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BLUESFEST 2022 - The Legendary Downchild Blues Band

Sep012022

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PLEASE NOTE: Patrons have until May 12, 2022 at 4:00 PM EST to request a refund if they cannot make the rescheduled September 1st, 2022 date for the performance. Refunds requested after this date/time cannot be processed. Please call 705-474-4747 or email boxoffice@capitolcentre.org to request a refund.


Crystal Head Vodka presents 
The Legendary Downchild Blues Band 
The Longest 50th Anniversary Tour Ever!

After 19 albums, countless awards and wowing sold-out audiences around the globe, THE LEGENDARY DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND are celebrating over 50 years of playing the blues with a brand-new show featuring their hits like “Flip, Flop & Fly,” as well as fan favourites and hidden gems from throughout their illustrious career.

Downchild came to international prominence as the inspiration for Hollywood stars Dan Aykroyd and the late John Belushi’s hit film, The Blues Brothers. In fact, two Downchild songs, “Shotgun Blues” and “I Got Everything I Need (Almost)” were even covered on The Blues Brothers’ 1978 multi-platinum album Briefcase Full of Blues.

Founder, Donnie Walsh, the band's main songwriter, was inducted into the Canada Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2019, alongside some of the greatest songwriters of our time, like Leonard Cohen, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell.

Downchild continues to be lead by, Donnie “Mr. Downchild” Walsh on guitar and harmonica, singer Chuck Jackson, who also plays harmonica, tenor sax man Pat Carey, Gary Kendall on bass, drummer Jim Casson and Tyler Yarema on keyboards. 

With their signature jump-blues style and infectious, soulful sound, Juno Award winners Downchild deliver a live performance that is second to none and good times guaranteed!

 "There would be no Blues Brothers if it weren't for Downchild" – Dan Aykroyd

 

Masking is no longer required, however, if you are more comfortable wearing a mask, we welcome you to do so! Mask or no mask, we will support you!  But if you are not feeling well or have COVID-like symptoms, please stay home.

 

 

BLUESFEST 2022 - The Legendary Downchild Blues Band