Keynote Speaker: Sirius XM Bluesville Founder
Sunday, October 8, 1:30 p.m.
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Amphitheater
Tickets: Free Event
Sirius XM Bluesville founder Bill Wax is the chairperson of the board of directors of The Blues Foundation.
Bill Wax was the original program director for SiriusXM satellite radio’s B.B. King Bluesville channel 70 until his departure from SiriusXM in June 2013.
While playing music in the fictional town of Bluesville, Wax was often heard hanging out in Low-Fi’s Bar and Pool Hall.
Wax had three million listeners a week on SiriusXM, but within the microcosm of the blues world, his programming of new blues artists had the single most significant impact on those artists’ careers of anything that happened to them.
The mission of The Blues Foundation is to preserve blues heritage, celebrate blues recording and performance, expand worldwide awareness of the blues and ensure the future of the uniquely American art form.
In May of 2015, The Blues Foundation opened the Blues Hall of Fame Museum in Memphis, a gem for both serious blues fans and casual visitors. With robust exhibits and in-depth history, the museum exposes, educates and entertains visitors with all that is blues culture while highlighting over 400 inductees in five categories: performer, individual, album, single and literature.