Radio Boise Blues Cruise

 This blues cruise, Boise’s first ever, promises to be a lot of fun. A luxury cruiser will pick us up at noon on Sunday, June 24. We’ll ride to McCall in style with snacks, games, prizes and live music by Russ Martin and Richard Soliz on the way.
 Then we’ll board the good ship Idaho for a two hour cruise of Payette Lake!
 More snacks, a full bar and live music during our cruise by Neighbor Dave and the Gary Tackett trio. :After the cruise, we’ll ride back to Boise with more live music and fun.
 Only 75 tickets will be sold for this event, at Eventbrite.com so don’t wait too long if you’d like to go. This is a fund-raiser for Radio Boise and a fun-raiser for blues fans.
  Questions? Contact Norman Davis of the Blues Bloc on Radio Boise, 89.9 Boise & Beyond, and 93.5 Downtown at norman@radiothrills.com

BBS Jam Sessions on Second Sunday of Each Month

BBS Jam Sessions are held on the second Sunday of each month.

Venue: Playhouse Boise (Located at: 8001 W. Fairview Avenue—East of Milwaukee on Fairview)

Time: 3pm to 6pm
Music: Blues Only

–  Hosting Showcase Bands
Host bands will be showcased at the Jam and play a 30-minute set to start the Jam Session. Host bands will be able to sell their CD’s or other marketing materials to those attending. Musicians in the Host band will also be responsible for covering when the need arises for a bass player, drummer, or another musician. If you have a band and would like to be considered for a Host Band, please send an email to Boiseblueswilson@gmail.com (Dale Wilson) with your email, telephone number, and the name of your band. Host Bands will be selected based on BBS review of the band’s musical performance of at least one blues song by CD, Facebook or Youtube post, or another means of displaying their band’s musical ability. Application to be a Host Band does not assure selection as one.

–  Management
Each Jam session will be managed by a volunteer appointed by the BBS Board of Directors. The goal to make playing the blues both fun, as well as organized for smooth transitions. The BBS volunteer will be responsible for placing individuals into jam bands and designating the order, or priority, in which individuals and bands will play. Each band or BBS composed jam band, or individual musician will be able to play for 15 minutes (or 3 songs not lasting more than 15 minutes) in order to allow full participation of those wanting to jam.

–  Jam Players
Individuals and Bands will sign up for the Jam session when they arrive at the Playhouse. Each Jammer, whether signed in by Band or Individual, will be assigned to play in the order in which they registered to play when they arrived. If a Band is not ready to play at the time called because a member is missing, the Band will be moved down to the next available priority until they arrive; or, the Band may choose to play with an Individual Jammer substituting for the missing player(s).

–  Equipment
The Showcase Host Band will be providing a drum kit and bass amplifier for all musicians. BBS will be providing microphones, with the Playhouse providing the sound equipment and sound engineer. Bands or individuals needing a keyboard should bring their own. Other instrument equipment is also the responsibility of the individual or band participating.
We appreciate your support and hope to see you there!