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August 24, 2006

Vancouver Island Blues Bash

Written by
cindy mcleod

Victoria’s Blues Bash Returns for 11th Year

The Vancouver Island Blues Bash, held annually over the Labour Day weekend since 1995, is one of Victoria’s most popular events.

Featuring festival performances by regional, national and international artists, this year’s headliners include vocalist Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, and guitarist David Gogo, as well as mainstage and club performances with such great Canadian blues as the Bill Johnson Blues Band and the Twisters.

The Blues Bash mainstage is situated in Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Local clubs are also participating in the event. Schedule appears below:

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
w/Binky Griptite & The Dee Kays
Sharon Jones (Live) on Conan O’Brian
Ship Point (door opens 7:00 pm)

Bill Johnson Blues Band w/ Gene Hardy Horns
Watch a Gene Hardy Video – Quay Waltz (live)
Central Bar & Grill (door opens 7:00 pm)

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

(free afternoon shows)
Slim & the Dusters
The Voyce
Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Band
(gate opens at noon)

David Gogo Band
Ship Point (door opens 7:00 pm)

Bill Johnson Blues Band w/ Gene Hardy Horns
Watch a Gene Hardy Video – Quay Waltz (live)
Central Bar & Grill (door opens 7:00 pm)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

(free afternoon shows)
Deb Rhymer Band
Cruel Shoes
The Scorchers
Kelly Fawcet Band
The Midnights
(gate opens at noon)

The Twisters
Central Bar & Grill
(door opens 7:00 pm)

MONDAY, SEPT 4

(free afternoon shows)
Harris Gilmore & the Majic Johnsons
The Push
Gary Preston Blues Band
(gate opens at noon)

for more information visit www.vicjazz.bc.ca/bluesbash

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