Summertime Blues




OWEN SOUND, ON (May 19th, 2017) – In Celebration of Canada’s 150th and Owen Sound’s 150th at Kelso Beach Amphitheatre music legends come to take over on Friday, June 23rd and Saturday, June 24th. Summertime Blues Music Festival adds JUNO Award winner Bahamas and JUNO Nominated Canadian Rock Band Yukon Blonde to the lineup on June 24th. The bands will play alongside the previously announced bands, The Sheepdogs, The Glorious Sons and Teenage Head! Co – headlining on Friday, June 23rd is the legendary blues icon and seven-time GRAMMY Award winning artist Buddy Guy, six time JUNO Award winner Colin James, JUNO nominated Matt Andersen with special guests The Trevor Mackenzie Band and Lyric Dubee!


Reserved: $109.50

General Admission: $79.50

ABOUT BAHAMAS: Afie Jurvanen is a Finnish-Canadian from Barrie, Ontario. Since 2009, he’s been making music under the name Bahamas. Writing songs about sunsets and love affairs, he charts an escape route from the Snow Belt to the coral reefs. Bahamas Is Afie, was released in 2014 on Brushfire Records/Universal to critical acclaim and won him Juno Awards for Adult Alternative Album of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. It is the next step in the evolution of Jurvanen’s songcraft, guitar mastery, and melodic pop hooks and follows his previous full-lengths Pink Strat (2009) and Barchords (2011).

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ABOUT YUKON BLONDE: Yukon Blonde’s third album, On Blonde, is the product of an intense period of personal escapism. “These songs weren’t initially created with an album in mind,” explains front man Jeffrey Innes. “I started fooling around with drum machines and synthesizers and recording demos in Ableton. There was no end-point. I didn’t know if there’d be another Yukon Blonde record.”

On Blonde is more dynamic, more visceral than our previous records, we were more ambitious, it’s sort of ironic that in experimenting we created a more accessible record than ever before, however this time it feels like there is a lot more to explore,” says Innes.

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ABOUT BUDDY GUY: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Buddy Guy is a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to the city’s halcyon days of electric blues. He has received 6 GRAMMY Awards, along with a 2015 Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award, 34 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard Magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him #23 in its “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”
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ABOUT COLIN JAMES: JUNO award winning singer-songwriter Colin James just released his 18th album, Blue Highways. Blue Highways pays tribute to some of the singer/guitarist’s longtime blues idols including Howlin’ Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Freddie King, Jr. Wells & Buddy Guy, Peter Green, Robert Johnson and William Bell to name a few. James an inductee in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, has won six JUNO Awards, including “Male Vocalist of the Year” and the “Best Producer” award for his efforts with The Little Big Band. He is the recipient of 17 Maple Blues Awards, he was honoured in 2013 with “Entertainer of the Year” and has been named as an inductee into the 2016 Western Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
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ABOUT MATT ANDERSEN: With over 10 million views on YouTube, two European Blues Awards, and winning Best Solo Performer at the Memphis Blues Challenge, it appears that the entire world is now discovering Matt Andersen. A powerhouseperformer with a giant soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence, Matt has built a formidable following the old fashioned way – touring worldwide and letting the converted audiences and Andersen devotees spread his reputation through word of mouth. In addition to headlining major festivals, clubs and theatres throughout North America, Europe and Australia, he has shared the stage and toured with Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Greg Allman, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Randy Bachman, Little Feat, Jonny Lang, Serena Ryder, and more. Andersen has won the 2013 and 2016 European Blues Award for Best Solo/Acoustic Act, three Maple Blues Awards in 2012, and nabbed him 2010 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Since the release of Weightless in early 2014, Andersen has received a JUNO nomination for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year, a CIMA Road Gold award, and
three consecutive Maple Blues Award for Male Vocalist of the Year.
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Program change: Regretfully and due to unforeseen circumstances the previously announced band John Kay & Steppenwolf will not be playing at the event.

Tickets are on sale now. Tickets are sold per day and include tax and all service fees, tickets are $79.50 for General Admission and $109.50 for reserved seating. Tickets can be purchased through or through the Owen Sound Attack box office, online at or by phone a 519-371-7452. Group rates available, for group rates and more information please email


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