Calendar

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

Greger Plays Cigar Box Blues

 

Harlis Sweetwater Band @ Sapphire Room/Riverside Hotel
Apr 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

General seating: $15 ($20 at the door)

Preferred seating: $18 ($23 at the door)

Doors at 6:30pm, show at 7:30pm

Back in the Sapphire Room after two SOLD OUT shows!

From Huntington Beach California, Harlis Sweetwater, as a singer, guitarist, songwriter and frontman, has shared the stage with everyone from Jimmie Vaughan, ZZ Top, Los Lobos Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Everlast, and Brian Setzer to R&B/Blues legends Etta James, James Cotton, and Wilson Pickett to name a few.

He has been called “the best singer in any genre” by music critic Robert Kinsler of the OC Register, While SugarBuzz Magazine had this to say: “From the heart, Harlis Sweetwater, you know instantly the real deal is upon you. This man knows the blues.” Recently CBS online named Harlis one of Orange County’s best singer songwriters. Don’t miss it!

Apr
15
Sat
2017
Smooth Avenue @ Sapphire Room/Riverside Hotel
Apr 15 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Smoothin into Spring at the Sapphire Room (Riverside Hotel) performing a fusion of blues and soul music. Bring your dancing shoes as the dance floors will be open. $13/$18 plus $5 at the door. Get tickets at eventbrite.com

Apr
16
Sun
2017
Blues & Jazz Jam @ Oak Barrel of Eagle
Apr 16 @ 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. 

Apr
20
Thu
2017
Gary Tackett & Full Moon Rude @ Bar 365, Riverside Hotel
Apr 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Apr
21
Fri
2017
Greger Addy Cigar Box Guitar @ Bella Brewing
Apr 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Greger Plays Cigar Box Blues

 

Apr
22
Sat
2017
Lloyd & Becky Blake @ Shangri-La Tearoom and Caf
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Apr
28
Fri
2017
Greger Addy Cigar Box Guitar @ Bella Brewing
Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Greger Plays Cigar Box Blues

 

Gary Tackett & Full Moon Rude @ Destination 112
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Every 4th Friday
 
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

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
9
Fri
2017
Ben Rice Band @ Playhouse Boise
Jun 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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
10
Sat
2017
Ben Rice Workshop @ Private Residence
Jun 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Guitar Workshop with the fabulous Ben Rice. Limited to 10 participants. Must sign up in advance at ben-rice.eventbrite.com/  Workshop only is $25. Or you may combine with full show with the Ben Rice Band for $35 (five dollars less than purchased separately). Location is a private residence in downtown Eagle, address and information to be sent out to participants upon purchase. More information about Ben at http://benricelive.com

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/

Jul
16
Sun
2017
BOISE BLUES FESTIVAL @ Reid Merrill Park
Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 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!
 

Gates open at 12 noon, music from 1-9pm. A full day of great blues entertainment is just $25 advance tickets, will be $30 at the door. Children 12 & under free. Get them now at BBF2017.eventbrite.com/ We look forward to having you join us for an afternoon of great blues at Reid Merrill Park, Eagle, on Sunday, July 16. 

Apr
28
Sat
2018
Jake Leg @ BIG MIC'S
Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Jake Leg @ BIG MIC'S | Kuna | Idaho | United States

Blues Music At Its Best this Saturday at Big Mic’s, great date night Jake Leg always packs the house. 

 

Apr
30
Mon
2018
John Nemeth @ Sapphire Room, Riverside Hotel
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
John Nemeth @ Sapphire Room, Riverside Hotel | Boise | Idaho | United States

Boise native John Nemeth is back in The Sapphire Room!

Don’t try to snatch him back and hold him, he’s a man on the move. John Németh had already established himself among the very top ranks of blues musicians and modern soul singers when he decided to break the mold with his new record, FEELIN’ FREAKY. Németh fearlessly crushes all barriers of style and genre with an album of original songs that defies all the usual pigeonholes. Drawing from his strong influences in blues and R&B, as well as contemporary sounds in hip hop and rock & roll, John creates music that is personal as well as universal, and owes its origin to no one but John Németh. 

“You could swear he was freeze-dried in the 1960s, as the music has a driving, rock-‘n’-soul punch that makes him seem spiritual kin to long-gone stompers Sam Cooke, Otis Redding and Jackie Wilson.”

