Master Bluesman RJ Mischo Returns to Boise Saturday Jan 14 – with Hoochie Coochie Men

Fantastic bluesman RJ Mischo returns to Boise to follow up his energy charged performance at this year’s Boise Blues Festival in July.


Mischo, master of the blues harp and voice, returns to Boise on Saturday, January 14 at Playhouse Boise.  RJ is one of the best blues harmonica players anywhere! He showed his prodigious skills accompanying the Andy T band at the festival, and now Boise Blues Society is bringing him back for his own show.

Mischo will be backed for this performance by Boise’s own long-time blues stars, The Hoochie Coochie Men!

Mischo has long been considered in the upper echelon of the world’s blues harp players. His music is drenched in the grease of the juke joint shuffles that have stayed in style since before they called it Rock & Roll. Mischo’s magnificent tone, formidable chops, and affable, self-assured vocals make him a top entertainer; the kind of entertainer that only 25 years of touring experience will bring to the stage. You won’t want to miss this outstanding performance!

Door $18. Show at 7:30pm. Doors at 6:30. Come early for best seat selection and for a free blues dance lesson with Robyn Watson and Craig Crist of Kickin’ It Dance (6:45). You may want to visit the large inviting dance floor at some point during RJ’s show, he will definitely get you moving!

Playhouse Boise is at 8001 W Fairview, near the intersection of Fairview and Milwaukee. Food and full bar available.




TONIGHT’S Fat Tuesday Celebration Nearly Full!

UPDATE TUESDAY 11:30AM: We just sold out the original allotment of advance tickets for tonight’s Fat Tuesday Celebration, and have added a block of 20 seats we were holding back for door sales. You may still purchase advanced tickets until 3pm, then if any are left, they will be available at the door for $25. But best option is to get them now ($20+3.31 fees/tax)… Going to be a wang dang doodle of a party tonight!!

Get your tix early to the BBS annual Fat Tuesday Celebration and Fundraiser for our Blues in the Schools program. One of our biggest shows of the year! Four top local blues bands! Saturday, Feb. 28. Door at 5:30pm, music starts at 6pm.  Tickets & Info!








FAT TUESDAY IS PARTY TIME … at one of our biggest events of the year! Boise Blues Society ushers in its 25th year of bringing the best in blues music to Boise and Treasure Valley with its annual Fat Tuesday Celebration and Fundraiser.

Mardi Gras decor all around, theme food & full bar available, large dance floor.  Come early for best seat selection and dinner. The first band goes on at 6pm.  Playhouse Boise, 8001 W Fairview, near the intersection of Fairview and Milwaukee. 

All proceeds from this event help support the BBS Blues in the Schools program, which provides free blues education and live music programs free-of-charge to any area school, and scholarships to young promising musicians. Everyone involved, including the musicians, venue, sound personnel and more, donate their time and talents to this show. We appreciate each and everyone of you for supporting this great cause!

Monthly Boise Blues Jam Every 2nd Sunday

Blues players and listeners alike! Come on out and play, or listen, or dance! Lots of space, lots of seating, food and full bar available. Come and go as you want, between 3 and 6 pm. Free for all ages. 

This Jam is BLUES MUSIC ONLY, by our definition. There are lots of jams in town for other genres, ours is for traditional blues.

Playhouse Boise at 8001 W Fairview, 3-6 pm. Plenty of space to spread out and lots of tables and chairs for your comfort. There’s even a large dance floor! Full bar available.
Amps and speakers are provided, bring your instruments, plug in, and join the jam. Come soon after 3pm to sign up early on the jammers list. No charge, all ages are welcome.

Note:  We especially encourage youth of all ages to attend and jam. Attendance at a blues jam is a requirement of application for our Youth Scholarships awarded to several young musicians annually.