The BLues On Whyte Block party returns for its 6th year.

Blues on Whyte block party 2017

This year will be bigger and better

June 30 to July 2, 2017

So here is the breakdown of whats going on for the Blues on Whyte Block Party this year.

Friday June 30
5pm to 2am We start the pre Canada Day kickoff with 3 bands and a DJ in our Blues on Whyte parking lot Beer Gardens.

Saturday July 1
10am to 10pm 3 stages 9 Bands
We will close down the bus lanes on 104st from 82ave to 84ave and have 6 Food Trucks and 40 Vendors. We will take over McIntyre park with a large stage with 9 bands playing all day and night.
Blues on Whyte beer gardens (in our parking lot) will have a stage going from 1pm to 2am
and Blues on Whyte Bar will have bands from 3pm to 2am

Sunday July 2
10am to 10pm on Whyte ave
The Morning will kick of with a FREE Pancake Breakfast at 10am.

We will shutdown Whyte ave from 103st to 104st
We will have 9 Bands on 3 stages, 6 Food Trucks and 40 Vendors
The Main stage on Whyte ave will run from 10amto 10pm
The Blues on Whyte Beer Garden Stage will go from 1pm to 2am
Blues on whyte stage will run from 2:30pm to 2am

Band List

  • King Muskafa
  • Sweet Vintage Rides
  • Retrofits
  • Rebecca Lappa 
  • Troy Turner
  • Blues Puppy Trio
  • Punch Drunk Caberet
  • Dennis Jones 
  • Sam Spades
  • Pete Turland
  • Charlie Jacobson
  • A Tribute to Joe Cocker, The Mad Dogs Experience
  • Johnny McCuaig
  • Whale & the Wolf

Learn More about each band below:

    SAM SPADES Named after the lead character in Dashiell Hammett’s thirties pulp detective novel The Maltese Falcon, Sam Spades is a high energy rockabilly band from Edmonton, Alberta. The band takes a new twist on songs steeped in rockabilly tradition and has just released its first EP "Wolf". "With Wolf, Sam Spades has made a classic blues and rockabilly album that sounds as fresh and relevant as the throw-back bands that they’ve chosen to emulate. And for any fans of rockabilly Wolf would be an excellent record to add to your collection."- Jamie Robash, The Equal Ground. Formed in the fall of 2013, Sam Spades has been growing its audience by playing concerts, clubs and festivals around Western Canada. The band’s core includes John Richards on upright bass, Greg Hann on drums, Trevor B McNeely on lead guitar and Sam Heine on guitar and lead vocals. Individually the band members are accomplished musicians. Some of John Richard's notable performance credits include The Salmon Arm Blues and Roots Festival, The Alberta Music Series and The Beaumont Blues and roots festival. Greg Hann has toured extensively nationally and internationally with celtic band Sprag Session, singer/songwriter Mo Kenny, soul singer Cyndi Cain and many others. He has also been featured on recordings that have won numerous East Coast Music Awards. Trevor B McNeely has performed at SXSW, and the Edmonton, Canmore and Brandon Folk Festivals. Sam Heine has performed at the Jasper Folk Festival, and the Robison Mountain Music Festival amongst others. 

    SAM SPADES

    Named after the lead character in Dashiell Hammett’s thirties pulp detective novel The Maltese Falcon, Sam Spades is a high energy rockabilly band from Edmonton, Alberta. The band takes a new twist on songs steeped in rockabilly tradition and has just released its first EP "Wolf". "With Wolf, Sam Spades has made a classic blues and rockabilly album that sounds as fresh and relevant as the throw-back bands that they’ve chosen to emulate. And for any fans of rockabilly Wolf would be an excellent record to add to your collection."- Jamie Robash, The Equal Ground.

