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July 6, 2008

Ontario’s Sister Blues Festivals Feature Rick Derringer, Taj Mahal

Written by
cindy mcleod

blues festivals, Canada

Bluesfest International Windsor

Bluesfest International Windsor
July 10-13
Windsor, Ontario

Four Days of Blues to Rock Two Ontario Cities

Bluesfest International runs in both Windsor and London this month, with the Windsor dates running July 10-13 and the sister festival in London running July 11-13.

Headline artists slated to perform include guitar giant Rick Derringer, roots legend Taj Mahal and Canadian blues-roots legend David Wilcox, among the many.

Windsor’s festival kicks off Wednesday, July 9th with the Windsor International Film Festival presentation of Honeydripper on the mainstage at Bluesfest.

Windsor’s Mainstage schedule is listed below, while more information and the London schedule can be accessed at www.thebluesfest.com

Bluesfest International Windsor Mainstage Schedule

Thursday July 10 – Doors open 6pm

9:35pm Taj Mahal
8:10pm John Nemeth
7:00pm Pasman’s SuperSession
6:10pm Rusty Wright Band

Friday July 11 – Doors open 7pm

11:45pm Rick Derringer
10:05pm Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush
8:50pm Richie Havens
7:30pm Motor City Josh and the Big 3

Saturday July 12 – Doors open 6pm

11:45pm David Wilcox
10:15pm Ana Popovic
8:30pm Rory Gallagher Tribute wsg Pete Brown
7:05pm Motor City Women (formerly Detroit Women)
6:20pm Reverend Robert Jones
10am-4pm Kidfest

Sunday July 13 – Doors open 2pm

9:40pm “Jeff Healey’s Blues Band” a tribute to Jeff with special guests Jerome Godboo, Tony Springer & more
8:10pm Steve Burnside & the Marquis
6:50pm Larry McCray
6:20pm Bluesfest Idol Finalists
5:15pm Eric Sardinas
4:20pm Stu Heydon
3:20pm Bluesfest Idol semi-finalists
2:15pm Long & McQuade’s Guitar Clinic with Stu Heydon & TBA

for more info visit www.thebluesfest.com

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