Wynterland
Jan
18
9:00 PM21:00

Wynterland

Our Buddy Bassist Dr. Adam is leaving to Australia for a year. Let’s wish him well and send off in style. This Band Kicks Ass…Join us!!! Go a Head! See you if you can drink us out Fireball this time!!!!

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Twenty Centuries of Stony Sleep with the Love Bullies
Jan
19
9:00 PM21:00

Twenty Centuries of Stony Sleep with the Love Bullies

lexi Davis guitar, vocals

Dwight Davis bass, vocals, piano

Graham Daniel guitar, vocals, mandolin, drums

Joel Briggs drums

Jamie Gould vocals, percussion

Dave Neufeld guitar, vocals, harmonica

Lisa Hunte drums, piano 

 

TCOSS was birthed from the belly of Slaughter House Studios with a 7 track demo, 'Burrow in the Brain Owl', followed by 'The Children of Lions and Garudas' in 2008.


They fully tracked their next album before the heartbreaking death of Lisa. ‘Circuit Crooks’, released 2012, features Lisa on drums/piano/organ/voice. Dedicated in her memory, "You will always be our Bad News Betty".


Joel added new force as the pulse of 'She Dreamed a Drought', released 2014.


And now, ‘Softened Head’!

Recorded with the infamous Lorrie Matheson at Arch Audio!

TCOSS invited Jamie (of The Jamies) to lay guest vocals on a few tracks. The guys fell in love (and let’s be honest, missed the estrogen), and... Jamie joined the band! Come see what sultry female vocals add to TCOSS’ medieval junk harmonies.


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Super Sundays!!!
Jan
20
12:00 PM12:00

Super Sundays!!!

Morning:

The WOODHOUSE BIG BAND

12:00 - 2:00 pm - $10 cover

The Woodhouse Big Big plays the 3rd Sunday of every month and every month is a new show...come enjoy an afternoon of great music and food! Fabulous Mikey's Sunday Brunch!!!

Today:

SIT BACK SUNDAY JAM W/ TOM PHILLIPS

3:00 - 7:00 pm - No cover

Tom Phillips's Sit Back Sunday Jam continues at Mikey's on 12th. Come on down to meet a cast of regulars, and irregulars, sign up to play and grab a drink or two.

Come early for an amazing brunch too!

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Tonight:

SIN & GIN CABARET SOIREE

8:00 - 10:00 pm - $18 at the door


BOOK YOUR PARTY NOW!!! 403-452-8060

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Tim Williams
Jan
22
8:00 PM20:00

Tim Williams

Tonight:

TIM WILLIAMS

8:00 pm - no cover

Tim Williams is a blues-based singer / songwriter / multi - instrumentalist. He is a 40 year veteran of the 'Roots' music scene in North America, roots which stretch back to the coffee-house scene of his native California in the mid 60's.

Settling in Canada in 1970, Tim is a studio musician, producer, and a performer in constant demand. He has played Folk / Blues / Jazz festivals and concert halls and clubs from Halifax, to Vancouver Island, to the Yukon.

Inspired by the Hillbilly and Western Swing music he heard as a child, Tim absorbed late Fifties Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll, Hawaiian and Mexican music, early Sixties Folk, and Bluegrass “like a sponge” before discovering a passion for traditional blues styles which was fueled by seeing many first generation blues musicians live during the “Blues Boom” of the mid and late Sixties.”


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Washboard Hank
Jan
25
9:00 PM21:00

Washboard Hank

Washboard Hank's exploits as singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and comedic backwoods philosopher, have delighted and entertained people for over 35 years.He started as a street musician playing all over North America where he learned how to present a truly entertaining show. Late at night he would have total strangers laughing and dancing in the grimmest of urban settings. This ability to spread joy has been Hank's constant goal.

The Stradovarious Washboard, from which he gets his name, is a musical phenomenon of the first order that he plays with breathtaking virtuosity. With wild flailing motions he carves out melodies in the most unlikely yet spectacular fashion. Hank also plays guitar, 4 & 5 string banjos and the kitchen sink tuba.

