Here at bluesSHOUT!, we are always pushing the boundaries of what a blues dance event can be, and we are trying a brand new concept for bluesSHOUT! 2019!

Open Nerd Hour is an opportunity for folks in our wonderful community to share work that they are doing off of the dance floor to study and engage with blues dance, blues music, and blues culture.

Our theme this year is “Black Culture is Blues Culture.”

Moderator and Session Leader: Chelsea Adams


Jeremy Carberry: "Barbara Morrison and the CA Jazz & Blues Museum"
Mike Legenthal: "Blues on Screen: Building a Blues Dance Film Database"
Vartan Khachaturov: "Church Yard and Trap House: the Splitting of a Black Consciousness"
Brandy Smith: "Blues Collage: Blues as an Inspirational Art Medium"
Adam Wilkerson: "What the People of Clarksdale Have Taught Me So Far"