Come and help Boise Blues Society celebrate 25 years bringing the blues to Treasure Valley, on Saturday night (May 13) at Mardi Gras Ballroom. Local musicians and blues fans will take over the Mardi Gras for the Release Party of the new BBS CD. You’re invited to party with us!
The Blues Addicts will open the show at 7pm sharp, followed by at least 7 more local blues acts, so plan to get there early! Each band plays a short set including their track on the brand new CD. Doors at 6:30. Tickets are just $10 each or 2 for $15 (bring-a-friend special) … and now no fees or tax added at BBS events. BBS25.eventbrite.com
You can also grab a copy of the BBS 25th Year Compilation CD, Blues Gems of the Gem State, featuring 18 tracks from local blues artists plus a bonus digital track from Boise’s own John Nemeth, at a special price of $10 during this event. Get a glimpse into the history of blues music in Boise and be part of our thriving local blues scene!
The Facts: Location: Mardi Gras Ballroom, 615 S 9th St, Boise, ID 83702
Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Doors open at 6:30pm. Music from 7-11pm.
General admission: $10 each or 2 for $15 (bring-a-friend special)
For more information about the CD including list of all the artists, click here.
AFTER SHOW UPDATE: Yes, they were hot, they were very hot!! Many people were saying they were our best show ever, and we’ve had some pretty great shows in the past couple of years!! Thanks to John and the band, we can’t wait to have you back! Be sure to see them when they come to your town!
John Clifton Blues Band rocking the house in February 2016, opening for the legendary Tommy Castro. They certainly got the place warmed up!
Those who were at our 2 sold out shows with Johnny Rawls will want to be at this show at Playhouse Boise, Monday May 22. Promises to be another blow-out, with world class blues guitarist Andy T and his excellent band, featuring new lead vocalist, the acclaimed Alabama Mike. If you saw the Andy T Band at the 2016 Boise Blues Festival, you already know what a great band they are! General admission just $15, no fees or tax added.
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.
In addition to the 18 tracks by the following artists, there’s also a download link for a bonus extended length 19th track of an additional John Nemeth song. The album is available at The Record Exchange and at Boise Blues Society shows and other events ($15).
The bands/artists represented:
Richard Soliz and the Fabulous Blue Rayz
The Blues Directors
Pamela DeMarche & Friends
Kings of Swing
Hoochie Coochie Men
Boise’s Groove and Jones
The Blues Addicts
Bob Kohnke & Butts Giraud