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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

  • 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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