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Mission Statement 

TRBS works to enhance the preservation of our area’s rich Blues history. We promote, educate, and preserve a unique African-American original art form which is the Blues, we also celebrate the excellence of all Blues music and types on all levels. TRBS goal is to Increase awareness and appreciation for Blues music by providing a network of like-minded fans, musicians, venues and promoters. TRBS is focused on blues music as a genre.

The Trinity River Blues Society is a collaborative organization. TRBS success is dependent on the support that the community provides; That support can be through volunteering, monetarily or resources in kind.

A successful TRBS can:

  • Help Blues in Schools programs to nurture the music
    with the youth
  • Support the Blues scene so that it can thrive with more
    opportunities for local and touring performers.
  • Celebrate the Blues history of North Texas
  • Contribute to support systems that can help musicians
    in their time of need.

    The North Texas Blues community can be so much better with a strong blues society.

    Joining the TRBS TRIBE and be a part of making it happen.

President Angela Buffington

Angela Buffington – President


President’s Message


Message from the President’s Desk

  The summer is heating up, and the Trinity River Blues Society (TRBS) is looking for North Texas Blues Musicians to participate in our fourth edition of the “North Texas Blues Challenge” (NTBC) on August 13, 2023, at Poor David Pub Time TBD. We are also looking for “Blues Fans” to come out and pack Poor David’s Pub for the NTBC. At the NTBC, Musicians will be chosen to represent TRBS and North Texas at the International Blues Challenge (IBC) which is held January 16-20th on Beale Street...

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Musician’s Corner Feature

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Musician’s Corner Feature – Jon Griffin

Musician’s Corner Feature – Jon Griffin

Musician’s Corner Feature – Jon Griffin Jon Griffin’s love for music began at the age of twelve years of old when he discovered his grandmother’s collection of an eclectic mix of music in her attic: Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, R &...

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Past Events


TRBS has promoted or co-sponsored numerous events and charities such as :

  •  Slim-Jim show with Charley Crockett opening August
  • Golden State Lone Star revue December 2016
  • Museum of Street Culture 508 ENCORE PARK 2017
  • Jimmie Vaughn and Janiva Magness HART foundation
    fundraiser February 2018
  • Bedford Blues Festival Friday Nights 2018 and 2019
  • TRSB Cast of Blues Frisco Heritage Museum April
  • Lone Star Blues and Heritage Festival 2019
  • Blusey Tuesday House of Blues Dallas, 2019 and 2021
  • Sponsored Kerrie Lepai Jones Women in Blues February 2021
  • JOPPA-JOPPA back to School Bash August 2021
  • Starlight blues at 222 September 2021

The Trinity River Blues Society is a 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit organization as of 2015, and an affiliate member of The Blues Foundation. We are an all-volunteer organization, dedicated to promoting Blues music in the greater DFW and North Texas areas.