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Ramada Hotel Downtown
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2015 Calgary Bluesfest Schedule



Monday, July 27

Festival Kickoff & Volunteer Appreciation Bash

6-10PM
The Fox on 6th at the Ramada Hotel Downtown (708 - 8th Ave SW)
Starring: The Ferdi B Blues Project

Join the party to kick off the 11th Annual Calgary Bluesfest and help to celebrate CBMA volunteers, who are some of the finest on the planet!
All are welcome.

FREE EVENT


Tuesday, July 28

Blues Guitar Workshop

6:00-8:00 PM
Bluesfest Hospitality Suite, Ramada Hotel Downtown (708 - 8th Ave SW)
Hosted by Vernon Wills

A blues guitar workshop for all ages and all skill levels. Vernon will share the many facets to playing the blues for those who play guitar. Be sure to bring an acoustic guitar as there are no amplifiers.

FREE EVENT


Wednesday, July 29

Blues at Noon

Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (218 7 Ave SE)

Equally talented as both pianist and saxophonist, Peter Fischer, CBMA award winner and semi-finalist in the Road to Memphis Blues Challenge, Peter brings his & Chicago Blues Boogie Show to this historic venue. This performance features Peter in a solo format, where he'll wow us with his piano brilliance. CBMA partners with Pro Arts Society to present this noon hour concert... bring your lunch, relax and hear some fine music!

FREE EVENT

A Walk Through Blues History

National Music Centre (134 11 Ave SE) at 7:30PM

Blues musician and historian John Rutherford hosts an interactive talk show style discussion with featured guest Mike Little , Hammond B3 and keyboard giant, sharing how the Hammond B3 and Lesley speakers evolved, how they work, and how they've played a significant role in blues.

FREE EVENT


Thursday, July 30

Mainstage

Shaw Millenium Park (1220 9th Ave. SW)

5:00PM  Peter Fischer & the Hurricanes
6:30PM  JP Soars & the Red Hots
8:00PM  Tas Cru & His Band of Tortured Souls

Twilight Blues Series

Kerby Centre (1133 7 Ave SW)

10:00PM  Tas Cru & His Band of Tortured Souls
11:00PM  JP Soars & the Red Hots
12:00AM  Peter Fischer & the Hurricanes

Friday, July 31

Mainstage

Shaw Millenium Park (1220 9th Ave. SW)

5:00PM     Steve Pineo's Mardi Gras Band
6:30PM     Curtis Salgado Band
8:00PM     Walter "Wolfman" Washington & the Roadmasters

Twilight Blues Series

Kerby Centre (1133 7 Ave SW)

10:00PM     Curtis Salgado Band
11:00PM  &   Walter "Wolfman" Washington & the Roadmasters
12:00AM     Steve Pineo's Mardi Gras Band
 1:00AM    Front Porch Roots Revue


Saturday, Aug 1

Mainstage

Shaw Millenium Park (1220 9th Ave. SW)

11:00AM The KLM Youth Blues Hour with The Suburbans
NOON The Mercurians
1:15PM     Dan Sinasac Band
2:30PM     Amos Garrett & Geoff Muldaur
3:45PM     Selwyn Birchwood Band
5:15PM     The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer
6:45PM     Jarekus Singleton Blues BAnd
8:15PM     Bobby Rush Band

Twilight Blues Series

Kerby Centre (1133 7 Ave SW)

10:00PM     Dan Sinasac Band
11:00PM     Jarekus Singleton Blues Band
12:00AM     Selwyn Birchwood Band
1:00AM       The Mercurians

Sunday, Aug 2

Mainstage

Shaw Millenium Park (1220 9th Ave. SW)

11:00AM    Singing the Blues Camp's Top Singer Michelle Baker
NOON       Vernon Wills Band
1:15PM     Wicked Grin
2:30PM     Alexis P Suter Band
3:45PM     Damon Fowler Band
5:15PM     Kelley Hunt
6:45PM     Vasti Jackson Band
8:15PM     Sugar Blue

Twilight Blues Series

Kerby Centre (1133 7 Ave SW)

10:00PM     Damon Fowler Band
11:00PM     Kelley Hunt
12:00AM     Alexis P Suter Band
1:00AM       Wicked Grin


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