    Formed in the fall of 2013, Sam Spades has been growing its audience by playing concerts, clubs and festivals around Western Canada. The band’s core includes John Richards on upright bass, Greg Hann on drums, Trevor B McNeely on lead guitar and Sam Heine on guitar and lead vocals. Individually the band members are accomplished musicians. Some of John Richard's notable performance credits include The Salmon Arm Blues and Roots Festival, The Alberta Music Series and The Beaumont Blues and roots festival. Greg Hann has toured extensively nationally and internationally with celtic band Sprag Session, singer/songwriter Mo Kenny, soul singer Cyndi Cain and many others. He has also been featured on recordings that have won numerous East Coast Music Awards. Trevor B McNeely has performed at SXSW, and the Edmonton, Canmore and Brandon Folk Festivals. Sam Heine has performed at the Jasper Folk Festival, and the Robison Mountain Music Festival amongst others. 

    PUNCH DRUNK CABARET Hailing from Dustbowl, Alberta, Roots-rockers Punch Drunk Cabaret mixes up a potent cocktail of rockabilly, outlaw country and steampunk swing, then delivers it with all the energy of AC/DC. Sharply dressed like early century snake oil salesmen, the trio has earned rave reviews for their dancefloor packin’, crowd participating live shows that attract an incredibly wide range of music fans. This is evidenced by the fact the band has continually been a fan favourite at festivals as diverse as Roots, Country, Blues and Rock. Despite their rockabilly/country/swing traditions, Punch Drunk Cabaret is no nostalgia act. Singer/guitarist Bandmeister Randy B fronts the trio like a home-brewed concoction of Stray Cat Brian Setzer and Tom Waits, while Sawbones Grant is one of the few 12 string bass players on the continent. (yes you read that right…twelve string bass!) The rhythm section is rounded out by stand-up drummer extraordinaire Capt. Sean E Watts. The band’s set list features a winning mix of originals you swear you’ve heard before and cover songs like you’ve never heard before, including a swingin' version of Hot For Teacher and an unforgettable Mumford & Sons/Motorhead mash-up.

    PUNCH DRUNK CABARET

    Hailing from Dustbowl, Alberta, Roots-rockers Punch Drunk Cabaret mixes up a potent cocktail of rockabilly, outlaw country and steampunk swing, then delivers it with all the energy of AC/DC. Sharply dressed like early century snake oil salesmen, the trio has earned rave reviews for their dancefloor packin’, crowd participating live shows that attract an incredibly wide range of music fans. This is evidenced by the fact the band has continually been a fan favourite at festivals as diverse as Roots, Country, Blues and Rock.

    Despite their rockabilly/country/swing traditions, Punch Drunk Cabaret is no nostalgia act. Singer/guitarist Bandmeister Randy B fronts the trio like a home-brewed concoction of Stray Cat Brian Setzer and Tom Waits, while Sawbones Grant is one of the few 12 string bass players on the continent. (yes you read that right…twelve string bass!) The rhythm section is rounded out by stand-up drummer extraordinaire Capt. Sean E Watts. The band’s set list features a winning mix of originals you swear you’ve heard before and cover songs like you’ve never heard before, including a swingin' version of Hot For Teacher and an unforgettable Mumford & Sons/Motorhead mash-up.

    King Muskafa  An energetic Edmonton based band, have been notorious for packing dance floors wherever they play. This six-member band fuses elements of reggae, ska, pop and soul to create their own unique sound. They cross over genres fluidly, creating an infectious dance rhythm. King MuSKAfa's talent has traveled internationally thanks to involvement in the Jump Up/Megalith compilation "Still Standing" (US) and "State of New Music" compilation (UK). Their fan base grows every show; off the stage CD sales clearing 3,000 and radio play occurring across the country are strong indicators of the band's impact.

    King Muskafa

     An energetic Edmonton based band, have been notorious for packing dance floors wherever they play. This six-member band fuses elements of reggae, ska, pop and soul to create their own unique sound. They cross over genres fluidly, creating an infectious dance rhythm.

    King MuSKAfa's talent has traveled internationally thanks to involvement in the Jump Up/Megalith compilation "Still Standing" (US) and "State of New Music" compilation (UK).
    Their fan base grows every show; off the stage CD sales clearing 3,000 and radio play occurring across the country are strong indicators of the band's impact.

