About GCBS

For 18 years the Grand County Blues Society (GCBS) has been following a mission that was created in the very first meetings.

Our Mission - To promote the American musical art form known as “The Blues” by hosting live performances by Blues musicians and providing events to educate the public about the history of Blues music.

We have not lost our way but rather tried to lead the way. With innovation, tremendous volunteer effort and creativity, we have managed to stay ambitious and dedicated to the love and excitement of live blues. We have produced 17 festivals in Grand County and we have presented well over 300 shows along the way.

We have taken Blues in the Schools to every school in Grand County and given blues history to kids that started with us in the 1st grade to become seniors in college. We have been involved in all our libraries, creating a musical choice, from CDs to DVDs to actual instruments that can be taken home just like a book. We named it “Check out the Music.” We have looked after the kids wherever and whenever we have found them.

We are an all-volunteer board and we have remained strong with the help of our friends and the businesses that continue to support our mission of bringing national touring acts to our valley. We hope you will get to know us and join us as we move forward supporting the Blues.

Board of Directors

Maria Chavez
Maria Chavez

Festival Producer | Talent Bookings | President

(303) 921-3316


Tim Hubbard
Tim Hubbard

Festival Producer | Sponsorship Coordinator

(970) 531-2691


Art Ferriri
Art Ferrari

Blue Star Connection | Treasurer

(970) 531-2549


Alex Williams
Alex Williams

Board Member | Check Out The Music

(770) 596-9857


In loving memory
John Wayne Catt

In loving memory of our giving Founder



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Sabrina Longley

Board Member



Sally Masear

Board Member


sally.masear@ grandblues.org

Kari Jo
KariJo McInturff

Community Information

(970) 531-9810

kariJo.McInturff@ grandblues.org

retta yarbough
Retta Yarbrough

Programs Director | Blues In The Schools

Retta.Yarbrough@ grandblues.org

Monica Brandt
Monica Brandt

Board Member | Blue Star Connection Liaison


monica.brandt@ grandblues.org

Rob Krueger

Board Member


rob.krueger@ grandblues.org


General Mailbox:

PO BOX 1530
Winter Park, Colorado 80482

Band Promo:

Send your professional Electronic Press Kit in Adobe PDF format to: booking@grandblues.org

Physical Press Kits can be mailed to:

PO BOX 1530
Winter Park, Colorado 80482

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