For almost 25 years, the mission of the Boise Blues Society has been to "promote and preserve blues music." BBS does this in part with its Blues in the Schools program, which not only introduces school age kids to the revered music genre but also offers lessons.
Along with bringing blues to the next generation, the nonprofit also brings national musicians to town and provides opportunities for local blues players to strut their stuff for blues-loving Boiseans. One such chance is the upcoming family friendly Blues at the Flats (Crooked Fence Brewing's Crooked Flats). The rockin' music comes courtesy of bands Smooth Avenue, Boise Blues Society Blues Directors, 4 Hour Romance, Blues Collective and The Blind Mice.
There will be food and, of course, beer available for purchase (no outside eats or drinks allowed). Kids 12 and younger get in free. So pack up the fam and head out to Crooked Flats for an afternoon of blues. Who knows? Maybe the little ones will learn something.