VBS Blues Calendar –  May 16, 2017

Attention: our  AGM will be held Monday, June 19, 2017 @ 7 pm in the main floor banquet room in the Days Inn  (The Loft)  229 – Gorge Road E.  Last year’s results and plans for the coming year will be discussed. A new board of directors will be nominated. Rockland Moran and Vince Pollitt  will supply tunes and there will be prizes. It’s free.  Hope to see you there.

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. 

SPECIAL DEAL Powder Blues Show .   Advanced and Door tickets $30 for Victoria Blues Society and Victoria Jazz Society members. Opening the show will be Jason Buie featuring Jason’s new cd Driftin’ Heart.   Alix Goolden Hall  Doors 6:30pm     Tickets:  Regular $45,  VBS/VJS $30

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COMING VBS EVENTS

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

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

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Friday Sept 29 – JW Jones Band w/ Bill Johnson Blues 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.


May 25

Auntie Kate – Hermann’s

Lazy Mike & Slim – Ross Bay

May 27

McKiNLeY WoLf with guest guitar WoLf Steve Carere – The Loft  7:30pm

Mark Crissinger – Christie’s

SPECIAL DEAL Powder Blues Show .   Advanced and Door tickets $30 for Victoria Blues Society and Victoria Jazz Society members. Opening the show will be Jason Buie featuring Jason’s new cd Driftin’ Heart.   Alix Goolden Hall  Doors 6:30pm     Tickets:  Regular $45,  VBS/VJS $30

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June 1

Blue Hearts w/ Terry Robb – Hermann’s

June 10

Rhymer and Wells – Christies  7:30 pm

June 13

Soul Shakers – Esquimalt Park 7-9

June 15

Variables – Northern Quarter

June 18

Dave Harris – Norway House (VFMS)

June 23

Soul Shakers – Bart’s 9-12:30

Mavis Staples – Royal Theatre

June 30

Rockland Moran – Chateau Victoria

July 1

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

July 2

Elvin Bishop – Royal Theatre

July 8

Chemainus Blues Festival  – July 8/9

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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 19

Rhymer and Wells – Christies  730 – 1030 pm

Blue City Drive – The Loft 8pm  $5

Soul Shakers – Bart’s 9-12:30

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 

 

Rest in peace fellow musician, Glyn Davies! Our condolences to friends and family.

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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.

EVERYONE – If you would like to receive this calendar weekly by email, please send your request to our Web Editor: victoriabluessociety@gmail.com  A membership is not required.

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