Blues Summit Eight Keynote

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Blues Summit Eight is proud to announce this year’s keynote speaker: Barbara Newman! Barbara Newman is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Blues Foundation, the Memphis-based, international music organization dedicated to the blues.

The Blues Foundation hosts two premier blues music events—the International Blues Challenge and the Blues Music Awards—and operate the Blues Hall of Fame Museum. 

For more information on The Blues Foundation, go to

The keynote address will be held on Sunday, January 22 at 10:30am.