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Diary of Events and Happenings in Calgary, Alberta.

Calgary International Blues Festival

Sunday, 30 July 2023 - The 19th annual Calgary International Blues Festival celebrates the best in blues with a full week of workshops, concerts and special events, culminating in 4 days & nights of non-stop music on MainStage followed by the nightly Twilight Blues dance parties. Bring your friends and family, enjoy a colourful arts market, craft beer service, local food trucks, festival souvenirs & more! Starring: Grammy nominated Soul Blues giant Sugaray Rayford, Texas songstress Diunna Greenleaf, “The People’s Queen of the Blues," Canadian guitar wizard and documentary filmmaker Rita Chiarelli, the Silent Partners with special guests Wilbert Crosby (Mavis Staples, Aretha Franklin) and new blues nova DK Harrell, JUNO award winning multi-instrumentalist Angelique Francis, a collective of harmonica greats from across Canada including Steve Marriner, Big Dave McLean, Dave Mowat, Shawn Hall and Raoul Bhaneja, and a host of others. - Event Details