Although the little city of Dayton, Ohio is no Memphis or Chicago, and the Great Miami River looks nothing like the Mississippi Delta, the heritage of the blues is wedged deep in the soul of the Miami Valley. From Robert Ward & the Untouchables, and the great Piney Brown to the blues jams with Snapper Mitchem and the Blues Invaders, blues music has been an inseparable part of musical history. The Dayton Blues Society joins many in preserving and promoting that rich history. Cultivated through the spring of 2008, the Society signed its first members at the Dayton Blues Festival on July 20th of that year and now has monthly blues jams throughout Dayton. Other major events include their “Road to Memphis” Blues Challenge, their Winter Blues Showcase, their Blues for a Cure Benefit for the American Cancer Society. This Dayton Original is dedicated to increasing awareness, understanding, and appreciation of blues music and preserving its place in America’s musical heritage!