Instruments: In addition to the 4 & 5 string Banjos, Martin Guitar, Kazoo, Dobro, and Mandolin, he plays his legendary Stradovarious Washboard, a truly amazing conglomeration of  bells, license plates, horns, duck calls, pots and pans. Hank kicks, dances and flails arms in a display of musical wizardry, carving out complicated melodies which leaves them rolling in the aisles. 

One day driving down the highway, he saw what he thought was a tuba, an instrument he was wanting to play. Instead it was a stainless steal kitchen sink; so of course he took it home and attached it to 5 metres of spiralling pvc pipe and a tuba mouth piece; put his legs, arms and guitar in the middle, blew out a beautiful melody of how the Dinasours Came Back; and The Kitchen Sink Tuba became a hit with all his fans. Since its creation, Hank's Tuba has been played on TV shows such The Elephant Show, YTV The Zone, Eric's World, and  Mr. Dressup. To avoid extra baggage he has built tubas in Belfast, Ireland, Victoria, BC, Ohio, Alberta, and now Mexico.

Hank has designed his own One Man Band with drum and cymbals which he plays simultaneously with Banjo and Kazoo (as seen on the Shining Time Station TV children's show). This becomes a great feature leading a Parade with the kids playing homemade and improvised instruments through festival grounds.

Hank created and leads a Parade, every year at the Blue Skies Music Festival and for the Fred Eaglesmith Picnic. 

Songwriting is the heart of who Hank is as an artist; and strong songwriting is the foundation of a highly entertaining show. In many instances Hank has fashioned songs for specific occasions, on request.

Recently: Hank played for the opening of the Stompin Tom Centre in Skinner's Pond, PEI, on Canada Day 2017. He's been The Mayor at the South Country Fair in Alberta; The Paganini of the Washboard at The Washboard Festival in Ohio; and the Host/MC at Peterborough Folk Festival, all for 3 years running. 

Over the years, he has performed at virtually every type of venue imaginable, from country fairs and large exhibitions, all types of festivals, university and college events and night clubs, to national museums and galleries, schools, libraries and at corporate events. Hank is often asked back by popular demand, year after year.

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Tim Williams
Jan
29
8:00 PM20:00

Tim Williams

Tonight:

TIM WILLIAMS

8:00 pm - no cover

Tim Williams is a blues-based singer / songwriter / multi - instrumentalist. He is a 40 year veteran of the 'Roots' music scene in North America, roots which stretch back to the coffee-house scene of his native California in the mid 60's.

Settling in Canada in 1970, Tim is a studio musician, producer, and a performer in constant demand. He has played Folk / Blues / Jazz festivals and concert halls and clubs from Halifax, to Vancouver Island, to the Yukon.

Inspired by the Hillbilly and Western Swing music he heard as a child, Tim absorbed late Fifties Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll, Hawaiian and Mexican music, early Sixties Folk, and Bluegrass “like a sponge” before discovering a passion for traditional blues styles which was fueled by seeing many first generation blues musicians live during the “Blues Boom” of the mid and late Sixties.”


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Tommy Castro
Mar
10
4:00 PM16:00

Tommy Castro

We are so incredibly lucky to have Tommy and his amazing band coming back to Mikey’s on 12th for one Night only!

Blazing soul-blues rocker Tommy Castro’s musical roots run deep. As he unleashes his high-energy music to fans all over the world, Castro is inspired by the sounds he absorbed while coming of age on the rough and tumble side of San Jose, California. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, this was Castro’s home turf—his stomping ground. It was a place where the street-tough Mexican Americans and the counter-culture hippies came together to drink, smoke, laugh, party and listen to tunes—the hippies with their blues and rock, the Mexicans with their soul music. Mixing the blues-rock he loved and the soul music he heard blasting out from the lowriders cruising the streets, along with the socially conscious message songs of the day, Tommy’s own sound was born. He honed his guitar playing to a razor’s edge on the city’s competitive bar scene, where he learned how to capture an audience with his intensely passionate vocals, stellar musicianship and dynamic performances. Almost every major rock and soul act, from Ike & Tina Turner to Janis Joplin to Elvin Bishop to Taj Mahal, toured through the area, and Castro was at almost every show. He saw John Lee Hooker, Albert King and Buddy Guy & Junior Wells at the same local blues bar, JJ’s, where he often jammed, dreaming of one day busting out.

