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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 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 to get more information.

One Year Memberships available starting at $20/year. Pick a plan that works best for you!



Event Information:

  • Fri

    Paola Roots Festival

    Park Square 19 S Pearl St Paola, ks

    Now in its 34th Year!

    The Roots Festival is a 2-day family friendly event held in the beautiful downtown Paola, KS Park Square. Other great festival attractions include arts & crafts, food vendors, The East Central State BBQ Championship Cook-off and for our younger festival goers, great games and fun rides!

    Admission Price: $20 Friday, $25 Saturday, Advance 2 Day Pass $35(Save $10.00!). Kids 12 and under get in free. Rain or shine!

    What to bring: Your Lawn Chair. Coolers are allowed for food & drink, including alcohol. No glass please. Must be 21 to consume alcohol.

    What's not allowed: No weapons, No pets, No bicycles, No skateboards. 

    Online Tickets available beginning May 31st: BUY TICKETS - Tickets also available at the gate.