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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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information.
One Year Memberships available starting at $20/year. Pick a plan that works best for you!
Sun24Apr20223:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.Brickyard
Sat25Jun20227:00 pmSalt City Brewery, 514 N. Main, Hutchinson Ks
Fri01Jul20227:00 p.m. ShowThe Cotillion Ballroom
Tab Benoit is a Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and guitarist who has built a remarkable 30+ year career on the foundation of his gritty and soulful Delta swamp blues, acquiring a devoted legion of fans along the way, as well as 5 Blues Music Awards, including BB King Entertainer of the Year (twice) and an induction into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
Sun03Jul20225:00 pmJerry's Bar & Grill - 630 N Robin Rd.
The Wichita Blues Society is proud to present the 2018 International Blues Challenge Winner - Keeshea Pratt Band.
The Houston based, Keeshea Pratt Band possesses the skill and artistry reminiscent of Blues old school Motown; a rarity among bands of any genre today. The 9 piece musical collective, lends its energy and passion to traditional blues, contemporary blues and offers a preview to the future of blues. The musical artistry and dexterity of The Keeshea Pratt Band allows it to journey unapologetically across the genres of classical, jazz, Southern rock, soul, gospel, country and back again.
Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Music at 6:00 p.m. $10 WBS Members (please bring your membership card) - $15 Non-Members.
Thu04Aug20225:00 pmMort's Martini Bar
Music from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thu04Aug20225:30 pmAngry Elephant BBQ
Thu04Aug20226:00 pmIsland Park, 200 Main St., Winfield
Sat20Aug20226:30 pmThe Red Shed Music Venue
Tony Holiday isan award winning singer and harmonica player based in Memphis. Touring nationally and internationally, Tony is a family man and an entertainer who loves connecting with people and above all, bringing people together.Doors open @ 6:30Show @ 8:00Advance tickets on sale!
Sun21Aug20224:00 pmThe Shamrock
Dustin and the Damnations will host our 2022 Harmonica Blowout ! Bringing their harp magnificence will be Richard Collins, Craig Twister Steward and David Graham.
Doors open at 4:00 p.m. and music starts at 5:00p.m. $10 for WBS members - bring your card please - and $15 for non-members. BBQ will be sold so come hungry.
Sun02Oct20224:00 pmJerry's Bar & Grill 630 N. Robin Rd.
Sat05Nov20228:00 pmThe Red Shed, Hutchinson
More information and tickets on The Red Shed's Facebook page.
Sun13Nov20224:00 pmJerry's Bar & Grill, 630 N. Robin Rd.
Mon28Nov20226:30 pmThe Cotillion Ballroom
With Special Guest Nicki Bluhm
All Ages/ All Seating is Reserved. Concessions and full bars open!
Text CLASSICROCK to 49798 for concert updates.Coat check is open during events to check your coats, hats, merch and more. Coat check is located next to merch by the front doors.
Thu09Feb20236:00 pmShamrock Lounge, 1724 West Douglas
Thu09Mar20236:00 pmShamrock Lounge, 1724 W. Douglas
Grammy-nominated blues artist Eric Gales grew up in a musical family with four brothers, two
of them who learned to play the guitar upside down and left-handed in the same fashion that Eric does. Eric released his first record at Age 16 for Elektra records to an amazing response from the media and music fans around the globe. Guitar World Magazine’s Reader’s Poll named Eric as “Best New Talent,” in 1991. After recording a second record for Elektra, all three brothers teamed up for The Gales Bros. “Left Hand Brand” which was recorded for the House of Blues label in 1996
Sun30Apr20235:00 pmOld Town Wichita
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