About

FIGHTING TO PRESERVE the musical traditions of the south.

The Music Maker Relief Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit, was founded to preserve the musical traditions of the South by directly supporting the musicians who make it, ensuring their voices will not be silenced by poverty and time. Music Maker will give future generations access to their heritage through documentation and performance programs that build knowledge and appreciation of America’s musical traditions.

PROGRAMS

Education

Building Knowledge
& Appreciation

Makes American musical heritage accessible to current and future generations through public exhibitions, youth engagement, and archival preservation

Performance

A Hand-Up,
Not a Hand Out

Supports artistic excellence through professional development, tour booking and management services

SUSTENANCE

Improving the Lives of Artists

Provides ongoing support to artists living in chronic poverty and emergency grants to artists in crisis

WHAT WE’VE ACCOMPLISHED

12,006

Musician Grants

7,053

Performances

2,428

Songs Released

435

Artists Supported

What is worth keeping is worth passing on,

help preserve American Music

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