VBS Blues Calendar –  April 18, 2017

Did you hear the news?  New memberships, renewals and contact information changes can now be easily accomplished on the VBS website. See our Membership page.

VBS is now offering VBS and VJS (Victoria Jazz Society) members a 20% discount at the door on event tickets $15 or more.  Members must present their membership card to participate. Advanced ticket purchasers regardless if members also enjoy a 20% discount on tickets $15 or more. Advanced tickets are sold at Lyle’s 0n Yates Ave. and V-Lounge Bar.

COMING VBS EVENTS

Friday April 21 – VBS BluesTravaganza  –  7pm V-Lounge    

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Saturday May 6 – Jack DeKeyzer Band  from Toronto  w/ Blue City Drive – V-Lounge  

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Friday June 2 – Texas Flood (Steve Ray Vaughan tribute) from Vancouver w/ Renovation Blues Band – V-Lounge

Friday June 16 – Lisa Mann, Karen Lovely and Ben Rice from Portland. – V-Lounge

Friday Sept 29 – JW Jones Band w/ Bill Johnson Band- V-Lounge

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 – all genres

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

The Loft  – Sunday Afternoon Jam  – all genres 3-7:30 pm

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


April 18

Guitar & Harmonica Clinic – Gerry Barnum @ L&M Music 6:30 pm

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Apr 20

Blues Doctors – Ross Bay Pub

Apr 21

David Vest (Jerry Lee Lewis Tribute) – Hermann’s 8 pm $20

Doug Cox Mighty String Thing – First Church of Christ, Scientist  for tickets

 VBS BluesTravaganza  –  V-Lounge  7 pm  $10
April 22
Rhymer & Wells – Boondocks Pub Sidney
April 27
Paul Black – Ross Bay Pub

Bill Johnson Band – VicWest Warehouse – 426 Williams Street

Apr 28

Soul Shakers – Sidney ANAF – 7-11

David Vest – Music of Cohen and Dylan – Upstairs Lounge in the Oak Bay Rec Centre  for tickets

Apr 29

McKiNLeY WoLf – The Loft Pub

May 4

Bill Johnson  &  John Pippus Bands – Copper Owl (Paul’s Motor Inn). $20 / door $15 / advance @ http://billjohnsonblues.brownpapertickets.com/

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May 6

Jack DeKeyzer Band  from Toronto  w/ Blue City Drive – V-Lounge $16/20

May 13

Dave Harris OMB (w guests) – Christie’s

May 20

Harpdog Brown & The Travelin’ Blues Show – Hermann’s

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David Gogo – Dave Dunnet Community Center, Oak Bay High

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R&B Toasters w Butterhorns – The Loft

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May 25

Auntie Kate – Hermann’s

Lazy Mike & Slim – Ross Bay

May 27

Mark Crissinger – Christie’s

Powder Blues Band / Jason Buie Band – Alix Goolden Hall 6:30pm  Tickets:  Ticketfly

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June 10

Rhymer and Wells – Christies  730 – 1030 pm

June 13

Soul Shakers – Esquimalt Park 7-9

June 15

Variables – Northern Quarter

June 23

Soul Shakers – Bart’s 9-12:30

Mavis Staples – Royal Theatre

July 2

Elvin Bishop – Royal Theatre

July 8

Chemainus Blues Festival  – July 8/9

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July 22

Rhymer and Wells – Christies  730 – 1030 pm

Aug 11 

Soul Shakers – Bart’s 9-12:30

Aug 19

Rhymer and Wells – Christies  730 – 1030 pm

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

Sept 2

Blues Bash – Ship Point – Sept 2-4

LAST CALL 

May 20 – Harpdog Brown & The Travelin’ Blues Show – Hermann’s  $20 Doors 6pm 

http://www.harpdogbrown.com/

 

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LINKS

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BLUES FESTIVAL GUIDE 

BLUES BLAST MAGAZINE

NANAIMO BLUES SOCIETY & FESTIVAL

WHITE ROCK BLUES SOCIETY

FRASER VALLEY BLUES SOCIETY

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