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June 29, 2008

5th Annual Back to the Blues Festival

Written by
cindy mcleod

blues festivals, Canada

Back to the Blues

Back To The Blues Festival
August 25-27
Chilliwack, BC

Festival Draws Top-Drawer Gospel, Blues Acts

Some of the greatest names in gospel blues headline Back To The Blues, July 25-27 in Chilliwack, BC at the Threshermen’s Village. Chilliwack is located 60 miles East of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Dubbed “The Best Little Gospel Blues Festival West of Chicago,” the 5th annual Back to the Blues Gospel Blues Festival features a full roster of blues veterans as well as up and coming stars of tomorrow.

Headline artists confirmed include: Danny Brooks, Peace Makers, Darrell Mansfield, Wes Mackey and The Timmed and Burnin’ Blues Project, Johnny Mannion, Dusty Shoes, KL Williams & Rebel Soul, Darrell Lahay & the Chop Liver Band, Surrender, Ken Whitley, Gene Murphy and the Knitting Club, White Moses and Fury, Steve Delemar and Soul In One, Dr. Blu, Aaron Loewen and Band, Ken Tucker and Dr. Bones.

Also programmed is a motorcycling event which includes “Show & Shine” and biker games. There are classes for various size bikes and games for both singles and doubles.

Back to Blues is a family event, complete with a kids’ park, food concessions and a free corn roast. On-site camping is available on a first come, first served basis.

Back To The Blues Festival Schedule

FRIDAY

5:30 Surrender
6:15 Darrell Mansfield / Eric Turner
7:30 Johnny Mannion
9:00 Danny Brooks & The Rockin’ Revelators
11:00 LateNite / Ken Tucker of Indiana
Midnite – Close

SATURDAY

10:30 Chop Liver Band
11:30 KL Williams & Rebel Soul
12:45 Dusty Shoes
1:45 Gene Murphy & The Knitting Club
2:45 White Moses & The Fury
3:45 Steve Delamar & The Generation Gap
4:45 Ken Whiteley
5:45 Peacemakers
7:00 Trimmed & Burnin’ Blues Project
8:00 Larry Howard
9:00 The Sojourners
11:00 LateNite ??

SUNDAY

9:00 Early Morning Blues / Dr Bones
10:00 Worship / Aron Loewen & Band
Old time hymns/Gospel songs/Blues style
10:45 Morning Service
11:15 End morning service
11:30 Dr. Blu
12:45 Peacemankers
1:45 Johnny Mannion
3:00 Wes Mackey
4:15 Danny Brooks & The Rockin’ Revelators

for more info visit www.back2blues.com

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