VBS Blues Calendar –  August 15, 2017

Please Note:  Effective immediately the Blues Calendar will be emailed to recipients every 2 weeks on Tuesdays instead of weekly.

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Swingin’ Hammers captures Renovation Blues Band on their second musical outing, this time recorded in the studio… 15 tracks (including four original compositions) that expand on the band’s repertoire with rocking examples of jumpin’ & swingin’ music to get you dancing! Produced with great dedication over 2 years, it highlights the strengths of RBB… fun upbeat songs, loads of smokin’ guitar and piano/organ solos, tight rhythms, and harmony vocals. Morgan Rennef Onda contributes honking tenor sax to two songs to sweeten the deal. Check it out!”

It can be downloaded from CDBaby:  https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/renovationbluesband2

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Swingin-Hammers-Renovation-Blues-Band/dp/B0741V43ZJ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1502405261&sr=8-1&keywords=renovation+blues+band+swingin+hammers

or iTunes or they have  physical copies available at shows, and from their website http://renovationbluesband.com/

The Jazz on View Society launched a GoFundMe campaign. Their goal is to raise $30,000 to cover the costs of the critical option payments they must make over the next three months to save Hermann’s. They need your support. Please go to GoFundMe and make a donation. Please tell your friends. YOU can make a difference. Thank you for your support! https://www.gofundme.com/Hermanns

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. 

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.


 

Thur – Aug 24

Rhymer and Wells – Mary’s Bleue Moon Cafe

Mark Comerford Blues Project with Jimy Jimy – Ross Bay Pub 6 pm

2017 Summertime Blues Festival – 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

Fri – Aug 25 

Soul Shakers – Bart’s 9-12:30

2017 Summertime Blues Festival –  Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo

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

Sat – Aug 26

2017 Summertime Blues Festival – Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo

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

Sun – Aug 27

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

2017 Summertime Blues Festival –  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

Tues – Aug 29

Soul Shakers – Centennial Square @ Noon    

Sat – Sept 2

Dave Harris – Christie’s

Deb Rymer Band – Sannich Fair 5pm

Jason Buie Band – Saanich Fair

JJ Thames – Hermann’s  8pm $20

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Blues Bash – Ships Point

  • Renovation Blues Band
  • Curl
  • Jason Buie Band
  • R&B Toasters and the Butterhorns
  • Matt Schofield –  Headliner $28

Sun – Sept 3

Doctor Bones – Saanich Fair 11 am

Blues Bash – Ships Point

  • Maureen Washington Blues Band
  • Paul Black Band
  • Crissinger Band
  • Bill Johnson Band
  • The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer plus The Villanovas  –  Headliner $28

Mon – Sept 4

Blues Bash – Ships Point

  • Shanna Dance and the Shady Blues Band
  • Lazy Mike and the Rockin’ Recliners
  • Kelly Fawcett Band
  • The Midnights

Fri – Sun – Sept 8 – 10

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Fri – Sept 15

David Gogo/Tim Williams – Oak Bay Rec

Fri – Sept 29

JW Jones Band w/ Bill Johnson Blues Band- V-Lounge 8 PM $16/20

Sat Sept 30

Mark Comerford solo  – Gorgeous Coffee 2 pm

Mark Comerford Blues Project – Christie’s 7:30 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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We will endeavor to update the  online Blues Calendar with new submissions within 48 hours of receipt. It  will be the most current version.  The Blues Calendar will be emailed to recipients every 2 weeks on Tuesdays.

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