Vancouver Island Blues Bash

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Stephen Barry Band

The Stephen Barry Band performs for free September 2nd, starting at 7 pm, to kick off the 17th annual Vancouver Island Blues Bash.  This band’s reputation as one of the best Canadian blues ensembles has long been established; over the past 25 years, they’ve performed with legends such as John Lee Hooker, Bo Diddley, Big Moose Walker, Buddy Guy, and more. www.jazzvictoria.com

Blues Bash   

The Vancouver Island Blues Bash (September 3 – 5) is a three-day festival that features all styles of blues and R&B.  Every afternoon during the Labour Day Weekend, at Ship Point, take in free performances (beginning at noon): Sept. 3 – The Housecats w/ Rockland Moran, Summer & The Sinners, The Roper Show, David Vest Band; Sept. 4 – Victoria Soul Gospel Choir, Gary Preston Band, Sandy Bone & The BreakDown, Bill Johnson Band; Sept. 5 – Deb Rhymer Band, Jason Buie Band, The Midnights.  Two ticketed shows are featured: the Charlie Musselwhite Band (Sept. 3) and the Lucky Peterson Band (Sept. 4th).  www.jazzvictoria.com

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