Calendar

Apr
29
Sat
2017
Smooth Avenue @ Willi B's
Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Smooth will be performing a fusion of blues and soul music. Bring your dancing shoes as the dance floors will be open

Apr
30
Sun
2017
Juke Joint Movie Night @ Playhouse Boise
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

“CHASIN’ DA BLUES ”

A delightful romp around the world with dancer, actor, musician Eddie Baytos on a world wide search for blues. Eddie visits: Estonia, Lithuania, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Australia, Switzerland and Canada, where he sits in with local musicians, interviews them and travels with them to the plazas, parks, bars and juke joints where they make music.

Here’s a link to the trailer for the movie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epLsdAYQDSY

As always, showtime is 7 pm at Playhouse Boise. All ages welcome. Soft drinks, popcorn, a full bar and snacks available. Hosted by Norman Davis and Mojo Mike Witmer, sponsored by the Boise Blues Society and Radio Boise.  No door charge.

May
5
Fri
2017
Greger Addy Cigar Box Guitar @ Bella Brewing
May 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Greger Plays Cigar Box Blues

 

May
6
Sat
2017
John Clifton Blues Band @ Sapphire Room
May 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Boise Blues Society is happy to welcome the John Clifton Blues Band back to Boise! The band played last summer’s Blues & Bones Festival in Eagle and made lots of new fans in their first visit to Idaho. Clifton has headlined and performed at major Blues Festivals in the US and abroad, playing more than 150 dates a year. He has also toured and recorded with Big Bill Morganfield, Blues Hall of Fame member and son of Muddy Waters.

“John Clifton may not be a name that instantly leaps to mind like many of the West Coast blues scene harmonica players, but maybe it’s time it should be as he is right there with the best.” — Cascade Blues Association (Portland)

May
7
Sun
2017
Blues & Jazz Jam @ Oak Barrel of Eagle
May 7 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

1st and 3rd Sundays.  3pm to 6pm.    Blues and Jazz jam – all ages event to showcase the unique talent of musicians in collaborating and performing together

PA, mikes and Drums provided. All ages. Full bar and food menu. 

May
9
Tue
2017
Open Jam with The Blind Mice @ Playhouse Boise
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

This jam starts up again on Tuesday May 9th at its new location: Playhouse Boise. Now with free Blues Dancing lessons starting around 7PM, then dance to free blues music from 8-11PM with group of jammers. Supplied are amps, cables, drums, keyboard, and PA.  Just bring your axes/sticks. 

See (and hear) more at https://www.facebook.com/theblindmiceband

 

May
12
Fri
2017
Greger Addy Cigar Box Guitar @ Bella Brewing
May 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Greger Plays Cigar Box Blues

 

May
13
Sat
2017
BBS CD Release Party @ Mardi Gras Ballroom
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Tickets are $10 for one, with a special “bring-a-friend” offer of $5 for the second ticket. Online or at the door. 

8 artists from the new BBS Compilation CD will be playing this special event. Put the date on your calendar and watch for more information about the show coming soon! Doors at 6:30, music from 7

Here’s the anticpated playing order:

7:00–The Blues Addicts
7:30–Bart Barbour

8:00–Neighbor Dave and Big Mac
8:30–Pamela DeMarche and Friends
9:00–Bret Welty Band
9:30–Hoochie Coochie Men and Noble Holt
10:00–Gary Tackett and Full Moon Rude
10:30–Richard Soliz and the Fabulour Blue Rayz

May
14
Sun
2017
Smooth Avenue @ Toon Town, Hwy 44, Star, ID
May 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Momz Mother’s Day Car Show – Star, Idaho.  Classic car show with about 100 cars.  Event is from 12-4. For info see https://www.facebook.com/momz.garage/posts/10208885966255534

BBS 2nd Sunday All Blues Jam @ Playhouse Boise
May 14 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
BBS 2nd Sunday All Blues Jam @ Playhouse Boise | Boise | Idaho | United States

This Jam is BLUES MUSIC ONLY, by our definition. There are lots of other 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! Food and full bar available.

2pm Free Blues Dance Lesson with Craig Crist & Robyn Watson.

As always, 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, listeners too of course!

 

May
16
Tue
2017
Open Jam with The Blind Mice @ Playhouse Boise
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

This jam starts up again on Tuesday May 9th at its new location: Playhouse Boise. Now with free Blues Dancing lessons starting around 7PM, then dance to free blues music from 8-11PM with group of jammers. Supplied are amps, cables, drums, keyboard, and PA.  Just bring your axes/sticks. 

