Boise Blues Society ensures an active social calendar for local blues fans, organizing or co-sponsoring dozens of blues-focused events every year. For lots of videos of both our local and touring blues bands and artists presented by BBS, and a whole lot more great blues music, please see our YouTube channel.

Our annual Fat Tuesday celebration is a farewell-to-winter shindig featuring three to four local blues bands and plenty of dancing.

We host Blues Jam Sessions on the second Sunday of each month, from 3-6pm at Playhouse Boise. Local and visiting musicians are invited to participate — bring your axe and a song or two, or just come out and catch the wide variety of talented blues musicians.

Boise Blues Society actively seeks to promote touring blues musicians by showcasing them as they pass through Boise. We provide the venue and the audience, you provide the music!

Friday Oct. 11 – Portland’s Anni Piper

Hear a little bit of Anni–Cold Pizza and Warm Beer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWTUXT_KcEE And, BBS asked Anni what favorite blues song that she had written; and, her choice was “Chasin’ Tail.”  She provided BBS this link so you could hear it: https://www.dropbox.com/s/amw99jm3dq02k6p/02%20Chasin’%20Tail.mp3?dl=0 Piper has the kind of voice that lulls men to their doom. It’s soft and…

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October 24 – Pre-Halloween Costume Bash

Boise Blues Society Pre-Halloween Costume Party: Soliz, Engelbert & Tackett Get in the Halloween spirit with a Boise Blues Society pre-Halloween Costume Party, featuring Goulmeisters Soliz, Engelbert & Tackett. Richard Soliz and The Blue Rayz, Jeff Engelbert Band and Gary Tackett and Full Moon Rude   Location:  Sapphire Room, Riverside Hotel Day/Date: Thursday October 24, 2019 Doors…

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Thursday Nov. 14 – Ben Rice Returns for Sapphire Show

“2019 Nominee for Blues Music Award by the The Blues Foundation” His 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 routinely brings audiences to their feet with his stunning and emotionally honest vocal delivery. Ben is as much home…

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