Live Blues in September and October

Enjoy live blues music in the Boise area.

Every Wednesday, The Blind Mice host an open jam at Tom Grainey’s from 8pm – ? Drums and amps provided; bring your axe and play blues, rock, and more with other musicians.

Friday September 4, join the Moss Roses for Happy Hour at Bar365, featuring upbeat blues, favorites, and original tunes from 5-8pm.

Saturday September 5, catch a double-header of live blues shows at Sandbar, with Jake Leg performing classic, danceable blues from 2-5pm followed by Smooth Avenue performing blues, Motown, and light blues rock tunes from 6-9pm.

Tuesday September 8, Grammy nominee and award-winning blues artist Eric Bibb graces the Sapphire Room for an all-ages show. Bibb’s fingerpicking guitar combines with rich vocals to lay down roots/folk blues in a contemporary style that has been described as “discreetly awesome” and “a total original.” Doors open at 6:30pm, show at 7:30pm, and there are still a few seats available — get yours at

Friday September 11, Ken and Carmel play blues, swing, and classic hits at the Sandbar, 11am-1pm.

Saturday September 12, enjoy a blend of blues, rock, and Americana with The Blind Mice at Eagles Lodge, 9pm – midnight.

Sunday September 13, the legendary Hoochie Coochie Men will thrill you at the Sandbar, 2-5pm.

Sundays September 13 and October 11, the Boise Blues Society hosts an open Blues Jam Session from 3-6pm at The Drink Waterfront Bar & Grill. This blues-only jam happens every second Sunday of the month. Musicians are invited to bring an instrument and join us on stage. Blues lovers, come and catch local musicians while savoring food, drinks, a great view, and a community atmosphere.

Thursday September 17, spend an evening at the Idaho Botanical Garden with The Blues Brothers Rock ‘N’ Soul Revue, who will feed your need for vintage R&B from 6-9pm. Tickets:

Friday September 18, last chance for lunch at the Sandbar with the Moss Roses. Enjoy upbeat blues, favorites, and original tunes from 11am-1pm.

Saturday September 19, get your hippie on at the 2015 Hyde Park Street Fair, and check out the Blues Addicts at the Sun Ray Café in Hyde Park, 7-10PM.

Saturday September 19, Smooth Avenue performs blues, Motown, and light blues rock tunes at the new Sockeye on Fairview from 8-11pm.

Saturday September 26, don’t miss the 2nd annual Blues at the Flats festival, an evening of live blues, dancing, brews, and barbecue at Crooked Flats in Eagle. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and sit back to watch five local bands playing the best of the blues: Smooth Avenue, BBS Blues Directors, 4 Hour Romance, Blues Collective, and The Blind Mice. 2-8pm. Tickets $8 in advance at or at any Crooked Fence location, $10 at the door, free admission for kids under 12.

Saturday October 3, Ben Rice returns to town for a night at the Sapphire Room — save the date! Details to follow.

Saturday October 10, dance the night away to blues, Motown, and light blues rock tunes with Smooth Avenue at Cylos from 8:30pm – 12:30am.

Saturday October 31, The Blind Mice will show you a frightfully good evening at O’Michael’s, 9pm – midnight.

We appreciate your support for live blues music in the Treasure Valley. See you at a show soon!

BBS Board of Directors
Ken Harris (President), Evelyn Hadden, Barbara Laing, David Light, Randy Reese, JT Tyler, and Mike Witmer


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