London is going to be very bluesy this weekend—as two blues and jazz festivals are set to flood the city with great music.
It will all start on Friday with the first-annual London Bluesfest in Victoria Park. A total of 40 bands will perform on four stages starting at 4 p.m. on Friday. The event will wrap up at 11 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free.
The lineup includes Downchild Blues Band, Devon Allman, Sass Jordan, Rare Earth, M2M featuring the Lincolns, Scott Holt along with Canadian blues acts such as Big Rude Jake, Bill Durst, Robin Banks, and Wild-T & The Spirit. Local acts Denise Pelly, Sara Smith, Soul Sausage, The Chris Murphy Band, and Paul Langille will also be among the performers.
Along with music, the event will also offer two licensed areas and several food vendors. Admission is free.
More on London Bluesfest can be found here.
The second event, the Wortley Village Jazz and Blues Festival, will fill Old South with music on Sunday.
Organizers will shut down Wortley between Bruce and Craig Street from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. for people to mill about and enjoy performances from a number of groups—including an 18-piece big band jazz group that will kick off the alternating performances at 2 p.m. outside Village Autocare.
Admission is free but donations towards the Landon Library will be accepted.
More on this event can be found here.