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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

  • Fri
    05
    Jan
    2024
    10:00 pmShamrock Lounge 1724 W Douglas Ave, Wichita

    Les Ismore & The Minimalists features classic, contemporary, and original Blues Rock from Michael Gnapp, Lynn Avants, Val Williams and Troy Mahan. Plan on this great evening of unique music.

    Cover $5

  • Fri
    12
    Jan
    2024
    9:00 pmShamrock Lounge 1724 W Douglas Ave, Wichita

    George Sanders Band at the Shamrock
    Fri, Jan 12 – Show 9pm – Cover $5
    Get ready for some Blues/Pop/Soul music from the Mississippi Delta when the George Sanders Band plays the Shamrock

     

  • Sat
    20
    Jan
    2024
    8:00 pmThe Red Shed 6311 N k-61 Hwy, Hutchinson

    Come enjoy the highly acclaimed Hudspeth and Taylor for a night of Delta blues with special Guest local band George Sanders band.
    Tickets on sale here

     

     

  • Fri
    26
    Jan
    2024
    7:30 pmThe Shamrock Lounge

    Signup 7:30pm/Jam 8pm
    Join us every Thursday for the Sham Jam (hosted by Aaron and Jon)! Full back line provided, so bring the whole band. Solo artists and comedians are also welcome. We’ll start sign-up at 7:30pm, then kick off the Jam at 8pm.

    Shamrock Lounge: 1750 W Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS

    NOTE:  On the 2nd Thursday of each month, this jam follows the Wichita Blues Society's Open Blues Jam.

  • Sat
    27
    Jan
    2024
    6:00 pmBlue Hook Cajun Seafood & Bar 2244 N Webb Rd Wichita

  • Mon
    29
    Jan
    2024
    7:00 pmThe Rusty Nail 1155 S Washington Ave Wichita, KS

    Weekly blues jam at the Rusty Nail

    The Blues, BBQ, & Bourbon Open Jam is every Sunday at 7 PM! Featuring Les Ismore & The Minimalists, BBQ catered by Ernie Mac BBQ, and $1 Off Bourbons!! Jams, Good Food, and Good Drinks!

  • Fri
    02
    Feb
    2024
    Barleycorns 608 E Douglas Ave Wichita

    Celebrate Groundhog Day!

  • Fri
    02
    Feb
    2024
    7:00 pmPalen Music Center, 2300 E. Lincoln

     

    Whether you are a musician or a live music lover, please join us for an evening of fun with Wichita local talent! Musicians, bring your instruments and we will see you soon! Limited time slots are available - please call 316-262-1487 to get signed up for a slot.

     

     

     

  • Fri
    02
    Feb
    2024
    9:00 pmShamrock Lounge 1724 W Douglas Ave, Wichita1724 W Douglas Ave, Wichita

    It’s always a party when the Sleepy Truckers hit the stage.

    Cover $5

  • Fri
    02
    Feb
    2024
    9:00 pmJerry’s Bar & Grill 630 N Robin Rd, Wichita

    The Llew Brown Band has something for everyone, with a mix of Rock/Country/Pop/Dance/Acoustic music.

    Cover $5

  • Sat
    03
    Feb
    2024
    8:00 pmThe Red Shed 6311 N k-61 Hwy, Hutchinson

    Nick Schnebelen returns to the Red Shed for a night of hard hitting blues.
    This Kansas City blues man has shared the stage with many blues legends and was a member of the award-winning band Trampled Under Foot.
    Get your tickets here

  • Sat
    03
    Feb
    2024
    9:00 pmShamrock Lounge 1724 W Douglas Ave, Wichita

    Cover $5
    We welcome the RKO Blues Band back to the Shamrock stage on Sat, Feb 3. Great Blues plus so much more … R&B, Soul, Rock.

  • Mon
    05
    Feb
    2024
    7:00 pmThe Rusty Nail 1155 S Washington Ave Wichita, KS

    The Blues, BBQ, & Bourbon Open Jam is every Sunday at 7PM! Featuring Les Ismore & The Minimalists, BBQ catered by Ernie Mac BBQ, and $1 Off Bourbons!! Jams, Good Food, and Good Drinks!

     

  • Thu
    08
    Feb
    2024
  • Sat
    10
    Feb
    2024
    The Artichoke 811 N Broadway St, Wichita

    Alan & Grant are back in the house!

    No cover - see you there
  • Sun
    11
    Feb
    2024
    1:00 pmThe Red Shed 6311 N k-61 Hwy, Hutchinson

    The Red Shed is hosting its first open mic Sunday Feb 11th. Come check out some of the local artists.

    There will be a $5.00 door fee for anyone coming to checkout the show. All money raised will go to help build the local music scene in and around Hutch.

  • Tue
    13
    Feb
    2024
    8:00 pmMott’s Martini Bar 923 E 1st St N, Wichita

    Come out for some musical festivities for Fat Tuesday!

  • Fri
    16
    Feb
    2024
    Central Standard Brewing 156 Greenwood, Wichita,
    FREE SHOW
    Rock & Rollers + Guests & Lovers of The Blues
  • Fri
    16
    Feb
    2024
    9:00 pmShamrock Lounge 1724 W Douglas Ave Wichita

    Tequila Ridge plays American Heartland Rock. Come rock with the guys

    Cover: $5

  • Sat
    17
    Feb
    2024
    8:00 pmThe Red Shed 6311 N k-61 Hwy, Hutchinson

    You don’t want to miss this young musician who is taking the music world by storm!
    Tickets here

  • Mon
    19
    Feb
    2024
    7:00 pmThe Rusty Nail 1155 S Washington Ave Wichita, KS

    The Blues, BBQ, & Bourbon Open Jam is every Sunday at 7PM! Featuring Les Ismore & The Minimalists, BBQ catered by Ernie Mac BBQ, and $1 Off Bourbons!! Jams, Good Food, and Good Drinks!

     

  • Fri
    23
    Feb
    2024
    9:00 pmShamrock Lounge 1724 W Douglas Ave, Wichita
    Rock, Pop & Roll. Covers/Originals from a longtime area favorite.
    Cover $5
  • 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

THANKS TO OUR AWESOME SPONSORS