Red, White and Blues was inspired by patients at VA Memphis serving Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee and the base of Kentucky. Veterans at the VA Memphis were asked to vote for their favorite music to determine the concert’s genre to be given later that year. Blues won overwhelmingly; however another genre was selected. Upon hearing, Bobby Rush visited patients at VA Memphis and Red, White and Blues Jam was born in 2010. The Sergeant Major Kent of the United States Marine Corp, Memphian attendance was a major surprise. Every year veterans and active duty request tickets from around the country.