See (and hear) more at https://www.facebook.com/theblindmiceband

 

May
19
Fri
2017
Greger Addy Cigar Box Guitar @ Bella Brewing
May 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Greger Plays Cigar Box Blues

 

May
20
Sat
2017
Gary Tackett & Full Moon Rude @ Destination 112
May 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
May
21
Sun
2017
Blues & Jazz Jam @ Oak Barrel of Eagle
May 21 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

1st and 3rd Sundays.  3pm to 6pm.    Blues and Jazz jam – all ages event to showcase the unique talent of musicians in collaborating and performing together

PA, mikes and Drums provided. All ages. Full bar and food menu. 

Gary Tackett & Full Moon Rude @ The Knitting Factory
May 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Opening for Marty Stuart

May
22
Mon
2017
Andy T Band – Alabama Mike @ Playhouse Boise
May 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

THE ANDY T BAND was clearly a highlight at the 2016 Boise Blues Festival, with Andy’s top notch guitar skills leading the way. Now, we bring the band back for their own indoor show, accompanied by new vocalist Alabama Mike. It’s going to be another terrific Boise Blues Society show, similar to the recent sold-out Johnny Rawls shows, plus this with a world-class blues guitarist!

Upon Nick Nixon’s 2016 retirement, Andy T and the band enlisted “Alabama Mike” Benjamin as lead singer. Mike is a dynamic, energetic vocalist who strongly connects with his audience. The group has been extremely well received, a highlight being the 2016 King Biscuit Festival. You don’t want to miss this show!!  andy-mike.eventbrite.com  Doors open at 6:30, show at 7:30. All seats are general admission, first come, be in line at 6:30 for best seat selection.

Mississippi Marshall @ Sapphire Room
May 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Come along Mississippi Marshall’s personal Blues Trail as he takes you musically through the Delta. This is truly one of the best “Blues” lessons you’ll ever experience live. Mississippi’s life history growing up in the heart of the Delta is spelled out in his songwriting and his guitar work is strait up Blues Mojo. Make plans to join us for this one…. It’ll take you places you’ve never been. Doors at 6:30.

May
23
Tue
2017
Open Jam with The Blind Mice @ Playhouse Boise
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

This jam starts up again on Tuesday May 9th at its new location: Playhouse Boise. Now with free Blues Dancing lessons starting around 7PM, then dance to free blues music from 8-11PM with group of jammers. Supplied are amps, cables, drums, keyboard, and PA.  Just bring your axes/sticks. 

See (and hear) more at https://www.facebook.com/theblindmiceband

 

May
24
Wed
2017
Gary Tackett & Full Moon Rude @ Bar 365, Riverside Hotel
May 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
May
26
Fri
2017
Greger Addy Cigar Box Guitar @ Bella Brewing
May 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Greger Plays Cigar Box Blues

 

May
27
Sat
2017
Smooth Avenue @ Sandbar, Riverside Hotel
May 27 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Gary Tackett & Full Moon Rude @ Sandbar, Riverside Hotel
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
May
30
Tue
2017
Open Jam with The Blind Mice @ Playhouse Boise
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

This jam starts up again on Tuesday May 9th at its new location: Playhouse Boise. Now with free Blues Dancing lessons starting around 7PM, then dance to free blues music from 8-11PM with group of jammers. Supplied are amps, cables, drums, keyboard, and PA.  Just bring your axes/sticks. 

See (and hear) more at https://www.facebook.com/theblindmiceband

 

Jun
2
Fri
2017
Greger Addy Cigar Box Guitar @ Bella Brewing
Jun 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Greger Plays Cigar Box Blues

 

Jun
6
Tue
2017
Open Jam with The Blind Mice @ Playhouse Boise
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

This jam starts up again on Tuesday May 9th at its new location: Playhouse Boise. Now with free Blues Dancing lessons starting around 7PM, then dance to free blues music from 8-11PM with group of jammers. Supplied are amps, cables, drums, keyboard, and PA.  Just bring your axes/sticks. 

See (and hear) more at https://www.facebook.com/theblindmiceband

 

Jun
9
Fri
2017
Greger Addy Cigar Box Guitar @ Bella Brewing
Jun 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Greger Plays Cigar Box Blues

 

Ben Rice Band – Festival PreLaunch Party @ Playhouse Boise
Jun 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Come to this special “PreLaunch Party” for this summer’s Boise Blues Festival. Ben Rice and his band return to Boise after previous standout performances at the 2015 Boise Blues Festival and 2016 Blues & Bones Festival, and a sold-out show of his own in the Fall of 2015.

Note: BBS Members may email boisebluessociety@gmail.com for the code (then click on Enter Promotional Code under Tickets) for $2 discount per ticket. Non-members may email for speedy joining information. Doors open at 6:30pm, show at 7:30.

Ben has been leaving huge impressions on audiences around the Northwest and winning awards for his vocals and guitar playing for the last seven years. In 2014 at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis Tennessee he left the audience speechless with a raw emotional delivery of his version of “Key To The Highway.” His second consecutive trip to the International Blues Challenge he made the finals in the solo/duo category. Where he was awarded the St. Blues Guitarist award for best guitarist.

