Check Out the Local Blues

The Wichita Blues Society has been supporting the blues since 1983. If you have a gig or an event you’d like us to include, please send information to as far in advance as possible to ensure it gets posted before the event. NOTE: This is a “community calendar” and not all shows or events listed are sponsored by the Wichita Blues Society.

Event Information:

  • Volunteers

    Our Mission

    The Wichita Blues Society exists to share the Blues with the world by preservation, education and enjoyment of the first truly American music form. 


    All of our Board Members are volunteers. We also have quite a few volunteers for our events. Make sure you say, "Hi!" and take the time to thank them for their time and talent at the events! 

    Executive Board

    Jim Lanzrath – President
    Debbie Johnston – Secretary and volunteer coordinator
    Alice Rogers-Simmons – Treasurer

    Other Board positions:

    Don Bean – Events Committee Chairman
    Blues Cowboy, Quiet Intellectual... when Todd speaks, everyone listens.
    Mary Certain – Youth Programs and BITS Coordination
    Chris Kingsolver – Membership Chairman
    Michael Peltzer – Events, Adult Jam Coordinator
    Richard Pina - Bi-Monthly Newsletter
    Mary Volkmann - Youth Newsletter, Website and Marketing


    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.

    Yes, I would like to be a WBS Volunteer!

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