Mile High Blues Society

Welcome to the Mile High Blues Society

MHBS Mission Statement:
To nurture appreciation for blues music through blues performances, youth blues education, as well as sponsoring local and international blues challenge competitions.


Mile High Blues Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. You donations are tax deductible, per the IRS rules. 


Memphis was a blast. All of the Colorado bands brought their "A" game.


February 2020 has turned out to be a difficult month for the Colorado blues community with the loss of two very dear musicians. 

Upon returning from the IBC in Memphis, with The Movers and the Shakers, their beloved trumpet player, Scott Sessions was found deceased west of Fort Collins Monday morning February 10th. A suspect has been arrested and in custody at this time. 

Wrapping my head around this has me somewhat numb and very sad. In Memphis we joked about your hot red sparkly jacket and your custom leather trumpet case, the man purse. So full of life. Funny. Charming. And ready to play. Not just play, but blow the walls off the place. The excitement to be there wrapped you up. My condolences to your family, band family, and friends. Damnit. It's a very difficult and sad time in Colorado right now. God Speed Scott Sessions, there is a large void with your absence in our music community. The angels have a new trumpeter. ~ Carla Jordan

Below is a KUNC article about Scott.


Anton Stuart-Medas 

February 16, 2020 around 1pm Anton Stuart-Medas passed away after a short time in hospice. He was a humble, funny, sweet, considerate kind soul. I got to know him and his awesome wife Bobbie at Ziggies when they would come in for the jams for Anton to play bass. My condolences to Barbara Farr and the rest of the family during this difficult time. Anton was always a huge part of the Ziggies family. Always with a big hug, as big as his beautiful smile. Soft spoken, funny and a quirky sense of humor, and just a dang good guy and fun to hang out with. Play them fat notes now baby! Play them fat notes. I'll post any public service or additional information as I get it. Rest now kind heart; your work here is done. - Carla Jordan

Please consider making a donation from your heart to the HART Fund to help The Blues Foundation keep blues musicians healthy.

The HART (Handy Artists Relief Trust) Fund supports blues musicians and their families in financial need due to a broad range of health concerns. The Fund provides for acute, chronic, and preventive medical, vision, and dental care as well as funeral and burial expenses.

Donations to the HART Fund also help provide free health screenings for musicians throughout the year where doctors, nurses, and other health practitioners are on site to provide a variety of medical tests including but not limited to blood pressure, pulse, cholesterol, diabetes, Hepatitis C, PSA screenings for prostate cancer, private mental health evaluations, and more.


HART Fund Committee Chair Dr. Janice Johnston speaks on the importance of The Blues Foundation's medical fund and ways to donate to support blues musicians health.


The Blues Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization. Your donation may be tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Donate to the HART Fund



This MHBS Sunday Blues Jam

at Rockabillies 12363 West 64th Avenue (64th & Ward Road) Arvada, CO 80004

Open 11:00 a.m.
Signup for the jam as early as 6:00p.m.
Jam starts at 7:00p.m.

Hosted alternately by Doc Brown's Blues Band and MHBS Member Bands

Join us!  Full backline and PA provided. Feel free to bring your own amps and pedals.

Signup as early as 6pm. Jam starts at 7:00pm





Download the 2020 Generation Blues Application

Blues Society Leadership, we're again asking for your assistance in sharing information with both your membership and surrounding blues community regarding the Generation Blues youth scholarship program. Please help us pass along this important opportunity to young blues musicians in your area. Thank you in advance for all that you do to promote the blues and cultivate an active blues community in your region!

* Musicians must be under the age of 21 to apply for a Generation Blues Scholarship *

Visit the Blues Foundation’s website for more details about
Generation Blues by clicking here.

The deadline to submit a Generation Blues Application is March 31, 2020. Completed applications should be sent to Keisha Moore-Alston at
The Generation Blues scholarship fund was created to provide financial assistance to aspiring young blues musicians whose limited financial resources might prohibit them from attending a blues music learning opportunity. Since Generation Blues began, The Blues Foundation has awarded over 250 scholarships totaling more than $200,000 to our youth members as part of our mission to preserve blues heritage, celebrate blues recording and performance, expand worldwide awareness of the blues, and ensure the future of this uniquely American art form.

Download the 2020 Generation Blues Application


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The Niek Velvis Blues Band is a collaboration among a plethora of Denver Musicians paying homage to the traditions of Delta, Chicago, and Folk-style Blues music. We reach into the back catalogues to play the familiar, and not-so-familiar, traditional songs steeped in the roots of the blues. Ranging from a Blues duo to a full-tilt Blues band, you’ll be able to find NVBB playing venues of all shapes and sizes across Colorado.




Mad Dog Blues (Duo)

February 21

7:30 -10:00 pm

Romero's K9 Club & Tap House

Jenn Cleary Duo

February 26

7:00 -9:00 pm

Rosalee's Pizzeria

Jenn Cleary Duo

February 28

6:00 -8:00 pm

Front Range Brewing

Mad Dog Blues (Duo)

February 29

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Großen Bart Brewery

Mad Dog Blues (Duo)

March 6

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Pulcinella Pizzeria

Mad Dog Blues (Trio)

March 8

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Boulder International Film Festival Tent on the Pearl Street Mall

Mad Dog Blues (Trio)

March 14

6:00 - 9:00 pm

Periodic Brewing

VERSES THE INEVITABLE (trio) & the Mad Dog Blues Experience 

March 19

Doors: 7 PM / Show: 8 PM

The Walnut Room

Mad Dog Blues Experience

March 21


8:00 -10:00 pm

Jamestown Mercantile

Mad Dog Blues (Trio)

April 3

8:00 -11:00 pm

The Alley



2/27 - KFFR Radio
   Fraser, CO. (Solo)

2/28 - The Well at Bradford Junction
   Conifer, CO. (Solo)

2/29 - Oskar Blues "Tasty Weasel"
[w/ Stud Ford]
   Longmont, CO. (Duo)




Saturday, February 22

7:30pm - 10:30pm

Sloan's Bar and Grille 303-274-4244

5850 W. 25th Ave, Edgewater, CO 80214 



Tuesday, February 25

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Dairy Center For The Arts 303-440-7826

2590 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302 



Every Friday - Open Mic 7pm to 10pm

Scott "SHACK" Hackler will be playing solo EVERY MONDAY NIGHT
at Morrison Holiday Bar, 6:00-10:00. This will run until football season.


The Custom Shop Band


Lincoln Station, Lonetree, Colorado






Mile High Blues Society
P. O. Box 12464
Denver, Colorado 80212-2464

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