President’s Message – February 2017

gerold250Our Board of Directors is continuing to work on our upcoming Summertime Blues 2017. Indications are that this will be the best festival we have ever had the privilege to present to our amazing supporters. An expanded Thursday will give an opportunity for more local Vancouver Island Musicians to perform at the Summertime Blues. We are blessed with such amazing talent and to be able to showcase them will be a unique opportunity for you to experience such incredible talent first hand.

If you or anyone has a background in marketing or media then we need to chat. An opportunity has presented itself to showcase your talent and ability in promoting Summertime Blues 2017. Skill sets required included great graphic design skills, marketing and presentation skills on a one on one basis. This is not for the shy but someone who is confident and can present the Nanaimo Blues Society in a professional manner. All persons interested may contact me at President and arrange a time for a coffee and a chat. Experience in social media is essential including Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Members of our board recently attended the Maple Blues Awards Ceremony in Toronto. British Columbia blues artists were well recognized with awards going to David Gogo for Guitarist of the Year, Harpdog Brown for Harmonica Player of the Year * 3rd year in a row, and Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne for Piano Keyboard Player of the year. Other local nominees Mark Crissinger, Blue Moon Marque and David Vest were also in attendance. Our congratulations to the winners and our local nominees. British Columbia was well represented and Nanaimo was especially showcased.

Til next time.


Gerold Haukenfrers

2017 Summertime Blues!

August 24 – 27th
Maffeo Sutton Park

We will be announcing our line up
and ticket pricing early February!





Summertime Blues 2016 Line-Up. Wow!

Summertime Blues 2016 Line Up.
One word: WOW!

This year’s international, national and local blues artists represent the best line-up of artists we had ever had!

From the British Blues/Rock legends Savoy Brown to American southern blues masters Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, along with local favourites Lazy Mike & The Rockin’ Recliners and Blue Moon Marquee. Three amazing days of blues are on their way!



Our thanks to our Summertime Blues sponsors!


The Nanaimo Blues Society gratefully acknowledges the support of:

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