We are actively seeking sponsorships, grants, and other donations to expand our reach. Please contact Ken Harris at 208-440-4590 to discuss how you can help support our work.
Where your dollars go :
We bring blues musicians into local schools to teach and entertain, free of charge. Being actively engaged in making music boosts cognitive function in kids, a positive effect that spills over into other areas of their lives. Blues music traditionally encourages spontaneous creativity within a loose structure that can be easily learned and infinitely varied, making it ideal for participation at any level of musical ability.
“What a treat to hear live music, learn a lot of history, and have it be totally free!!! We hope you will continue to perform for the schools in the Treasure Valley and share the wealth of your talent and knowledge which you presented so well here. We especially loved learning about the hand made cigar box guitar and hearing its amazing sound.” – Mai Betterley, Whitney Elementary, 5/29/2015
“I can honestly say that discovering and becoming involved with the Boise Blues Society, has changed my son’s life. The BBS has made a huge impact on his development as a musician and as a person.” – Wendy Mason, mother of BBS 2015 Scholarship winner Thomas Wilson, 1/14/2016
Blues music has a long tradition of experienced musicians mentoring up-and-coming ones. Boise Blues Society carries on this tradition, hosting monthly all-ages jam sessions that engage the public even as they encourage local musicians to develop performance and teamwork skills.
We engage Boise blues music lovers and other members of the community on our Facebook page, through periodic emails to our mailing list about upcoming blues events, and at live events throughout the year.
We are committed to building mutually beneficial long-term relationships with local musicians, music venues, blues lovers, schools, and other businesses that see strengthening our community as part of their mission.
Ready to help?
We know your time is valuable. Want to support our work? Simply click this DONATE link to securely give any amount you choose online via your PayPal account.
Still have questions? Call Ken Harris at 208-440-4590 to discuss how you can help us develop youth leadership and build community through the power of blues music!