Jun
13
Tue
2017
Open Jam with The Blind Mice @ Playhouse Boise
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

This jam starts up again on Tuesday May 9th at its new location: Playhouse Boise. Now with free Blues Dancing lessons starting around 7PM, then dance to free blues music from 8-11PM with group of jammers. Supplied are amps, cables, drums, keyboard, and PA.  Just bring your axes/sticks. 

See (and hear) more at https://www.facebook.com/theblindmiceband

 

Jun
16
Fri
2017
Greger Addy Cigar Box Guitar @ Bella Brewing
Jun 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Greger Plays Cigar Box Blues

 

Jun
20
Tue
2017
Open Jam with The Blind Mice @ Playhouse Boise
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

This jam starts up again on Tuesday May 9th at its new location: Playhouse Boise. Now with free Blues Dancing lessons starting around 7PM, then dance to free blues music from 8-11PM with group of jammers. Supplied are amps, cables, drums, keyboard, and PA.  Just bring your axes/sticks. 

See (and hear) more at https://www.facebook.com/theblindmiceband

 

Jun
23
Fri
2017
Greger Addy Cigar Box Guitar @ Bella Brewing
Jun 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Greger Plays Cigar Box Blues

 

Jun
24
Sat
2017
John Nemeth @ Egyptian Theatre
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Boise favorite son John Nemeth returns for his annual show, this time at Egyptian Theater, John is currently nominated for the 2017 Blues Music Award – B.B. King Entertainer of the Year. Recent honors include SOUL BLUES Male Artist of the year 2014 and SOUL BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2015. His new record “Feelin’ Freaky” releases worldwide on his own Memphis Grease Records on May 19th, 2017. You can Pre-Order here: https://lnk.to/feelinfreaky/

Jun
27
Tue
2017
Open Jam with The Blind Mice @ Playhouse Boise
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

This jam starts up again on Tuesday May 9th at its new location: Playhouse Boise. Now with free Blues Dancing lessons starting around 7PM, then dance to free blues music from 8-11PM with group of jammers. Supplied are amps, cables, drums, keyboard, and PA.  Just bring your axes/sticks. 

See (and hear) more at https://www.facebook.com/theblindmiceband

 

Jun
30
Fri
2017
Greger Addy Cigar Box Guitar @ Bella Brewing
Jun 30 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Greger Plays Cigar Box Blues

 

Jul
4
Tue
2017
Open Jam with The Blind Mice @ Playhouse Boise
Jul 4 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

This jam starts up again on Tuesday May 9th at its new location: Playhouse Boise. Now with free Blues Dancing lessons starting around 7PM, then dance to free blues music from 8-11PM with group of jammers. Supplied are amps, cables, drums, keyboard, and PA.  Just bring your axes/sticks. 

See (and hear) more at https://www.facebook.com/theblindmiceband

 

Jul
7
Fri
2017
Greger Addy Cigar Box Guitar @ Bella Brewing
Jul 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Greger Plays Cigar Box Blues

 

Jul
11
Tue
2017
Open Jam with The Blind Mice @ Playhouse Boise
Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

This jam starts up again on Tuesday May 9th at its new location: Playhouse Boise. Now with free Blues Dancing lessons starting around 7PM, then dance to free blues music from 8-11PM with group of jammers. Supplied are amps, cables, drums, keyboard, and PA.  Just bring your axes/sticks. 

See (and hear) more at https://www.facebook.com/theblindmiceband

 

Jul
14
Fri
2017
Greger Addy Cigar Box Guitar @ Bella Brewing
Jul 14 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Greger Plays Cigar Box Blues

 

Jul
16
Sun
2017
BOISE BLUES FESTIVAL @ Reid Merrill Park
Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm – 8:30 pm
 
Our 2017 festival includes the return of 3 of our most crowd-pleasing touring musicians of recent years, 2 of Boise’s most popular local blues bands, and an 85-year-old Mississippi blues icon who’s been playing and singing the blues for more than 70 years. You can’t get much more blues history than that!
 

We look forward to having you join us for an afternoon of great blues at Reid Merrill Park, Eagle, on Sunday, July 16. 

Jul
21
Fri
2017
Greger Addy Cigar Box Guitar @ Bella Brewing
Jul 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Greger Plays Cigar Box Blues

 

Jul
28
Fri
2017
Greger Addy Cigar Box Guitar @ Bella Brewing
Jul 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Greger Plays Cigar Box Blues

 

Aug
4
Fri
2017
Greger Addy Cigar Box Guitar @ Bella Brewing
Aug 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Greger Plays Cigar Box Blues

 

Spreading knowledge and appreciation of blues music throughout Southern Idaho