Category Archives: Live Music

Wipe Away the Blues Fundraiser at JUMP Sept 29

Astegos.org in association with The Boise Blues Society, The Boise Philharmonic, The Idaho Diaper Bank and The Downtown Boise Neighborhood Association will host a daylong outdoor music festival on Saturday, Sept 29, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm at Jack’s Urban Meeting Place (JUMP) 1000 Myrtle St, Boise.

The WIPE AWAY THE BLUES FESTIVAL will feature six local blues bands and a special performance from the Boise Philharmonic. Attendees are asked to bring at least one package of baby wipes as a donation to the Idaho Diaper Bank. People can also support the cause by visiting Astegos.org and clicking on the link that says Wipe Away the Blues.

TIMES & PERFORMERS:
11:00am – 12:00pm–Blues to Lose
12:00pm – 1:00pm–SUDA
1:00pm – 2:00pm–The Boise Philharmonic
2:00pm – 3:00pm–Billy Blues Band
3:00pm – 4:00pm–David Noriega Band
4:00pm – 5:00pm–RJ McGinnis Band
5:00pm – 6:00pm–Blues Directors
6:00pm – 7:00pm–Hoochie Coochie Men


Information about Astegos.org:
Astegos.org was founded in February 2017. Through their three programs Astegos.org has been extremelysuccessful. In their first year the Astegos.org street outreach fed more than 10,000 meals from the astegos.org food cart. They were able to provide over 500 free hours of counseling through the Astegos.org counseling center. Finally, the Astegos.org transitional housing program was able to assist 28 families out of
homelessness in their first year!

Information about The Idaho Diaper Bank:
By focusing on diaper need, the Idaho Diaper Bank (IDB) works to meet the basic needs of Idaho children and families. Our vision is to ensure every diaper wearing person in Idaho has access to the diapers and diapering supplies they need to remain clean, dry, happy and healthy. This includes babies, the elderly and anyone else who may need diapering supplies. Our mission is to collaborate with community partners throughout the state to mobilize efforts to make a difference in the lives of the 52% of Idaho babies aged three or younger who live in poor or low- income families.

Media Contact:
For more Information about WIPE AWAY THE BLUES FESTIVAL please contact: Astegos.org Executive Director Tim Flaherty 208-954-2025 or tim@astegos.org.

Summer Tuesday Blues Nights at the Sandbar

Come on out to Tuesday Blues Night at the Riverside Hotel’s Sandbar! Every Tuesday all summer, 6-9pm, free. Enjoy the Sandbar’s menu and full bar. And the wonderful location on the river. 

Sept 18–Boss Blues Quartet AKA BBQ

Sept 25–Jeff Englebert & Friends, featuring Jennifer Lea

Oct 2–Blues Revival with Brooke Nicole and Zack Quintana

Terry Hanck Band at Playhouse Boise May 9

Blues lovers, we are on a roll are we not?  Our shows have been selling out and we know you’ll help us stay on that roll when Terry Hanck brings his awesome band to the Playhouse Boise on May 9th!

Buy Tickets Here!  $15 advance purchase, $20 at the door. Showtime 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.

He has travelled from his hometown of Chicago to Southern California, to the Bay Area, to the southeast coast of Florida. From the 1960s Berkeley-based Grayson Street Houserockers to ten years with the great Elvin Bishop. He has led his own band for over 28 years and we are so excited to have the opportunity to bring this group to Boise.