Mad About Ma Blues Society

$170 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 6 people in 31 months
Al McKnight
on behalf of Matalyne Davis
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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Let's try this again. The 3rd Annual Ma Rainey International Blues Festival 2018 needs your donation to keep it going. This is the 3rd Annual and we are trying to make this a mainstay in Columbus, GA. Sorry for the late request, but the funds are needed ASAP. Please make any donation so that we can carry on this year.
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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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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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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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$170 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 6 people in 31 months
Created September 23, 2015
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