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Bluesfest makes its return

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It looks like Capitol Centre’s Bluesfest is back.

This time, it’s bigger, better, and badder.

That’s according to the centre, which says the event has now expanded to four days and includes a free movie, an open mic night, an art exhibit and the always popular Blues Cruise.

There are now two full days of outdoor concerts boasting 12 different acts who will be performing the first weekend of September.

Headline acts for this year include Jack de Keyzer and Crystal Shawanda.

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“As this is our 5th Annual Bluesfest, we’re really pleased that we were able to secure additional funding this year to help us expand the event into 4 days! ” said Dan Misturada, Interim Executive Director. “We specifically focused on expanding the event in a way that further includes local musicians and artists!”

Thursday September 2nd – inside Capitol Centre

  • 7:00 pm – The Blues Brothers Film (1980) screening in Betty Speers Theatre 
  • 8:30pm –  Bluesfest Art Exhibit opens in WKP Kennedy Gallery
  • 8:30pm – 10:30pm – Open Mic Blues Music night in WKP Kennedy Gallery

Friday September 3rd    Chief Commanda II

  • 7pm – 10pm – Blues Cruise on the Chief Commanda II featuring Jake and The Fundamentals
Saturday September 4th – outdoor concerts on Main Street

  • 4pm – 4:45pm – Josh Berry and band
  • 5pm – 5:45pm – Blue Screw
  • 6pm – 6:45pm  – River City Junction 
  • 7pm – 7:45pm – Johnny Max Band
  • 8pm – 9pm – Suzie Vinnick Band
  • 9:15 – 10:30pm – HEADLINE ACT Jack de Keyzer 
Sunday September 5th  – outdoor concerts on Main Street

  • 1pm – 1:45pm – J Houston Band
  • 2pm – 2:45pm – Jake Thomas (Solo set)
  • 3pm – 3:45pm – Mckenna Henderson (Trio)
  • 4pm – 4:45pm – Tony D Band
  • 5pm – 6pm – Spencer Mackenzie
  • 6:15pm – 7:30pm – Crystal Shawanda

Tickets go on sale to the public August 6th at 

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