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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

  • Thu
    09
    Feb
    2023
    6:00 pmShamrock Lounge, 1724 West Douglas

  • Thu
    09
    Mar
    2023
    6:00 pmShamrock Lounge, 1724 W. Douglas

  • Fri
    10
    Mar
    2023

    7:00 pmWAVE

    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

    Tickets here.

  • Sun
    30
    Apr
    2023
    5:00 pmOld Town Wichita


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