Robert Plant Fundraiser

James wanted to send out a BIG ‘thank you’ to his friend, Robert Plant for his kindness to The James Burton Foundation and the cause for the kids. The Robert Plant show in March was phenomenal!
His generous meet and greet to benefit the James Burton Foundation was unforgettable and everyone walked away saying what a wonderful experience they had.
All noted how down-to-earth and kind Robert is, trying not to leave any person in the room left out.
That shows what a considerate artist he is and why James is honored to call him friend.
Also, a very special thank you to his wonderful band and staff.
This was a GREAT experience for us all.
Thanks for supporting the James Burton Foundation!

Robert Plant Fundraiser

James Burton, Robert Plant, Jeff Burton

Robert Plant Fundraiser

James w/ Robert Plant and his band, The Sensational Space Shifters

Photos by: Tom Prusik

Merry Christmas!

What a year we’ve had here at the James Burton Foundation. 🙂

We are SO GRATEFUL to you!
We can dream up projects to bless others, but nothing happens without YOUR love and support.
It’s through YOUR generosity that we are able to make a difference in so many lives.
Through the gift of giving….and the gift of music.
We simply could NOT do it without you!

2016 looks even better. Plans are to start on the ‘James Burton Guitar and Car Museum.’
Ultimately, it will be place like no other, with unique guitars, automobiles and many other one-of-a-kind items.
Also, there will even be a venue for kids to be able to perform and showcase their talents.

We also have plans for MANY other exciting projects. More details soon.

We are very excited about future!!
Thanks again for being a part of what the James Burton Foundation is doing.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

James Burton Foundation donates guitars to the Northwest Louisiana Veterans Home

On March 24th, The James Burton Foundation donated guitars to the Northwest Louisiana Veterans Home. James was delighted to speak to these heroes and thank them for their service.

If you’d like to make a donation to the James Burton Foundation, please visit (recipient:

The James Burton Foundation is a 501(c) Non-Profit Organization.
All donations are tax-deductible.

Thanks for helping bring others the ‘gift of music!’

Foundation donations in Natchitoches

JB and the James Burton Foundation presented guitars to students on Thursday at L.P. Vaughan Elementary/Middle School in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

JB spoke to the kids and encouraged them to study hard and dream big.

The kids in the guitar program also received and impromptu tune or two from JB himself, on one of the donated guitars, no less.

James Burton Foundation donating guitars in Natchitoches

James Burton Foundation donating guitars in Natchitoches


If you would like to make a donation to the James Burton Foundation to help support keeping music in Schools for future generations, you can do it through Paypal.

To make your donation, go to and send funds to

Join The James Burton Fan Club now!

The James Burton Fan Club

A Subsidiary of the James Burton Foundation 501 (c) 3.

The James Burton Fan Club was formed by Belinda Meacham Jones on June 1, 2014, in Shreveport, Louisiana, birthplace and home of James Burton. The fan club headquarters is currently housed in the James Burton Foundation, next to the James Burton Guitar and Car Museum.

The purpose of the fan club is to raise awareness for music education and to support the James Burton Foundation’s giving of guitars to students and veterans to improve their cognitive function. In addition, the club was formed to support the construction and operation of the James Burton Guitar and Car Museum.

Meeting dates, times and locations will be posted on the website or you may call the Foundation at 318-424-5000. Your membership includes notification of James Burton’s bookings early and the ability to purchase tickets as soon as they become available, including cruises. Other opportunities will be available to participate in the club activities, including Fan Club Meet and Greet during the James Burton International Guitar Festival and at other times. Members will receive a discount at the James Burton Foundation gift shop and the James Burton Guitar and Car Museum.

Membership is open to anyone interested in supporting James Burton’s dream of bringing guitars and music to children and veterans. Dues are $25 per year, due January 1 of each year. Invoices will not be sent. [Those who join between now and then will be offered a discounted membership good for 2014 and 2015 for only $35, entitling you to CHARTER membership. Included with the paid membership BEFORE James’s 75th Birthday International Guitar Festival celebration in August, 2014, is the one-time only collector’s commemorative guitar pin that includes you as a CHARTER member. The CHARTER pins are limited and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. These pins will not be available after the 2014 Festival.]

Lifetime memberships are available for $500, which includes the commemorative guitar pin, a James Burton T Shirt, a James Burton hat, and an autographed photo of James. If you pay your lifetime membership before the Festival, we will make a photo at the fan club meet and greet during the 2014 Festival of you with James and autographed for you by James.

Please complete the application on the next page and mail your check or money order payable to The James Burton Fan Club, 714 Elvis Presley Boulevard, Shreveport, La, 71103, U.S.A. Allow 2-4 weeks for processing. You can bring your application and money to the Festival events where the Fan Club will be set up and pay there and receive your James Burton Fan Club pin at that time. It is your responsibility to update the club with your current contact information.

Download the signup form (300kb)

For more information, contact Belinda Meacham Jones, President
714 Elvis Presley Boulevard
Shreveport, LA 71101