What’s Up this Week: Nanaimo Blues Festival!


2014 Nanaimo Blues Festival | Credit: Nanaimo Blues Society

2014 Nanaimo Blues Festival | Credit: Nanaimo Blues Society

“Four thousand kilometres away from Memphis, in the streets of the harbour city, blues music is making a home.” (Nanaimo Blues Society)

The 2014 Nanaimo Blues Fest is almost upon us! This weekend Maffeo Sutton Park will house some of the best blues acts Nanaimo has ever seen – from Canned Heat to Jim Byrnes to Harpdog Brown and many, many more! If you aren’t already aware, Nanaimo is a hot spot for blues music – CTV has even dubbed Nanaimo the Memphis of the North! Great local acts will come together with blues veterans for a weekend not to be missed. You can view the full line-up here! Passes start at $10 and go up to $69.75 for a weekend pass. Purchase your tickets now either online via the Port Theatre box office!

Here are a few of the other events and happenings coming up this week in Nanaimo:

Monday, August 18th:

Tuesday, August 19th:

Wednesday, August 20th:

Thursday, August 21st:

Friday, August 22nd:

Saturday, August 23rd:

Sunday, August 17th:

Make sure to check back every Monday for more fun events around town! Or head over to our website for up-to-date event listings!

Have fun this week in Nanaimo!

– Sarah & Sean

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