Calendar

May
25
Fri
2018
Lloyd and Becky Blake @ Tower Grill
May 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Smooth Avenue @ Sandbar, Riverside Hotel
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Smooth Avenue @ Sandbar, Riverside Hotel | Boise | Idaho | United States

You know summer is upon us when the newly renovated Sandbar Patio starts their outdoor music series. 

Smooth Avenue is back for another season of music along the greenbelt. Take a walk on the greenbelt with a friend or pup and then drop by when you’re done for Music and libations or hang out with friends. Gonna be a great time.

May
29
Tue
2018
Mississippi Marshall @ Sandbar, Riverside Hotel
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come on out to Blues Night at the Sandbar, presented by Boise Blues Society, featuring your favorite local blues bands. All ages welcome. Free. Food and drink available.

Jun
1
Fri
2018
RJ McGinnis Band @ Sockeye Grill & Brewing
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

Outdoors on the patio this time. 

The Blues Groove @ Destination 112
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Jun
2
Sat
2018
Gary Tackett & Full Moon Rude @ Sandbar, Riverside Hotel
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jun
5
Tue
2018
The Blues Directors @ Sandbar, Riverside Hotel
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come on out to Blues Night at the Sandbar, presented by Boise Blues Society, featuring your favorite local blues bands. All ages welcome. Free. Food and drink available.

Jun
6
Wed
2018
Lisa Mann @ Sandbar, Riverside Hotel
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Portland blues sensation and award-winning bassist Lisa Mann makes a unique appearance at the Sandbar. You may have seen Lisa and her fine band at one of Boise Blues Society’s shows with her in the past several seasons. Arrive early if you want a chance at table seating. (In the event of inclement weather that evening, the show will be moved inside the Riverside to the Sapphire Room. Admission is free that night at either venue. 

Jun
12
Tue
2018
The Blues Addicts @ Sandbar, Riverside Hotel
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come on out to Blues Night at the Sandbar, presented by Boise Blues Society, featuring your favorite local blues bands. All ages welcome. Free. Food and drink available.

Yarn Band @ Ranch Club
Jun 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Yarn is an Alt Country, Bluesy Roots, Americana Band from Brooklyn, New York on a rare trip west. We saw these guys on their first trip a few years back and we love them! Very danceable, listenable, and just plain fun! A bunch of talented musicians. 

Tue June 12 at the Ranch Club
Time: 8PM-11PM show / 7PM Doors
21+ ONLY $5 Entry
Get dinner, drinks, and some fantastic live music with family and friends.
YARN links and video
https://yarnmusic.net/
https://www.facebook.com/brooklynyarn/
“This is the Year” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOSOHHcQD3E&feature=youtu.be 
“Carolina Heart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZL2xV6I9hNo&feature=youtu.be
YARN BIO
You might expect a band that calls itself Yarn to, naturally, tend to spin a yarn or two. “that’s what we do, we tell stories, live and in the studio, truth and fiction” singer/songwriter Blake Christiana insists. “We don’t always opt for consistency. There’s a different vibe onstage from what comes through in our recordings. There’s a difference in every show as well, you never know what you’re going to get.”

Jun
16
Sat
2018
Jeff Englebert & Friends @ Sandbar, Riverside Hotel
Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Blues Addicts @ Sun Ray Cafe
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Jun
19
Tue
2018
The Blues Groove @ Sandbar, Riverside Hotel
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come on out to Blues Night at the Sandbar, presented by Boise Blues Society, featuring your favorite local blues bands. All ages welcome. Free. Food and drink available.

Jun
26
Tue
2018
Billy Blues Band featuring Michele Eastland & Becky Blake @ Sandbar, Riverside Hotel
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Billy Blues Band featuring Michele Eastland & Becky Blake @ Sandbar, Riverside Hotel | Boise | Idaho | United States

Come on out to Blues Night at the Sandbar, presented by Boise Blues Society, featuring your favorite local blues bands. All ages welcome. Free. Food and drink available.

