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Wichita Blues Society

The Wichita Blues Society has been an affiliate of the Memphis-based Blues Foundation since 1983. Our mission is to celebrate blues music, a uniquely American art form, through live performances, community involvement and education. The WBS is a non-profit organization run by volunteers and supported through memberships, donations and sponsors.

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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 to get more information.

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



Event Information:

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    Blues Crawl

    4:00 pmOld Town - Wichita

    Start fall the Blues Way!  Join your blues friends for our annual Fall Blues Crawl in Old Town.  IMPORTANT:  We are starting one hour earlier than previous crawls.

    The Wichita Blues Society will be setup in Old Town Square (directly in front of the Museum of World Treasures).  We will have t-shirts, buttons and stickers for sale so you can show your support for the blues.

    $15 Wristbands get you into each club PLUS the AFTERPARTY.  Wristbands will be sold at each club below - cash only - and at the WBS tent - accepting cash and credit card.  Sorry no Venmo or other digital payment apps.

    • Mort's Martini Bar - BAG of Blues
    • Industry Old Town - Cleveland Blue
    • Brickyard - Band of Brothers
    • Barleycorn's - Howard Mahan


    AFTERPARTY at The Brickyard 7:30 with International Blues Challenge winners Keesha Pratt Band.