Annual festival may solve winter blues

February 4, 2016 by  

The Mid-Winter Blues Festival is returning to Regina this month for six days.

Presented by the Regina Blues Association, the festival brings

international and national blues artists to the city, as well as showcasing many local musicians. It includes both free and ticketed performances; the free concerts will take place at the Bushwakker Brewpub and the Lancaster Taphouse. Guests will also have the chance to purchase food and official merchandise.

The ticketed concerts include Cecile Doo-Kingue with the Mill Street Blues Band and the Jeff Mertick Band on February 25 at The Exchange; tickets are $25 each and the show begins at 7:30 PM. Another one will be Colin Linden on February 26 at 7:30 PM at the Performing Arts Center. He will be accompanied by several other musicians including Eddie and the House Rockers. Tickets are $40.

The finale performance is an age 19 and over event which will take place at the Casino Regina Show Lounge. It is headlined by David Wilcox and will feature Monkey Junk and Apollo Cruz. Tickets are $50 for balcony seats and $55 for floor seats.

A Regina print company will likely be asked to provide the flyers and posters to adveritse these events.

The Mid-Winter Blues Festival will be held from February 22 to 27. To learn more about the various events, visit the Regina Blues Association’s website.