The Calgary Blues Festival is one of the most attended summer events in the Prairies! But who says that all the fun events have to be scheduled in the summer?
To fill this void and to (ironically) break up the winter blues, the producers of the Blues Festival decided to put on a Midwinter Blues Festival. Taking place over six days in late February, this chillin’ blues event features great concerts from world-class players like Amos Garrett, workshops on how to improve your blues guitar playing and singing, and even a seminar on the history of the blues! If you love live music this will be a great way to deepen your appreciation for the first truly American art form. The festival takes place at various venues from February 24 to 29!
Block Heater is another midwinter festival produced by the Calgary Folk Festival, and features three days of traditional down-to-earth music from Canada’s best alongside fantastic international acts! The lineup includes:
Kid Koala: This Toronto-based DJ crafts kooky, crazy beats that are intoxicatingly fun!
Hannah Georgas: An indie songwriter who knows how to add a fresh dance feel to heartfelt songs, Hanna Georgas is a CBC-favourite and sure to put on a great show!
Chad Vangaalen: Calgary’s own musical wunderkind! This quirky songwriter builds his own instruments and writes bewitching songs that have the innocence of youth from an adult’s perspective. He’s truly unique and you can’t help but be drawn to him and his music!
Shane Koyczan: A world-champion slam poet, Koyczan has redefined what it means to be a poet, writing words that draw audiences in and hold them captive with powerful emotions. He’s a powerhouse performer and not to be missed.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Dozens of performers, all taking to the stage of various venues throughout February 20-22.
A music festival in the middle of winter is a fun way to warm up – another is a long luxurious soak in a hot tub! After a world-class blues concert, you’ll be seeking out superbly comfortable accommodations with premium-grade amenities. Enjoy the heated indoor pool and hot tub at the Best Western Premier Freeport Inn & Suites when you visit Calgary! You’ll also be relaxing in spacious well-appointed rooms with 42-inch flatscreen HDTV, satellite TV, free high-speed Wi-Fi, attractive furnishings, convenient kitchen appliances and much more. Make your reservations with us today!