convention & Tourism Bureau.

Photo courtesy of project.

For additional information, contact:
Bill Reiser
Monroe County Library System
3700 S. Custer Rd.
Monroe, MI 48161
(734) 241-5277, Ext. 225