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Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest

Ramada Hotel Downtown
Calgary Bluesfest Host Hotel
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The Blues Foundation


February 23-28

Shake off the winter blahs by taking in some the hottest blues on the planet!

Calgary Midwinter Festival Headliners

Midwinter Bluesfest '09 features legendary Seattle-based singer Kathi McDonald; Los Angeles singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Paul Oscher; Juno Award-winning guitarist Paul James (Toronto); and a triumvirate of greats with the International Blues Collective, featuring Louisiana guitarist Kenny Neal, Vancouver keyboard man Kenny 'Blues Boss' Wayne and lap guitar giant Sonny Rhodes (Los Angeles), plus a full band with horns.

This year's event features two Midwinter Dance Parties, a Twilight Blues Concert, the third annual Singing the Blues Vocal Camp and more! The range of free and activities include family-friendly and adult only events.

CBMA Hall of Fame Awards

On Wednesday, February 25, CBMA will once again honour artists in the CBMA Hall of Fame Awards ceremony.

Top artists in seven categories are voted in during an online vote held on the Calgary Bluesfest website. Click on the Hall of Fame link in the main menu to cast your vote.

click to view Midwinter Festival schedule

click to read more about the Midwinter Festival headline artists

Calgary Midwinter Festival Tickets

All shows at 8:00 pm, general seating.