2024 SCHEDULE

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

Monday, July 29th

 

6:00 - 10:00pm

King Eddy

(438 - 9th Ave SW)

Free Event

Come kick off Calgary Bluesfest with us at the legendary home of the blues, the King Eddy! Starring the Corbie Dorner Trio with Brett Spaulding and Kent McCrae, this is gonna be a night to remember!  Bring your dancing shoes!

 

Tuesday, July 30th

Guitar Workshop

6:30-8:00pm

Free Event

This workshop is designed for those of various skill levels.  Learn the basics of blues guitar, how to play a blues song, and the basic harmony that makes a song the blues.  Hear about the role the guitar plays in the blues, and the cultural background that informs the music. All ages, all skill levels.

 

Wednesday, July 31

BLUES AT NOON

noon-1pm

Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 - 1st St SE)

Bring your lunch and hear some great blues during the noon hour!


 

Walk Through Blues History

6:30-8:00pm

King Eddy (438 9th Ave SW)

free event, all ages

Hosted by local blues historian, musician and songwriter, John Rutherford, John leads an interview with Richard Flohil, journalist, publicist, and concert promoter.  This interview will focus on the history of the blues in Canada and those that helped shape the scene we see and hear today.

Thursday, August 1st

Mainstage

5:15 - 6:30pm - Blues & Soul Band

6:45 - 8:00pm - Auntie Kate & the Uncles

8:15 - 9:30pm - MonkeyJunk


 

Twilight Blues

10-11pm Auntie Kate & the Uncles

11:15-1:30  Festival Headliner Jam

Kerby Centre (1133 - 7th Ave SW)
Festival Pass holders only - Ages 18+

 

Friday, August 2nd

Mainstage

5:15 - 6:30pm - Lester Quitzau

6:45 - 8:00pm - Johnny Max Band

8:15 -9:30pm - Kid Ramos & Johnny Ramos


 

Twilight Blues

10-11 Johnny Max Band

11:15-12:15 Lester Quitzau

12:30-1:30 Festival Headliner Jam

Kerby Centre (1133 - 7th Ave SW)
Festival Pass holders only - Ages 18+

 

Saturday, August 3rd

Mainstage

1:00 - 2:15pm - Wicked Grin

2:30 - 3:45pm - Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whitely

4:00 - 5:15pm - Porch Dogs w/ special guest Al Lerman

5:30 - 6:45pm -Sonny Gullage & the Blues Groovers

7:00 - 8:15pm - Chris Cain

8:30 - 9:45pm - BluesVille Revue with BIGLLOU Johnson & Russ Green


 

Twilight Blues

10:00pm - 1:30AM
Kerby Centre (1133 - 7th Ave SW)
Festival Pass holders only - Ages 18+

10:00 - 11:00pm - Chris Cain

11:15 - 12:15pm - Sonny Gullage & the Blues Groovers

12:30 - 1:30am - Festival Headliner Jam 

Sunday, August 4th

Mainstage

1:00 - 2:15pm - Dawn Pemberton

2:30 - 3:45pm - Bobby Dean Blackburn

4:00 - 5:15pm - Angelique Francis

5:30 - 6:45pm - The Reverend Shawn Amos

7:00 - 8:15pm - Kevin Burt's Tribute to Bill Withers

8:30 - 9:45pm - Bob Margolin, Bob Stroger, Bob Corritore, "The Bobs Of Blues"


 

Twilight Blues

10-11 - Kevin Burt

11:15-1:30 Festival Headliner Jam


Kerby Centre (1133 - 7th Ave SW)
Festival Pass holders only - Ages 18+

 

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