Over the course of his career, Tommy Castro’s San Jose DNA has always inspired his music, whether he’s squeezing out the deepest blues or the funkiest soul grooves. He and The Painkillers—bassist Randy McDonald, keyboardist Michael Emerson and drummer Bowen Brown—have played hundreds of shows to thousands of music lovers, always leaving his audiences screaming for more. All of his albums are filled with original blues, soul and West Coast rock, each song showing a slightly different side of Castro’s multifaceted musical personality. Billboard says the band plays “irresistible contemporary blues-rock” with “street-level grit and soul.”
On his new album, Stompin’ Ground, Tommy Castro opens windows into both his past and his always-evolving musical future. Produced by Castro and guitar wunderkind Kid Andersen and recorded at Andersen’s soon-to-be legendary Greaseland Studio in San Jose, Stompin’ Ground finds Castro letting loose on a set of 12 tracks featuring six originals and new versions of songs he learned and played as a young up-and-comer. He is simultaneously looking back with autobiographical originals and cover songs that inspired him, while forging a forward trail with modern lyrics atop blistering blues-rock. With The Painkillers firing on all cylinders behind him, Castro lays it all on the line from the opening notes of Nonchalant to the final, introspective Live Every Day. From the autobiographical My Old Neighborhood to the socially aware Enough Is Enough and Fear is The Enemy to versions of Elvin Bishop’s Rock Bottom and Taj Majal’s Further On Down The Road (two of his favorite songs from his earliest heroes), Stompin’ Ground is pure musical pleasure. “As soon as we started cutting,” Castro says, “we knew we were onto something.”
In addition to the The Painkillers, Castro’s friends Charlie Musselwhite (harp and vocals on Live Every Day), Mike Zito (guitar and vocals on Rock Bottom), Danielle Nicole (vocals on Soul Shake) and Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo (guitar and vocals on Them Changes) add their talents to Stompin’ Ground. “I heard each one of my friends’ contributions to these songs in my head as I was working on them. Happily, when I reached out and actually asked, everyone said yes.”
Born in San Jose, California in 1955, Tommy Castro first picked up a guitar at age 10. He fell under the spell of Eric Clapton, Elvin Bishop, Taj Mahal, Mike Bloomfield and other blues-rockers. As he got older, Castro discovered the bedrock blues of Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Freddie King, Buddy Guy, Elmore James and the deep-rooted soul of singers like Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett and James Brown. By his teenage years, he was regularly heading to San Francisco to see his favorite artists at legendary venues like The Fillmore West and Winterland. He began playing in a variety of Bay Area blues and soul bands in his early 20s, making a name for himself as a hotter than hot live artist. In 1985 he became lead singer and guitarist for the locally popular blues band NiteCry, and began gigging regularly throughout Northern California.
Castro joined Warner Brothers’ artists The Dynatones in the late 1980s, gigging all over the country. He formed the first Tommy Castro Band in 1991, releasing his debut album in 1996 on Blind Pig. He hit the road hard, picking up new followers everywhere he went. In the mid-1990s The Tommy Castro Band served as the house band for three seasons on NBC Television’s Comedy Showcase (airing right after Saturday Night Live), bringing him in front of millions of viewers every week. During the 1990s and into the 2000s, Castro released a series of critically acclaimed CDs for Blind Pig, Telarc and 33rd Street Records, as well as one on his own Heart And Soul label.

