Blues News

RBS' Third Thursday Schedule

RBS' Third Thursdays are July 18 at Archie's, Aug. 15 at Bertha Miranda's and Sept. 19 at Pub 'n Sub, all starting at 5 or so and going until about 6:30pm. We'll be upstairs and maybe on the balcony at Archie's and outside on the patio/backyard at Bertha Miranda's and Pub 'n Sub, respectively. These are meet and greets so see old friends and make old ones as we talk about the blues, life and whatever else is on your mind. First one there, save a couple of tables for us.

Music Scholarship Program

Our first scholarship recipient our own music scholarship program is a junior vocalist from Spanish Springs HS, Amber Hurtado. Amber is an all-state selection in advanced chorale who will be receiving $500 worth of voice lessons from a local voice teacher courtesy of the RBS. Her chorale teacher, Richard Hutton said this in her application: “She has excelled as a chorister and soloist in genres ranging from Renaissance to Pop. Though she has not had much opportunity to explore Jazz and Blues, her improvisational skills and vocal color (rich mezzo soprano) would be perfect to explore these genres.” She has been invited to our Shane Dwight event and we will introduce her in-between Shane’s sets. If you know of other aspiring student musicians or vocalists, few have information on the application process on our website or reach out to me or any board member.

Summer Membership Party ~ Saturday, September 7th

Keith McBride will host this year's membership party on Saturday, Sept. 7 with a potluck starting around 6 and music from 7 to 10 or so. Bring a dish to share and what you plan to drink and burgers and dogs and the music are on the RBS and Keith. We will ask for RSVP's as we get closer and disclose Keith's address at that time. He has a large house on a big lot near Brown Elementary School in SE Reno.

Chris Cain Headlines the Halloween Monster Mash ~ October 26th at the Ramada Inn

Blues guitar legend Chris Cain will bring his talents to the Reno Ramada for the RBS’ annual veteran’s benefit, Halloween Monster Mash, Saturday, October 26th. Our big Fall dance party will feature costume contests and a 50/50 raffle for our music scholarship program. The Buddy Emmer Band and the Attic Ratz will also be performing. All ticket proceeds will go to local veteran’s organizations. Get your tickets early since this is expected to be a sold out event. Ticket prices and details to be announced soon.

Our Sponsors:

Our sponsors make a lot of things possible for us so please support them when you can. The Ramada Inn, GoSolar Group, Nagel Video Services, Allegra Printing and Lotus Radio all help us out in a variety of ways. Thank you, RBS sponsors.


Keepin' the blues alive in Northern Nevada

Jamie Klund ... President of RBS