President’s Message – August 2016

gerold250Well folks! We are in the final countdown to “Summertime Blues” 2016. New and exciting things are going to occur at this event.  I trust that you will enjoy these upgrades to enhance your festival experience.

Our entire weekend will be recorded. This will allow for more YouTube and Facebook promotion and sharing by not only the Nanaimo Blues Society but also for you to share with your friends.

Special raffles will be available with prizes such as a 1 night B & B get away, an Epiphone electric guitar and an oil painting of Summer and the Sinners. There will also be an on-site ATM for your benefit.

A unique feature of the “Summertime Blues” venue is that we have a total open beverage license. This means that you purchase an adult libation token, take it to the purveyors of such beverage and then find a seat anywhere within our gated facility. There is no segregation which makes for a very European flavor.

Last word before I close off. Make sure that you purchase early bird tickets from the Port Theatre and that you invite a couple of friends to share the experience with. We have the best lineup in our history and you will not be disappointed in the caliber of the entertainment. Make some noise and let folks know about our stellar event.

Gerold Haukenfrers




Summertime Blues 2016


Thursday, August 25

Gates open – 6:00pm

Music from 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Entry by donation benefiting the
Loaves & Fishes Food Bank
Friday, August 26

2:00pm – Gates open
3:00pm – Summer & The Sinners
4:00pm – Lazy Mike & The Rockin Recliners
5:00pm – The Harpoonist and The Axe Murderer
6:15pm – Sue Foley
7:30pm – Shakura S’Aida
8:45pm – Tommy Castro & The Painkillers
Saturday, August 27

11:00am – Gates open
Noon – Preston McCool
1:00pm – Renovation Blues Band
2:00pm – Gerry Barnum & Bill Johnson
3:15pm – The Crissinger Band
4:30pm – David Vest
5:45pm – Rick Vito & The Lucky Devils
7:15pm – Jack Semple
8:30pm – Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown

Sunday, August 28

10:00am – Gates open
11:00am – Big Pacific
Noon – Blue Moon Marquee
1:15pm – Steve Kozak
2:30pm – The Kirby Sewell Band
3:45pm – David Gogo
5:00pm – Brandon Isaak
6:15pm – Rick Estrin & The Nightcats


Summertime Blues 2016 Line-Up. Wow!

Summertime Blues 2016 Line Up.
One word: WOW!

This year’s international, national and local blues artists represent the best line-up of artists we had ever had!

From the British Blues/Rock legends Savoy Brown to American southern blues masters Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, along with local favourites Lazy Mike & The Rockin’ Recliners and Blue Moon Marquee. Three amazing days of blues are on their way!



Our thanks to our Summertime Blues sponsors!


The Nanaimo Blues Society gratefully acknowledges the support of:

cityofnanaimo porttheatresocan