• Welcome to the CBM Membership Center!

    The best way to experience all that the Chicago Blues Museum has to
    offer is to become a member. As a CBM member, you will enjoy
    a wealth of member-only benefits and privileges, like exhibition
    previews, private events and a variety of discounts from meals in the
    restaurant to kids programs. Your membership gift also gives CBM the crucial support needed to
    expand and maintain unique collections; create and sustain innovative
    educational programs and continue the development and
    presentation of award-winning exhibitions.

  • General Memberships

    All CBM members receive the following privileges:

    • Invitations to exhibition previews and member-only special events
    • 72-hour advance notice, discounted or free tickets for all CBM public programs
    • 10% discount in all CBM gift shops and Restaurant & Bar
    • Nomination privileges for the Blues Hall of Fame
    • One-year subscription to the CBM member e-newsletter
    • A free Poster from the Museum ‘s blues shop

  • General Membership: Student - $25

    Students must provide a valid student ID to qualify for a Student Membership. Please visit the membership desk in the main lobby of the museum to purchase this membership type. All of the general membership privileges plus
    Unlimited free admission for one named student for one year
    Your membership contribution is tax-deductible as permitted by law.

    General Membership: Individual -$50

    Senior Individual - $45

    (Must be 65 years of age or older to qualify for Senior Individual
    membership)
    All of the general membership privileges plus
    Unlimited free admission for one named adult/senior for one year. Two one-time guest passes valid for one year
    One-year subscription to our quarterly publication, CBM
    Your membership contribution is tax-deductible as permitted by law.

    General Membership: Dual -$65

    Senior Dual -$60

    (Both Adults must be 65 years of age or older to qualify for Senior Dual Membership)
    All of the general membership privileges plus
    Unlimited free admission for two named adults/seniors for one year.
    Two one-time guest passes valid for one year
    One-year subscription to our quarterly publication, CBM
    Your membership contribution is tax-deductible as permitted by law.

    General Membership: Family Membership - $75

    (Both Adults must be 65 years of age or older to qualify for Senior Dual Membership)
    All of the general membership privileges plus
    Unlimited free admission for two named adults and all named children under the age of 18 living in the same household
    Four one-time guest passes valid for one year
    One-year subscription to our quarterly publication, CBM
    Your membership contribution is tax-deductible as permitted by law.

  • Premier Membership

    General member support only covers a fraction of the costs
    associated with bringing innovative programs and unique exhibitions
    to our community. Please consider strengthening your support of
    CBM by choosing a Premier membership.

  • Premier Membership: Contributing Member - $150

    • Invitations to private receptions with visiting musicians, artists or writers  
    • Recognition in CBM Annual Report
    • Two additional one-time guest passes valid for one year (six total)

    Your membership contribution is tax-deductible as permitted by law.

    Premier Membership: Supporting Member - $250

    • All benefits of a Family Membership
    • Invitation to one evening reception followed by a curator talk
    • Invitations to private receptions with visiting musicians, artists or writers
    • Recognition in CBM Annual Report
    • Four additional one-time guest passes valid for one year (eight total)
    Your membership contribution is tax-deductible as permitted by law.

    Premier Membership: Sustaining Member - $500

    • All benefits of a Family Membership
    • One complimentary exhibition catalog
    • Advance notice save-the-date invitation to Founders Award Celebration
    • Invitation to one evening reception followed by a curator talk
    • Invitations to private receptions with visiting musicians, artists or writers
    • Recognition in CBM Annual Report
    • Four additional one-time guest passes valid for one year (eight total)
    Your membership contribution is tax-deductible as permitted by law.

  • SPONSOR and CURATORS CIRCLE MEMBERSHIPS

    Curators Circle Members enjoy exclusive access and privileges with
    the Chicago Blues Museum and Record Row Hall of Fame.
    Your membership contribution is tax-deductible as permitted by law.

  • Sponsor Membership: Friend - $1000

    • All benefits of a Family Membership
    • Unlimited free admission for all named children or grandchildren under the age of 18, regardless of household
    • Two complimentary tickets to one museum special event, to Blues Explosion Film Festival, and Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony
    • Annual Donor Wall recognition
    • One complimentary exhibition catalog
    • Advance notice save-the-date invitation to Founders Award Celebration
    • Invitation to one evening reception followed by a curator talk
    • Invitations to private receptions with visiting musicians, artists or writers
    • Recognition in CBM Annual Report
    • Four additional one-time guest passes valid for one year (eight total)

    Sponsor Membership: Associate - $2500

    ($2370 tax-deductible)

    • All benefits of a Family Membership, plus
    • Unlimited free admission for all named children or grandchildren under the age of 18, regardless of household
    • One Family Membership to give to a friend or family member as a gift
    • Two complimentary exhibition catalogs
    • Two complimentary tickets to one museum special event, to Blues
    • Explosion Film Festival, and Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony
    • Annual Donor Wall recognition
    • Advance Notice save-the-date invitation to Founders Award Celebration
    • Invitation to one evening reception followed by a curator talk
    • Invitations to private receptions with visiting musicians, artists or writers
    • Recognition in CBM Annual Report
    • Six additional one-time guest passes valid for one year (ten total)

    Sponsor Membership: Director - $5000

    ($4740 tax-deductible)

    • All benefits of a Family Membership, plus
    • Unlimited free admission for all named children or grandchildren under the age of 18, regardless of household
    • Personalized museum tour with the curator (by appointment only)
    • Two Family Memberships to give to friends or family members as gifts
    • Four complimentary tickets to one museum special event, to Blues Explosion Film Festival, and Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony
    • Two complimentary exhibition catalogs
      Annual Donor Wall recognition
    • Advance notice save-the-date invitation to Founders Award Celebration
    • Invitation to one evening reception followed by a curator talk
    • Invitations to private receptions with visiting musicians, artists or writers
    • Recognition in CBM Annual Report
    • Six additional one-time guest passes valid for one year (ten total)

    Curator Circle Membership

    Curators Circle members are donors who give at the $10,000 level or higher. If you are interested in learning more about Curators Circle
    Membership with CBM, please contact
    CEO@chicagobluesmuseum.com.

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