Daytona Blues Foundation was a 501(C)3 Not-For-Profit Corporation
The Daytona Blues Festival, Inc., was incorporated in 2009 with the purpose of developing an annual blues music weekend that would generate proceeds for health initiatives for women and children in Volusia and Flagler counties.
The Daytona Blues Festival was a three day festival held the weekend before Columbus Day .
- The festival is held at the historic Jackie Robinson Ballpark in downtown Daytona Beach.
- The festival features nationally known artists, emerging blues artists, and draws blues lovers from all over the US, Canada, and Europe.
- Blues fans from 29 states and 7 foreign countries attended the 2017 Daytona Blues Festival.
- The 2016 festival was cancelled due to the arrival of Hurricane Matthew.
- The Daytona Blues Festival is run by volunteers; no salaries are drawn from any monies generated by the festival, and all proceeds fund women’s and children’s health services in Volusia and Flagler counties.
- In 2013, 2014, and 2015 the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit expansion at Halifax Health and Project WARM, Women Assisting Recovering Mothers, received all festival proceeds. $35,000 was raised in 2013 and $55,000 was raised at the 2014 festival and presented to Halifax Health’s NICU expansion and to Project WARM. The 2015 festival raised $60,000 for the Halifax Health NICU and Project WARM.
- Even though the 2016 DBF was cancelled, thanks to our wonderful sponsors and loyal blues fans, the festival was able to donate $15,000 to the Halifax Health NICU and $15,000 to Project WARM, Women Assisting Recovering Mothers.
- In 2017 $100,000 was raised by the Daytona Blues Festival. $50,000 was presented to Project WARM and $50,000 to the Betty Jane France neonatal ICU at Halifax Health.
- In 8 years, the Daytona Blues Festival has raised over $295,000 for charities benefiting women and children in Volusia and Flagler counties.
- The Daytona Blues Festival ceased operations in 2018.