Victoria BC 14th Annual Vancouver Island Blues Bash Starts Friday

This Labour Day weekend kicks off the 14th annual Vancouver Island Blues Bash at Ship Point on the Inner Harbour, a celebration of Blues and R&B music with afternoon free and evening ticketed performances. Featured are more than 14 individual bands who will perform over three afternoons and three evenings.

Blues in all shades for your soul will be featured, including Jim Byrnes’ House of Refuge, Lloyd Jones Struggle, Bill Johnson Blues Band, The Midnights, Auntie Kate and The Uncles of Funk and many more!

Price: Ticketed Shows: On sale Thursday, August 7, 2008. Jim Byrnes’ House of Refuge: Friday, August 29 – 7:30pm $22.00. Also ticket combo for both Jim Byrnes’ House of Refuge and Lloyd Jones Struggle only $30.00. Ticket combo (one ticket per show) only available through the Victoria Jazz Society office.

The Annual Blues Bash also presents three afternoons of free admission performances: Saturday, Aug. 30 12:30 – 5:00pm, Sunday, Aug. 31 12:30 – 8:00pm and Monday, Sept. 1 12:30 – 6:00pm.

Some of Vancouver Island’s best blues and R&B bands are featured: Mother Funk & The Madmen · Len Siemens & Lightening Express · Don Peterson & The Push Band · Auntie Kate & The Uncles Of Funk · Harris Gilmore & The Mojos · Victoria Soul Gospel Choir · Out Of The Blue · Renovation Blues Band · Bill Johnson Band · Soul Shakers · Slim & The Deuces · Bloozecan · Gerry Barnum & the Blues Boys · The Midnights.

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Click on the video below to hear Tom “Two Amps” Bower from the band, Auntie Kate and the Uncles of Funk, performing at the Blue Bash…