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Festival Advance Tickets Just $25 (no fee or tax)

Advance tickets to this year’s Boise Blues Festival on Sunday July 16 are just $25, no added fees or tax, for a whole day of great blues music, what a deal!!  

We think this is an excellent value for far and away our best festival lineup ever! Our focus is on a 25th year reunion, featuring several artists who have successfully graced our recent events.

Headlining the festival will be Portland blues icon, Curtis Salgado, the man who inspired the original Blues Brothers. Another Portlander, fast rising Lisa Mann and her band, also returns to Treasure Valley after a pair of triumphant appearances. Both Lisa and Curtis sold out previous BBS shows at the Sapphire Room.

And speaking of sell-outs, Johnny Rawls has sold out a pair of shows in the past year at Playhouse Boise, earning an invite to the festival as well. He will again be backed by JT and Smooth Avenue. Leo “Bud” Welch is an 85-year-old Mississippi Delta bluesman billed as the last of the original Mississippi blues guitarists. The lineup is completed by popular Boise band, The Blues Addicts, accompanied by The Brass Tacks horns. 


Award-Winning Guitarist Nick Schnebelen Band Coming April 4

Boise Blues Society presents award-winning guitarist Nick Schnebelen and his hot blues band, one night only at the Riverside Hotel’s Sapphire Room, Tuesday, April 4, 7:30pm.

Nick Schnebelen has quickly built a reputation as a killer lead guitar player and impassioned vocalist. As founding member of the popular family band Trampled Under Foot, Nick has traveled the world playing clubs and festivals. and as fan favorites on the Legendary Blues Cruise.







“Echos of the blues like Freddie King, Buddy Guy…Nick Schnebelen’s world-class guitar playing leads the way.”   –JS, Seattle PI

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Last Call for Fat Tuesday Advance Tickets!

UPDATE TUESDAY 11:30am: We just sold out the original allotment of advance tickets for tonight’s Fat Tuesday Celebration, and have added a block of 20 seats we were holding back for door sales. You may still purchase advanced tickets until 3pm, then if any are left, they will be available at the door for $25. But best option is to get them now ($20+3.31 fees/tax)… Going to be a wang dang doodle of a party tonight!!

Update 2-27: We have just a few tickets left to tomorrow’s Fat Tuesday Celebration & Fundraiser for our Blues in the Schools program. Don’t miss this great colorful party! Tickets may not be available at the door, so don’t wait. Get yours now at

Table reservations:  If you already have tickets, bring some more friends and reserve a whole table (up to 9) for all of you. Email to reserve or ask questions. See you at the party!!

Tickets Still Available for Fat Tuesday Celebration!

Advance tickets remain at this moment for next Tuesday’s (Feb 28) Fat Tuesday Celebration & Fundraiser. May not be available at the door, so don’t wait. (23.31 net advance, $25 if at door,)  Come on out and support the Blues in Boise and join our big annual Party! 4 fine local blues bands! This is going to be a great party, food, drink, decorations, costumes, lots of great music, you won’t want to miss it!
Note: This event will likely sell out in advance; if there are any tickets available at the door, they will be $25. Advance tickets are $23.31 net, including sales tax & fees.
A special thank you to Michelle Jenkins at Idaho Statesman for mentioning the event in today’s column! Check it out: