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Fat Tuesday Party in the Sapphire Room!

The Fat Tuesday Party is an annual fundraiser for the non-profit organization we all know and love as the Boise Blues Society.  It helps BBS continue to presents its highly successful Blues In The Schools program and to offer Music Scholarships to student musicians around the Treasure Valley.
The event on Tuesday, February 13th will feature music from three great bands starting at 6:30pm in the Sapphire Room of the Riverside Hotel.  The bands are Mojo Boogie, Billy Blues Band and Blues Addicts. Three for the price of one! Tickets are on sale now at Eventbrite.com –  $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 
Many tables in the Sapphire Room are at bar height. Those requiring lower or ADA accessible seating will be most comfortable at the following tables: 25, 28, 33, 35, 36, 41, 60, or at the bar. For questions about accessible seating, please call 208-331-4930 or email music@riversideboise.com

Winter Blues Weekend Jan. 12 & 13

Boise Blues Society (BBS) and Riverside Hotel/Sapphire Room have come together to bring you TWO NIGHTS of awesome MUSIC from some of the best bands/musicians in the Treasure Valley.

Tickets on sale now:
Fri, Jan 12 show features Gary Tackett (solo) Jake Leg, then Smooth Avenue. Tickets here

Sat, Jan 13 show features Zack Quintana and Noble Holt (duo), followed by Blues Directors and Blues Collective. Tickets here

Please share this event info with all your friends and help us fill the Sapphire Room. If you’re not a member of the BBS, you’ll find a link to join right here  on our website and we’d really appreciate you helping us grow our base. Its only $15 a year for an individual and $20 for a family membership. The money supports our Blues In the Schools Program!

Want the best seats in the house? Call the hotel at 208-343-1871 to reserve a room package and join us for the whole weekend! No need to purchase tickets with the room package… we’ll reserve those seats for you!

 

Tinsley Ellis in the Sapphire Room!

Ellis to The Sapphire Room

Boise Blues Society is excited to announce Tinsley Ellis will play the Sapphire Room on February 24th, 2018!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW:  Click Here

Ellis recently returned to Alligator Records and his powerful new album, Winning Hand, is set for release just one month prior to his show in Boise!

Recorded in Nashville and produced by Ellis and keyboardist Kevin McKendree, the ten brilliantly performed, fervently sung tracks on Winning Hand include nine originals, ranging from blistering blues to heart-pounding rock to soulful ballads. “Guitar, guitar, guitar is what this album is all about,” says Ellis, who recorded primarily with his 1959 Fender Stratocaster, his 1967 Gibson ES 345 and his 1973 Les Paul Deluxe. Guitar World says, “Ellis’ playing sparkles with depth and subtlety. Whether playing deep, slow blues or uptempo rockers, Ellis rides a gorgeously fat, pure tone.”

Although he jokes that he’s “the best guitarist you may never have heard of,” hordes of fans worldwide know Tinsley, who is among the blues world’s most revered, respected and well-travelled statesmen. Ellis is also revered as a guitarist’s guitarist, with famous friends including Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Oliver Wood, Jonny Lang and members of Widespread Panic calling on him to sit in and jam.

This will be an evening to remember! Join us in the Sapphire Room on February 24!

Ellis to The Sapphire Room