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Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest






Ramada Hotel Downtown
*special festival rates
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The Blues Foundation










Calgary Bluesfest Schedule

Monday, Aug 2
Workshop

Blues Guitar Workshop
Music Centre Canada (West)
1916 - 37 St SW
3:00 pm
free event

Guitar master Gary Wolfe hosts a workshop for those who want to learn about technique, music tips & more. All ages.


Tuesday, Aug 3
Workshop

Blues Saxophone Workshop in Two Languages
Alliance Francaise
1221 - 2 St SW (2nd floor)
7:30 pm
free event

Join Alberta based saxophone great, Claude Godin, for an insightful and fun saxophone workshop and learn about technique, the role of the saxophone in Blues, and other great music tips! All ages. English/French


Wednesday, Aug 4
Noon Hour Performance

Brown Bag Lunch Series
Olympic Plaza
noon to 1:00pm
free event

Bring your lunch, sit in the sunshine and listen to some energizing blues-rock with local greats, Gunn Blues Band.


Thursday, August 5th
MAINSTAGE - Gates open at 4:00pm

5:00 MonkeyJunk
6:30 Lester Quitzau Trio
8:00 David Clayton Thomas (w/11-piece band)

TWILIGHT BLUES

Red Fox Tavern, Ramada Hotel Downtown
10:30 Mason Rack Band
11:30 MonkeyJunk

* Festival pass-holders gain exclusive admittance to the Twilight Blues Series for the first 1/2 hour.


Friday, August 6th
MAINSTAGE - Gates open at 4:00pm

5:00 Mason Rack Band
6:30 Mississippi Heat
8:00 Little Feat

TWILIGHT BLUES

Red Fox Tavern, Ramada Hotel Downtown
John Lee Sanders Band
Mike Reilly Band

Quincy's on Seventh
10:30 Sean Carney Band
(midnight) Bill Dowey & the Blues Devils

* Festival pass-holders gain exclusive admittance to the Twilight Blues Series for the first 1/2 hour.


Saturday, August 7th
MAINSTAGE - Gates open at 11:00am

noon Bob Deutscher & CheckOne2
1:00 Kelly Kavanagh Band
2:00 John Lee Sanders Band
3:30 Sean Carney Band
5:00 David Vest Band with Bill Johnson
6:30 Mike Reilly Band
8:00 Coco Montoya

TWILIGHT BLUES

Red Fox Tavern, Ramada Hotel Downtown
10:30 Arsen Shomakhov Band
11:30 Tim Williams & the Electrofires with special guest Morgan Davis
12:30 David Vest Band

Quincy's on Seventh
10:30 Bill Dowey & the Blues Devils
(midnight) Mississippi Heat

* Festival pass-holders gain exclusive admittance to the Twilight Blues Series for the first 1/2 hour.


Sunday, August 8th
Mainstage - Gates open at 11:00am

noon Randy O Band with Annika Odegard
1:00 Marshall Lawrence Band
2:00 Gary Comeau & the Voodoo Allstars
3:30 Arsen Shomakhov
5.00 John Rutherford (solo)
5:30 The Holmes Brothers
7:00 Morgan Davis (solo)
7:45 Chicago Blues Reunion

TWILIGHT BLUES

Red Fox Tavern, Ramada Hotel Downtown
10:30 Wrap-up party & jam with Bill Dowey & the Blues Devils.

* Festival pass-holders gain exclusive admittance to the Twilight Blues Series for the first 1/2 hour.


*subject to change