A photo of Ellen McIlwaine holding three guitars
Ellen McIlwaine | Photo: Courtesy of the Calgary Blues Music Association

Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest

Break out of the winter doldrums with a full week of amazing music

Amy Jo Espetveidt

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Shake off the winter blahs with the best in blues and check out the Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest as it returns with a full week of concerts, workshops, screenings, and so much more. Don’t miss this top-notch lineup.

The week features performances from Tas Cru, Suzie Vinnick, Tony D, Ellen McIlwaine, Tim Williams, Elsie Osborne, Debra Power Trio, and John Rutherford. And be on the lookout for events around town including a free lunch hour concert at Wednesday’s ProArts@Noon, a screening of the documentary Horn From the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story, and the next edition of A Walk Through Blues History.

It all wraps on March 2 with the second annual Mardi Gras Bash featuring Edmonton-based pianist, Rooster Davis.

Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest runs February 24 to March 2, 2019. Head to calgarybluesfest.com for the full schedule.