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2013 Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest Schedule




Monday, Feb 24

Singing the Blues Vocal Camp
Workshop

Venue TBA
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 25

Singing the Blues Vocal Camp
Performances

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

Singers perform before a live audience backed by a full band.
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.

FREE EVENT


Wednesday, Feb 26

Special Noon Hour Performance!
presented in partnership with Pro Arts Society

The Historic Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (corner of 7th Ave & 1st St SE)
12:10pm-12:50pm

Fruteland Jackson is one of the few American artists dedicated to performing and preserving acoustic blues in it’s various styles, both traditional and contemporary, from field hollers and work songs to Delta and Piedmont styles. Fruteland refers to himself as a " Blues Activist " and oral historian, promoting awareness through education by conducting Blues in the Schools programs. The Blues Foundation has recognized Fruteland’s contributions by presenting him with the Keeping the Blues Alive award.

FREE EVENT


King Eddy Nights

National Music Centre ( )
7:00pm

Fruteland Jackson is one of the few American artists dedicated to performing and preserving acoustic blues in it’s various styles, both traditional and contemporary, from field hollers and work songs to Delta and Piedmont styles. Fruteland refers to himself as a " Blues Activist " and oral historian, promoting awareness through education by conducting Blues in the Schools programs. The Blues Foundation has recognized Fruteland’s contributions by presenting him with the Keeping the Blues Alive award. Presented in partnership with National Music Centre.

FREE EVENT


CBMA Blues Awards & Twilight Blues Jam

The Blues Can (1429 - 9th Ave SE)
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 results of a public vote, 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 the VW Band. Bring your axe and perform with some of the finest musicians in the city!

FREE EVENT


Thursday, Feb 26

Acoustic Blues Showcase

starring

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Fruteland Jackson & Tim Williams

The Blues Can (1429 - 9th Ave SE)
Doors 7pm, show 8pm
Two leading bluesmen share song, stories and a musical history in an evening of premiere acoustic blues. Advance Tix $25.00 + GST HERE

$30 AT THE DOOR


Friday, Feb 27

Midwinter Bluesfest Dance Party

David Raitt & the Baja Boogie Band

The Blues Can (1429 - 9th Ave SE)
doors at 7, show at 8

Advance Tix $28.50 + GST HERE

$35 AT THE DOOR


Saturday, Feb 23

Midwinter Bluesfest Dance Party

Tommy Castro & the Painkillers Bowness Community ( )
doors at 7, show at 8

Advance Tix $28.50 + GST HERE
$35 AT THE DOOR