ROOTSandBLUES workshops enhance the overall artist and attendee experience by providing memorable moments and new friendships for attendees and artists.
Workshops and artist collaborations are integral to providing some of the most memorable and invigorating moments at a major festival.
Coordinator: Ted Crouch
Festival Schedule HERE
SATURDAY AUGUST 20
CBC BLUES STAGE
12PM – Pocket Change
Artists perform and discuss the impact gospel, blues, country and soul music has had on their personal and artistic journey.
With Corey Harris, Garnetta Cromwell & DaGroovmasters, Heidi Munro and Scott Patrick
1:15PM – Boarding Pass
Explore global songs and stories that have influenced and woven the tapestries of the artist lives.
With Apollo Suns and Battle of Santiago
2:30PM – Change Agents
At the heart of every story is a lesson in relationships. Blues and Hip hop come together when these talented artists explore the hidden history and musical relationship of Indigenous peoples and how blues and Hip Hop connect to their place and time as well as each other.
With Crystal Shawanda and The Melawmen Collective
12:45PM – Globetrotting
Travel the world and discover how artists from varied backgrounds celebrate musical styles that embrace and promote cultural connectivity.
With La Dame Blanche, TEKE:TEKE, and Moontricks
2:15PM – Blind Date
Country blues, Americana and roots, and traditional Quebecois folk meet for a late lunch when these talented artists meet for the first time to share stories behind the songs
With Le Vent du Nord, The Hello Darlins, and Little Miss Higgins
3:45PM – Music from Big Pink
55 years since its release, artists explore the music and impact of The Band’s monumentally influential album.
With Colin Linden, John Dymond, Gary Craig, Hawksley Workman, Heather Gemmell, and Boy Golden
SUNDAY AUGUST 21
CBC BLUES STAGE
Featuring Harry Manx with Ndidi O & Trish Klein (The Blue and Gold)
WHEN THE LEVEE BREAKS
“Songs that raise awareness for issues and pleas for justice and sustainability”.
12:45 to 1:30 pm | BARN STAGE
Featuring members of Piqsiq, Shaela Miller, and special guests
ALTERING THE TIMELINE
“Music heals through soundscapes and voices inspired with experience in all its glory”.
1:15 – 2:00 pm | CBC BLUES STAGE (Schedule Change, Son Rompe Pera will replace Witch Prophet for the workshop with Five Alarm Funk)
Featuring members of Son Rompe Pera and Five Alarm Funk
ARTISTS, ANCESTORS AND ANCIENT ONES
“Music traces the steps and beats a heavy drum in our cultural evolution and way of life”.
2:00 – 2:45 pm | BARN STAGE
Featuring members of William Prince and special guests
FAITH, STRUGGLE AND GRACE
“Songs of guidance and comfort, building bridges between worlds at odds”.
2:30 – 3:15 pm | CBC BLUES STAGE
Featuring members of C.J Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band and Harry Manx
DOWN THE BAYOU
“The bayou leads as you follow the bright light in the swamp – the slow moving water may misdirect or disorient, but you decide to let this ride take you deeper into the folklore on your Cajun journey”.
3:15 – 4:00 pm | BARN STAGE
Featuring members of The McDades and Kevin Maclean, Cody Iwasiuk & Meg Dolovich of William Prince Band
PUNCHING THROUGH THE WALLS OF TRADITION
“Unleash the passion, celebrate freedom of expression and play like everyone is listening”Ba