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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 WBS is a proud affiliate of The Blues Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 1980. The WBS shares the foundation’s dedication to preserving Blues history, celebrating Blues excellence and supporting Blues education. As a way of recognizing and honoring the behind-the-scenes people and organizations that work year-round to perpetuate the Blues, the Blues Foundation presents the annual “Keeping the Blues Alive” Award. WBS was honored with this esteemed and coveted award in 2000 as Blues Society of the Year.

WBS Shares Live Music with Our Community.

  • Annual Blues Ball
  • Spring and Fall Blues Crawls in Old Town
  • Various monthly WBS events- Election Party, Membership Appreciation Party, and MORE
Your Support Makes a Difference!
Become a WBS member today and help us keep this Blues train rolling.
Want to do more? 
Join the board of directors and set the course for the WBS. We need people who have the time, talent and dedication to keep the blues alive in the Wichita area. If you love the blues and promoting live music, you’ll enjoy serving on the board of directors.  There are several roles on the board, you can find details here.
Become a volunteer. We have several roles that do not require being on the board of directors, such as helping with promotion/marketing, membership support and working at our events. 
 Contact us at to learn how.