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May 6, 2009

Calgary Bluesfest Announces 2009 Lineup

Written by
cindy mcleod

blues festivals, Canada


Calgary International Bluesfest
2009 Headline Artists Announced

5th Annual Calgary Bluesfest Boasts Great Lineup

Calgary International Blues Festival celebrates its 5th Anniversary this August 6-9 at Pumphouse Park with a top-notch lineup of local, regional and international greats.

Running four days on the outdoor mainstage and nightly for the Twilight Blues Series dance parties in the beer garden once mainstage closes, this year’s festival proves to be the best ever.

Although many festivals are cutting back due to tough economic times, Calgary Bluesfest organizers are taking a different approach and thinking bigger & better.

Featuring international blues legends such as Booker T, Tommy Castro, Joe Bonamassa and Watermelon Slim & the Workers, Canadian giants Colin James, Julian Fauth and Rita Chiarelli, and up-and-coming stars Kat Danser, Alittle Voodoo, and a host of others, the family-friendly event promises something for everyone.


Thursday Aug 6

Ron Burke & Alittle Voodoo – 5:00 pm

Diunna Greenleaf & Blue Mercy – 6:30 pm

Colin James – 8:00 pm

Twilight Blues Series (Thurs)
Beer Garden (ages 18 & over)

Diunna Greenleaf & Blue Mercy – 9:45 pm

Friday Aug 7

Watermelon Slim & the Workers – 5:00 pm

Rita Chiarelli & the Big Blues Band – 6:30 pm

Joe Bonamassa – 8:00 pm

Twilight Blues Series (Fri)
Beer Garden (ages 18 & over)

Watermelon Slim & the Workers – 9:30 pm

John Campbelljohn – 10:30 pm

Elmer Ferrer – 11:30 pm

Saturday Aug 8

Elmer Ferrer – 12 noon

John Campbelljohn – 1:30 pm

Zac Harmon – 3:00 pm

Kal David & the Real Deal featuring Miss Lauri Bono – 4:30 pm

Tommy Castro – 6:00 pm

Tim Williams – 7:30 pm

Booker T – 8:15 pm

Twilight Blues Series (Sat)
Beer Garden (ages 18 & over)

Tommy Castro – 9:30 pm

Zac Harmon – 10:30 pm

Kal David & the Real Deal Band – 11:30 pm

Sunday August 9

Kat Danser – 12 noon

Mocking Shadows Rhythm & Blues Revue – 12:45 pm

Mud Bay Blues Band – 2:15 pm

Julian Fauth with Tim Williams Electric Band – 3:45 pm

Sue Foley – 5:15 pm

Murray Porter – 6:45 pm

Johnny V’s Recession Blues Band – 7:30 pm

Twilight Blues Series (Sun)
Beer Garden (ages 18 & over)

Note: This special 2 hour invite-only jam is hosted by the Tommy Knowles Band and features 2009 festival artists

4-Day festival passes are on sale for $129 and are available online at Calgary Bluesfest Online Store

for more info visit Calgary Bluesfest

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