As a sponsor of the BBS you will be supporting the premier organization that acts as the ambassador for the blues in Idaho. Your sponsorship dollars help support our programs, from major Blue shows, Blues in the Schools, and various music scholarships. You will be there on the front lines with us as we seek out the next great blues talent via The Boise Blues scholarship fund or by helping a young musician develop his or her blues skills at a summer camp or workshop. In exchange for your membership, you will gain access to information, discounts, and event announcements and will be the first to hear of special Blues Foundation program initiatives and offers.  But most importantly, you will become part of this fantastic Blues family which shares your love of the Blues, past, present and future.

As a sponsor with the Boise Blues Society you get your logo on all electronic marketing efforts showing you as a major sponsor.  This includes our website, our Facebook page, and all marketing efforts we send out to promote our events.  We currently have approximately 900 names in our database, and push out show announcements about six-eight times per show.  We also regularly promote the Tuesdays Blues night at the Sandbar throughout the summer months.  The total number of electronic impressions is roughly 75,000 per year.  You will also have the ability to have your company literature available at a majority of our shows, and depending on the level of sponsorship, the opportunity to speak to our audiences.

To become a sponsor, contact Rocky Cook at rockycook2000@yahoo.com

Support Our Work

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:

Youth Development

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

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Community Building

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!

How about volunteering a little energy with BBS!

We have opportunities for volunteering in several areas, including events, promotion, merchandise sales, fundraising and more. See checklist below and feel free to tell us your skills and preferences.  We’re also looking for several new board members if that’s of particular interest to you. You may copy this form into an email message, fill it in and send to boisebluessociety@gmail.com, or just send us an email with your interest areas and we’ll get right back to you. We look forward to meeting you and sharing blues music with you!

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