BluesEd is celebrating it's 15th anniversary in 2016 as a non-profit youth development program sponsored by the Blues Society of Omaha. BluesEd was founded in 2001, to promote the Blues Society of Omaha's mission of "Keeping the Blues Alive." Students audition in the winter and after acceptance into the program students participate in a series of workshops concentrated on Blues music. BluesEd bands perform at many festivals and prime venues in the Omaha area. Currently, the program boasts 44 students in 6 performance bands.