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Mad About Ma Blues Society

$170 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 6 people in 18 months
Al McKnight
on behalf of Matalyne Davis
 COLUMBUS, GA
MAD ABOUT MA BLUES SOCIETY of COLUMBUS GEORGIA is an organization of Blues Enthusiasts, Musicians, and Educators dedicated to preserving the legacy of Gertrude "Ma Rainey" Pridgett, Women in the Blues Genre, Blues Education, and preserving Roots Music.

OUR VISION is to claim Columbus Georgia as the original Home of the Blues, and to be one of the best Blues Festivals worldwide offering an indigenous, fun, and educational experience.

We are raising funds to acquire 501(c)(3) status, and to cover other administrative expenses. This is needed to receive corporate funding for the 1st Annual Ma Rainey International Blues Festival to be held April 22, 23 2016 at the Columbus Civic Center and April 24, 2016 a Mock Funeral procession from Ma Rainey Blues Museum to Porterdale Cemetery where Ma is buried. Presented by The Columbus Jazz Society.


Ma Rainey has been buried in Columbus, GA for over 70 years, and was influential in starting what we now know as the blues. We want to celebrate the life of this fantastic woman with top blues and roots music acts. This will be an annual event for years to come introducing younger generations to blues and roots music. Please visit our website at  www.maraineyinternationalbluesfestival.com
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Update 6
Posted by Al McKnight
15 months ago
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Happy New Year 2016! We are just a few months away from the event. Check out the line that Madeleine Davis has set up http://maraineyinternationalbluesfestival.com/line-up.php we still need your donation to insure that this first of its kind even in Columbus, GA goes of without a hitch. Make your donation and get your name displayed on the site as a first year supporter. It will be displayed on this page http://maraineyinternationalbluesfestival.com/sponsorship.php Thanks in advance!
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Update 5
Posted by Al McKnight
16 months ago
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We still need your support, so please continue to donate and feel free to browse our website http://maraineyinternationalbluesfestival.com.
The Ma Rainey Action Committee thanks you in advance.
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Update 4
Posted by Al McKnight
16 months ago
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We had a successful fundraiser at Lovin It Live Restaurant in East Point, Georgia. Saw old friends and met new ones! Thank you so much being mad about Ma!
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Update 3
Posted by Al McKnight
17 months ago
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Please don't miss the fund raiser show November 10, 2015 7:00 PM at Lov'n It Live Restaurant located at 2796 East Point Street East Point, Georgia 30344 featuring Madeleine Davis and Llace Sarabete. In a tribute to Anita Baker, Aretha Franklin, and Tina Turner $7.00 Minimum Donation
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$170 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 6 people in 18 months
Created September 23, 2015
Al McKnight  
on behalf of Matalyne Davis
PF
$50
Pat Flowers
8 months ago
AM
$20
alvin munson
14 months ago
AM
$25
alvin munson
16 months ago
DB
$25
David Boyce,Jr
17 months ago
JS
$25
Jessie Solomon
17 months ago
KN
$25
Keith Nelson
18 months ago
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