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Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest






Ramada Hotel Downtown
Calgary Bluesfest Host Hotel
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2012 Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest Schedule




Monday, Feb 27

Singing the Blues Vocal Camp
Workshop

The Blues Can (1429 - 9th Ave SE)
6:00pm

The annual Singing the Blues Vocal Camp is a two-part workshop for local blues singers of all skill levels.

Vocal Camp participants will take a master class from a professional vocalist to learn about stage presence, mic technique, and how to interact with musicians.

Camp participants must be ages 16+

FREE EVENT


Tuesday, Feb 28

Singing the Blues Vocal Camp
Performances

The Blues Can (1429 - 9th Ave SE)
7:00pm

Singers perform before a live audience backed by Bill Dowey & the Blues Devils.
A panel formed by industry professionals will offer constructive advice for singers. The top singer will be selected to go on to perform at the Calgary International Blues Festival in August.

SPECIAL NOTE: Vocal Camp participant Tracy Wells came out on top and will go on to perform on Sunday, August 5th at the Calgary International Blues Festival. Way to go Tracy!

FREE EVENT


Wednesday, Feb 29

CBMA Blues Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony
& the Twilight Blues Jam

The Blues Can
7:00pm

Calgary Blues Music Association (CBMA) is committed to fostering, preserving and furthering blues music and musicians, as well as presenting some of the finest blues to be found anywhere on the planet.

Based on the public vote results, CBMA will honour local and regional artists who have dedicated their careers to blues music during the 5th annual CBMA Blues Hall of Fame Awards ceremony.

The annual Midwinter Bluesfest Twilight Blues Jam will be hosted by Casat, Knowles, Wills & Chalmers. Bring your axe and perform with some of the finest musicians in the city!

FREE EVENT


Thursday, March 1

Blues Guitar Workshop
& Sneak a Peek Performance

starring

Jimmy D. Lane, Steve Strongman, Kelly Richey

Kerby Centre (1133 - 7th Ave SW)
Doors 7pm, show 8pm
Learn technique, blues music forms and other blues guitar tips from three leading guitarists! Following the workshop there will be a special "Sneak a Peek" performance to give you a taste of what the weekend holds. All Ages

Advance Tix $20 + GST HERE

$25 AT THE DOOR


Friday, March 2

Midwinter Bluesfest Guitarmania Dance Party

starring

Jimmy D. Lane, Kelly Richey, Steve Strongman

Kerby Centre
1133 7 AVE SW
doors at 7, show at 8

Dance the night away with three incredible guitarists and a backup band providing some smokin' hot blues! Ages 18+

Advance Tix $30 + GST HERE

$35 AT THE DOOR


Saturday, March 3 Matinee

All Ages Guitarmania Showcase & Jam

starring

Jimmy D. Lane, Steve Strongman, Kelly Richey

Kerby Centre (1133 - 7 Ave SW)
doors at noon, show at 1pm

In an impressive showcase of blues guitar slinging, the All Ages Guitarmania features three dynamite players in one powerhouse afternoon! Bring the whole family.

**Children 16 & under must be accompanied by an adult.
This is a licensed event, ID is required.

Advance Tix $20 (ages 14+), $10 (ages 6-14) HERE
(children 6 & under free)

$25 (ages 14+) / $15 (ages 6-14) AT THE DOOR


Saturday, March 3 Evening

Midwinter Bluesfest Guitarmania Dance Party

starring

Jimmy D. Lane, Steve Strongman, Kelly Richey

Kerby Centre (1133 7 AVE SW)
doors at 7pm, show at 8pm

In an impressive show of blues guitar slinging, the Midwinter Bluesfest Dance Party features three dynamite players in one powerhouse evening! Ages 18+

Advance Tix $30 + GST HERE

$35 AT THE DOOR