Annual Blues at the Belt Coming to Sandbar Labor Day Weekend

Once again this year, Boise Blues Society will be producing a series of local blues bands at Riverside Hotel’s Sandbar Lounge all Labor Day weekend, for Friday, August 31 to Monday, September 3. This year’s series is part of the Riverside’s Blues and Arts Weekend. Come on out and enjoy blues on the riverfront all weekend long. Sandbar will be providing its usual food menu and full bar. All ages shows. 

Here’s the full music lineup:

Fri Aug 31

2-5pm–Richard Soliz and Wilson Roberts

6-9–Hoochie Coochie Men

Sat Sept 1

11am-1pm–Thomas and Dale Wilson

2-5pm–Sistah Sarah and The Almas Azules

6-9pm–CC and Strange Brew

Sun Sept 2

11am-1pm–David Noriega

2-5pm–Blues You Can Use  who are they?  Blues to Lose?

6-9pm–Littrell, Le and Lewis  who is le?  Who is lewis?

Mon Sept 3

2-5pm–Blues Directors

6-9pm–Deborah Michels Gang (DMG)

Tues Sept 4

6-9pm–SUDA

Wipe Away the Blues Festival and Fundraiser Coming to JUMP Sept 29

Astegos.org in association with The Boise Blues Society, The Boise Philharmonic, The Idaho Diaper Bank and The Downtown Boise Neighborhood Association will host a daylong outdoor music festival on Saturday, Sept 29, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm at Jack’s Urban Meeting Place (JUMP) 1000 Myrtle St, Boise.

The WIPE AWAY THE BLUES FESTIVAL will feature six local blues bands and a special performance from the Boise Philharmonic. Attendees are asked to bring at least one package of baby wipes as a donation to the Idaho Diaper Bank. People can also support the cause by visiting Astegos.org and clicking on the link that says Wipe Away the Blues.

TIMES & PERFORMERS:
11:00am – 12:00pm–Blues to Lose
12:00pm – 1:00pm–SUDA
1:00pm – 2:00pm–The Boise Philharmonic
2:00pm – 3:00pm–Billy Blues Band
3:00pm – 4:00pm–David Noriega Band
4:00pm – 5:00pm–TBA
5:00pm – 6:00pm–Blues Directors
6:00pm – 7:00pm–Hoochie Coochie Men

Information about Astegos.org:
Astegos.org was founded in February 2017. Through their three programs Astegos.org has been extremelysuccessful. In their first year the Astegos.org street outreach fed more than 10,000 meals from the astegos.org food cart. They were able to provide over 500 free hours of counseling through the Astegos.org counseling center. Finally, the Astegos.org transitional housing program was able to assist 28 families out of
homelessness in their first year!

Information about The Idaho Diaper Bank:
By focusing on diaper need, the Idaho Diaper Bank (IDB) works to meet the basic needs of Idaho children and families. Our vision is to ensure every diaper wearing person in Idaho has access to the diapers and diapering supplies they need to remain clean, dry, happy and healthy. This includes babies, the elderly and anyone else who may need diapering supplies. Our mission is to collaborate with community partners throughout the state to mobilize efforts to make a difference in the lives of the 52% of Idaho babies aged three or younger who live in poor or low- income families.

Media Contact:
For more Information about WIPE AWAY THE BLUES FESTIVAL please contact: Astegos.org Executive Director Tim Flaherty 208-954-2025 or tim@astegos.org.

Ev Hadden debuts as Radio Boise DJ Tonight! KRBX announces new blues hosts

Boise musician Ev Haddden, member of Boise Blues Society’s Blues Directors band and others, makes her debut as a DJ on KRBX tonight, 8-10pm. You can listen online at https://radioboise.us/ Here’s the experience in her own words:

“It’s a terrifying but exciting day for me, folks. I’ll be doing my FIRST SHOW as a DJ for RadioBoise this evening. We’ve started a new program called Shades of Blues, with rotating DJ’s including Ken HarrisNoble HoltThomas Wilson, Dave Morris, and me (Evelyn Hadden). Big thank you to the many supportive and helpful people at KRBX. Tune in tonight at 8pm for blues music you won’t hear anywhere else!”

KRBX Announces New Program Hosts: The plan for replacing former Blues Block time-slot host Mojo Mike Witmer (who moved out-of-state) is to use a revolving cast of no less than 5 new Blues DJ’s for “DIFFERENT SHADES OF BLUES”.

1st Monday of the month: Ken Harris
2nd Monday: Evelyn Hadden  
3rd Monday: Thomas Wilson and Noble Holt  
4th Monday: Dave Morris
5th Mondays: TBD

Norman Davis

Long-time radio personality Norman Davis continues to host thefirst part of the Blues Block, Juke Joint, from 5-8pm Mondays. Tune in for a whole evening of traditional and contemporary blues music, and check out the fleet of new hosts, too.  https://radioboise.us or 89.5fm.

Jake Leg Rocks Blues on the Banks First Night!

Jake Leg Blues Band of Boise Idaho rips it up on the Allman Brothers classic, “Whipping Post”, at the 2018 Blues on the Banks in Caldwell, on opening night, August 3, 2018. Front and center include Dale Wilson on blues harp, Brooke Nicole on vocals, Thomas Wilson and Bob Solomon on the dual guitars. Really top notch musicians all around!

If you missed last night, you get a second chance to see this band. Jake Leg will open the final night of Blues on the Banks tonight (Saturday) at 6:30pm, followed by the headliner, Scott Ellison Band, from Tulsa. It’s sure to be a fantastic night of blues-rock. Advance tickets remain for just $15 at Stewart’s or online at http://banks2018.eventbrite.com/

Spreading knowledge and appreciation of blues music throughout Southern Idaho.