(Calabogie, Ontario) – It’s the 4th year of the Class Axe Guitars Calabogie Blues & Ribfest, and organizers are announcing David Wilcox, Jimmie Vaughan & the Kelly Richey Band as headliners this year, August 15-16-17 at Calabogie Peaks Resort, in Calabogie, Ontario.
Hitting the Calabogie stage on Friday evening is The 24th Street Wailers followed by Anthony Gomes. Headlining Friday is the one and only David Wilcox. After more than 20 years in the business, gold and platinum albums and worldwide fame, organizers are thrilled to have David Wilcox play the Calabogie blues stage on August 15.
Saturday at the Peaks, Wicked Grin will start the day, followed by Raoul and the Big Time, then Charlie A’Court. Up next will be Canadian blues legend The Paul DesLauriers Band, and headlining the night is Jimmie Vaughan. Vaughan, brother to Stevie Ray Vaughan, is a legend in his own right. He has been called one of the most respected guitarists in the world of popular music, who has appeared as a guest artist on albums with B.B. King, Eric Clapton and Carlos Santana.
Finally, Sunday at the Blues & Ribfest, will be Jerome Godboo, followed by Angel Forrest. Up next is a regular at Calabogie Weekends in the winter, Dawn Tyler Watson & Ben Racine Band. Headlining Sunday at the festival will be the Kelly Richey Band. Kelly has been described as “Stevie Ray Vaughan trapped in a woman’s body with Janis Joplin screaming to get out” She is a master blues guitarist who has been compared to Jimi Hendrix, and she’ll be rocking the foot of Calabogie Mountain on August 17.
More info: www.calabogieblues.com
Just as in previous years, mountainside camping will be available all weekend long. Popup tent trailers, RVs and tents are all welcome, and must be booked ahead of time. There will also be ribs, a beer garden, vendor’s area, kids’ zone and of course, some of North America’s biggest and best blues acts. Also back for the 2014 season – Saturday night fireworks, which are always a favorite with the crowd!
This year’s festival takes place August 15–16–17 at Calabogie Peaks Resort.
Calabogie Blues & Ribfest gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.