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2016 Calgary Bluesfest Schedule



Monday, July 25

Festival Kickoff & Volunteer Appreciation Bash

6-10PM
Mike Clark Band
The Fox on 6th at the Ramada Hotel Downtown (708 - 8th Ave SW)

Join the party to kick off the 12th Annual Calgary Bluesfest and help to celebrate CBMA volunteers, who are some of the finest on the planet! The Mike Clark Band will rock the house!
All are welcome.

FREE EVENT


Tuesday, July 26

Blues Guitar Workshop

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

Join workshop host Vernon Wills for blues guitar instruction for all ages and all skill levels. Vernon will share the many facets to playing the blues, from song forms to chord progressions, rhythm and styles. Be sure to bring an acoustic guitar as there are no amplifiers.

FREE EVENT


Wednesday, July 27

Blues at Noon

Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (218 7 Ave SE)

CBMA partners with Pro Arts Society to present this noon hour concert featuring International Blues Challenge Semi-Finalist, Debra Power. Bring your lunch, relax in this beautiful historic venue and hear some great music!

FREE EVENT


A Walk Through Blues History

The King Eddy at the National Music Centre (850 4 St SE) at 7:00PM

Blues musician and historian John Rutherford hosts an interactive talk show style discussion with Award winning multi-instrumentalist, singer and producer Steve Marriner.

FREE EVENT


Thursday, July 28

Mainstage

Shaw Millenium Park (1220 9th Ave. SW)

5:00PM Conor Gains & The Ramblin' Moon
6:30PM 24th St Wailers
8:00PM MonkeyJunk with Paul Reddick

Twilight Blues Series

Kerby Centre (1133 7 Ave SW)

10:00PM  MonkeyJunk with Paul Reddick
11:00PM  24th St Wailers
12:00AM  Conor Gains Band

Friday, July 29

Mainstage

Shaw Millenium Park (1220 9th Ave. SW)

5:00PM  Rooster Davis Group
6:30PM  Albert Cummings Band
8:00PM  Shemekia Copeland

Twilight Blues Series

Kerby Centre (1133 7 Ave SW)

10:00PM  Albert Cummings Band
11:00PM   Troy Turner Band
12:00AM  Rooster Davis Band

Saturday, July 30

Mainstage

Shaw Millenium Park (1220 9th Ave. SW)

11:00AM The KLM Youth Blues Hour
NOON Chet DeFreese
1:15PM     Dan Doiron Band
2:30PM   Debra Power Band
3:45PM   Mike Zito & the Wheel
5:15PM   Slam Allen with Alex Zayas Band
6:45PM   Tinsley Ellis
8:15PM   Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen

Twilight Blues Series

Kerby Centre (1133 7 Ave SW)

10:00PM   Slam Allen with Alex Zayas Band
11:00PM   Debra Power Band
12:00AM   Dan Doiron Band
1:00AM     Chet DeFreese

Sunday, July 31

Mainstage

Shaw Millenium Park (1220 9th Ave. SW)

11:00AM  Singing the Blues Camp's Top Singer Doug Corriveau
NOON  Alittle Voodoo
1:15PM  Jake Chisholm Band
2:30PM  Harrison Kennedy
3:45PM  Lazer Lloyd
5:15PM  Brandon Santini Band
6:45PM  Zac Harmon Band
8:15PM  Roomful of Blues

Twilight Blues Series

Kerby Centre (1133 7 Ave SW)

10:00PM  Zac Harmon
11:00PM  Roomful of Blues
12:00AM  Brandon Santini
1:00AM    Jake Chisholm Band


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