Blues for Everyone

Blues for Everyone teaches music lovers of all ages the joy of Blues music, fulfilling one of the stated missions of the Minnesota Blues Society “to educate and promote the past, present and future of Blues music in Minnesota”.


Blues for Everyone workshops are scheduled through schools, community organizations, festivals and events. Workshops are custom designed to meet the needs of the audience and can include guitar, harmonica, piano, vocals, or Blues history.


Our most popular workshop provides kids with a free harmonica and lesson.


Minnesota Blues Society sponsors “Harmonica Lessons For All Ages” by providing harmonicas and lessons  any child interested.

This program is presented by MnBS Hall of Fame Inductee Everett Smithson.


For information on booking a harmonica workshop:




or and we will put you in touch with harmonica workshop leaders


2024 Harmonica Lessons and concerts

Bluegrass, Bourbon and Blues Fest

River Falls, WI

Everett Smithson Band Performance

  4:00 PM Johnny's Stage


 12:30 PM Brickhouse Music Store

Harmonicas provided by MnBS

THURSDAY, JUNE 27,  2024

Summer Fun Event

Ellsworth Public Library

Everett Smithson Band Performance

 5:30 PM


6:30 PM following band performance

Harmonicas provided by MnBS

AUGUST 16, 2024

McCleod County Fair

Hutchinson, MN

Everett Smithson Band Performance

11:00 AM


2:00 PM following band performance

Harmonicas provided by MnBS

SEPTEMBER 15, 2024

Luce Line Orchard

Watertown, MN

Everett Smithson Band Performance

2:00 PM


5:00 PM following band performance

Harmonicas provided by MnBS


Saturday, April 23

River Falls Bluegrass, Bourbon and Brews Fest

303 Main Street, River Falls, WI

Lessons at Family Fresh

 2:30 pm

Thursday, June 29

Music in the Park 

430 2nd Ave NW, Fairibault, MN

Lessons at Central Park

6:00 PM

Saturday, July 8

Watona Park Blues Fest
County Road 9, Madelia, MN

Lessons at Watona Park

2:00 PM

Friday, August 18

McLeod  County Fair
840 Century Ave SW, Hutchinson, MN

Lessons at 2:00 PM

Saturday, September 30

Fall Harvest Party at Luce Line Orchard
2755 Rose Ave, Watertown, MN

Lessons at 5:00 PM