Calgary International Blues Festival 2017

Jul, Monday 31

09:00 am - 11:45 pm

1220 - 9th Ave SW

www.calgarybluesfest.com
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Calgary International Blues Festival 2017

Calgary Bluesfest 2017 features a full week of Blues, with workshops, concerts & special events culminating in 4 days & nights of non-stop music at Shaw Millennum Park followed by the nightly Twilight Blues Series. Family Friendly. Arts Market, beer garden, festival souvenirs, YYC trucks & more!

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE (*subject to change without notice*)

Monday, July 31 | Festival Kickoff & Volunteer Appreciation Bash (6-10pm)
LOCATION: The Fox on 6th at the Ramada Hotel Downtown, 708 - 8 Avenue 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 to this FREE event.

Tuesday, August 1 | Blues Guitar Workshop (6-8pm)
LOCATION: Bluesfest Hospitality Suite, Ramada Hotel Downtown, 708 - 8 Avenue 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.

Wednesday, August 2 | Blues at Noon
LOCATION: Cathedral Church of the Redeemer, 218 7 Avenue 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! This event is FREE.

Thursday, August 3 | Bluesfest Mainstage
LOCATION: Shaw Millenium Park, 1220 9 Avenue 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

Friday, August 4 | Bluesfest Mainstage
LOCATION: Shaw Millenium Park, 1220 9 Avenue SW
-5:00PM Brother Ray Lemelin
-6:30PM Angel Forrest Band
-8:00PM Big Bill Morganfield

Saturday, August 5 | Bluesfest MainStage
LOCATION: Shaw Millenium Park, 1220 9 Avenue 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


Sunday, August 6 | Bluesfest MainStage
LOCATION: Shaw Millenium Park, 1220 9 Avenue 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


Tickets and additional information at www.calgarybluesfest.com
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