VBS Blues Calendar –  July 26, 2018

Congratulations to the Blue Hearts (Hank Lionheart & Mark Comerford) for winning the Best Single/Duo competition a second time.  And to James Buddy Rogers for the band category.  They will represent BC and the Fraser Valley Blues Society at the International Blues Competition  in Memphis in January.

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With all the vacations and summer festivals VBS will not be putting on another show until Friday October 5, 2018 when the Jack Semple Band comes to the VLounge.  We will continue to update the Blues Calendar with the latest show information though.  Thank you for support and see you in the fall. Have a great summer.

VBS ANNUAL AGM –  SEPTEMBER 13, 2018  @  8 pm Banquet Room @ Days Inn (The Loft) All members are welcome.

ONGOING

Sunday Blues Service Jam – @ V-Lounge in the Red Lion. 3:00-7:30 pm  

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The Loft – Thursday Night Jam  8-11 pm – all genres

LangVegas Jam – Langford Legion – Friday evenings – some blues

Nanaimo Blues Society Sunday Jam – Queens Hotel 4-8 pm Various host bands.


2018

Thur – July 26
 
Mark Comerford with Mike Mallon – Birthday Blues Battle – Ross Bay Pub    6-9
Deb Rhymer  – CD Release @ Distrikt  – 7-10pm – $20 at door includes cd
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Fri – July 27

Rhymer and Wells – Vista 18. 8-11 pm

Sat – July 28

Rhymer and Wells – Christies

Thur – Aug 2

Paul Black duo – Ross Bay Pub

Fri – Aug 3

The KingMixers – Waddling Dog

Sat – Aug 4

David Vest – Hermann’s

Wed – Aug 8

David Vest – Butchart Gardens

Thur – Aug 9

Blue Hearts w Terry Robb – Hermann’s
KingMixers trio – Ross Bay Pub

Sat – Aug 11
Soul Shakers – Victoria Dragon Boat Festival, Ship Point    4 pm
Sun – Aug 12
Uncle Wiggly’s – Sidney Bandshell  2-4pm

Fri Aug 24

Nanaimo Summertime Blues Festival – Blackfish, Paul Black Band, Layla Zoe, David Vest

Soul Shakers – Barts

KingMixers trio – Waddling Dog

Fri Aug 25

Nanaimo Summertime Blues Festival – Deb Rhymer Band, South Island Rhythm Kings, Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Band, Big Pacific,  Soul Shakers, Bill Johnson Band,
David Gogo

Dave Harris – Peninsula Market Saanich – 10AM

Dave Harris – Christie’s – 7:30 pm

Sun Aug 26

Nanaimo Summertime Blues Festival – Whitey Somers, Renovation Blues, Auntie Kate & The Uncles of Funk, Hank Angel, Mark Crissinger,  Blue Moon Marquee

Thur – Aug 30 

Mark Crissinger – Ross Bay Pub

Fri – Aug 31

Brickhouse – Rubberboot  – 9:30pm – $15

KingMixers trio – Waddling Dog

Sat Sept 1

Blues Bash – Groove Kitchen • Don Peterson Blue Sky • Adam Robert Thomas • Bill Johnson Band.  Evening event 7:30 pm $29 – Tinsley Ellis

Adam Robert Thomas – Rubberboot  – 9:30pm – $15

Dave Harris – James Bay Market – 11:15AM

 

Sun Sept 2

Blues Bash – Deb Rhymer Blues Band • McKinley Wolf • David Vest • Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band.  Evening event 7:30 pm $29 – Davina & The Vagabonds

Mon Sept 3

Blues Bash – Maureen Washington Blues Band • The Kingmixers • Brett Smith-Daniels • The Midnights

Fri Sept 7
Esquimalt Ribfest
Noon Jolly Mon Band
1:00p Flaming Tomatoes
2:15p Curl
3:30p Lazy Mike & the Recliners
5:00p Big Smoke
6:30p Blue Sky featuring amazing Rhonda & Donnie
8:30p Eagle Eyes

Sat Sept 8
Esquimalt Ribfest
Noon Groove Kitchen
1:30p Soul Shakers
3p Paul Black
4p Ribber Contest Judging
5p Summer & The Sinners
6:30p Bipolar Bear and Friends
8:30p Cities

Sun Sept 9
Esquimalt Ribfest
Noon Big Pacific
1:30p Dryspel
2:45p The Villanovas
4p Lauren Webb
4:30 50-50 draw, Ribber Awards, and People’s Choice
4:45p Rock Steady
6:15p David James Big River
7:45p Bill Johnson Band

Sat Sept 22

Bill Johnson Band – The Loft 8pm $10

Sat Sept 29 

Soul Shakers & Groove Kitchen – Rubber Boot Club 9 pm

 

LAST CALL

 

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LINKS

VBS BLUES CALENDAR

VANCOUVER BLUES AROUND TOWN

NANAIMO BLUES SOCIETY & FESTIVAL

WHITE ROCK BLUES SOCIETY

FRASER VALLEY BLUES SOCIETY

BLUES FESTIVAL GUIDE 

BLUES BLAST MAGAZINE

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