Request for BBS Newsletter Materials


The Blues Society is planning to print a newsletter, like the ones we did in the early years of the club. We need articles, drawings, photos, and anything else that would help make it interesting. Musicians might want to send a short history and bio of their group. CD reviews, historical perspectives, anything that pertains to blues and especially to Boise blues will be considered. Send your items or questions to and watch for the new edition of News of the Blues, coming sometime this Fall or Winter. We want to sell a few print ads to pay for this periodical and can use some help in that department, too.

Blues on the Banks 2018, Caldwell, August 3-4

This year’s 21st annual Blues on the Banks comes to Caldwell, Friday and Saturday, August 3-4. It promises to be another great blues weekend headlined by a talented long-time touring blues icon. This year’s headliner is Scott Ellison, talented singer-songwriter, guitarist, and blues-rocker from Tulsa. Ellison is a veteran of more than 40 years playing the blues professionally, still going strong with some 200 shows a year throughout North America.

The event will feature 2 nights of entertainment again this year. Popular local blues band, Jake Leg, will open Saturday’s show at 6:30pm, and Ellison will headline immediately after. Jake Leg will also play Friday night, Aug 3, 8-10pm. Another local blues band, Deborah Michels Gang, will open Friday night, 7-8pm. Both are all ages shows. 12 and under free. Over 12 will need a ticket. Doors open one hour before show time each night.


The best deal is to purchase your weekend passes in advance, both shows for just $15, online or hard copy prior to the show date. Printed tickets are available at Stewart’s, and at Printcraft, 2614 E Cleveland Blvd, Caldwell. The $15 weekend passes are available online now at

If you can only attend Friday Night’s Show, admission to that show only is $5 cover at the door. Saturday’s door price will be $20 (if still available). You may purchase weekend tickets at Stewart’s on Friday night. Advance sales end at noon on Saturday. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door for $20. 

Continue reading Blues on the Banks 2018, Caldwell, August 3-4

Tuesday Blues Night at the Sandbar This Summer!

Come on out to Tuesday Blues Night at the Riverside Hotel’s Sandbar! Every Tuesday until August 7th, 6-9pm, free. Enjoy the Sandbar’s menu and full bar. And the wonderful location on the river. See individual event listings at our calendar

This week: Billy Blues Band

Next week: Gary Tackett Band

Upcoming Schedule:

July 3–Gary Tackett Band

July 10–SUDA

July 17–Mojo Boogie

July 24–Anderson Wilson Project

July 31–Johnny Kunk Trio

August 7–Jake Leg Blues Band


Tonight! Lisa Mann at the Sandbar

Portland blues sensation and award-winning bassist Lisa Mann makes a unique appearance at the Sandbar tonight (June 6). You may have seen Lisa and her fine band at one of Boise Blues Society’s shows with her in the past several seasons. Arrive early if you want a chance at table seating. Free admission. Sandbar menu and full bar are available. It’s a great night for a music party at the river!  

Spreading knowledge and appreciation of blues music throughout Southern Idaho.