Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Who to see at Bluesfest in week one?

Not sure who to pick? Not sure there is anyone worth seeing? Today we try to help you out with a few best bets for week one.

Wednesday July 6:

6pm Hardrock Stage - New Country Rehab - amazing country band from Toronto featuring the uber talented John Showman.

9:30pm - National Bank Stage - Jose Conde - maybe a little too slick but with enough latin energy and vibe to be well worth seeing

Thursday July 7:

9:15pm National Bank Stage - Sierra Maestra - Cuban son at its finest. Like the Buena Vista Social Club? then you will enjoy this show

Friday July 8:

9pm - Barney Danson Theatre - Sherman Robertson (he also plays Saturday and Sunday). Who knew there was blues at the Blues festival? And he presents a good show

9pm - Subway Stage - Wanda Jackson - Still rockin' with a career that has lasted for five decades. If you were not able to get in to her show at the Elmdale Tavern here is your chance.

9:30pm - MBNA Main Stage - The Black Keys - did you see them playing the CKCU 30th Anniversary Party in 2005 at Barrymore's. That was fun eh, see them again

Saturday July 9:

6:30pm - National Bank Stage - Larry McRay - what is happening? two solid blues acts at the Blues festival? What is the world coming to?

7:00pm - MBNA Stage - Dennis Coffey - one of the funkier 70+ people still touring. If he only plays "Scorpio" would you be disappointed?

Sunday July 10:

7:15pm - Hard Rock Cafe Stage - The Funky Meters - Are you kidding me? The Meters? Ivan Neville is here with two bands. They are must see shows

7:30pm - Subway Stage - Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - How is this band allowed to play the "city that fun forgot". People might just get out of their lawn chairs and dance. Oh the horror.

9:30pm - Subway Stage - Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk - An entire evening with Ivan. Who says there is nothing to see at the festival this year?

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