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July 4, 2007

Calgary Blues Festival Mainstage Schedule

Written by
cindy mcleod

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Calgary International Blues Festival Schedule

The Calgary International Blues Festival runs this August 23-26 at Pumphouse Park. Featuring a world-class roster of regional and international blues, this year’s event promises to the biggest and best yet.

Running the mainstage for four days, international headliners slated to appear include keyboard/saxophone giant Edgar Winter, legendary guitarist Rick Derringer, California singer Sista Monica and guitarist Duke Robillard of Roomful of Blues fame, among them. Canadian blues greats include guitarist Jack De Keyzer, B3 wizard Doug Riley, and East Coast bluesman Garrett Mason and his band, and more.

Known for its signature late night events in the beer garden, this year the Twilight Blues Dance Parties will run nightly during the festival on site with dancing to live blues until the wee hours.

Presented by the Calgary Blues Music Association, the “little festival that could” began three summers ago with 3,200 in attendance, quickly growing to become one of Western Canada’s largest blues festivals, with an anticipated audience of 30,000 this summer.

CALGARY BLUESFEST SCHEDULE

MAINSTAGE THURSDAY, AUGUST 23

3:00 PM Richie Pollack Band
4:00 Guy Chaput & The Sci-Fi Band
5:00 Rick Derringer Band
6:30 Edgar Winter Band
8:00 Jimmy Bowskill Band

Twilight Blues Dance Party – Beer Garden (Sponsor Recognition)

9:30 Karl Roth Trio, Firm Handshake

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24

3:00 PM Curtis Glas & The Aaron Penton Band
4:00 Megan Lane Band
5:15 Vargas Blues Band
6:30 David Gogo Band
7:45 Little Miss Higgins
8:15 Devon Allman’s Honeytribe

Twilight Blues Dance Party & Jam – Beer Garden Tent

9:30 Bill Dowey & the Blues Devils
Brian MacAreavey & the Promises

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25

11:00 AM Front Porch Acoustic Blues Workshop
Hosted by Tim Williams with Little Miss Higgins, Doc McLean

1:00 Albert Cummings Band
2:15 The Highwater Jug Band
3:15 The Duke Robillard Band
4:30 Kelley Hunt
5:45 Garret Mason Band
7:00 Mike Clark Band
8:15 The Kinsey Report

Twilight Blues Dance Party & Jam – Beer Garden

9:30 Adele & the Krusers, Bill Dowey & the Blues Devils

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26

11:00 AM Gospel Blues Workshop
Hosted by Tim Williams with Doc McLean, Sista Monica, Kelley Hunt

12:45 Agnostic Mountain Choir
1:30 Blue Rhino Band
2:30 Perpetrators
3:30 Stepchyle
4:30 Doc McLean
5:15 Du-Rite Aces
6:30 Sista Monica
8:00 Jack de Keyzer & the Canadian Blues All Stars with Doug Riley
(Dave Babcock (saxophone), Tom Knowles (bass), Duris Maxwell (drums)

Twilight Blues Wrap Up Party & Jam – Beer Garden

9:30 Sonny Rhodes with the Electrofires

for more info visit www.calgarybluesfest.com

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