MASH BASH is back with our annual veteran's benefit dance set for Saturday, November 6th at a great, new venue ... Boomtown Hotel Casino. Doors will open at 6 with music from 6:15 or 6:30 until 10:40 or a little after.

Two great bands, one new to us and another more recent addition will provide the musical entertainment. Trippin' King Snakes with guitar master Mick Clarke and dynamic frontman David Warner will open and be followed by Mudd Bonz, fronted by the talented Dennis McMasters on vocals and harmonica and his great band from South Lake Tahoe.

Tickets are $25 BUT RBS members with dues being paid (current) get a $5 rebate at the door.


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Third Thursday ... details to come


Greetings RBS Members and blues fans,

New Dues Year for All RBS Memberships Begins July 1st

We're moving to a one-time-of-year for all memberships (except lifetime trustees), with everyone being due July 1st and running through June 30th of the following year.

With our membership chair Pam Farmer moving away and no one to replace her and to be more in line with other organizations having a set calendar time of year for all memberships, the RBS is doing that, as well. If you've joined in the last six months or so, you're good until next July, but if you joined last year, we're going on the honor system for you to please renew your membership.

Yearly memberships are $20 for an individual or $30 for a family (or for an individual for two years) and lifetime trustee memberships are $200 (pay once and never pay again!). You can do this via our PayPal link in the "Join RBS" panel below, or make a check payable to the Reno Blues Society and mail it to Reno Blues Society, P.O. Box 10742, Reno, NV 89510.

I hope to see everyone renew soon.

RBS Partners with for Battle Axe and Tracks Blues Festival in Dayton October 2nd and 3rd

The venue is just east of Carson City on Highway 50 at the V&T Railway Eastgate Depot in Dayton.

Saturday's lineup includes: • Larkin Poe • North Mississippi All Stars • Brandon "Taz" Niederauer • Carolyn Wonderland • Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours • Dennis Johnson and the Mississippi Ramblers • Jelly Bread • Six Mile Station

Sunday's lineup includes: • Kenny Wayne Shepherd • Samantha Fish • Ally Venable • Ian Moore • Ron Artis II and the Truth • Eric Henry Andersen Band • Six Mile Station

The Reno Blues Society is partnering with the event promoters E720, LLC, to promote the festival. RBS members or those on my email list get a 15% discount on tickets by using the promo code Renoblues21. We will also have a booth at the festival to sell memberships, renew memberships and offer logoed merchandise for sale. Go to for tickets and information with 3,500 tickets available.

Jamie Klund - President of Reno Blues Society

Keepin’ the blues alive in Northern Nevada

The Reno BLUES Society is a good source for information on great blues music in the Reno / Carson City / Lake Tahoe area.

Check here often for the latest on blues artists, events, and blues news.

If you're not an RBS member, join now by clicking on the "Join RBS" tab below. Once you're an RBS member you'll always have your finger on the pulse of all the blues you can use!!

RBS Offering Music Scholarships

The Reno Blues Society is now accepting applications for music students (voice or instrument) based on need. The scholarships will be $500 each and we plan to award three or four each year, depending on fundraising success and number of applicants.

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We previously reached out to the music teachers at the Washoe County School District high schools and we are now opening this up to the general public. The brief nomination process is outlined below. Once this program is up and running we will accounce the deadline.

  • Include name of student, year in school, and the reason he or she needs the music scholarship. (A few paragraphs are fine. We don't need a long essay on this).
  • Student should be economically disadvantaged so that the scholarship would allow him or her to buy an instrument he/she is now renting or borrowing or pursue some private lessons.
  • Student has demonstrated a real interest and talent in music, ideally blues, jazz or rock but not limited to those genres.
  • Name, email and phone number of music teacher making the nomination.
  • Include all this information for each student nominated, up to three nominees per high school.
  • Send nominations with all requested information via email to
  • Student(s) awarded the grant and nominating teacher agree to be present at a future Reno Blues Society Dance (tbd) for a brief awards' ceremony.

Membership in the Reno Blues Society

We would love to have you join RBS! Members are entitled to a monthly newsletter and discounted tickets to all RBS events.

  • Download a membership application in Microsoft Word format ... Word Application
  • Download a membership application in PDF format that can be filled out in Acrobat Reader... PDF Application
  • Or... you can use the PayPal link below to join or renew:

Our Board of Directors

Jamie Klund

RBS President

Dennis Ratto

Treasurer & Band Procurement

Randy Napolitano

Dave Rocco


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