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Vancouver Island Blues Bash 2014: Curtis Salgado Band, Inglewood, Rick Vito & The Lucky Devils, Summer and The Sinners, Preston McCool, Uncle Wigglys Hot Shoes Blues Band, The Electric Timber Co., The Cal Batchelor Band, David Vest, The Deb Rhymer Band, Don Peterson & The Push Band , Soul Shakers

Sat. August 30th 2014 12pm - 5pm on September 1st @  Ship's Point (Inner Harbour) (All Ages) 12pm - 5pm on September 1st
Free FREE + Two Ticketed Performances ($30)
Presented by: Victoria Jazz Society
Come celebrate the end of summer by rockin’ and groovin’ to live blues, R&B and more at the 20th Annual Vancouver Island Blues Bash this labour day long weekend!

This year features local, regional, and international blues artists/bands in both free to the public and paid admission performances on the beautiful outdoor stage in Victoria’s Inner Harbour, Ship Point Picnic Site.

For the complete festival line up, click here:

Inglewood (Blues & Roots)

Inglewood is a hard hitting blues & roots band currently in Victoria, BC. more info

Summer and The Sinners (Blues)

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From Texas to New Orleans, to Chicago, with a stop in Memphis, Summer and the Sinners take you on a musical tour of Blues, R&B, and Funk. more info
Articles: Summer & The Sinners – Can’t Keep a Good Girl Down – Independent

Preston McCool

Mixing covers by artists such as Delbert McClinton, Al Green, Etta James and Robert Cray, with a sprinkling of original compositions, this band plays the Blues with a driving forcehard edge. more info

Uncle Wigglys Hot Shoes Blues Band

With a career that began humbly at a University of Victoria Sub Pub, this band led the live music, independent recording and producing scene in Victoria BC in the 80’s. They became RCA recording Artists, received rave reviews of live performances along the way and shared stages with Paul Butterfield, Joe Cocker, Stevie Ray Vaughan and the great M... more info

David Vest (Blues/jazz/boogie-woogie)

Maple Blues Award winner David Vest performs either solo or with his all-star band at major blues festivals and clubs. He is an authentic, Southern-bred boogie-woogie piano pounder. He backed Big Joe Turner in the '60s, toured with Jimmy T99 Nelson, Floyd Dixon and Lavelle White, and was co-leader of the legendary Paul deLay Band, sharing vocal ... more info

The Deb Rhymer Band

The Deb Rhymer Band features Kelly Fawcett on guitar, Clayton O'Howe on bass, Andy Graffiti on drums and Deb Rhymer on vocals. Deb and the band have played all the various clubs and pubs in the Victoria music scene as well as a number of blues events and festivals. The band has hosted an afternoon blues jam, every Sunday for the last 9 years ... more info
Articles: Deb Rhymer is dedicated to the blues

Don Peterson & The Push Band (Classic Party Band)

This classic rock band is one of the most versatile and requested groups on the West coast. Led by Don Peterson, this seasoned group plays it all and focuses on dance hits that everyone loves. Strong 3 part harmonies, great musicians. Always positive and rave reviews followed by a rebooking. more info

Soul Shakers

The Soul Shakers gritty, energetic R&B, and amazing harmonies sets them apart. Their music includes reworked covers of contemporary tunes by Adele, John Mayer, Susan Tedeschi and Christina Aguillara, soul- sanctified classics by Areatha Franklin, Tina Turner, and Stevie Wonder as well as their own cookin' original tunes. It is irresistible dance mu... more info
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