Westcoast Bluesfest 2019
The best in Canadian Blues music on the Performance Stage in Courthouse Park
1pm - Midnight
All Ages Event
No smoking or vaping. No pets. No outside alcohol.
Inspired by his older brother, Brad began playing drums & guitar at just 11 years old and just a year later began touring with a southern gospel style group named "Heirs Of Grace". With over 20 years experience playing bass, drums, guitar & vocals, Brad loves to share his knowledge with the youth of his community through his own lessons studio which is growing every year. Brad just released his second full length album titled "Behind Closed Doors".
5:45pm Elliot & The Audio Kings
Blues traditionalists at heart, Elliott and the Audio Kings tackle everything from jump blues and big shuffles to 50s style rock and roll. Their music is raucous enough to feel at home in any roadhouse or 5-star dive bar, and at times, sophisticated enough to be heard at an uptown private club. Their traditional take on the blues focuses on bringing things down to the essential blues ingredients, - wood, wire, blood and bones, and a 60 cycle hum. Electro-fied!
10:30pm Smoke Wagon Blues Band
Featuring whiskey stained soul vocals, funky blues harmonica, slick R&B/roots guitar, swinging piano
work, soulful organ, riveting saxophone, with a racy, taut rhythm section, The Smoke Wagon Blues Band
has been performing on festival stages for two decades. Formed in 1996, the band became crowd
favorites in Hamilton, Ontario’s famous Hess Village. Six independent releases, international radio play,
and a large local fan base propelled the band to venues across the continent. The group’s last three albums were international hits reaching the top of the roots and blues charts and garnering 5-star
reviews in blues magazines and blogs around the globe.
7:20pm Waterstreet Blues Band
The Waterstreet Blues Band delivers original modern blues with a rockin' party groove. They add in a little swing and a side order of cajun spice to serve up their unique blend of blues music. Rob Deyman rocks electric blues guitar and adds a mellow jazzy groove or rootsy growl on his National steel tricone.
Led by veteran area musician, Rev Doug Eyre, this high energy, eight-piece R&B Pop band features a four-piece horn section, four lead vocalists and stellar harmonies.
There's been a lot of cyber buzz about this band. Comprised of veteran players whose combined playing experience totals over 130 years, The Fog Blues and Brass Band's sound meddles the blues with the horns while keeping a little bit of that London rocking blues inside of it. Come on out August 31st and see what all the buzz is about from 8:55pm-10:10pm on the main stage.
* ALL TIMES listed above, are approximate *