VBS Blues Calendar –  November 15, 2017

MAPLE BLUES NOMINATIONS

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Congratulations to Victoria’s David Vest and Jason Buie for their Maple Blues nominations.

Congratulations to the rest of the nominees who are listed here.  http://www.mapleblues.ca/nominees.html

To vote please register here and vote between Nov 1 to Dec 1 (11:59pm), 2017.  http://www.mapleblues.ca/Register.aspx

 

SILENT AUCTION

November 18 is VBS’s Annual Fundraiser and Silent Auction- Bluestravaganza! If you have any items you are willing to donate, please contact Deb Rhymer at 250 592- 5764 or debrhymer@shaw.ca. In the past we have received everything from memorabilia, to gift certificates and services to household items. We are happy to have a broad cross section of items. We appreciate your support!

 

T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST

The Victoria Blues Society is looking at a new t-shirt design. To this end we would like to encourage members or and  friends to get those creative juices flowing by having a little contest. The winner who submits the new tshirt design we choose will receive a yearly membership plus free entrance to all VBS shows for the next year. The tshirt design must:

  • Include the name Victoria Blues Society
  • Be simple enough for easy reproduction
  • Be attractive so everybody wants one J

The current tshirt design can be found at this website link: https://victoriabluessociety.ca/merchandise/

Please feel free to share this with friends as well, you don’t  need to be a member to apply!  Please submit your design by December 31, 2017 to the VBS email   victoriabluessociety@gmail.com. Winner will be announced in January.

 

Looking for a great idea for a Christmas gift?

How about a one year membership to the Victoria Blues Society… just $20. We have lots of merchandise… including tshirts, hats and earrings… shot glasses are only $5.00 and make a great stocking stuffer!  We also have gift certificates, available in any denomination. Thanks for your support!

 

UPCOMING VBS EVENTS

November 18 – Bluestravaganza and Silent Auction – 6 bands – Bill Johnson, McKinley Wolf, Lazy Mike, Blue City Drive, Jason Buie, Shanna Dance @ V-Lounge 6 PM,  $10 @ the door only.

Bluestravaganza Rev Printer

December 1st Christmas Party – Randy Oxford Band from Seattle, door prizes, 50/50 draw @  V-Lounge 8 PM $16 (VBS / VJS members & advanced), $20 door

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BLUES CALENDAR 2017

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.


 

Thur Nov 16
Preston/Bonkowski – Ross Bay

 

Sat Nov 18

Bluestravaganza and Silent Auction –  Bill Johnson, McKinley Wolf, Lazy Mike, Blue City Drive, Jason Buie, Shanna Dance @ V-Lounge 6 PM $10

Bluestravaganza Rev Printer

Soul Shakers – Bart’s Pub, 9:30

Rockland Moran – Vista 18

Jimy Jimy – Spiral Cafe

KingmiXers Classic – Pro Pat Legion 8pm

Harpdog Brown – Hermann’s – 8pm  $20

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Fri Nov 24

Soul Shakers – Bart’s, 9:30-12:30

Sat Nov 25

McKiNLeY WoLf – The Loft Pub 8pm

Sun Nov 26

Kingmixers Classic Trio – Monterey Recreation Centre, 7 pm

Thur – Nov 30

Lazy Mike and Slim – Ross Bay Pub

Preston & Bonkowski DUO – Mary’s Bleue Moon Restaurant, Sidney, BC

Fri – Dec 1

Randy Oxford Band from Seattle – V-Lounge –  VBS Annual Christmas Party, door prizes, 50/50 draw, 8 PM $16 (VBS / VJS members & advanced), $20 door

Lindsay Beaver & the 24th Street Wailers – Hermann’s $22 (ADVANCE/VJS MEMBERS)
$25 DOOR

David Vest – Upstairs Lounge (Oak Bay Rec) $20

Sat Dec 2

David Vest – Hermann’s $20

Thur Dec 7

Paul Black – Ross Bay

Sideway Blues & Blue Moon Marquee – Hermann’s

Fri Dec 8

Uncle Wiggly’s Tribute to the Blues Songs of Christmas at the Mary Winspear – Sidney

Sat Dec 9

Jimy Jimy – Spiral Cafe

Uncle Wiggly’s Tribute to the Blues Songs of Christmas at the Blue Frog – White Rock

Sun Dec 10

Uncle Wiggly’s Tribute to the Blues Songs of Christmas at the Duncan United Church for the Cowichan Folk Guild

Fri Dec 15

Uncle Wiggly’s Tribute to the Blues Songs of Christmas at Hermann’s Jazz Club

Sat Dec 16

Rhymer & Wells – Christie’s

Sun Dec 17

Yuletide 2017 – Jason Buie host with numerous bands – $15 and bring a  Mustard Seed Food Bank donation – Old Harpo’s 6 pm

Thur Dec 21

Victor Wells – Ross Bay

Fri Dec 22

Soul Shakers – Bart’s Pub, 9:30-12:30

Sat Dec 23

Soul Shakers – Bart’s Pub, 9:30-12:30

Sun Dec 31

Rhymer/Wells – Christie’s FREE

Soul Shakers – The Beachhouse

Blue City Drive – Brentwood Resort & Spa

Paul Pigat – Hermann’s

Jason Buie – Whiterock Blues Society

2018

Fri Jan 12

Terry Robb/Blue Hearts – Upstairs Lounge (Oak Bay Rec)

Sat Jan 20 

Rhymer/Wells – Christie’s

Fri Jan 26

Big Dave McLean – Upstairs Lounge (Oak Bay Rec)

Sat Feb 24

Rhymer/Wells – Christie’s

Mar 23

Carlos Del Junco – Upstair’s Lounge (Oak Bay Rec)

Apr 20

Ken Hamm – Upstair’s Lounge (Oak Bay Rec)

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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