Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation

Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation (or KTBA) is a registered 501©3 non-profit organization founded in 2011 by three-time GRAMMY-nominated blues-rock artist, Joe Bonamassa. KTBA fuels the passion for music by funding relief grants and music education programs for students and teachers all over the country! To date, KTBA has supported over 88,000 students through donations totaling over $2 Million, benefiting schools in every state.

In 2020, the award-winning Fueling Musicians Program was created as a relief fund for helping touring musicians get back on the road. The program is designed to support musicians by providing financial assistance for essential living expenses such as food, shelter, medical bills, and more. To date, KTBA has helped over 350 musicians in need of support.

Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea is an annual floating celebration of Blues music, culture, community, and charity and is one of our largest annual fundraisers. Blues fans and music lovers from all over the globe unite to share in this immersive experience while contributing to the preservation of the genre and the future generations of musicians everywhere.

As one of our core objectives and to promote emerging blues talent, KTBA proudly sponsors the Ignite Artists that you will see on board. Make sure to catch their performances as they will prove that the future of the blues is strong!