The Piedmont Blues Preservation Society is an educational non-profit organization which was officially incorporated in the state of North Carolina in August 1985. The society is governed by a volunteer board of sixteen officers, representing a broad cross section of the local community. The general funding is provided through membership dues, souvenir sales, corporate donations, grants, and newsletter advertising. The society currently has approximately three hundred active members.
The mission of the PBPS is the preservation and presentation of the American Blues tradition through live performances, educational programs and workshops, and the documentation of local North Carolina tradition through written, audio and visual media, and our own Blues archives. The PBPS publishes a Bluesletter which is sent to members, other blues societies, individuals involved in the Blues recording industry and local media. Annual programs include a Blues Week and Festival, a regional talent contest, and six to eight Blues Concerts. The PBPS also serves as a referral agency for Blues Artists in the area, participates in other organizations' music-related programs and assists media and other interested persons in obtaining reference and historical media. A member of the PBPS hosts the Blues Hangover radio program on WNAA 90.1 FM and the PBPS supplies some of the recordings used on this program. – less–ZoomInfo