Jack White Makes Six-Figure Donation to the National Blues Museum
Mix It Up will serve as the final gallery in the museum and will allow visitors to use editing tools to craft their own compositions and share them with others. The museum will also boast a variety of exhibits, a theater, event space and classrooms all geared toward detailing the history of blues and its impact on modern music. It will also offer on-site and virtual music educational programs and activities to the public.
“Perhaps as well as anyone, Jack White understands that the blues is truly the foundation of all American music and remains relevant today,” said chairman of the board Rob Endicott in a press release. “Through Jack’s vision and generosity, we hope to inspire the next generation of Blues artists, historians and fans.”
White is currently performing the final five shows of his Lazaretto tour in the state he had yet to visit. On Monday (April 20), he performed the first of the five all-acoustic sets in Alaska. After he wraps up the tour, the former White Stripes frontman plans to take an extended break from the road.
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