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Calgary Bluesfest Schedule

Mainstage at Shaw Millenium Park (1220 - 9th Ave SW)
All Ages

Twilight Blues Series at the Kerby Centre (1133-7th Ave. S.W)
*Open to festival pass holders only on the date(s) of their festival pass(es).
Subject to capacity. Ages 18+


Monday, July 30

Festival Kickoff & Volunteer Appreciation Bash
7:00PM at The Blues Can (1429 - 9th Ave SE)
Double Header Featuring The Hickey's and Blueswak
*open to the public, FREE EVENT


Tuesday, July 31

Blues History 101 with John Rutherford
6:00PM at National Music Centre (134 - 11th Ave SE)
A brief overview of some of the seminal characters in blues history as well as examples of the music, photos and an exhibit of blues artifacts.
*open to the public, FREE EVENT


Wednesday, Aug 1

Guitar Workshop
Hosted by Brent Wright
6:00PM at The Blues Can (1429 - 9th Ave SE)
Learn the basics of blues guitar and blues forms from one of the finest players in the city. Bring your guitar! All ages
FREE EVENT


Thursday, Aug 2
Gates at 4pm, Stage at 5-9:30pm

5:00PM Shirley Jackson Band
6:30PM Ray Charles Tribute Orchestra
8:00PM David Wilcox Band

Twilight Blues

Kerby Centre at 9:30pm

9:30PM Shirley Jackson Band
10:30PM Mike Watson & the 6L6s perform a set & then host opening night jam


Friday, Aug 3
Gates at 4pm, Stage at 5-9:30pm

5:00PM Hamilton Loomis Band
6:30PM Terry Hanck Band
8:00PM Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Twilight Blues

Kerby Centre at 10:00pm

10:00PM Terry Hanck Band
11:15PM Hamilton Loomis Band
12:30PM David Rotundo Band featuring Enrico Crivellaro


Saturday, Aug 4
Gates at 11am, Stage at noon-9:30pm

NOON Gunn Blues Band
1:00PM Romi Mayes Band
2:00PM Eddie 'Devil Boy' Turner & the Trouble Twins
3:00PM David Rotundo Band featuring Enrico Crivellaro
4:00PM Gregg Wright Band
5:15PM Nanette Workman Band
6:45PM Harry Manx Band
8:15PM Matt 'Guitar' Murphy with Bill Dowey & the Blues Devils

Twilight Blues

Kerby Centre at 10:00pm

10:00PM Romi Mayes Band
11:00PM Eddie 'Devil Boy' Turner & the Trouble Twins
12:00AM Nanette Workman Band
1:00AM Gregg Wright Band


Sunday, Aug 5
Gates at 10am, Stage at 11am-9:30pm

11:00AM Tracy Wells & the Overdue Blues Band (Singing the Blues Vocal Camp Winner)
NOON Blueswak
1:00PM Big Hank & Fist Full of Blues
2:15PM Jimmy Zee Band
3:30PM Johnny Max Band
4:45PM Lighthouse
6:15PM Thornetta Davis Band
7:45PM Larry McCray Band

Twilight Blues

Kerby Centre at 9:30pm

9:30PM Johnny Max Band
10:45PM Jimmy Zee Band Hosts Wrap-up Jam

*Changes and/or additions may be made by CBMA without notice