Guide to The Limestone City Blues Festival 2017

Limestone City Blues Festival, Downtown KingstonThe Limestone City Blues Festival is 20 years old! A favourite among Kingstonians and tourists alike, Bluesfest is a bittersweet time as it also marks the approaching end to summer, but what better reason to sing the blues? This year’s festival is as busy and jam packed as always with stages at Confederation Basin, Market Square, Metro parking lot and in clubs and restaurants all over downtown ygk. In addition to four days of stellar live music, festival goers can also enjoy “Homegrown Blues Food” – southern inspired dishes prepared with local ingredients and paired with local brews at some of Kingston’s best restaurants! Bracelets, which are $15 for the entire weekend, grant access to all outdoor and indoor venues and are available at various downtown locations. Receive $10 in Blues Bucks with each bracelet purchased, which can be used at shops and restaurants around downtown until September 30th. See you there!

Thursday, August 24th

Confederation Basin
2pm: Pat Johnson & The Grand Jook
3pm: Head Over Heels
4pm: Agent Blue
5pm: Jeff J. Gaulton
6pm: Zach Callery
7pm: Sonny Slide Maddams
8pm: Blackburn

In the Clubs
(Start/End times for evening club shows vary. Check venues for details.)
Sonny Slide Maddams at The Alibi
Wickham Brothers at The Queen’s Inn
Agent Blue at The RCHA
RoughMix at The Royal Tavern
Justin Saladino at Tir Nan Og

Friday, August 25th

Confederation Basin
12pm: The Justin Saladino Band
1pm: Shawn Dore Band
2pm: Wicked Grin
3pm: Fade Kings
4pm: Riley & Riley
5pm: Sandy Wilson Band
6pm: River City Junction

Princess Street Stage
7pm: Adam Karch
8pm: Dawn Tyler Watson with Angelique Francis

In the Clubs
(Start/End times for evening club shows vary. Check venues for details.)
The Swiftkick Band at Amadeus Café
Riley & Riley and SRV Tribute Blues Band at BluMartini
Up Jumped Da Blues at Megalos
The Justin Saladino Band at The Merchant Tap House
Wickham Brothers at The Queen’s Inn
River City Junction at The RCHA
Kim Pollard Band at Sir John’s Public House
Riley & Riley and Beer Battered Blues at The Royal Tavern
Adam Karch at Tir Nan Og
Little Bobby & The Jumpstarts at The Toucan

Saturday, August 26th

Confederation Basin
11am: Adam Karch
12pm: Kim Pollard Band
1pm: The Wickham Brothers
2pm: The Mud Boys
3pm: Geoff Hinch Boogie & Blues Band
4pm: Blues Highway
5pm: Killing Floor
6pm: Big Mo & The Blues Mission

1-2pm: National Guitar Workshop at The RCHA

Market Square
7pm: Spencer MacKenzie
8pm: Carlos Del Junco and
9pm: Nick Moss Band with Kate Moss

In the Clubs
(Start/End times for evening club shows vary. Check venues for details.)
The Swiftkick Band at Amadeus Café
SRV Tribute Blues Band at BluMartini
Le Chien Noir Allstars at Le Chien Noir
Kim Pollard Band at Megalos
The Justin Saladino Band at The Merchant Tap House
Riley & Riley at The Queen’s Inn
Sonny Slide Maddams at The RCHA, 3rd floor
Blues & Company and Wicked Grin at The RCHA, 2nd floor
The Mud Boys at Sir John’s Public House
RoughMix at The Royal Tavern
Paul Reddick at Tir Nan Og
Little Bobby & The Jumpstarts at The Toucan

Sunday, August 27th

Confederation Basin
11am Peg Voigt Band
12pm Spencer MacKenzie
1pm Taylor Angus
2pm Lisa Vee & The VIP
3pm Three Times Lucky
4pm Blues & Company

In the Clubs
Start/End times for evening club shows vary. Check venues for details.
Le Chien Noir Allstars at Le Chien Noir
Paul Reddick at Tir Nan Og

Credit to Joerg Neuner for today’s photo.

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