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2013 Calgary Bluesfest Schedule




Saturday, July 27

CJSW Summer Street Series

Vernon Wills Band
Stephen Avenue Mall Stage (8th Ave & Centre St SW)
Noon till 2:00PM

Join the Vernon Wills Band for a Saturday afternoon concert live on the mall. Features: Vernon Wills (guitar, vocal), Kenny Chalmers (drums), Quinti Rybuk (guitar, vocal), Danny Patton (bass), Ron Casat (keys). Free event, all ages. Presented in partnership with Downtown Calgary, CJSW Radio and Calgary Blues Music Association

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Monday, July 29

Festival Kickoff & Volunteer Appreciation Bash

Blues Can (1429 - 9th Ave SE)
7:00PM
Featuring Curtis Cripps Band

Join the party to kick off the 9th Annual Calgary Bluesfest and help to celebrate CBMA volunteers, who are some of the finest on the planet! Curtis Cripps band will play us some mighty fine blues! All are welcome.

FREE EVENT


Tuesday, July 30

Blues Guitar Workshop

Blues Can (1429 - 9th Ave SE)
6:00PM
FREE EVENT

Calgary guitar master Vernon Wills hosts a workshop for all ages and all skill levels. Bring your guitar!


Wednesday, July 31

Eddy Nights

Blues Can (1429 - 9th Ave SE)
7:30PM
The legend of Calgary's original Home of the Blues lives on. The venerable King Edward Hotel claims an auspicious history and holds a special place in the hearts of Calgary music fans. John Rutherford , a staple on the original scene, is joined by Holger Peterson of CKUA and CBC for an interactive talk show style discussion about who played there, what happened and why it was so influential.


Thursday, Aug 1

Mainstage


Shaw Millenium Park (1220 9th Ave. SW)

5:00PM  Amos Garrett & the Eh! Team
6:30PM  Poppa Dawg
8:00PM  Jimmie Vaughan & the Tilt-A-Whirl Band featuring Lou-Ann Barton

Twilight Blues Series


10:00PM  Brett Spaulding & the Psychic Spies
11:00PM  Invite Jam Hosted by Jack Semple & Friends

Friday, Aug 2

Mainstage

Shaw Millenium Park (1220 9th Ave. SW)

5:00PM     Matt Minglewood Band
6:30PM     David Raitt & the Baja Boogie Band
8:00PM     Martha Reeves & the Vandellas

Twilight Blues Series


10:00PM     David Raitt & the Baja Boogie Band
11:00PM  &   Martha Reeves & the Vandellas
12:30AM     Matt Minglewood Band

Saturday, Aug 3

Mainstage

Shaw Millenium Park (1220 9th Ave. SW)

NOON       Hills & Lemelin
1:15PM     Harpdog Brown & the Bloodhounds
2:30PM     Crystal Plamondon Zydeco/Cajun Band
3:45PM     Stoney B Band
5:15PM     Trampled Under Foot
6:45PM     Albert Castiglia Band
8:15PM     Sista Monica

Twilight Blues Series

10:00PM     Harp Dog Brown & the Bloodhounds
11:00PM     Trampled Under Foot
12:00AM     Albert Castiglia Band
1:00AM       Stoney B Band

Sunday, Aug 4

Mainstage

Shaw Millenium Park (1220 9th Ave. SW)

11:00AM    Singing the Blues Camp Winner Lynne Chwyl
NOON       Richard Perso
1:15PM     Sherry Kennedy & the Foundation
2:30PM     Russell Jackson Band
3:45PM     Grady Champion Band
5:15PM     James Buddy Rogers
6:45PM     Super Chikan & the Fighting Cocks
8:15PM     Tom Lavin & the Legendary Powder Blues

Twilight Blues Series

10:00PM     Grady Champion Band
11:00PM     James Buddy Rogers
12:00AM     Jam Hosted by Russell Jackson Band



*** Schedule subject to change without notice ***