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Wipe Away the Blues Festival and Fundraiser Coming to JUMP Sept 29 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 and clicking on the link that says Wipe Away the Blues.

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 was founded in February 2017. Through their three programs has been extremelysuccessful. In their first year the street outreach fed more than 10,000 meals from the food cart. They were able to provide over 500 free hours of counseling through the counseling center. Finally, the 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: Executive Director Tim Flaherty 208-954-2025 or

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


Come to Our Summer Tuesday Blues Nights at the Sandbar!

Come on out to Tuesday Blues Night at the Riverside Hotel’s Sandbar! Every Tuesday all summer, 6-9pm, free. Enjoy the Sandbar’s menu and full bar. And the wonderful location on the river. 

Here’s the 2nd half schedule:

July 24–Jake Leg Blues Band

July 31–Johnny Kunk Trio

August 7–Hoochie Coochie Men

August 14–RJ McGinnis Band

August 21–Bret Welty Band

August 28–Blank Check (formerly Blues Collective)

Sept 11–Smooth Avenue Band

Sept 18–Boss Blues Quartet AKA BBQ

Sept 25–Jeff Englebert & Friends, featuring Jennifer Lea

Oct 2–Blues Revival with Brooke Nicole and Zack Quintana