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The Wichita Blues Society was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1983 by a handful of Blues lovers who wanted to revitalize the blues scene in the Wichita area. Since that time, membership has grown and the WBS is one of the oldest societies in the nation.

The Wichita Blues Society shares the The Blues Foundation’s dedication to ensuring the future of the Blues, a uniquely American art form, by preserving blues heritage, celebrating blues recording and performances, as well as expanding appreciation and awareness of Blues music’s significance. We do this by hosting and supporting live music events, outreach through our Blues in the Schools program and other community involvement. 

Board of Directors & Volunteers

All board members are volunteers and dedicate hours each month to Keepin the Blues Alive!  

  • Patti Parker – President
  • Andy Reheis – Secretary
  • Stacie Thompson – Treasurer
  • Janie Gleason Osterhout – Volunteers
  • Dr. Steve Kraskow – Events
  • Rachelle Richardson – Marketing
  • Liz Webb, Digital Commerce

If you are interested in joining the board of directors or want to volunteer in other ways, such as events, membership, etc., please contact us at  We’d love to have you join us.