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Bluesfest 2022 Features Canadian and International Blues Musicians

By Caroline Parnell-Barry | May 03, 2022

For Immediate Release

May 3, 2022

BLUESFEST 2022, Northeastern Ontario’s only blues festival, is gearing up for its sixth annual festival of blues music events at the Capitol Centre from September 1st to 4th. This year’s event fills four days with talented blues musicians who hail from Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, in fact all across Canada and even Finland! This year’s headliners feature Finnish blues sensation Erja Lyytinen and B.C.’s own rockin’ guitar master David Gogo!

“We’re excited to continue with our expanded festival again this year, with 14 different blues performances packed into 4 days.” Says Dan Misturada, Director of Programming and Events. “We are the north’s only blues festival this year, and we are proud to present a lineup that is all blues, only blues, true blues!”

Tickets are on sale today, May 3rd at 12 noon, at

Thursday Sept 1:

  • Legendary Downchild Blues Band– 8pm
  • Clash of the Canvas: Bluesfest Edition, live painting competition – 8pm
  • WKP Art Exhibit opens featuring winner of the 2022 Bluesfest Art Competition – Rana Thomas

Friday September 2

  • Blues Cruise on board the Chief Commanda, featuring the Jesse Thomas band – 7pm

Saturday September 3

Outdoor concerts in the Capitol Centre parking lot. Gates open at 3:30pm

  • 4pm – 4:45pm – Paul Cafcae
  • 5pm – 5:45pm – Al Lerman
  • 6pm – 6:45pm - Justin Saladino Band
  • 7pm – 7:45pm – Angel Forrest
  • 8pm – 9pm – Dawn Tyler Watson
  • 9:15 – 10:30pm – HEADLINE ACT is Finnish Blues Sensation Erja Lyytinen

Sunday September 4

Outdoor Concerts in the Capitol Centre parking lot. Gates open at 1:30pm.

  • 2pm – 2:45pm – Yer Blues
  • 3pm – 3:45pm – David Laronde
  • 4pm – 4:45pm - Whiskey River Blues Band
  • 5pm – 5:45pm – The Jesse Thomas Band
  • 6pm – 7pm – Ben Racine Band
  • 7:15 – 8:30pm – HEADLINE ACT David Gogo


MEDIA CONTACT:         Caroline Parnell-Barry, Marketing Director