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2017 Calgary Bluesfest Schedule



Monday, July 31

Festival Kickoff & Volunteer Appreciation Bash

6-10PM

The Fox on 6th at the Ramada Hotel Downtown (708 - 8th Ave SW)

Join the party to kick off the 13th Annual Calgary Bluesfest and help to celebrate CBMA volunteers, who are some of the finest on the planet! Dance the night away to Calgary's own Debra Power and her trio!

Joining the band for some tunes is special guest, Ginette Tremblay , the singer chosen at this year's Singing the Blues Vocal Camp during the Midwinter Bluesfest, to perform this summer at Calgary Calgary International Blues Festival.
All are welcome.

FREE EVENT


Tuesday, August 1

Blues Guitar Workshop

6:00-8:00 PM
Host: Tim Williams

Bluesfest Hospitality Suite, Ramada Hotel Downtown (708 - 8th Ave SW)

One of the most renowned Canadian Blues guitarists hosts this workshop, offering Blues guitar instruction for all ages and all skill levels. Topics include 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, August 2

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 Toronto based blues great, Sugar Brown . 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 Sugar Brown , blues musician, recording artist and historian.

FREE EVENT


Thursday, August 3

Mainstage

Shaw Millenium Park (1220 9th Ave. SW)

5:00PM Black Cherry Perry's Mississippi Medicine Show
6:30PM The Thrill Ain't Gone - Jack Semple's Tribute to B.B. King
8:00PM Paul DesLauriers Band

Twilight Blues Series

Kerby Centre (1133 7 Ave SW)

10:00PM  Jack Semple Band
11:00PM  Paul DesLauriers Band
12:00AM  Mike Watson & the 6L6s

Friday, August 4

Mainstage

Shaw Millenium Park (1220 9th Ave. SW)

5:00PM  Brother Ray Lemelin
6:30PM  Angel Forrest Band
8:00PM  Big Bill Morganfield

Twilight Blues Series

Kerby Centre (1133 7 Ave SW)

10:00PM  Big Bill Morganfield
11:00PM   Angel Forrest Band
12:00AM  Brother Ray Lemelin

Saturday, August 5

Mainstage

Shaw Millenium Park (1220 9th Ave. SW)

NOON Billy Joe Green Band
1:15PM     Charlie B & the Groove Crew
2:30PM   Brent Parkin Band
3:45PM   Amos Garrett & the Eh! Team featuring Dale Spalding
5:15PM   Ghost Town Blues Band
6:45PM   Andy T Band featuring Alabama Mike
8:15PM   Toronzo Cannon

Twilight Blues Series

Kerby Centre (1133 7 Ave SW)

10:00PM   Toronzo Cannon
11:00PM   Ghost Town Blues Band
12:00AM   Andy T Band featuring Alabama Mike
1:00AM     Brent Parkin Band

Sunday, August 6

Mainstage

Shaw Millenium Park (1220 9th Ave. SW)

NOON  Soul Sisters
1:15PM  The Claudettes
2:30PM  Williams, Wayne & Isaak
3:45PM  Randy McAllister & the Scrappiest Band in the Motherland
5:15PM  Sugar Brown Band
6:45PM  Bob Hall & Lil' Jimmy Reed
8:15PM  Mr.Sipp

Twilight Blues Series

Kerby Centre (1133 7 Ave SW)

10:00PM  Mr. Sipp
11:00PM  Sugar Brown
12:00AM  Randy McAllister & the Scrappiest Band in the Motherland
1:00AM    The Claudettes


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