Blues on the Banks

Blues on the Banks is held the first weekend of August each year, as it has for 20 years now, in Caldwell, Idaho. The event is now on the intimate patio setting at Stewart’s Bar and Grill, allowing patrons to be “up close and personal” with the musicians at the water’s edge. There’s a comfortable shaded seating available and plenty of food and beverages on premises for your dining and drinking pleasure. Here are details of this year’s event:

Studebaker John and his longtime blues band, The Hawks, headline this year’s 2-night 20th edition of Blues on the Banks in Caldwell, presented by the Boise Blues Society. The Saturday night (Aug 5) show also features Boise area blues bands, Jake Leg, and The Blues Directors. Doors open at 5:30pm, with the show running 6-10pm. For more info you may see our full blog post at

Three fine blues bands, highlighted by the fabulous Studebaker John and The Hawks–and home by 10:30 if you choose! For only 12 bucks advance (no fees or tax added), at a beautiful creekside venue–this is a deal way too good to pass up!! Studebaker John himself is a great blues talent and wonderful showman, as those who have seen him live will attest–his live shows definitely surpass his impressive web videos.

This year will also feature a special Friday night Kickoff Party–Blues Jam with a live band yet to be named. That’s on Friday, August 4, 7-10pm; $5 cover at door or free with purchase of a Saturday ticket ($12 advance).


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