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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.

If you are interested in the WBS board of directors or other volunteer activities, this is your opportunity to learn more and get your questions answered.

If you live outside of Wichita and can’t make the meeting, contact us at wichitabluessociety@gmail.com to get the convo started!


Scroll down for upcoming events and more!


B.I.T.S. Program


Blues In The Schools is an umbrella term used to describe a program that utilizes a classroom format to teach children about the Blues. Programs are not limited to schools or classrooms; they can be held anywhere.


Why Teach The Blues? The Blues is the first truly American music. With its roots in the deep South of the 1800s, it spread across the U.S., evolving based on the styles and preferences of the region, but always soulful and reflecting the human condition. From the acoustic blues of the front porch to the electrifying sounds of the Chicago Blues scene, it has been the major influence in jazz, rock and roll, and country western music. We can find common ground through the Blues.

WBS Membership


Become a Member! Membership Fees help keep the blues alive! Wichita Blues Society members are a delightfully diverse group of people who have a love and appreciation for the Blues. If you have any questions about how you can participate, send an email to wichitabluessociety@gmail.com to get more information.

One Year Memberships available starting at $20/year. Pick a plan that works best for you!

Membership


UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Mon
    26
    Feb
    2024
    6:15 pmJohn Barleycorn's 608 E. Douglas, Wichita
    If you are interested in the WBS board of directors or other volunteer activities, this is your opportunity to learn more and get your questions answered.
    If you live outside of Wichita and can't make the meeting, contact us at wichitabluessociety@gmail.com to get the convo started!
  • Mon
    26
    Feb
    2024
    7:00 pmThe Rusty Nail 1155 S Washington Ave Wichita, KS

  • Sat
    02
    Mar
    2024
    9:00 pmShamrock Lounge 1724 W Douglas Ave, Wichita
    You’re in for a treat when the Llew Brown Band takes the Shamrock stage, playing all the music you love, including Rock/Country/Pop hits from the 80s through today.
    Cover $5.
  • Fri
    08
    Mar
    2024
    9:00 pmShamrock Lounge 1724 W Douglas Ave, Wichita
    Love the Blues? Then you don't want to miss this show with Blues guitar master Howard Mahan and his band.
    Cover $5.
  • Sat
    09
    Mar
    2024
    7:30 pmCotillion Ballroom 11120 West Kellogg St, Wichita

    With a guitar slung over his shoulder and the amps turned up full tilt, Anthony Gomes electrifies blues and rock at a 21st century crossroads of his own. The Canadian vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and producer wails with all the force of a hurricane in the Mississippi Delta and enough fret-burning fireworks to leave his strings in flames.

    Tickets available here

  • Sat
    09
    Mar
    2024
    8:00 pmThe Red Shed 6311 N k-61 Hwy, Hutchinson

    March 9th Ghost Town Blues Band returns to the Red Shed!
    If you have never seen this Memphis blues band you must make plans to come to this show.
    Tickets on sale here

  • Sat
    09
    Mar
    2024
    9:00 pmShamrock Lounge 1724 W Douglas Ave, Wichita
    It’s going to be another installment of Trucker awesomeness with the Sleepy Truckers.  The guys always draw a big crowd, so come out early and grab a good seat. We’ll be serving some great grub out of the Little House on the patio.
    $5 cover.
  • Sun
    17
    Mar
    2024
    10:00 amShamrock Lounge 1724 W Douglas Ave, Wichita

    Are you ready for the biggest St Pat's Weekend in town?

  • Fri
    22
    Mar
    2024
    9:00 pmShamrock Lounge 1724 W Douglas Ave, Wichita

    Featuring Rick Shirley (bass) and Paul Bland (drums)

    Cover: $5.00

  • Sat
    23
    Mar
    2024
    8:00 pmTemple Live, 332 E 1st St . Wichita
    Tickets and info here
  • Fri
    26
    Apr
    2024
    8:00 pmCentral Standard Brewing, 156 S. Greenwood, Wichita
    Lonesome Stranger brings the Blues! Come out and see for yourself! FREE SHOW

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