All posts by Ron Gardner

Radio Boise Blues Cruise to Payette Lake June 24

 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 Scott Wallenburg of The Blues Addicts, 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

John Clifton Back By Popular Demand!

The John Clifton Blues Band will play the Sapphire Room on Saturday,  April 7th.

Update: Just a small handful of seats still available. So don’t wait to grab yours now: $15 advance purchase ($20 if available at the door). Doors open at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7:30pm.

 

GET YOUR TIX NOW!!

One of the best loved bluesmen in California, John Clifton, is releasing a new album called “Night Life” soon.  He will be playing tunes from that album as well as his usual West Coast to Chicago Blues, classic R&B and Soul to some hard driving vintage Rock’n’Roll.

John and his fantastic band gave us one of our best shows ever in May of 2016. Clifton has solidified himself as one of Central California’s most in demand Blues frontmen since he started in the late ’80’s and we’re excited to have him back in Boise on Saturday, April 7th, 2018.

Our shows have been selling out and John’s last appearance at the Sapphire was a sellout so don’t wait to grab those tickets!

Many tables in the Sapphire Room are at bar height. Those requiring lower or ADA accessible seating will be most comfortable at the following tables: 25, 28, 33, 35, 36, 41, 60, or at the bar. For questions about accessible seating, please call 208-331-4930 or email music@riversideboise.com.

100% refunds are available until 48 hours before the event. Refunds cannot be processed after the event occurs for any reason.

Boise’s best kept secret! The Sapphire Room at The Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd. Garden City, Idaho 83714.

Need assistance? WE CAN HELP! Please call 208-331-4930 to order over the phone. Phone orders are available from 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday. If you need help after-hours or on weekends, please email music@riversideboise.com (fastest) or leave a voicemail at 208-331-4930 and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. Thank you for supporting local live music!

Johnny Rawls St. Patrick’s Day Show

 

 

 

 

Johnny Rawls returns to Boise for a St. Patrick’s Day Party at The Playhouse, 8001 W. Fairview Avenue.  Johnny has been nominated for the Blues Foundation’s Blues Music Awards for 2018 in both Soul Blues Male Artist and Soul Blues Album categories. His latest album, Waiting For the Train, shot straight to #1 on soul blues charts upon release last September. This blues legend has been our guest before and was a featured performer at the Boise Blues Society’s Blues Festival last summer. He has developed a real fan base so get your tickets early!

One of Boise’s favorites groups, Smooth Avenue, will once again take the stage to back Rawls for this show so you know The Playhouse will be rockin’ and the dance floor will be full right to the very last song.

Tickets are $15 General Admission, $20 at the door. Buy HERE

Boise Blues Kids

We’re so very proud to say that 5 young musicians, all of them former Boise Blues Society Music Scholarship Winners – are putting on a special show at Ironwood Social, 5467 North Glenwood Street on Saturday, February 17th.
They’re paying it forward by raising funds for future Scholarships and for our Blues In the Schools program.

Don’t miss hearing these talented young musicians:
Zack Quintana; Thomas Wilson; Noble Holt; Kevin Littrell; Casey Shelden and friends are performing live. It’s a fun-raiser!
Special thanks to Steve Hall of “the Blues Groove” for being uh, instrumental, in arranging this great event.

Tickets are only $8 and are available at EventBrite.com

We hope you’ll come out and support these incredibly talented young men and contribute to our efforts to see that young musicians like these will keep the blues alive for future generations.

Boise Blues Society is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization

Fat Tuesday Party in the Sapphire Room!

The Fat Tuesday Party is an annual fundraiser for the non-profit organization we all know and love as the Boise Blues Society.  It helps BBS continue to presents its highly successful Blues In The Schools program and to offer Music Scholarships to student musicians around the Treasure Valley.
The event on Tuesday, February 13th will feature music from three great bands starting at 6:30pm in the Sapphire Room of the Riverside Hotel.  The bands are Mojo Boogie, Billy Blues Band and Blues Addicts. Three for the price of one! Tickets are on sale now at Eventbrite.com –  $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 
Many tables in the Sapphire Room are at bar height. Those requiring lower or ADA accessible seating will be most comfortable at the following tables: 25, 28, 33, 35, 36, 41, 60, or at the bar. For questions about accessible seating, please call 208-331-4930 or email music@riversideboise.com