June 12, 13 & 14, 2009
ORILLIA, ON, May 8 /CNW/ - The Orillia Spring Blues Festival has
announced its exciting list of performers for the event taking place in
Orillia Friday, June 12, Saturday, June 13 & Sunday, June 14, 2009.
The event will host a main stage outdoor event in downtown Orillia all
weekend. Friday night's theme is "Women in Blues". The Orillia Opera House
kicks off Friday night at 7 pm with Juno award winner Rita Chiarelli.
After Rita the outdoor main stage in Historic Downtown Orillia will host
Maple Blues female singer of the year Suzie Vinnick, young sensation Teresa
Levasseur, and guitar whiz Donna Grantis. 'Mojomama', Tracey K. will end off
the night with some 'whiskey soaked' harmonica blues.
Saturday night the main stage will feature all Juno award winners! Jack
De Keyser, Anderson & Sloski with Jon Finley and Terry Blersh and 2008 Juno
award winners Fathead will complete this incredible line up.
Sunday there will be a jam session on the main stage from 6-8 pm with the
Steven Henry Band and Memphis International Blues competition finalists,
Monkey Junk, who are swinging in from Ottawa, will wrap this three day Blues
Participating venues for Friday and Saturday night include Sixteen Front,
Apple Annie's café, Brewery Bay, The Grape and Olive, Filou Bistro, Royal
Canadian Legion branch No. 34, Maria's Restaurant, McCabes Eatery & Lounge,
Tux II and Zats.
"We'll turn a downtown parking lot into the world's biggest open air
blues bar. We don't have to 'blow the roof off the joint'... there is none!
Come out for the Blues, come out for the party." Lance Anderson, Artistic
For a complete list of performances and times go to
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For further information: Media Contact: Lance Anderson, (705) 327-3363,