The Topeka Blues Society (TBS) will host the annual IBC KICK-OFF PARTY and Guitar Raffle on Friday, January 12th at Uncle Bo’s.  Doors open at 6:30, $8 cover charge for Blues Society members ($10 for non-members). 

Two acts are heading to Memphis to represent the TBS in the International Blues Challenge (IBC), Jan. 16th – 20th:
            “Matthew J & Jimbo Mack”, featuring Matt Ritchie and Jim McCormack, will be in the Solo/Duo challenge. 
            “Koolaide and The Exact Change Band”, with Sammie “Koolaide” Johnson, Ricky Dotson, Bea Gray and Terri Benson, will be in the Band challenge.

For our Kick-Off Party, they’ll take the stage at Uncle Bo’s, along with Tas Cru & Tortured Souls, Connie & Steve Hawkins, and more! Join us as we wish them well for their 2018 IBC!

“Sammy Jean” guitar raffle – winner drawn January 12th during Kick-Off!

The Topeka Blues Society (TBS) is having a raffle for Sammy Jean, an original guitar built by luthier Joel Edison.  Raffle tickets for Sammy Jean have been sold since last summer – $20 donation per ticket and just 150 tickets available – and will continue to be sold until the drawing at the Kick-Off party (or until all tickets are sold).  The winner will be announced that night!

You can learn more about Sammy Jean and buy raffle tickets on our website:  Tickets are also available at Uncle Bo’s.