The Boise Blues Society is a non-profit organization of blues music supporters that is run solely by community volunteers, and now celebrates OVER 30 years in Boise, Idaho. (1992-Present)


The Boise Blues Society provides an active social calendar for blues fans, producing dozens of blues-focused activities and events every year. Your blues society showcases local artists, regional and national touring blues musicians for performances in our upscale local venues.  We have a strong commitment to using the power of music to inspire and educate both adults and youth alike.

As a part of our mission, we bring musicians into schools to introduce blues and its origins in American history, and engage students in the fun of creating blues songs. Our Blues in the Schools (BITS) program began in 2006 and is provided at no cost to schools in Boise and surrounding areaa.  If your school would like to book an event through the Blues in the School program, please contact Boise Blues Society at [email protected]

Have a question? Contact us. Want to get involved? Join us as a member, or just keep posted about our activities and events by signing up on our mailing list.  Even better, please help your blues society expand its reach with a tax-deductible contribution,

“The Boise Blues society is a class act. Wonderful people to work with and they have an outstanding room to perform in. They truly love the music and it shows in how they treat the musicians.”

– Terry Robb Fingerstyle Guitarist, Singer, Composer, Producer

“It really was a pleasure to work with the Boise Blues Society for our show in August. What a wonderful way to re-start live performances — working with a group of true Professionals in an Artist-Friendly environment.”


– Janiva Magness Grammy nominee, B.B. King Entertainer of the Year, Contemporary Female Artist of the Year and 7x Blues Music Award winner

Boise Blues Society Board of Directors:

  • Ed Coughenour
    • Events, Marketing, & Promotions
    • Vice President
  • Rick DeAguiar
    • Events & Blues in the Schools
    • Secretary
  • David Light
    • Treasurer, Events & Blues in the Schools
  • Jay Longwell
    • Marketing, Promotions & Blues in the Schools
  • Joe Ryan
    • Events, Blues Jam & Emails