ROOTSandBLUES WORKSHOPS

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

12:00 – 12:45 pm | CBC BLUES STAGE

Featuring members of Alex Cuba and Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar

SEARCHIN’ FOR SOUL

When we’re at the crossroads trying to decide which one to choose, trusting in the blues guides us on our journey”.

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12:45 – 1:30 pm | BARN STAGE

Featuring members of Cha Wa and special guests

SING IT LIKE YOU OWN IT

“If you believe in who you are, where you are from historically, your culture and more importantly your language, it will take you to places you’ve never dreamed of!”  

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1:15 – 2:00 pm | CBC BLUES STAGE

Featuring members of Antibalas and special guests

EVOLUTION OF THE REVOLUTION

“As history’s most revered revolutionaries have proven, there’s no point in being angry at the world if you’re not willing to work to change things”.

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2:00 – 2:45 pm | BARN STAGE

Featuring members of The McDades and special guests Mike Kereiff & Dave Nelson

THE JOY OF CREATIVITY

The universe opens with musicians tapping directly into their imagination, exploding with a vibrancy of thought, feeling, passion and the sheer joy of creativity”.

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2:30 – 3:15 pm | CBC BLUES STAGE

Featuring members of Ruthie Foster and Cedric Burnside

LET IT BURN

“Infuse fresh spices into a sonic potpourri that smoulders, sizzles, ignites and can burn down any stage with this combustible blend of soul, blues, roots, rock, and folk”.

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3:15 – 4:00 pm | BARN STAGE

Featuring members of Christine Hanson and the Oral Fuentes Reggae Band

PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES

“Music plays on the edge, engaging the audience, searching new frontiers and sounds until it breaks through to the next dimension. No risk, no reward!

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SUNDAY AUGUST 21

12:00 – 12:45 pm | CBC BLUES STAGE

Featuring members of Colin Linden and Ndidi O & Trish Klein (The Blue and Gold)

WHEN THE LEVEE BREAKS

Songs that raise awareness for issues and pleas for justice and sustainability”. 

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12:45 to 1:30 pm | BARN STAGE

Featuring members of Piqsiq and special guests

ALTERING THE TIMELINE                               

Music heals through soundscapes and voices inspired with experience in all its glory”. 

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1:15 – 2:00 pm | CBC BLUES STAGE

Featuring members of Witch Prophet 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”.

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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”.

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2:30 – 3:15 pm | CBC BLUES STAGE

Featuring members of C.J Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band and Colin Linden

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”.

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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”.

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