Castro joined Alligator Records in 2009, releasing Hard Believer to massive acclaim. He won four of his six career Blues Music Awards including the coveted B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year Award (the very highest award a blues performer can receive). His song Hard Believer took first place in the blues category of the International Songwriting Competition. His next release, 2011’s Tommy Castro Presents The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue–Live!, was a boisterous and searing collection of highlights from a series of live performances anchored by Castro and an all-star collection of blues giants, including Rick Estrin, Michael “Iron Man” Burks and Joe Louis Walker. His relentless road-dog approach—gig after gig, night after night—has won him loyal, lifelong fans everywhere he plays. The Washington Post says Castro is “phenomenal and funky” with “soulful vocals and inspired blues-rock guitar.”
Castro formed The Painkillers in 2012, creating a lean, mean four-piece lineup, capable of delivering soul-shaking, muscular music. The band released The Devil You Know in 2014 and Method To My Madness in 2015, with critics shouting praise and admirers cheering his every move. Castro had stripped his music down to its raw essence with the new, smaller band, sounding bigger than ever. On record and on stage, Tommy Castro & The Painkillers’ road-hardened, seemingly telepathic musicianship bring an unmatched passion to Castro’s blue-eyed California soul and hard-rocking, good-time songs. His hometown newspaper, The San Francisco Chronicle, describes Castro’s music as, “funky Southern soul, big city blues and classic rock…silvery guitar licks that simultaneously sound familiar and fresh.”
With months of tour dates across the U.S. and Europe, Tommy Castro & The Painkillers will be bringing the songs from their new album directly to their fans. No Depression says “Castro plays gritty, string-bending blues like a runaway soul train…a glorious blend that rocks the soul and lifts the spirits.” Blues Revue says simply, “Tommy Castro can do no wrong.” With Stompin’ Ground, he is clearly, once again, doing everything right.

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Tim Williams
Jan
15
8:00 PM20:00

Tim Williams

Tonight:

TIM WILLIAMS

8:00 pm - no cover

Tim Williams is a blues-based singer / songwriter / multi - instrumentalist. He is a 40 year veteran of the 'Roots' music scene in North America, roots which stretch back to the coffee-house scene of his native California in the mid 60's.

Settling in Canada in 1970, Tim is a studio musician, producer, and a performer in constant demand. He has played Folk / Blues / Jazz festivals and concert halls and clubs from Halifax, to Vancouver Island, to the Yukon.

Inspired by the Hillbilly and Western Swing music he heard as a child, Tim absorbed late Fifties Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll, Hawaiian and Mexican music, early Sixties Folk, and Bluegrass “like a sponge” before discovering a passion for traditional blues styles which was fueled by seeing many first generation blues musicians live during the “Blues Boom” of the mid and late Sixties.”


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Super Sundays!!!
Jan
13
12:00 PM12:00

Super Sundays!!!

Two Amazing shows!

This Morning:

BEER, BACON & BOOBS BURLESQUE BRUNCH

12:00 - 2:00 pm - $15 at the door (can take credit cards with a small processing fee)




Today:

SIT BACK SUNDAY JAM w/ TOM PHILLIPS

3:00 - 7:00 pm - No cover

Tom Phillips's Sit Back Sunday Jam continues at Mikey's on 12th. Come on down to meet a cast of regulars, and irregulars, sign up to play and grab a drink or two.

Come early for an amazing brunch too!


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Call us to book your bash now! 403-452-8060

 

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Jory Kinjo with Vic Ruggerio
Jan
11
9:00 PM21:00

Jory Kinjo with Vic Ruggerio

ery happy to announce the release of a brand NEW album:
Vic & Jory Sing the Blues!

This collaboration with Slackers frontman, Vic Ruggiero is NOW AVAILABLE for download on my site below exclusively (for now..)

Physical CD copies of the album will be available at the Calgary album release party on Friday, Jan 11, 2019 @ Mikey's.. more dates TBA. If you'd like to support me in this and future recording ventures, please buy this album.. your support is very much appreciated!

The creation of this project and album is due to the generosity and support of Steve Gerard @ Bette Jane Studios. Live off the floor, no overdubs to 2 inch Tape. Special thanks to Dave Horrocks and John Rutherford.

https://jorykinjomusic.com/music

I posted this a couple of days ago on my Page - a big THANK YOU to everyone who already purchased/downloaded - I know who you are, I really appreciate it :)

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Tim Williams
Jan
8
8:00 PM20:00

Tim Williams

Tonight:

TIM WILLIAMS

8:00 pm - no cover

Tim Williams is a blues-based singer / songwriter / multi - instrumentalist. He is a 40 year veteran of the 'Roots' music scene in North America, roots which stretch back to the coffee-house scene of his native California in the mid 60's.

Settling in Canada in 1970, Tim is a studio musician, producer, and a performer in constant demand. He has played Folk / Blues / Jazz festivals and concert halls and clubs from Halifax, to Vancouver Island, to the Yukon.

Inspired by the Hillbilly and Western Swing music he heard as a child, Tim absorbed late Fifties Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll, Hawaiian and Mexican music, early Sixties Folk, and Bluegrass “like a sponge” before discovering a passion for traditional blues styles which was fueled by seeing many first generation blues musicians live during the “Blues Boom” of the mid and late Sixties.”


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Brothers Bicker
Dec
29
9:00 PM21:00

Brothers Bicker

Close your eyes... picture where you were the first time that you heard that really, really great song... the first one that comes to mind - the song with the jangling guitars, pounding drums, thumping bass, moaning organ, three part harmonies, and the lyrics that spoke directly to you. The one that changed your life. The song, that every time you hear it, takes you back to a memory, a feeling, a love, a loss, an amazing moment time...

Open your eyes and fast forward five, ten, fifteen or maybe even thirty years (or more).... the Brother Bicker Band is trying to recapture that memory, that feeling, that love, that loss and that amazing moment in time with every song that they play, original or cover.

Featuring Bash Raines on drums, Jim Duncan on bass, Jeremy Hrdlicka on vocals and acoustic guitar, Tom Mogan on guitar and vocals, and Ben Ellard on keys and vocals, these five friends and band mates bring a unique and refreshing take on the "roots" rock genre, best described as "maple whiskey rock n roll" - well-aged and a little bit harsh, it may burn a little at first. It has a touch of sweetness and is uniquely Canadian. And like whiskey, the more you indulge, the more fun you have and the better you feel....and if you have too much you just may forget everything.


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ESTEBAN HERRARA'S URBAN LATIN JAZZ JAM
Dec
27
5:00 PM17:00

ESTEBAN HERRARA'S URBAN LATIN JAZZ JAM

Today:

DEB POWER

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm - No Cover

www.debrapower.com

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Tonight:

ESTEBAN HERRARA’S URBAN LATIN JAZZ JAM

9:00 pm - No Cover

This will be an open space for all the jazz musicians in town to jam and enjoy good food, great drinks, amazing music and an awesome experience...
Bring all your musicians friends and get ready to play!
If you are not a musican, come and enjoy listening this new jazz experience...


BOOK YOU PARTY HERE!!! 403-452-8060


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Donald Ray Johnson $15 cover
Dec
21
9:00 PM21:00

Donald Ray Johnson $15 cover

Happy Hour:

TBA

4:00 - 7:00 pm - No Cover

Tonight:

DONALD RAY JOHNSON

9:00 pm - $15

“Not only is Johnson a great drummer – having performed with the likes of Joe Houston, Big Mama Thornton, Percy Mayfield, Lowell Fulson, Phillip Walker, Maurice John Vaughan and Sonny Rhodes – he is also a fine blues singer in the mould of BB and Albert King. – the BBK influence evident on tracks like the slow grooving ‘No Guitar Blues’, ‘It Ain’t Easy Being Blue’ and ‘These Blues’.  ‘Always on My Mind’ is a deeply soulful performance illustrating the breadth and diversity of Johnson’s talents”. – Blues in Britain

“These are real blues. Donald Ray Johnson is a veteran great who was a fixture on the L.A. scene.  Now living in Calgary, and a naturalized Canuck, he’s the big dog in the pond.  His best stuff is smooth and stinging with the classic big throat of real blues”.  – Long Island Blues Society

“It’s Time”, his fifth solo album is a fiery, joyful and an assured revue of various blues strains, all wrapped up around vocals that veer from silky smooth to dark and soulful”. – Calgary Herald

CALL TO BOOK YOUR PARTY TODAY!!! 403-452-8060

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ESTEBAN HERRARA'S URBAN LATIN JAZZ JAM
Dec
20
5:00 PM17:00

ESTEBAN HERRARA'S URBAN LATIN JAZZ JAM

Today:

DEB POWER

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm - No Cover

www.debrapower.com

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Tonight:

ESTEBAN HERRARA’S URBAN LATIN JAZZ JAM

9:00 pm - No Cover

This will be an open space for all the jazz musicians in town to jam and enjoy good food, great drinks, amazing music and an awesome experience...
Bring all your musicians friends and get ready to play!
If you are not a musican, come and enjoy listening this new jazz experience...


BOOK YOU PARTY HERE!!! 403-452-8060

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Tim Williams
Dec
18
8:00 PM20:00

Tim Williams

Tonight:

TIM WILLIAMS

8:00 pm - no cover

Tim Williams is a blues-based singer / songwriter / multi - instrumentalist. He is a 40 year veteran of the 'Roots' music scene in North America, roots which stretch back to the coffee-house scene of his native California in the mid 60's.

Settling in Canada in 1970, Tim is a studio musician, producer, and a performer in constant demand. He has played Folk / Blues / Jazz festivals and concert halls and clubs from Halifax, to Vancouver Island, to the Yukon.

Inspired by the Hillbilly and Western Swing music he heard as a child, Tim absorbed late Fifties Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll, Hawaiian and Mexican music, early Sixties Folk, and Bluegrass “like a sponge” before discovering a passion for traditional blues styles which was fueled by seeing many first generation blues musicians live during the “Blues Boom” of the mid and late Sixties.”


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Call us to book your bash now! 403-452-8060

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Super Sundays!!!
Dec
16
12:00 PM12:00

Super Sundays!!!

Morning:

The WOODHOUSE BIG BAND

12:00 - 2:00 pm - $10 cover

The Woodhouse Big Big plays the 3rd Sunday of every month and every month is a new show...come enjoy an afternoon of great music and food! Fabulous Mikey's Sunday Brunch!!!

Today:

SIT BACK SUNDAY JAM W/ TOM PHILLIPS

3:00 - 7:00 pm - No cover

Tom Phillips's Sit Back Sunday Jam continues at Mikey's on 12th. Come on down to meet a cast of regulars, and irregulars, sign up to play and grab a drink or two.

Come early for an amazing brunch too!

Tom Phillips web.jpg

Tonight:

SIN & GIN CABARET SOIREE

7:00 - 9:00 pm - $18 at the door


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BOOK YOUR PARTY NOW!!! 403-452-8060

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Debra Marie Power CD Fundraiser
Dec
15
9:00 PM21:00

Debra Marie Power CD Fundraiser

Today:

MIKEY'S BLUES JAM

3:00 - 7:00 pm - no cover

Tonight:

DEB POWER

9:00 pm - $10 cover

Hi everyone, 
Mikey's on 12th is helping me host a fundraiser to support the cost of a new album. Mike Clark will be hosting his All Star Jam as per usual and I will be joining him. I'm asking and encouraging all fellow musicians to come out and jam with us to help support me for this cause. 

Debra Power Band will be performing at 9:00 p.m. (Kelly Kruse, Chris Byrne, Steve Pineo, Mike Clark). All of these musicians will be playing on the upcoming album. 

As part of the fundraiser, there will be a silent auction taking place from 3:00 p.m. - Midnight

A donation of $20.00 will guarantee you a CD when it is completed.

$15 cover (for the band) will be collected starting at 8:00 p.m


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BOOK YOUR PARTY WITH US TODAY!!! 403-452-8060

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