Jul
3
Tue
2018
Gary Tackett Band @ Sandbar, Riverside Hotel
Jul 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come on out to Blues Night at the Sandbar, presented by Boise Blues Society, featuring your favorite local blues bands. All ages welcome. Free. Food and drink available.

Jul
5
Thu
2018
David McT @ Deja Brew Laugh a Latte
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

David McT will bring his tasty collection of soulful blues, ballads and classic rock to share, with a special nod to the Sixties and Seventies. Vocals backed by six and twelve string guitar.  Should be a good time out on the patio, weather permitting. Fun for all. Hope to see you there.

Jul
6
Fri
2018
Blues To Lose @ Sockeye Brewing
Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

All ages welcome.  

Jul
7
Sat
2018
Deborah Michels Gang @ Sandbar, Riverside Hotel
Jul 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Gary Tackett Band  @ Sandbar, Riverside Hotel
Jul 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Rockin Roadhouse Blues
 
Smooth Avenue @ Big Al's
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

In Meridian Village, on the patio.

Jul
10
Tue
2018
SUDA @ Sandbar, Riverside Hotel
Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come on out to Blues Night at the Sandbar, presented by Boise Blues Society, featuring your favorite local blues bands. All ages welcome. Free. Food and drink available.

Jul
11
Wed
2018
Hoochie Coochie Men @ Westside Drive In
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Blues

Jul
13
Fri
2018
The Blues Addicts @ Sandbar, Riverside Hotel
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This Friday we return to the Sand Bar with 3 full sets starting at 6pm.  The Sandbar is on the hippest new area on the Greenbelt right behind the Riverside Hotel on Chinden. Shade, misters and frosty cold beverages will be available! 

Jul
17
Tue
2018
Mojo Boogie @ Sandbar, Riverside Hotel
Jul 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come on out to Blues Night at the Sandbar, presented by Boise Blues Society, featuring your favorite local blues bands. All ages welcome. Free. Food and drink available.

Jul
24
Tue
2018
Jake Leg Blues Band @ Sandbar, Riverside Hotel
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come on out to Blues Night at the Sandbar, presented by Boise Blues Society, featuring your favorite local blues bands. All ages welcome. Free. Food and drink available.

Jul
28
Sat
2018
Smooth Avenue @ Sandbar, Riverside Hotel
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Smooth returns for a lovely evening of music along the greenbelt. Drive, walk or take a bike ride. It’s beautiful on the patio. Full bar and an outside grill station to fulfill your urges for food or drink.

Jul
31
Tue
2018
Johnny Kunk Trio @ Sandbar, Riverside Hotel
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come on out to Blues Night at the Sandbar, presented by Boise Blues Society, featuring your favorite local blues bands. All ages welcome. Free. Food and drink available.

Aug
3
Fri
2018
Blues on the Banks Kickoff Show @ Stewart's Bar & Grill
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

~~ 21st Annual Blues on the Banks Weekend Comes to Caldwell, Friday and Saturday, August 3-4 ~~

THIS FRIDAY NIGHT KICKOFF to Blues on the Banks Weekend will feature popular local blues band JAKE LEG from 8-10pm. The DEBOARAH MICHELS GANG opens Friday’s show, 7-8pm. Doors open at 6pm. 

TICKETS:  Friday Night ONLY tickets are $5 (cash please) at the door.  But the best deal is to purchase your tickets here in advance, to cover both shows for just $15. Friday’s show is included with this purchase, just show your printed or mobile ticket.

Saturday’s door price (if not sold out early) will be $20. Both are all ages shows. 12 and under free. Over 12 will need a ticket. Doors open one hour before show time each night. 

SECOND NIGHT: Jake Leg also will open Saturday’s show at 6:30pm and headliner Scott Ellison plays immediately after. Please see separate listing to that show under August 4. Remember, you may buy combo tickets to both Friday and Saturday shows here for just $15. 

 

VENUE: Again this year, both nights will be held at Stewart’s Bar and Grill, 2805 Blaine St, Caldwell. The lovely patio setting at Stewart’s allows patrons to be “up close and personal” with the musicians, with a grassy dance space. There’s comfortable shaded seating and food and beverages for your dining and drinking pleasure. Please no coolers, outside food or drink. You may bring lawn chairs to assure yourself seating, up close at stage side if you like. 

Aug
4
Sat
2018
Blues on the Banks Main Night–Scott Ellison @ Stewart's Bar & Grill
Aug 4 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Another great music weekend headlined by a long-time touring blues icon! This year’s headliner is SCOTT ELLISON, talented singer-songwriter, guitarist, and blues-rocker from Tulsa, Oklahoma. A veteran of more than 40 years playing the blues professionally, and still going strong with some 200 shows a year throughout North America. 
SCOTT ELLISON

“Ellison is a prolific songwriter, and his work reflects influences from the British Blues Invasion, Motown, and Memphis rhythm and blues.” –Blues in Britain

“Banks” will feature TWO NIGHTS of entertainment again this year! Popular local blues band JAKE LEG will open Saturday’s show at 6:30pm, and Ellison will headline immediately after. Jake Leg will also play Friday, Aug 3, 8-10pm. The DEBOARAH MICHELS GANG opens Friday’s show, 7-8pm.

Blues on the Banks sponsor Boise Blues Society is proud to bring yet another entertainer of Scott Ellison’s talent and blues heritage to this popular event. Recent shows have sold out, including the past 2 years with Dennis Jones and Studebaker John.

The best deal is to buy your full weekend tickets in advance, to cover both nights for just $15. Friday’s show is included with this purchase, just show your printed or mobile ticket.

Or if you can only attend FRIDAY Night’s Show, admittance to that is a $5 cover (cash please) at the door. Saturday’s door price (if not sold out early) will be $20. Both shows are all ages shows. 12 and under free. Over 12 will need a ticket. Doors open one hour before show time each night.

BBS MEMBERS: To receive $2 off per ticket see your email from us for a code for the “enter promotional code” box that comes up when you click on “tickets” above. If you’re not yet a member and want to be included, you may join at https://boisebluessociety.wildapricot.org/join-us

VENUE: Again this year, both nights will be held at Stewart’s Bar and Grill, 2805 Blaine St, Caldwell. The lovely patio setting at Stewart’s allows patrons to be “up close and personal” with the musicians, with a grassy dance space. There’s comfortable shaded seating and food and beverages for your dining and drinking pleasure. Please no coolers, outside food or drink. You may bring lawn chairs to assure yourself seating, up close at stage side if you like. 

For info, message us here or email boisebluessociety@gmail.com

Aug
7
Tue
2018
Hoochie Coochie Men @ Sandbar, Riverside Hotel
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come on out to Blues Night at the Sandbar, presented by Boise Blues Society, featuring your favorite local blues bands. All ages welcome. Free. Food and drink available.

Aug
14
Tue
2018
RJ McGinnis Band @ Sandbar, Riverside Hotel
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come on out to Blues Night at the Sandbar, presented by Boise Blues Society, featuring your favorite local blues bands. All ages welcome. Free. Food and drink available.

Aug
21
Tue
2018
Bret Welty Band @ Sandbar, Riverside Hotel
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come on out to Blues Night at the Sandbar, presented by Boise Blues Society, featuring your favorite local blues bands. All ages welcome. Free. Food and drink available.

Aug
28
Tue
2018
Blank Check @ Sandbar, Riverside Hotel
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come on out to Blues Night at the Sandbar, presented by Boise Blues Society, featuring your favorite local blues bands. All ages welcome. Free. Food and drink available.

Blank Check is the band formerly known at the Blues Collective. You may recognize them, they look like this (in black & white).

Sep
15
Sat
2018
The Blues Addicts with Brass Tacks Horns @ Sun Ray Cafe
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Spreading knowledge and appreciation of blues music throughout Southern Idaho.