Robin Barrett and Coyote Kings received the 2014 Empire Award for “Best Blues Band” and Robin for “Best Blues Guitarist.”Following their 2013 award winning 4th album, “Nasty Habits & Dirty Little Secrets,” RBnCK’s latest CD “Howl,” has won the 2015 Empire Award for “Best Blues CD!”

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Presented by the Boise Blues Society.

Join the Billy Blues Band for this Halloween dance party show.  Dress for the occasion, or just come listen and dance.  Contemporary Blues, Blues Rock and a few Classic Rock tunes, with some new songs added.  Join Michele Eastland, Becky B and the rest of the full band to rock the blues.  Let’s have some fun!


Polly O’Keary is today’s blues woman, rooted in tradition, but informed by the 21st Century. Pulling in influences from zydeco, country, funk, jazz, rockabilly, surf and rock and roll, she and her trio, Polly O’Keary and the Rhythm Method, bring a searing and joyful performance of today’s blues to audiences across the U.S. and Canada.

Education Programs

Blues in the Schools

Part of our mission to “promote and preserve blues music” includes providing blues musicians to give an introduction to blues music in a program entitled “Blues in the Schools” (B.I.T.S.).


Each year, as funds allow, the Boise Blues Society (BBS) will award scholarships to promising young student musicians who have shown a particular interest in the blues.

Boise Blues Society at the Riverside Hotel

Covid-19 Safety is our Priority

All of our dining tables are physically distanced, plexiglass installed in booths, and every staff member wears a mask. We have also installed extra ventilation with a cold plasma technology ionization process.