Press Release
Blues Awards 2011 Ceremony on WKNO

For more information: Teri L Sullivan
WKNO-TV Promotions Manager

November 5, 2012
For Immediate Release

The Best of the Blues from the 2011 Awards Ceremony Airing on
WKNO/Channel 10

The television broadcast of The 2011 Blues Music Awards, which was held in May, 2011 in Memphis, premieres Monday, November 12 at 9:00 p.m. on WKNO/Channel 10. The awards ceremony brings together Blues performers, industry representatives and fans from all over the world to celebrate the best in Blues recordings and performances from the previous year. This year’s performance show features a number of performances including Blues Rocker Steve Miller, Big Head Todd and Memphis’ own, Reba Russell.

Each year, the Foundation presents The Blues Music Awards to the artists selected by its members. They are universally recognized as the highest honor given to Blues artists. This annual music event is now airing on public television stations across the country.

The 2011 Blues Music Awards is produced by The Blues Foundation and is being distributed to public television stations across the country by WKNO through NETA (National Educational Telecommunications Association).

Also appearing in The 2011 Blues Music Awards is multiple Blues Award-winner Buddy Guy, the incredible John Hammond, and Willie “Big Eyes” Smith’s last performance.

The live event from which the program was produced is presented by the following sponsors: The Gibson Foundation. 2011 BMA sponsors include ArtsMemphis, BMI, Eagle Rock Entertainment, FedEx, I 55 Productions, Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, and the Tennessee Arts Commission. For more information about the Blues Music Awards visit

The 2011 Blues Music Awards premieres Monday, November 12 at 9:00 p.m. on WKNO/Channel 10. It also airs Tuesday, November 13 at 9:00 p.m. on WKNO2, available over the air on Channel 10.2 and on Comcast Channel 910.

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