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August 18, 2006

Edmonton Blues Festival Next

Written by
cindy mcleod

Edmonton’s Labatt Blues Festival Set to Kick-Off 8th Year

Edmonton’s Labatt’s Blues Festival is slated to kick off August 25, 26, 27 at the Hawrelak Park Heritage Amphitheatre, bringing a world class mix of Canadian and International blues talent to the Alberta city.

The festival launches it’s 8th annual event featuring a stellar roster of blues names such as guitarist Kenny Neal with harmonica player Billy Branch, guitarist Phillip Walker and The Texas Horns, Zydeco phenom Terrance Simien, and Mark Hummel’s Harmonica Blowout with fellow harmonica giants Billy Boy Arnold and Lee Oskar.

The three day outdoor festival features a dance floor that holds 500.

BLUES FESTIVAL MAINSTAGE SCHEDULE

Friday August 25, 2006 Gate 4:30 – Show 5:30 to 10:00

Kenny Neal and Billy Branch
Phillip Walker with the Texas Horns
Mark Hummel’s Harmonica Blowout Featuring Billy Boy Arnold and Lee Oskar

Saturday August 26, 2006 Gate 1:00 – Show 2:30 to 10:00

Eden Brent
James Hinkle with The Texas Horns
Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers with Reba Russell
Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience
The Hollywood Blue Flames

Sunday August 27, 2006 Gate 1:00 – Show 2:30 to 10:00

Fruteland Jackson
Pete Turland Band with Paul Pigat
Diunna Greenleaf & Blue Mercy with the Texas Horns
Henry Gray & the Cats featuring Lil’ Buck Sinegal
The Chicago Blues Reunion
Kenny Neal and Billy Branch

for more information visit www.bluesinternationalltd.com

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