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Wichita Blues Society

The Wichita Blues Society has been an affiliate of the Memphis-based Blues Foundation since 1983. Our mission is to celebrate blues music, a uniquely American art form, through live performances, community involvement and education. The WBS is a non-profit organization run by volunteers and supported through memberships, donations and sponsors.


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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

  • Fri
    19
    Jul
    2024
    6:00 pmShamrock Lounge 1724 W Douglas Ave, Wichita

    Dustin Arbuckle and Brandon Hudspeth of The Damnations are playing a rare acoustic duo show at the Shamrock Lounge! Join them for an evening of acoustic blues, country music, and more! Weather permitting some/all of the show will be on the outdoor stage.

  • Fri
    19
    Jul
    2024
    8:00 pmJohn Barleycorn's, 608 E Douglas Ave. Wichita

    Show at 8pm – Cover $10

    AJ Harvey (recently on “The Voice”) is bringing the band to Barleycorn’s. Come hear this great talent!

  • Fri
    26
    Jul
    2024
    7:00 pmWalker's Jazz Lounge, 252 N. Mosley

    We're bring the Blues back to Walker's Jazz Lounge! Prepare yourself for another fantastic show with the John Goering Quartet.

    John Goering - Piano

    Kevin Rutschmann - Drums

    Jason Whitmore - Saxaphone

    Jon Consiglio - Upright Bass

    Show your Blues Society membership card at the door, and receive $5 off your first drink!

    Tickets are $10 and $12 - seating is limited so get your tickets in advance at Eventbrite.

    21+ to purchase a ticket for this event.

  • Sat
    27
    Jul
    2024
    8:00 pmThe Red Shed Music Venue

    Jackson Stokes is a seasoned bandleader, sought-after ensemble player, and valued collaborator. This rock/soul singer-songwriter from St Louis, Missouri, continues to rise as a coveted musical commodity. In 2023, he reached a World Record achievement; performing 50 shows in 50 U.S. states in 49 days with the Devon Allman Project and Donavon Frankenreiter.  Tickets & info here.

  • Sat
    27
    Jul
    2024
    8:00 pmYaYas Euro Bistro, 21st & Rock Rd. Wichita
    Location:  YaYas Euro Bistro, 21st & Rock Rd.
    8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
  • Sat
    27
    Jul
    2024
    9:00 pmShamrock Lounge 1724 W Douglas Ave, Wichita

    Les Ismore & The Minimalists features Classic, Contemporary and Original Blues/Rock.

    Cover $5

  • Tue
    06
    Aug
    2024
    6:30 pmWAVE Outdoor

    Tickets and info at WAVE

     

  • Fri
    09
    Aug
    2024
    8:00 pmThe Cotillion

    Samantha Fish, with Special Guest SGT Splendor

     Doors: 7pm // Show: 8pm,  $35  Tickets at The Cotillion

  • Sat
    10
    Aug
    2024
    8:00 pmThe Red Shed Music Venue

    These guys will take you through a walk with the music of The Allman Brothers you will love!

    Tickets & info here.

  • Fri
    23
    Aug
    2024
    Sat
    24
    Aug
    2024
    Paola KS
    The Roots Festival is a 2-day family friendly event held in the beautiful downtown Paola, KS Park Square. The festival includes a wide variety of amazing live music featuring National, Regional and Local Artist’s. Other great festival attractions include arts & crafts, food vendors, The East Central State BBQ Championship Cook-off and for our younger festival goers, great games and fun rides!  Details and tickets here:  https://www.rootsfestival.org/
  • Fri
    30
    Aug
    2024
    Sun
    01
    Sep
    2024
  • Tue
    10
    Sep
    2024
    8:00 pmThe Wave 650 E Second St Wichita

    Gary Clark Jr at TheW AVE

    Date: September 10

    Doors: 6:30PM | Show: 8:00PM

     

     

  • Sat
    21
    Sep
    2024
    Paxico, KS
    FREE ADMISSION!  Details here
  • Sat
    21
    Sep
    2024
    8:00 pmYaYas Euro Bistro, 21st & Rock Rd. Wichita
    Location:  YaYas Euro Bistro, 21st & Rock Rd.
    8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
  • Sat
    28
    Sep
    2024
    8:00 pmThe Red Shed Music Venue 6607 N Old K-61 Hwy Hutchinson
    King of the Blues - K.C. & Omaha
    This all star cast of blues artists from Kansas City and Omaha is something to see. Headed up by Nick Schnebelen & Kris Lager, this lineup includes Howard Mahan, Brandon Hudspeth, Hector Anchondo and many more on stage together.
    Info and tickets here
  • Sat
    05
    Oct
    2024
    8:00 pmYaYas Euro Bistro, 21st & Rock Rd. Wichita
    Location:  YaYas Euro Bistro, 21st & Rock Rd.
    8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
  • Sun
    06
    Oct
    2024
    6:30 pmThe Cotillion Ballroom 11120 W Kellogg Dr, Wichita

    w/ Special Guest Paul Kelly, All Ages/ All Seating is Reserved

    Concessions and full bars open!

    Doors: 6pm // Show: 6:30pm,

    Tickets, $49 to $119 available here

  • Fri
    01
    Nov
    2024
    7:00 pmWave ICT, Indoor, 650 E. 2nd Street, Wichita

    With Nathan Bryce and Loaded Dice, Jazel Farrant

    Doors: 7:00PM | Show: 8:00PM

    Limited seating available on a first come first serve basis.

    All Ages unless stated otherwise.

    Tickets available here

  • Tue
    19
    Nov
    2024
    8:00 pmPark City Arena 8151 N Hartman Arena Dr, Park City

    Cure your blues by jamming with one of the world's biggest blues guitarist, Joe Bonamassa! Coming to Park City Arena on Tuesday, November 19!

    Doors Open: 7:00 PM

    Show Begins: 8:00 PM

    Tickets and info here


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