    Sweet vintage rides Sweet Vintage Rides original songs FREAKY GIRL and TIME TO DANCE have been played on 102.3 Now! Radio, Edmontunes, and the Insomnia Radio Network. They've won 2 battle of the bands contests for Supernova and Dead City Records, and also performed as official artists at Canadian Music Week 2013 in Toronto.

    Sweet vintage rides

    Sweet Vintage Rides original songs FREAKY GIRL and TIME TO DANCE have been played on 102.3 Now! Radio, Edmontunes, and the Insomnia Radio Network. They've won 2 battle of the bands contests for Supernova and Dead City Records, and also performed as official artists at Canadian Music Week 2013 in Toronto.

    Retrofitz Since 2005, The RETROFITZ has been committed to offer the best to music lovers everywhere. Recently named Entertainer Of The Year by the Edmonton Event Awards, The RETROFITZ' high quality level of entertainment & musicianship can adapt, modify and customize their show to jubilant themed events or to wondrous wedding receptions.

    Retrofitz

    Since 2005, The RETROFITZ has been committed to offer the best to music lovers everywhere. Recently named Entertainer Of The Year by the Edmonton Event Awards, The RETROFITZ' high quality level of entertainment & musicianship can adapt, modify and customize their show to jubilant themed events or to wondrous wedding receptions.

    Rebecca Lappa Rebecca Lappa is a five-time Canadian Folk Music Awards nominee, winning once in 2015 for her album Tattered Rose. She has performed at many major events in Canada, including the Edmonton Folk Festival, Camrose Folk Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, and Ottawa Bluesfest. As a two-time winner of its songwriting competition, Rebecca has performed twice at the Calgary Folk Festival. Although traditional folk was her primary interest during her formative years—her album based on poems by Alfred Lord Tennyson was named Adult Alternative Recording of the Year at the 2015 Edmonton Music Awards—since releasing Tattered Rose, Rebecca has felt the urge to break away from her folk influences and establish a new musical identity. Part of that includes forming her new trio, Rebecca and the Revelry. Rebecca Lappa’s latest Factor Funded album, Reckless Heart, the wise-beyond-her-years singer/songwriter bravely dives into the complicated sea of emotions that define modern romance, and emerges with a collection of songs sure to add her name to the roll call of Canada’s brightest new folk-rock voices. 

    Rebecca Lappa

    Rebecca Lappa is a five-time Canadian Folk Music Awards nominee, winning once in 2015 for her album Tattered Rose. She has performed at many major events in Canada, including the Edmonton Folk Festival, Camrose Folk Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, and Ottawa Bluesfest. As a two-time winner of its songwriting competition, Rebecca has performed twice at the Calgary Folk Festival. Although traditional folk was her primary interest during her formative years—her album based on poems by Alfred Lord Tennyson was named Adult Alternative Recording of the Year at the 2015 Edmonton Music Awards—since releasing Tattered Rose, Rebecca has felt the urge to break away from her folk influences and establish a new musical identity. Part of that includes forming her new trio, Rebecca and the Revelry. Rebecca Lappa’s latest Factor Funded album, Reckless Heart, the wise-beyond-her-years singer/songwriter bravely dives into the complicated sea of emotions that define modern romance, and emerges with a collection of songs sure to add her name to the roll call of Canada’s brightest new folk-rock voices. 

    Troy turner blues band Troy hails from the great city of New Orleans, Louisiana but is residing in Edmonton temporarily.  He has played with many of the blues greats such as Jeff Healey, BB King, Etta James and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Troy’s brand of performing the southern blues is definitely unique and his talent runs mighty deep. His stage presence and charisma will knock on your door but when he starts wailing on the guitar you’ll see the battering ram coming full force and you won’t be able to look away. There is no doubt he will be the talk of the town. He has recorded four albums, all on major labels.  Troy has played in blues festivals all over the world including many consecutive years in the New Orleans Jazz Festival and the Baton Rouge Blues Festival.

    Troy turner blues band

    Troy hails from the great city of New Orleans, Louisiana but is residing in Edmonton temporarily. 
    He has played with many of the blues greats such as Jeff Healey, BB King, Etta James and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
    Troy’s brand of performing the southern blues is definitely unique and his talent runs mighty deep. His stage presence and charisma will knock on your door but when he starts wailing on the guitar you’ll see the battering ram coming full force and you won’t be able to look away. There is no doubt he will be the talk of the town.


    He has recorded four albums, all on major labels. 
    Troy has played in blues festivals all over the world including many consecutive years in the New Orleans Jazz Festival and the Baton Rouge Blues Festival.

    Pete Turland Pete Turland is one of this country’s great rockabilly and country bassists, putting in his time with bands on either side of the Atlantic, such as The Nervous Fellas, The Rockin’ Highliners, Harpdog Brown and the Bloodhounds, and Ray Condo and his Ricochets. Nowadays he’s more likely to be seen with a guitar in his hand, leading his own little group of roots-rockers, the Pete Turland Trio. This is a rare opportunity to see Pete in action, and should not be missed. 

    Pete Turland

    Pete Turland is one of this country’s great rockabilly and country bassists, putting in his time with bands on either side of the Atlantic, such as The Nervous Fellas, The Rockin’ Highliners, Harpdog Brown and the Bloodhounds, and Ray Condo and his Ricochets. Nowadays he’s more likely to be seen with a guitar in his hand, leading his own little group of roots-rockers, the Pete Turland Trio. This is a rare opportunity to see Pete in action, and should not be missed. 

    Charlie Jacobson Charlie is an old soul with no fixed address, and has packed four years of full-time touring experience into his 24-year old life. He has backed up and been backed up by some of the Canadian blues giants: Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, Russell Jackson, Sherman “Tank” Doucette, David Vest and Donald Ray Johnson, to name a few.

    Charlie Jacobson

    Charlie is an old soul with no fixed address, and has packed four years of full-time touring experience into his 24-year old life. He has backed up and been backed up by some of the Canadian blues giants: Kenny “Blues Boss” WayneRussell JacksonSherman “Tank” DoucetteDavid Vest and Donald Ray Johnson, to name a few.

      A TRIBUTE TO JOE COCKER, THE MAD DOGS EXPERIENCE This is a tribute to Joe Cocker, one of the greatest Rock and Roll, Soul and Blues singers of all time. This is done via the music of the classic live album, Mad Dogs and Englishmen and backed by a cast (a near 20 piece band) of some of Edmonton, Alberta's finest musicians. As well as playing and performing songs off the classic album, we like to take from much of Joe's repertoire and have a blast doing so. We are ambassadors of his music and sound, and feel it's crucial that we bring it to the public's eye's and ears. In the name of Cocker Power, this is The Mad Dog's Experience!  

     

    A TRIBUTE TO JOE COCKER, THE MAD DOGS EXPERIENCE

    This is a tribute to Joe Cocker, one of the greatest Rock and Roll, Soul and Blues singers of all time. This is done via the music of the classic live album, Mad Dogs and Englishmen and backed by a cast (a near 20 piece band) of some of Edmonton, Alberta's finest musicians. As well as playing and performing songs off the classic album, we like to take from much of Joe's repertoire and have a blast doing so. We are ambassadors of his music and sound, and feel it's crucial that we bring it to the public's eye's and ears. In the name of Cocker Power, this is The Mad Dog's Experience!

     

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    The Johhny mccuaig band

    The Johnny McCuaig Band is a Canadian band. Now, you’re probably wondering, “What the hell does that mean?” Well, for starters, they don’t say ‘about’ as ‘aboot’ and they definitely don’t sound like Nickelback, Justin Bieber, Arcade Fire or Drake. Instead, they draw on Canada’s rich, cultural mosaic to create an original mix of musical genres that stands out in the crowd. We’re talking a super fun blend of hard rock, pop, new wave, folk, and blues combined with their not-so-secret weapon: bagpipes!

    Whale & the wolf

    The holy grounds of their humble jam space located in the Inglewood district of Edmonton have helped create an interesting juxtaposition. A rough around the edges group of guys who have managed to create a pleasantly refined sound; a genre that can be accurately defined as "Erotic Rock".