Category Archives: Live Music

From Johnny Rawls to Andy T with Alabama Mike–The Blues Keep Rolling

Those who were at our 2 sold out shows with Johnny Rawls will want to be at this show at Playhouse Boise, Monday May 22. Promises to be another blow-out, with world class blues guitarist Andy T and his excellent band, featuring new lead vocalist, the acclaimed Alabama Mike. If you saw the Andy T Band at the 2016 Boise Blues Festival, you already know what a great band they are! General admission just $15, no fees or tax added. 






Terrific Ben Rice Band Returns To Boise Friday June 9

Have you heard yet that the fabulous Ben Rice is bringing his band here on June 9? Still in his late 20s, Ben (from Portland) is on his way to the top echelon of blues guitarists/vocalists. After standout performances at the 2015 Boise Blues Festival and 2016 Blues and Bones, and a sold-out show of his own in Fall of 2015, we’re excited to bring Ben back to Boise!!

Get your advance tickets now for just $15. BBS is keeping great live blues affordable!


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.

Ben Rice’s music is deeply rooted in traditional blues, yet at the same time fiercely original. His guitar playing earns labels like “fearless,” “inventive” and “powerful,” and he routinly brings audiences to their feet with his stunning and emotionally honest vocal delivery. Ben is as much at home fronting his electric band as he is captivating a crowd solo with nothing but his voice and his acoustic resonator guitar.


Ben did a successful workshop on a previous Boise visit. The cost is $25 separately, or package price including Friday night show and Saturday workshop is $35. The location will be a private residence in Eagle. Address and any other information will be sent to registrants well before the workshop. To participate, please register at with your email by choosing the ticket option. For any questions, email us at

Jason Ricci Comes Back To Boise For 2 Big Shows July 27-28!

“among the very best in the world … one of the most innovative and creative harp blowers around”   ~Blues Blast Magazine

Jason Ricci and The Bad Kind (his latest band) will play a pair of shows at Playhouse Boise. Separate tickets for each show. Doors at 6:30pm both nights, with shows getting started at 7:30. Co-sponsored by Radio Boise and Boise Blues Society  Food and drink available. All ages welcome.


Advance $17 either night (no fees or tax added). Tickets will be $20 at the door if still available. Best deal to get yours here in advance.

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John Clifton Blues Band To Rock Boise

Boise Blues Society is happy to welcome the John Clifton Blues Band back to Boise! This time to the beautiful Sapphire Room in the Riverside Hotel, Saturday, May 6, 7:30pm.

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 is right there with the best West Coast blues harmonica players.” — Cascade Blues Association (Portland)

As a co-founder (with brother Bill Clifton) of Fresno’s The MoFo Party Band, John Clifton has solidified himself as one of Central California’s most in-demand Blues frontmen since he started in the late ’80s. His “from the gut” vocal and harmonica presence and high energy performances have captivated audiences worldwide. He also keeps things fresh and exciting by effortlessly infusing styles from West Coast to Chicago Blues, classic R&B and Soul, to some hard-driving vintage Rock’n’Roll.

The dance floors will be open, as John’s classic rhythms and infectious enthusiasm are certain to have you moving, whether on our feet or in your seats. Come on out to this sure-to-satisfy Blues party at the Sapphire!