VBS Blues Calendar –  June 28, 2017

As you know Hermann’s is facing closure and Jazz on View Society and everyone is working hard to raise money to buy the club. To this end, Hermann’s is opening the back hallway and turn it into a Pop up store during the Jazz Festival – June 23-July 2. They are hoping to get tons of donated CDs from all the amazing musicians out there with sales going to the purchase the club fund. If you have a band and have any extra spare CDs or know of anyone who would love to support this cause, please tell them to drop them off at Hermann’s or quickly put them in the mail to Hermann’s Jazz Club, 753 View St, Victoria, BC V8W 1J9 Attention:Nichola. Anything would help and would be greatly appreciated.

The John Fisher Memorial Legacy was established in April of 2017 to honour the memory of John Fisher, one of the founding members of the Victoria Blues Society. John’s dream was to support and mentor young people in the blues. Through this fund, VBS has committed annual funding towards providing opportunities for training and/or mentorship in the blues.  Any other funding received through donations will be dedicated to support additional individuals in this regard. If you would like to donate please use the Paypal button on the website’s new John Fisher Memorial Legacy page. 

Nanaimo Summertime Blues Festival offers Victoria Blues Society members a $10 Discount Special to this summer’s festival August 24-27.  VBS Members must enter the promo code VICTORIABLUES to be eligible for the discount. Offer expires June 30th, 2017.  Tickets at:

https://nanaimoblues.tickit.ca/events/2534-nanaimo-summertime-blues-festival

 

COMING VBS EVENTS

No shows until Friday Sept 29 – JW Jones Band w/ Bill Johnson Blues Band- V-Lounge 8 PM

BLUES CALENDAR 2017

ONGOING

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

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Saturday Jam  @ V-Lounge in the Red Lion – Saturday 2-6 pm – Starts July 8 – all genres

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

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


June 30

Rockland Moran – Chateau Victoria

July 1

Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band – Centennial Square outdoor stage. 4 pm

Dave Harris OMB  – Blues on the Gorge @11AM and 384 Gorge @ 2PM

July 2

Blue Hearts – Sidney Sidewalk Fest – 1:30-3:45

Elvin Bishop – Royal Theatre

July 5

The Toasters – Pioneer Park Brentwood Bay – 6:30

David Vest – Butchart Gardens

July 7

David Vest – Muscle Shoals To Memphis – Hermann’s

July 8

Chemainus Blues Festival  – July 8/9

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July 12

Jason Buie – The Mint

July 15

Lazy Mike & Rockin’ Recliners – The Loft

July 22

Rhymer and Wells – Christies  730 – 1030 pm

Aug 11 

Soul Shakers – Bart’s 9-12:30

Aug 12

Dave Harris – Christie’s

Jason Buie  with Jerry Doucette & Nick Gilder  – Canada 150,  Gorge Park,  Victoria

Aug 19

Rhymer and Wells – Christies  730 – 1030 pm

Blue City Drive – The Loft 8pm  $5

Soul Shakers – Bart’s 9-12:30

Thur 24

2017 Summertime Blues Festival – Thursday – Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo
  • Alexander’s Bluestime Band
  • Lady V and the Key Krasher
  • Lazy Mike and the Rockin’ Recliners
  • Renovation Blues Band
  • Thor and the Thundercat
  • The Queens Shuffle

Aug 25 

Soul Shakers – Bart’s 9-12:30

2017 Summertime Blues Festival – Friday – Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo

  • James Buddy Rogers
    J.W. Jones
    Harpdog Brown and the Travelin’ Blues Show
    Devon Allman
    Ronnie Baker Brooks
    Sonny Landreth

Aug 26

2017 Summertime Blues Festival – Saturday – Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo

  • Sugar Brown with the Travelin’ Blues Show
    The Kirby Sewell Band
    David Gogo
    The Blackburn Brothers
    The Paul DesLauriers Band
    MonkeyJunk
    Mark Hummel’s Golden State/Lonestar Revue
    Victor Wainwright and The WildRoots

Aug 27

Soul Shakers – Langford Veteran’s Park 2-4pm

2017 Summertime Blues Festival – Sunday – Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo

  • Curl
    Suzie Vinnick
    Kara Grainger
    Cecile Doo-Kingue
    Angel Forrest
    Skakura S’Aida
    Ruthie Foster
    Shemekia Copeland
  • Jason Buie – After party at the Queens

Sept 2 – 4

Blues Bash – Ship Point – Line up to be announced.

Sept 8 – 10

Esquimalt Rib Festival – Line up to be announced.

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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The weekly blues calendar is published on Tuesdays. However, calendar submissions are usually added to our website within 48 hours throughout the week.

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