Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation

Founded in 2011 by Blues-rock phenom Joe Bonamassa, Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation is a Florida-registered non-profit organization. Our mission is to fuel the passion for music by funding programs and scholarships for students and teachers who possess the desire, but lack the resources or access to achieve their potential within music education. Through generous corporate sponsorships by industry powerhouses Ernie Ball Strings, Guitar Center, J&R Adventures, and individual donors, KTBA has been able to fund music projects reaching over 70,000 students through the funding of over 450+ unique projects. We accomplish this by making weekly donations to music classrooms and merit-based scholarships all over the United States. Each week Joe & Keeping the Blues Alive are passionate about “Passing the Torch” to the Next Generation of Musicians!

And if any word could summarize the audience of Joe Bonamassa’s blues festival at sea, it would be generous.  That’s because just under $500,000 was raised over the course of nearly 10 cruises, for Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation.  The KTBA music festivals have played a major part in reaching thousands of students and supporting them on their musical journeys through life.

For more information about what we do and how you can help, please visit our website: