OrganizationKitchener Blues Festival
Aug 6, 2021 - Aug 8, 2021Add To Calendar
Our goal is to bring live music to the downtown Kitchener core in order to attract patrons back to local shops/dining establishments that have been hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. Local and regional artists who have also been greatly affected by event cancellations over the last 15 months will also receive a much-needed paycheck to help sustain them until full reopening of our economy. We are providing artists and equipment (eg. stages) where required at no cost to the 8 venues that will conduct the shows within local, regional and provincial Covid-19 guidelines.
In addition to the live offering we will be streaming shows from selected venues throughout the weekend for those unable or uneasy about attending live events at this stage of reopening. We have experience from last year's "Summer Series" that proved that this could be handled safely when guidelines are followed as there were no cases reported from it. Venues, artists and patrons at last year's event all expressed gratitude for the much-needed break from lockdown restrictions and the former two for the financial help that it offered.
In all there are 58 shows scheduled for this weekend.We have been working very closely with the Downtown Kitchener Business Improvement Association (DKBIA), the City of Kitchener and provincial and federal grantors to ensure that what we do provides specific benefits to areas in need in a safe manner.
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