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2017 Blues On the Belt

Labor Day Weekend means FOUR DAYS OF GREAT MUSIC at the Annual Blues on the Belt event at Riverside Hotel’s incredible, newly expanded Sandbar! What a great place for live music and just check out the lineup for Friday, Sep 1st through Monday, Sep 4th!
Friday, Sep 1st
Gary Tackett, 2-5pm
Jeff Engelbert & Friends, 6-9pm
Saturday, Sep 2nd
Mississippi Marshall, 11am-1pm
Kind of Blue & Captain SNAFU 2-5pm
Bret Welty Band, 6-9pm
Sunday, Sep 3rd
Neighbor Dave, 11am-1pm
Blues Collective 2-5pm
Hoochie Coochie Men 6-9pm
Monday, Sep 4th
Richard Soliz & The Blue Rayz, 2-5pm
Blues Directors 6-9pm

Riverside Hotel offers Blues On the Belt room rates starting at $99! Available Sep 2-4 only. Not available on Friday, Sep 1st. Book yours today by calling (208) 343-1871

Now On Sale! BBS 25th Year CD “Blues Gems From The Gem State”

Boise Blues Society celebrates 25 years of bringing the blues to Boise and Treasure Valley with the release of a new CD compilation, “Blues Gems from the Gem State”. The album features 18 tracks, one each by a different Treasure Valley blues band or artist. It’s produced by BBS co-founder and KRBX Radio Boise Juke Joint host Norman Davis.

All the artists donated their music to the fundraising project. Proceeds from the album go to support the non-profit work of Boise Blues Society, including its popular Blues in the Schools program, which is offered free-of-charge to area schools to promote and educate about the blues, and youth scholarship program which offers financial support for young musicians to further their music education.

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New BBS Blues Channel on YouTube

We’ve just created a new YouTube Channel!  Live music from local shows by BBS member bands, concert excerpts from touring blues musicians presented by BBS in the greater Boise area, and lots of other fine blues videos gleaned from YouTube and other websites. Check it out below, because there’s never too much blues music!!

Boise Blues Society YouTube Channel

Here’s a sample video from our channel of a recent BBS sponsored event with Portland’s Lisa Mann, and featuring Ben Rice:

BBS Receives A Grant from the City of Boise!

Boise Blues Society has received a $1000 grant from the City of Boise, Arts & History Department to support our Blues in the Schools (BITS) program.  Contributions like this help us reach out to  students in the Boise area.

Part of our mission to “promote and preserve blues music” includes providing musicians as coaches and performers to introduce blues music to children and adults alike.  BITS, which began in 2006, is part of our outreach effort and is provided at no cost to participating schools.  Through BITS, Boise Blues Society brings a taste of blues music, and the lessons that go with it, into schools.