Tim Horton’s Southside Shuffle Blues & Jazz Festival
September 9 — 11
Canadian and international acts at a variety of Port Credit venues:
- Blind Boys of Alabama. Image courtesy of www.southsideshuffle.com
THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 10:00PM – MEMORIAL PARK MAINSTAGE
The Blind Boys of Alabama are recognized worldwide as living legends of gospel music. Celebrated by The Grammys and The National Endowment for the Arts with Lifetime Achievement Awards, inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, sung for two presidents in the White House and winners of five Grammy? Awards, they have attained the highest levels of achievement in a career that spans over 70 years and shows no signs of diminishing.
Longevity and major awards aside, The Blind Boys have earned praise for their remarkable interpretations of everything from traditional gospel favorites to contemporary spiritual material by acclaimed songwriters such as Curtis Mayfield, Ben Harper, Eric Clapton, Prince and Tom Waits. Their performances have been experienced by millions on The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, the Grammy? Awards telecast, 60 Minutes, and on their own holiday PBS Special. The Blind Boys’ live shows are roof- raising musical events that appeal to audiences of all cultures, as evidenced by an international itinerary that has taken them to virtually every continent.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH, 10:00PM – MEMORIAL PARK MAIN STAGE
Staples performed at the 33rd Kennedy Center Honors, singing in a tribute to Paul McCartney, an honoree. On February 13, 2011, Mavis Staples won her first Grammy award in the category for Best Americana Album for You Are Not Alone. She has recorded with a variety of musicians, from her friend Bob Dylan (with whom she was nominated for a 2003 Grammy Award in the “Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals” category for their duet on “Gotta Change My Way of Thinking” to The Band, Ray Charles, Nona Hendryx, George Jones, Natalie Merchant, Ann Peebles, and Delbert McClinton.
MAXIMUM BLUES JAMSTAGE
Friday, September 9 + Saturday, September 10 > 10:00pm to 3:00am
Royal Canadian Legion, 35 Front Street North, Port Credit
The festivities at the Legion continue Friday night with guitar whiz Steve Grisbrook and Saturday night with multiple Maple Blues nominee (Horn Player of the Year) Chris Murphy. The Jamstage continues to be the place to catch some of the best late-night jams as the music and dancing continue until 3am with many special guest musicians dropping by after their shows.
Saturday, September 10th > 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Lakeshore Road, Port Credit
Join us for Mississauga’s biggest street party on Saturday afternoon. The downtown core of Port Credit is jammed with fans literally dancing in the streets to the entertainment on the streets, patios and doorsteps of the town’s businesses.
For more information visit www.southsideshuffle.com