The Kootenay Blues Society has had a big first year, a lot of fun and great success with the shows presented: The KBS Fundraiser (featuring local blues bands: Flaming Aardvark Trio, White Lightning Blues Band, Jon Burden and Friends, Baker Street Blues with Judy Brown); Sonny Rhodes Band (three shows); Sue Foley (with guests Baker Street Blues); Alabama Mike and Country Pete with Riverside Blues Band (5 shows); JW-Jones (with guests Holly Hyatt Band).  And our membership keeps growing!

We'd like to thank all those who came out and supported blues music in the Kootenay's and made these events the huge successes that they were. You all have enabled us to keep bringing you high quality blues from all over North America and we have some exceptional shows planned for 2019, including: Andy T. Band on June 21st and 22nd, Cecile Doo Kingue on July 19th and 20th; Sue Foley on Aug 19th and 20th and Terry Hancks on Sept 7th and 8th.

 Our next presentation: A powerful mix of blues talent at two Kootenay venues. The Balfour Beach Inn in Balfour on June 21 and Finley's in Nelson on June 22 will host the the Andy T. Band, an American blues band based in Nashville, Tennessee led by Andy "T" Talamantez and featuring Alabama Mike and Anson Funderburgh.

 Tickets are $20.00 and are available at the BBI for the Balfour show and Finley's, Otter books and any KBS board member for the Finley's show . For more info phone 250 352 6128. Scroll down and check out the video below


Volunteers Welcome - The KBS is a non-profit society run by volunteers and we are always looking for people to help out the society.  There are many ways to volunteer, including ongoing as well as event specific.  If you have any of the following skills or are interested in volunteer, please contact us at:

  • Board/Committee Members
  • Social Media Person
  • Bookkeeping/Financial
  • Selling memberships and merchandise at events
  • Putting up Posters
  • Live Event Photography
  • Talent Accommodation/Billeting and/or driving to/from gigs

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Tune in to Make Room For the blues. Fridays at 7Pm. Saturday at noon

Tune in to Make Room For the blues. Fridays at 7Pm. Saturday at noon