-Jonathan Takiff, Philadelphia Daily News, Feb 2009

Doors open at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm

$25 general, $30 preferred ($30/$35 at the door) 

May
1
Tue
2018
John Nemeth @ Sapphire Room, Riverside Hotel
May 1 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
John Nemeth @ Sapphire Room, Riverside Hotel | Boise | Idaho | United States

Boise native John Nemeth is back in The Sapphire Room!

Don’t try to snatch him back and hold him, he’s a man on the move. John Németh had already established himself among the very top ranks of blues musicians and modern soul singers when he decided to break the mold with his new record, FEELIN’ FREAKY. Németh fearlessly crushes all barriers of style and genre with an album of original songs that defies all the usual pigeonholes. Drawing from his strong influences in blues and R&B, as well as contemporary sounds in hip hop and rock & roll, John creates music that is personal as well as universal, and owes its origin to no one but John Németh. 

“You could swear he was freeze-dried in the 1960s, as the music has a driving, rock-‘n’-soul punch that makes him seem spiritual kin to long-gone stompers Sam Cooke, Otis Redding and Jackie Wilson.”

-Jonathan Takiff, Philadelphia Daily News, Feb 2009

Doors open at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm

$25 general, $30 preferred ($30/$35 at the door) 

May
4
Fri
2018
Jake Leg Blues Band @ Big Al's
May 4 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Jake Leg Blues Band @ Big Al's | Meridian | Idaho | United States

Patio Opening Party!

May
9
Wed
2018
BBS Presents Terry Hanck Band @ Playhouse Boise
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Terry Hanck, multiple award winning sax man, brings his awesome band to the Playhouse Boise on May 9th!

Buy Tickets Here!  $15 advance purchase, $20 at the door. Note: Time for this show is 7-9pm.

Terry Hanck proves that sax and soul are still all the rage. He won the 2016 Blues Music Award for Best Horn. In 2014,he won the ISC Award (International Songwriting Competition) in the BLUES Category and in 2012 swept both the Blues Music Awards and the Living Blues Award forBest Horn. He was in the great Elvin Bishop’s band for ten years and Bishop still refers to him as his favorite sax man.

Joined by his solid sender bandmates–Johnny Soubrand (the sizzling master guitarist celebrating his 12 year anniversary with Terry), and the tight all-star rhythm section of long-time drummer Butch Cousins and bassist Tim Wagar, Terry  has never lost his unbridled enthusiasm and fearless youth—in his playing, singing, songwriting or his warm personality.

Boise Blues Society is so excited to have the opportunity to bring this group to Boise. Please don’t miss this great show.

Billy Blues Band @ Willi B's
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
May
10
Thu
2018
Tony Holiday and the Velvetones @ Tom Grainey's
May 10 @ 9:00 pm – May 11 @ 12:30 am

Tony Holiday and the Velvetones (SLC Blues/FUNk) 
Thu. May 10 at Tom Grainey’s (6th & Main St Boise, ID)
NO COVER / 9PM-12:30AM / 21+ ONLY
Presented by Tom Grainey’s and TO Entertain U, LLC 
Promo Video 2017 https://youtu.be/pCqWuNjkkzU
Live at the State Room https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a7SnjXLhI0&feature=youtu.be
Website http://www.road-dawg.com/tony-holiday-the-velvetone
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/tonyholidaymusic/

May
11
Fri
2018
The Blues Addicts @ Sapphire Room, Riverside Hotel
May 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Blues Addicts @ Sapphire Room, Riverside Hotel | Boise | Idaho | United States

This event moved inside to the Sapphire Room  due to the threat of inclement weather. Still no charge as are all events at the outdoor Sandbar. No reservations, first come first served. Regular Sapphire Room menu and bar available. 

May
12
Sat
2018
Gary Tackett Band @ Sandbar, Riverside Hotel
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
 
Hoochie Coochie Men @ O'Michaels Pub & Grill
May 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
May
15
Tue
2018
Jake Leg Blues Band @ Sandbar, Riverside Hotel
May 15 @ 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.

May
18
Fri
2018
The Blues Groove @ Ironwood Social
May 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

every third Friday

May
19
Sat
2018
Jake Leg Blues Band @ Crescent Brewery
May 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

21+

 

 

 

May
20
Sun
2018
Blues & Jazz Jam @ Oak Barrel of Eagle
May 20 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Oak Barrel Blues and Jazz Jam
This is an open invitation to musicians of all ages to come out and jam with other musicians who have an interest in blues and/or jazz. Food and full bar available. Every 1st and 3rd  Sunday of every month from 3pm to 6pm

Spreading knowledge and appreciation of blues music throughout Southern Idaho.