VBS Blues Calendar –  March  21, 2017

Farewell John Fisher. You were a fine musician, blues promoter, husband, father and a true gentleman. 

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CFUV Funding Drive

On behalf of CFUV 101.9 FM, Jim Martens would like to thank the members of the Victoria Blues Society for helping us reach our funding goal for 2017.  We appreciate the support from the blues community CFUV receives throughout the year. Thank You.

VBS Membership 

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.

Please show support for Hermman’s Jazz Club or it will go the way of the Tally Ho

Dear Music Fans and Musicians,
If you have played or attended Hermann’s Jazz Club in the past, and wish to support their survival, please consider writing a Letter of Support, or filming a short video. The club is under threat of being sold soon, and considering its great location and the size of the building, it’s doubtful it would be a jazz club or live music venue for much longer. If the Jazz On View Society can raise enough money, and quickly, the Neweiller family has agreed to sell it to the charity. Applications are being made to the provincial government for help with funding, and letters and video submissions from Canadian musicians and fans will definitely help their cause. Please help spread the word. Thank you!   Link to letter:  https://jazzonview.com/send-us-letter-support/

COMING VBS EVENTS

Friday March 31 – Blues Extravaganza  – V-Lounge  Doors 6 pm. Show 7 pm.

Bluestravaganza Printer Rev

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

Friday June 2 – Texas Flood (Steve Ray Vaughan tribute) from Vancouver – 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.


Mar 24

Soul Shakers – Bart’s 9 pm

McKiNLeY WoLf – The Loft Pub

Kingmixers – Sidney Army Navy

Mar 25

David Vest (Mose Allison Tribute) – Hermann’s 8 pm $20

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Dave Harris OMB (w guests) – Christie’s

Mar 26

Kingmixers – Monterey Centre

Mar 28

Kingmixers Duo – Pro Pat Legion

Mar 30

Blues Doctors – Ross Bay Pub

Apr 1

Soul Shakers – Bart’s 9-12:30

Lazy Mike & Rockin’ Recliners – The Loft

April 7

Uncle Wiggly’s Hots Shoes Blues Band – Hermann’s for Big Hank’s 70th Birthday Bash $20/15 students & seniors.

Apr 8

Rhymer & Wells – Christie’s

Apr 13

Gary Preston – Ross Bay  Pub

Apr 15

Deb Rhymer Band – The Loft

Blue Moon Marquee Quartet – Hermann’s

Apr 20

Blues Doctors – Ross Bay Pub

Apr 21

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

Apr 27

Paul Black – Ross Bay Pub

Apr 28

Soul Shakers – Sidney ANAF – 7-11

May 13

Dave Harris OMB (w guests) – Christie’s

May 20

Harpdog Brown Travelin’ Show – Hermann’s

David Gogo – Dave Dunnet Community Center, Oak Bay High

David Gogo March 13

May 27

Mark Crissinger – Christie’s

June 13

Soul Shakers – Esquimalt Park 7-9

June 23

Soul Shakers – Bart’s 9-12:30

Aug 11 

Soul Shakers – Bart’s 9-12:30

Aug 25

Soul Shakers – Bart’s 9-12:30

Aug 27

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

LAST CALL 

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VBS BLUES CALENDAR

BLUES FESTIVAL GUIDE 

BLUES BLAST MAGAZINE

NANAIMO BLUES SOCIETY & FESTIVAL

WHITE ROCK BLUES SOCIETY

FRASER VALLEY BLUES SOCIETY

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