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BBS Music Scholarship Filing Deadline May 1st

The Boise Blues Society (BBS) is once again accepting scholarship applications.  The BBS has awarded a number of scholarships over the past several years to deserving young blues musicians.  The money awarded can be used by the recipient for any expense related to their development as a musician.  The application deadline for this year is May 1. 
 
An important part of the application process is performing at the BBS jam.  The jam sessions are held at Playhouse Boise, 8001 W. Fairview Ave. on the second Sunday of each month, from 3-6 pm.  The application can be downloaded here: http://boiseblues.org/education/scholarship/
 
Applications will be reviewed during the month of May and awards will be made at the June BBS jam.
 
If you have any questions contact  BBS scholarship committee chair, Mike Witmer at mikeandandrea47@gmail.com .

Johnny Rawls St. Patrick’s Day Show

Johnny Rawls returns to Boise for a St. Patrick’s Day Party at The Playhouse, 8001 W. Fairview Avenue.  Johnny has been nominated for the Blues Foundation’s Blues Music Awards for 2018 in both Soul Blues Male Artist and Soul Blues Album categories. His latest album, Waiting For the Train, shot straight to #1 on soul blues charts upon release last September. This blues legend has been our guest before and was a featured performer at the Boise Blues Society’s Blues Festival last summer. He has developed a real fan base so get your tickets early! One of Boise’s favorites groups, Smooth Avenue, will once again take the stage to back Rawls for this show so you know The Playhouse will be rockin’ and the dance floor will be full right to the very last song.

Tickets are $15 General Admission, $20 at the door. Buy HERE

Boise Blues Kids

We’re so very proud to say that 5 young musicians, all of them former Boise Blues Society Music Scholarship Winners – are putting on a special show at Ironwood Social, 5467 North Glenwood Street on Saturday, February 17th.
They’re paying it forward by raising funds for future Scholarships and for our Blues In the Schools program.

Don’t miss hearing these talented young musicians:
Zack Quintana; Thomas Wilson; Noble Holt; Kevin Littrell; Casey Shelden and friends are performing live. It’s a fun-raiser!
Special thanks to Steve Hall of “the Blues Groove” for being uh, instrumental, in arranging this great event.

Tickets are only $8 and are available at EventBrite.com

We hope you’ll come out and support these incredibly talented young men and contribute to our efforts to see that young musicians like these will keep the blues alive for future generations.

Boise Blues Society is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization

Happy New Year! Look what we have planned for you!

WELCOME 2018!
Boise Blues Society has some great things planned for January & February.
1. Jan 12/13: Winter Blues Weekend at the Riverside. Six great bands over two nights and fabulous room/show tix/bkft deals being offered by those awesome folks at The Riverside Hotel.
2. Feb 13: Our annual Fat Tuesday blowout with 3 bands.
3. Feb 17: Blues Kids at Ironwood Social. A fundraiser for our Scholarships and Blues In the Schools programs.
4. Feb 24: Guitar legend Tinsley Ellis on Feb 24th!

Ticket info for these events:
1. Winter Blues
Friday night: goo.gl/wjjnaM
Sat night: goo.gl/JNcgKY
2. Fat Tuesday: goo.gl/49ZBHB
3. Blues Kids: goo.gl/yTDvAF
4. Ellis: goo.gl/oYycGy

Give the Blues for Christmas!

 

Are you on the email list for the Boise Blues Society?  Thank you for your interest, but do you want more?  We would like to add you, and your family, as a BBS member.

With your membership, you will get marketing emails–before the general public–of BBS events in order to have privileged access to seating, as well as a discount code for each event.

In addition to supporting Blues music in Boise with events, as well as monthly Jam Sessions at the Playhouse, a major emphasis involves supporting the development of young Blues players through three $500 scholarships each year, and educating local public school children in the history of the Blues and performing for them to demonstrate Blues music.  The BBS wants to develop an appreciation for the development of the Blues in America’s history and an appreciation for its music.

We at the Boise Blues Society are appreciative of you.   We thank you for your continued support at events, and hope you will become a member soon!  If you choose to join, click on “Join Us” at the following link, follow the prompts, and print your membership card. Buy a membership for a friend and print a card for their stocking!

https://boisebluessociety.wildapricot.org

Best Regards,
Boise Blues Society