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President's Message
March 15, 2015

What an amazing winter! There has been lots of activity for the Blues Society. The Christmas Concert at Malaspina Theatre last December featuring Uncle Wigglies Hot Shoes Band was just a smoking’. Looks like this will become an annual event with the next one already scheduled for December 13, 2015.

The NBS was also proud to present “The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer” at a sold out show at the Queens January 22nd. The “Ben Rogers Band” opened up the evening and sure got everyone in the mood. Once HAM began their sets, there was standing room only.

Now for the best news of all! It looks like we have a very strong lineup for “Summertime Blues” 2015. Our core group of musicians are booked and getting ready to perform this upcoming August 28, 29 & 30, 2015. Watch for ticket information coming shortly. Membership in the Nanaimo Blues Society will give you advance notice prior to the general public. We are within days of announcing our major headliners and if remember “Canned Heat” from last year, you won’t be disappointed. Let your friends know that we have a truly incredible event scheduled for this summer. There is good reason we are becoming know as “The Memphis of the North”.

We are excited to be in partnership with the Port Theatre in bringing Harry Manx to Nanaimo. Mark your calendars. April 25th will be a sold out show as over 300 tickets are already sold. Hurry on over to the Port Theatre website and get your seats before it's too late!

The NBS also has a few new board members this year bringing in some new ideas and fresh enthusiasm. We'd like to welcome Virginia Blatchford, Cherrie Sarauer, and Mike Hogan to the Board. We are a committed board bringing to you excited and entertaining times ahead.

See you at the Queens at our regular Jams every 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Only $5 at the door for some fantastic entertainment and dancing. Did I mention adult libations are available? Oh yeah!

Gerold Haukenfrers



If you’re a Vancouver Island blues musician or band please let us know of your upcoming performance and we will be happy to promote your event in our Newsletter and on our Facebook and Twitter sites. Contact us at info@nanaimoblues.ca or send us a message via Facebook or Twitter.








Prior events

  • Check us out - watch our interview during the 2013 Summertime Blues festival with CTV Vancouver Island: Click to watch!

  • We have some photos up of our Guitar Workshop with David Gogo held on Saturday, November 24, 2012. Check them out here!




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