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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.


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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
    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
    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.

  • 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

  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Sun
    03
    Mar
    2024
    5:00 pmBlue Hook Cajun Seafood Bar 2244 N Webb, Wichita

    Join us for a fun evening

  • 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
    10
    Mar
    2024
    7:00 pmThe Rusty Nail 1155 S Washington Ave Wichita, KS

  • Mon
    11
    Mar
    2024
    The Red Shed Music Venue
    Red Shed Open Mic!
    Come be a part of this showcase of local artists. Just. $5.00 cover that goes back to help the local music seen in our local area. If you are to perform contact Frankie Shane.
    6311 North Old K61 Highway, Hutchinson
  • 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
    29
    Mar
    2024
    5:30 pmThe Brickyard
    Cynthia is a country/red dirt/gospel singer songwriter from right here in Wichita. Her original song "What The Whiskey Gave You" is in the Texas chart Top 20. You'll enjoy her beautiful originals and covers you know in an intimate setting.
    This is a FREE concert at The Brickyard with full dinner and bar service from Public. Music starts around 5:30pm, all ages and doggos welcome!
  • Fri
    29
    Mar
    2024
    9:00 pmShamrock Lounge
    Original and Classic Blues from Lonesome Stranger at the Shamrock, Cover $5
  • Fri
    29
    Mar
    2024
    9:00 pmThe Brickyard
    Fly By Night is one of Wichita’s most eclectic and entertaining bands. Rock, country, dance, blues and even a little jazz, the bands member love and play it all.  21+ to enter
  • Sat
    30
    Mar
    2024
    10:00 amThe Rusy Nail

    Start your weekend with brunch and live music at The Rusty Nail. 

  • Sat
    30
    Mar
    2024
    8:00 pmShamrock Lounge 1724 W Douglas Ave, Wichita

    RKO Blues Band at the Shamrock Lounge!

  • Sat
    30
    Mar
    2024
    8:00 pmMort's Martini Bar
    These guys are fun! Come out and join in the fun at Mort's!
  • Sat
    30
    Mar
    2024
    9:00 pmShamrock Lounge

    Happy Birthday Eric Clapton Night at the Shamrock Lounge, 1724 W. Douglas, Wichita

     

  • Thu
    04
    Apr
    2024
    8:00 pmThe Red Shed Music Venue
  • Fri
    05
    Apr
    2024
    Artichoke Sandwich Bar, 811 N Broadway Ave, Wichita

  • Fri
    05
    Apr
    2024
    4:00 pmCAESARS BARROOM, 4331 W Central, Wichita

    Classic Rock, Roadhouse & Chicago Blues, Motown, Soul, Country, Bluegrass and Originals

  • Wed
    10
    Apr
    2024
    7:00 pmBarleycorn's, 608 E. Douglas

    Winners of 5 Independent Blues Awards in 2021, The Lucky Losers are San Francisco’s finest male/female duet fronted band — a throwback to the hybrid of soul, blues, rock, gospel, and country that emerged in the late 1960’s with impassioned vocal performances, electrifying musical interplay, and powerful harmonica.

     

  • Thu
    11
    Apr
    2024
    6:00 pmShamrock Lounge

    Join us for a fun night of live music by local musicians and vocalists.

  • Sat
    13
    Apr
    2024
    9:00 pmThe Rusty Nail, 1155 S. Washington, Wichita

  • Tue
    23
    Apr
    2024
    6:30 pmBotanica 701 Amidon St Wichita

    Info and tickets here

    • Doors Open 5:30 pm
    • Concert Starts 6:30 pm
    • Concert Over 8:30 pm

  • 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
  • Fri
    26
    Apr
    2024
    8:00 pmThe Brickyard 125 N Mead St, Wichita
    You may recognize AJ from your tv screen as a 2024 contestant on NBC's The Voice and his role of Charlie Whitehorn in "Killers of the Flower Moon." A Kansas native, now living in Oklahoma, you're sure to enjoy AJ's soulful voice leading blues rock originals and covers with his live band until last call.  Molly Neely kicks off the show with an acoustic set around 9pm!
  • Tue
    30
    Apr
    2024
    6:30 pmBotanica 701 Amidon St Wichita

    Info and tickets here

    • Doors Open 5:30 pm
    • Concert Starts 6:30 pm
    • Concert Over 8:30 pm

  • Thu
    02
    May
    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

  • Thu
    02
    May
    2024
    8:00 pmMort's Martini Bar

    Playing 8:00 p.m. - Midnight

    Mort's Martini Bar - 923 E. First Street

    Thursday - $1.00 off Import and Micro Bottles and Classic Martinis!

  • Fri
    03
    May
    2024
    4:00 pmCAESARS BARROOM 4331 W Central Ave, Wichita
    Classic Rock, Roadhouse, Chicago Blues, Motown, Soul, Country, Bluegrass and Originals
  • Fri
    03
    May
    2024
    6:00 pmBlue Hook Cajun Seafood & Bar 2244 N Webb Rd Wichita

  • Fri
    03
    May
    2024
    9:00 pmShamrock Lounge 1724 W Douglas Ave, Wichita
    Cover $5
    It’s TruckersFriday, our monthly show of Sleepy Trucker awesomeness!  TruckersFriday is always awesome, but we’re kickin’ it up for you in May. We’re having a 60th birthday gig for Trucker Andy. For this special night, the Truckers will be joined by brothers Dr. Bob Hartley on keys, and both Mr. Marc Westerman AND the Maestro Jim Hill on six string wizardry. You gotta be here … 'nuff said.
  • Sat
    04
    May
    2024
    8:00 pmThe Red Shed Music Venue

    Enjoy a night of Chicago blues with this incredible blues bands. Tickets and info here.

     

  • Sun
    05
    May
    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!

  • Tue
    07
    May
    2024
    6:30 pmBotanica 701 Amidon St Wichita

    Info and tickets here

    • Doors Open 5:30 pm
    • Concert Starts 6:30 pm
    • Concert Over 8:30 pm

  • Thu
    09
    May
    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

  • Fri
    10
    May
    2024
    6:00 pmBlue Hook Cajun Seafood & Bar 2244 N Webb Rd Wichita

  • Fri
    10
    May
    2024
    7:00 pmShamrock Lounge 1724 W Douglas Ave, Wichita

    Date: Friday May 10
    Location: Shamrock Lounge
    Info: Join us for our Annual Meeting / Party! We will share how the WBS is doing, the outlook for 2024 and meet our board of directors.
    PLUS enjoy live blues from the Rachelle Coba Band.
    Doors at 6:30 Party at 7:00. Members are FREE (please bring your membership card to show at the door) Non-members $10

  • Sat
    11
    May
    2024
    6:00 pmNewport Grill 1900 N Rock Rd, Wichita

  • Tue
    14
    May
    2024
    6:30 pmBotanica 701 Amidon St Wichita

    Info and tickets here

    • Doors Open 5:30 pm
    • Concert Starts 6:30 pm
    • Concert Over 8:30 pm

  • Fri
    17
    May
    2024
    9:00 pmShamrock Lounge 1724 W Douglas Ave, Wichita
    Cover $5
    One of our favorite Classic Rock Cover bands, the Road House Saints, are back at the Shamrock!  Join us – you’ll love these guys!
  • Sat
    18
    May
    2024
    5:00 pmNaftzger Park, 601 E Douglas Ave, Wichita
    $20 suggested donation
    Join us for an evening filled with music, community, and love at Jenny Woodstock, a benefit show for the Lord’s Diner and The Salvation Army! Get ready to welcome back one of Wichita’s most cherished musicians, Jenny Wood, as she graces our city with her incredible talent for the first time in 3 YEARS.
    As we come together to celebrate Jenny’s return, we’ll be treated to the musical stylings of not only Jenny herself but also her talented bandmates, Ammoretta Layne Taylor and Rob Stewart in Jenny Wood and the Wooden Lovers. Their harmonies and melodies will uplift our spirits and remind us of the joy that music brings to our lives.
    MUSIC LINEUP:
    > JENNY WOOD AND THE WOODEN LOVERS
    > THE CAVVES
    > JENNY WOOD AND THE WATCHERS
    > CITADEL BUCKET BRIGADE
    > SPECIAL GUESTS
    But that’s not all! Jenny Woodstock promises to be a day of fun for the whole family, with food trucks, libations, vendors.
    $20 Suggested Donation. Link for donations at barleycornswichita.com.
  • Sat
    18
    May
    2024
    8:00 pmThe Red Shed Music Venue

