June Blues Calendar

June is a full month of live blues music in Treasure Valley!

Every Tuesday, The Blind Mice host an open jam at Tom Grainey’s 109 S 6th St. Boise (upstairs) 8pm. Drums and amps provided; bring your axe and play blues, rock, and more with other musicians. All kinds of music and all levels of players welcome. 21+ only. Free. facebook.com/theblindmiceband

Wednesday June 1, Mississippi Marshall is at Lock, Stock & Barrel, 1100 W Jefferson St, Boise, 7pm. Free.

Wednesday June 1, Carmel Crock and Ken Harris are at Sofia’s Greek Bistro, 6748 N Glenwood, Boise, 6pm. Free.

Thursday June 2, Curtis Salgado, the “original blues brother”, brings his show to town for a CD release party for “The Beautiful Lowdown”, at the Sapphire Room, 7:30pm. The show is sold out, no tickets will be avaiable at the door.

Thursday June 2, Mississippi Marshall is at The Springs, Idaho City, 6pm.

Friday June 3, Mississippi Marshall is at Willi B’s, 12505 W Chinden Blvd, Boise, 8pm. Free.

Saturday June 4, Mississippi Marshall plays the Sandbar at the Riverside, 11am-1pm. Free.

Saturday June 4, Old Dogs & New Trix play the Sandbar at the Riverside, 2-5 pm. Free.

Sunday June 5, the Hoochie Coochie Men play the Riverside’s Sandbar 2-5pm. Free.

Sunday June 5, Mississippi Marshall plays a Farewell Reunion at Bitner Vineyards, 16645 Plum Rd, Caldwell, 5-8pm. Free. bitnervineyards.com/event/mississippi-marshall-joins-us-live-2/

Wednesday June 8, Becky and Lloyd Blake play Sofia’s Greek Bistro, N Glenwood & W State, 6-9pm. Free.

Friday June 10, the Blues Directors are featured at Nampa Elks Lodge, 7-10pm. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased in advance by calling 466-1389 or stopping by the Elks Lodge, 1116 1st St, Nampa, or at the door if it’s not an advance sellout.

Friday June 10, Jake Leg play Crescent Brewery, 1521 Front St, Nampa, 7-10pm. Free.

Saturday June 11, Blues and Bones at Crooked Flats Brewing, 3705ID-16, Eagle, 1:30-9pm. The schedule: 1:30-Jake Leg; 3:30-Ben Rice Trio; 5:30-Make Hammer and the Nails; 7:30-Daniel Castro. General admission tickets are $20, with a $5 discount if you use the password “Facebook” at checkout. BluesandBones.com


Saturday June 11, Zack Quintana Band at Boots & Blues, 4 Rivers CC, Ontario, 5-9pm. facebook.com/zackquintanamusic

Saturday June 11, Ken Harris and Rico Weisman, at Berryhill Restaurant, 121 N 9th St #102, Boise, 6-9pm. Free. kenharrismusic.com/

Saturday June 11, Old Dog & New Trix play O’Michael’s Pub & Grill, 2433 N. Bogus Basin, 9pm. Free.

Sunday June 12, Boise Blues Jam at Harbor Grill (formerly The Drink) 3000 N Lakeharbor Ln, Boise, 3-6pm. Free
Sunday June 12, Smooth Avenue at World Village Festival, Capital Park, Boise, 4-5pm. worldvillagefestival.com/

Thursday June 16, Smooth Avenue at Idaho Botanical Garden, Great Garden Escape Series, 6-9pm. $10 (IBG and AARP members $7). idahobotanicalgarden.org/great-garden-escape/

Friday June 17, Zack Quintana Band is at Even Steven’s, Freak Alley, Boise, 6-8pm. Free.

Saturday June 18, The Blues Addicts celebrate the coming of summer at SunRay Cafe, 13th & Eastman, 7-11pm. Three sets of blues, blues rock and classic rock. Free.

Sunday June 19, Moss Roses (Barbara Laing and Ev Hadden) play the Sandbar, 11am-1pm. Free.

Tuesday June 21, Carmel Crock and Ken Harris are at Bar 365, Riverside Hotel, 2900 W Chinden Blvd, Boise, 5-8pm. Free. kenharrismusic.com/

Thursday June 23, Lloyd and Becky Blake will be performing in the park in Weiser, Idaho at 8pm, in conjunction with the festivities surrounding week-long Fiddlers’ Festival. Free.

Friday June 24, Smooth Avenue play the patio at Sockeye on N Cole, 8-11pm. Free.

Saturday June 25, Zack Quintana Band play The Curb Bar & Grill, Meridian, 7-09pm, with Jordan Thornquest. Free.

Sunday June 26, Zack Quintana Band are at Sandbar, Riverside Hotel, 2-5pm. Free.

We’ll see you at the Blues!

Debby & Gordon Rosenberg
BBS Communications


Dennis Jones Headlines 2016 Blues on the Banks


The 19th annual Blues on the Banks will be a “wang dang doodle” this year. Headliner is Dennis Jones, high-energy blues-rocker based in Los Angeles whose influences include Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix. Sizzling hot guitar solos, smooth and soulful vocals, backed by a hot rhythm section that is second to none, this is the Dennis Jones Band. 

buy-now-blueDennis’s feet are firmly rooted in the past, yet his heart and soul are connected to the present. He writes songs that seamlessly blend the best of both worlds, presenting a unique and  contemporary style of American rock and blues.  The lineup will be completed by Boise blues bands Jake Leg and the Boise Blues Society Blues Directors band.  

The intimate patio venue at Stewart’s Bar and Grill allows patrons to be “up close and personal” with the musicians. There is comfortable shaded seating available and plenty of food and beverages on premises for your dining and drinking pleasure.

Blues on the Banks Poster

Tickets are just $10 advance ($15 door) and are available at http://banks2016.bpt.me/ or at the following local outlets:
Stewart’s Bar and Grill, 2805 Blaine St, Caldwell
Printcraft, 2614 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell
Canyon West Guitars, 1224 1st St S #202, Nampa
Shear Madness, 7007 W Fairview, Boise

This is a Boise Blues Society fundraiser for our “Blues in the Schools” program. It’s going to be a great evening! 

Jake Leg, a traditional Chicago-style blues band
Blues Directors performing at Sunday Blues, 2014.