News and Announcements
Nadine States with special guest Kelly Fawcett
Vancouver-based singer/performer, Nadine States, has been singing nearly all her life. Born in Toronto, she first got the 'bug' when she was 4 years old, when the one and only Henry Mancini brought her up on stage to sing a song with him! From that moment on, Nadine knew that singing was going to be 'it' for her. As lead vocalist in the band, 'Detonation (aka Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow), Nadine performed across Canada, in Europe, Asia, and the US. Now making her home in Vancouver, she has sung with the Vancouver Gospel Choir, Groove Nation, and currently fronts the popular Vancouver band, 'Incognito'. In addition to performances on radio, TV, and motion pictures, Nadine's soulful voice can also be heard on recordings by Michael Buble and Celine Dion.
Sunday Blues Services cover charge
Our Sunday Blues Services has been so lucky all these years. Most jams like the one in Nanaimo have a cover charge. The Nanaimo one is $10. We have a beautiful venue and great turnouts at Hermann's Upstairs, but lately the liquor sales and donations are falling short of covering the costs for staff/sound, etc. I'm sorry to announce that this Sunday will be the last free blues jam. Starting in August, we will need to charge a nominal fee of $5.00 at the door for Sunday Blues Services. JAMMERS WILL CONTINUE TO GET IN FREE! We feel its the only way we can continue in this wonderful room. We have lost so many music venues in recent years, so we want do all we can to help this one survive!! A very tough decision we hope you understand. We hope we have your support!! Thank you! Deb/Kelly/Andy/Phil - The Deb Rhymer Band.
Blues Bash is now Harbour Blues and Roots Festival
Harbour Roots and Blues runs August 25-28, 2022 and features a wide variety of performers not exclusively blues. Please refer to their website for a detailed schedule.
Summer's here and the Victoria Blues Society is not hosting any shows until September.
Check out the various festivals happening this summer up and down the island, and come on down to the Blues Sunday Services blues jam every Sunday at Hermann's upstairs. VBS shows will start again in the fall bringing you some incredible blues performers you will not want to miss!
Nanaimo Summertime Blues Festival August 11-14, 2022
The annual Nanaimo Summertime Blues Festival is back! August 11-14, Muffeo Sutton Park at the inner harbour. Don't miss the stellar line up this year. Get your tickets now.