2017 Summertime Blues

2017 Summertime Blues ◆  August 24 – 27th ◆ Maffeo Sutton Park

Friday August 25th

2:00PM gates open
3:00PM James Buddy Rogers
4:00PM J.W. Jones
5:15PM Harpdog Brown & the Travelin’ Blues Show
6:30PM Coco Montoya
7:45PM Ronnie Baker Brooks
9:00PM Sonny Landreth
10:30PM finish

Sunday August 27th

10:00AM gates open
11:00AM Curl
12:00PM Suzie Vinnick
1:15PM Kara Grainger
2:30PM Cecile Doo-Kingue
3:45PM Angel Forrest
5:00PM Shakura S’Aida
6:15PM Ruthie Foster
7:30PM Shemekia Copeland
9:00PM finish


Thursday August 24th : Loaves & Fishes Food Bank fundraiser!

Five regional bands each playing a set and then let the jam begin. The show will be at least twice as long as last year’s show!



President’s Message – August 2017

Wow! I can’t believe that we are only 24 days away from kick-off to the “Summertime Blues” 2017. A fantastic day of giving back to the community as we begin with a benefit concert for our Loaves and Fishes Food Bank beginning on Thursday August 24th. Features 5 amazing bands followed by an incredible jam with over 20 members of the “Blues Shuffle”. Here is your opportunity to find out what the blues is all about. Don’t forget to bring non-perishable food products or a suggested donation of $10. Let’s fill the shelves and help the less fortunate.

Starting Friday let the good times roll. The next 3 days brings the best lineup the NBS has ever presented. Make sure you bring your enthusiasm, a couple of buddies, low riser lawn chairs and high expectations. We promise that you will not be disappointed.

We have upped the game plan. A bigger stage, better sound and lights, a change in stage location, increased vendors and artisans and a bigger footprint in the park. An onsite ATM will be available as well. A welcome addition is a family friendly zone which will be alcohol and smoke free.

We have a waterfront venue and the weather is looking great. Our board of directors has been working overtime to bring you the best “Blues” experience ever.

Remember! Don’t forget to like our Facebook Page and share with your friends and family. Thanks for reading til the very end.

Until the next time.


Gerold Haukenfrers








Our thanks to our Summertime Blues sponsors!

The Nanaimo Blues Society gratefully acknowledges the support of: