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January 13, 2008

Saskatoon Blues Festival Schedule of Events

Written by
cindy mcleod
saskatoon

Saskatoon Blues Festival
Feb 20 – Mar 2

Four days of Blues Warm Up February

Blues fans have a four full days of music to enjoy at the upcoming Saskatoon Blues Festival, Thursday Feb. 28 to Sunday, March 2.

The annual event features local and international blues in both acoustic and electric concert settings, as well as workshops, Blues in the Schools, and other special events.

With the 2008 event featuring multiple W.C. Handy award-winning guitarist Rory Block, Canadian giants including Halifax guitarist Garrett Mason and his band, Toronto harmonica man Paul Reddick, and Saskatoon native (now Chicago-based) Nigel Mack, and many more, this year’s festival is sure to be the cure for the winter blues.

2008 Festival Lineup & Schedule of Events

Monday Feb 25 – Friday Feb 29
Cameco Blues in the Schools featuring Suzie Vinnick and Rick Fines

THURSDAY, FEB 28

Cosmo Electric Blues Room

5 Bands for $5 (Local Blues Bands)
7:30 the BC Read Big Band
8:30 Stephen Fischer Band
9:30 Blue Collar
10:30 SoundWave
11:30 Gypsy Mobile (from Regina)

FRIDAY, FEB 29

Off Broadway Acoustic Blues Room

8:00 Kat Danser (Calgary)
10:00 Come on in My Kitchen (Edmonton)

Cosmo Electric Blues Room

8:00 Nigel Mack (Chicago)
9:00 the Blue Voodoo (Vancouver)
11:00 Garrett Mason Band (Halifax)

SATURDAY, MAR 1

*Free Events

Musicians Garage Sale 10:00am to 3:00pm
Oskayak High School Gym

Workshops 11:00, noon; 1:00; 2:00

Oskayak High School Gym

Buds Super Jam – 3:00pm – 8:00pm
Buds on Broadway

*Paid events

Off Broadway Acoustic Blues Room

8:00 Julian Fauth (Toronto)
10:00 Rory Block Trio (New York)

Cosmo Electric Blues Room

8:00 Paul Tobin
9:00 Paul Reddick & the Sidemen (Toronto)
11:00 Rick Fines & Suzie Vinnick Big Band (Peterborough, Toronto and Toontown)

SUNDAY, MAR 2

Festival Windup and Jam
Off Broadway Acoustic Blues Room

12:00 Brunch – Artists, Volunteers & Sponsors (closed to the Public)

2:00 Wind Up Party & Jam (Limited Public Tix)

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