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Vancouver blues concert series features top Canadian names

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Vancouver Blues Around Town is an Indigenous-owned business working to bring the best in Canadian blues music to fans in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.

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One of the ways that supports local and Canadian acts is its annual winter/spring concert series, held at the Mel Lehan Hall at the St. James Community Square at 3214 W. 10th Ave.

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This year’s lineup includes the following performances, all scheduled to take place from 8 to 10 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at vancouverblues.ca.

  • Wailin’ Walker Band featuring Al Walker, Jerry Cook, Marko Ibarra, Dave Webb & Bruce O’Neill: Feb. 10. Classic amplified electric guitar blues featuring serious lead player Wailin’ Al Walker.
  • Steve Hill: April 14. Juno award-winning blues rocker showcasing tunes from Dear Illusion.
  • Bradley McGillivray Blues Band with openers Harris & DeBray: May 26. Vancouver-based band brings some funk and soul to its rocking blues.
  • Crystal Shawanda: June 2. Indigenous music Juno award-winner whose album Midnight Blues is out on True North Records.

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