February Blues heats up Barrie

It’s time once again to sing the blues in Barrie and area, as the February Blues XV kicks off at various venues. So, drum roll please … here are the venues, times and artists.

NORTH-SIDE BLUES

• The Kozlov Centre, (705) 728-3100, 400 Bayfield Street:
– Feb. 4, 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. – The Ken Meyer Trio

SOUTH-SIDE BLUES

Sticky Fingers Bar & Grill, (705) 721-8793, 199 Essa Road:
– Feb. 2, 9:30 p.m.- 1:30 a.m. – Carey Worrod
– Feb. 3, 9:30 p.m.- 1:30 a.m. – Jack de Keyzer
– Feb. 4, 9:30 p.m.- 1:30 a.m. – The Paul James Band
– Feb. 5, 4 p.m. till closing – Super Bowl Sunday party

EAST-SIDE BLUES

• Royal Victoria Hospital cafeteria, (705) 739-5600, 201 Georgian Drive (sponsored By K. Robert Lea Family Dentistry)
– Feb. 2, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Jazz-Mandhu
– Feb. 3, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m – Joe Abbott

DOWNTOWN BLUES

TLC Bistro & Cafe, (705) 730-1712, 41 Maple Avenue:
– Feb. 2, 10 a.m.-10:00 p.m. – Open mic
– Feb. 3, 7-9 p.m. – Mitchell Wilson
– Feb. 4, noon-2 p.m. – Mike Whone and Ralph Johnson
– Feb. 4, 8-10 p.m. – Neil Young Tribute Show
– Feb. 5, noon-2 p.m. – Dr. Diamond Spinning Blues & Jazz on vinyl
– Feb. 5, 7-9 p.m. – Neil Young Tribute Show

• The Local Gastro Pub, (705) 252-9220, 37 Dunlop Street, East:
– Feb. 3, 8-12 a.m. – Lead Pipe Cinch

• The British Arms, (705) 728-1111, 29 Dunlop Street East:
– Feb. 2, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. – Live music
– Feb. 3, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. – Live music
– Feb. 4, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. – Live music
– Feb. 5, 4 p.m. till closing – Super Bowl Sunday party

• Donaleigh’s Irish Public House, 28 Dunlop Street East, (705) 252-7733
– Feb., 9 p.m.-1 a.m. – Corey Heuvel
– Feb. 3, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. – Aaron Solomon
– Feb. 4, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. – The Nate Douglas Trio

Kenzington, (705) 725-1667, 40 Dunlop Street East:
– Feb. 2-4, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. – TBA
– Feb. 5, 4 p.m. till closing – Super Bowl Sunday party

• Second Cup, (705) 728-7349, 74 Dunlop Street East:
– Feb. 4, 7:30-10:30 p.m. – The Blues Birds

The Barrie Public Library, (705) 728-1010, 60 Worsley Street:
– Feb. 4, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. – The Peter Smith Trio

• The Rotunda, Barrie City Hall, (705) 739-4220, 70 Collier Street:
– Feb. 3 7:30-9:30 p.m. – Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whitely – ‘sugar and gold’ – a history of the underground railroad in Canada

“THE FOUR CORNERS OF THE BLUES”

Fitzy’s Crab Shack, (705) 721-8785, 143 Dunlop Street East:
– Feb. 2, 9:30-1:30 a.m. – Mike Battram Blues Show
– Feb. 3, 9:30-1:30 a.m. – Phat Dezzy
– Feb. 4, 9:30-1:30 a.m. – Phat Dezzy
– Feb. 2-5:00 p.m., Mark Hathaway & The Joe Huron Trio

Manhattan’s, 147 Dunlop Street East, (705) 725-8262:
– Feb. 2, 3, 4, 5, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. – Live music

Mitty’s Sports Bar & Grill, 137 Dunlop Street East, (705) 503-4555:
– Feb. 2, 9 p.m-1 a.m. – The Rhythm Express
– Feb. 3, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. – Singer-songwriters special event
– Feb. 4, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Neil Chapman & The Bad Brothers Band
– Feb. 5, 4 p.m. till closing – Super Bowl Sunday party

Monsoon Lounge & Sushi, (705) 812-2519, 140 Dunlop Street East:
– Feb. 3, 9 p.m.-12 a.m. – Adrian Robitaille
– Feb. 4, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. – Corey Heuvel

Tara Indian Cuisine, (705) 737-1821, 128 Dunlop Street East:
– Feb. 3, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. – Michael Pickett
– Feb. 4, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. – Carlos Del Junco & Steve Strongman

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