    Come join the crowd for the second recording of Orphan Jon "Two Nights at the Red Shed".
    This show will also have many of Orphan Jon's touring friends sitting in as special guests to make this night one you don’t won’t to miss!

    Tickets and info here.

     

     

  • Sat
    18
    May
    2024
    9:00 pmShamrock Lounge 1724 W Douglas Ave, Wichita
    Cover $10
    This is a going to be a special night with a live tribute to the tremendous Joe Walsh. with special guests Flatland Dub Club
  • Tue
    21
    May
    2024
    6:30 pmBotanica 701 Amidon St Wichita

    Info and tickets here

    • Doors Open 5:30 pm
    • Concert Starts 6:30 pm
    • Concert Over 8:30 pm

  • Tue
    28
    May
    2024
    6:30 pmBotanica 701 Amidon St Wichita

    Info and tickets here

    • Doors Open 5:30 pm
    • Concert Starts 6:30 pm
    • Concert Over 8:30 pm

  • Sat
    08
    Jun
    2024
    8:00 pmThe Red Shed Music Venue

    Stone Senate has been called “a heavier version of Lynyrd Skynyrd, crossed with The Allman Brothers Band”. While being mentioned in such heady company is flattering, it is important to note Stone Senate is most definitely not a retro act. They are taking what came naturally from their collective influences a step further and making a name for themselves in the world of modern country rock.

    Tickets & info here. 

  • Wed
    12
    Jun
    2024
    6:30 pmJerry's Bar & Grill 630 N Robin Rd, Wichita

    Join us to experience this musical duo of Grammy-winning drummer Brannen Temple and Singer/Guitarist Hadden Sayers, who have created a new musical niche blending blues and rock.
    Doors Open at 5:30 | Music at 6:30
    $15 Wichita Blues Society Members (please have your membership card ready to show at the door)
    $20 Non-Members
    No online ticket purchases. Merch will be available and you can join or renew your membership at $5 off

  • Sat
    15
    Jun
    2024
    2:00 pmIsland Park in Winfield
  • Sat
    22
    Jun
    2024
    8:00 pmThe Red Shed Music Venue

    An old soul hailing from Macon Georgia USA, Hughes Taylor was immediately drawn to the blues when he first picked up the guitar. Two decades later, he’s become an acclaimed guitarist and songwriter playing a fiery brand of blues-rock whose power trio lineage stretches back to Stevie Ray Vaughan, Cream and Jimi Hendrix.

    Tickets and info here. 

     

  • Sat
    22
    Jun
    2024
    9:00 pmShamrock Lounge 1724 W Douglas Ave, Wichita
    Instrumental Soul, Blues, Funk, R&B, Rock, Fusion
    • Bass:  Conrad Rucker
    • Drums:   Larry Solomon
    • Keys:  Coal Miner
    • Guitar:   Steve Kraskow
    • Sax:  Kevin Moore
  • Sun
    23
    Jun
    2024
    The Wave 650 E Second St Wichita

    Texas blues/rock guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Ally Venable has made her fiery presence known around the world since the release of her debut album at 16. Venable is that rare musician who can take her old-school influences like Guy and Stevie Ray Vaughan and create music that brings their spirits to today’s listeners where they live.

    Tickets

  • 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.

  • 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
    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

     

     


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