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Blues Kids Foundation Presents Fernando Jones’ Blues Camp Kansas City

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Free 3-Day Camp for beginner, intermediate and advanced level vocalists and instrumentalists for kids ages 12 to 18, June 20th-22nd, 2024

We are excited to announce Blues Camp for Kids, presented by Fernando Jones and Blues Kids Foundation.

Fernando Jones’ Blues Camp International has been presented in performing arts centers and on college campuses, HBCUs and PWIs, in North America, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean. Blues Camp is free! Each participant receives a tuition waiver scholarship. The technology and resources invested in each of them has a value range of $1,500 to $2,500. All vocalists and instrumentalists are welcome. This program is designed to give the Blues Kid a cultural enrichment and intercultural music opportunity in an organic, nurturing environment with likeminded others. Blues Kids Foundation uses the Kennedy Center ArtsEdge Standards.

The goals of the camp are to:

1. Introduce the Blues to new youth audiences, globally

2. Provide public performance opportunities for the Blues Kids

3. Teach Blues Kids the art of playing and singing songs by ear


In-person auditions will be held on May 4th, 2024 @ 9am in the Gem Theater. Click here to reserve a spot today!

Learn "Chicago's (Got Everything You Need)" or you can prepare and learn another song that follows the 12-Bar Blues structure. Visit https://www.blueskids.com/earlybird to view the lyrics and watch sample audition videos to get an idea of how simple it can be. Choose the instrumental or vocal track to practice for your audition. Have fun and relax.

Virtual Auditions are open NOW through June 12th, 2024. Sign up and show us what you got today!

The camp will culminate with the Blues Camp Concert on June 22nd, 2024 @ 2:30pm in the Gem Theater.

For more information about the camp, check out the Blues Kids Foundation and learn more.




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