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Event Archive - 30th Annual Blues for ChristmasJ: Jim Byrnes, David Gogo, Gary Comeau & The Voodoo Allstars, Dalannah and Owen, Billy Dixon's Soul Train Express, Johnny Ferreira & The Swing Machine, Incognito, Steve Kozak West Coast Allstars, Murray Porter Band, The BobCats, Brainchild

Sun. December 20th 2015 The Commodore Ballroom (No Minors)
7:30pm doors at 7:00pm
$25 + sc
Tickets at: All Ticketmaster Locations
30th Annual Blues for Christmas, bringing together the best of Vancouver's blues community, will be held on Sunday December 20, 2015 at The Commodore Ballroom. This year’s line-up features Jim Byrnes, David Gogo, Gary Comeau and the Voodoo Allstars, Dalannah & Owen, Billy Dixon Soul Train Express, Johnny Ferreira and the Swing Machine, Incognito, Steve Kozak West Coast Allstars, Murray Porter Band, The BobCats, and Brainchild. Show proceeds go to the Drew Burns Commodore Musicians Fund administered by Access To Music Foundation, providing funding for musicians in need and those pursuing future music studies. We also welcome non-perishable food items for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. Doors 7pm, show 7:30pm. Tickets $25+sc at Ticketmaster.


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Jim Byrnes (Blues)

A local legend in both music and television, blues guitarist and vocalist Jim Byrnes is one of Vancouver’s most respected and beloved entertainers. With the release of Fresh Horses (Black Hen Music) in 2004, a fantastic collaboration between Jim and well-known ‘strang-sters’ Steve Dawson and Jesse Zubot was born. A refreshing project, the ens... more info

David Gogo (Blues)

West Coast Music Award winner adds heart, soul and grit to the contemporary blues scene more info

Gary Comeau & The Voodoo Allstars (High-Energy Blues)

Hot and spicy! Gary Comeau is a performer and musician of unusual versatility. Whether it’s the fiddle, mandolin, accordion, or guitar, his music defies classification as he delivers originally crafted high-energy blues, New Orleans zydeco, and Cuban-influenced Latin rhythms with irresistible exuberance. more info

Billy Dixon's Soul Train Express (R&B)

"The Man Is Back"... his name is Billy Dixon. Billy was born in Vancouver B.C. At the age of four the family moved to St. Louis, Missouri, where at the age of ten, Billy started singing in a gospel group. At age 15 he moved back to Vancouver and continued his singing career. His first group was the Vancouver Shades. Other groups included the ... more info

The BobCats (Classic Rock 69s,70s,80s)

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The BobCats have been on the Vancouver music scene for over 15years and have been steadily booked in that time. Their forte is highly polished harmony singing and exceptional instrumental ability and performance. They excel in the British Invasion (60s) repertoire as well as Pop from the 70s 80s and some 90s --a look at their YouTube presence will ... more info