Countdown to 2018
Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest






Ramada Hotel Downtown
Calgary Bluesfest Host Hotel
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The Blues Foundation












Road to Memphis Blues Challenge





Calgary Blues Music Association (CBMA) is pleased to be hosting its regional Road to Memphis Blues Challenge quarter finals. During the qualifying Rounds, guest jurors will review each act in performance. Based upon Memphis rules, Southern Alberta's top blues acts will be selected to go on to participate in the Blues Foundation's 34th annual International Blues Challenge (IBC), January 16-20, 2018 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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PARTICIPANTS & SCHEDULE


OCTOBER 15
SOLO/DUO CATEGORY
Mikey's On 12th (918 - 12th Ave SW)
1:00 - 4:30

Dale Renton
Robert Hubele
Debra Power
Jory Kinjo & Freddie B


OCTOBER 29
BAND CATEGORY

Mikey's On 12th (918 - 12th Ave SW)
1:00 - 4:30

Smoking Aces
Gunn Blues Band
Mike Clark Band
Charlie B & the Groove Crew


NOVEMBER 5
FINAL ROUNDS
Mikey's On 12th (918 - 12th Ave SW)
1:00 - 4:30

Solo/Duo Acts, Bands TBD

TICKETS


Come support your local musicians!

Tix for all events are $15/advance, $20 at the door.

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Proceeds go to assisting musicians with travel costs!

LOCATION


Events are being held at Calgary's newest live music venue.

Mikey's on 12th (918 - 12th Ave SW).
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There's loads of street parking, a paid lot directly across the street at $5/day, and a bike lane right outside the door!




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2018 Artist Submissions


Artist Submissions for Calgary International Blues Festival 2018 will be open from September 15 to December 15, 2017.

click to email submission

or by send by snail mail to:

c/o Calgary Blues Music Association
#188 A6433 Bowness Road NW
Calgary, AB
Canada
T3B0K5

Due to the volume of submissions received, only those successful applicants will be contacted.



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