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Fri, Aug 25


Haliburton Forest Logging Museum

Haliburton Highlands Blues Festival

A Weekend of Blues Coming to the Highlands!

Haliburton Highlands Blues Festival
Haliburton Highlands Blues Festival

Time & Location

Aug 25, 2023, 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. EDT

Haliburton Forest Logging Museum, 1095 Redkenn Rd, Dysart and Others, ON K0M 1S0, Canada

About the event

More Info and Tickets

Calling all Blues lovers! Mark August 25th and 26th on your calendar and plan on being at the Haliburton Forest Logging  Museum for a weekend of Blues. The event kicks off on Friday at 7:30 pm  at The Forest Festival, starring the acclaimed Jenie Thai with the  much-loved Sandra Bouza as her opening act. Then from noon until 10 pm  on Saturday, the inaugural Haliburton Highlands Blues Festival will have  the Museum vibrating with a broad repertoire of Blues music featuring 8  different acts, ranging from 2-piece combos to the 7-piece band that  will wrap up the event.

Patrick Monaghan, President of the  Highlands Buckslide Blues Society (HBBS), one of the partners sponsoring  the event, says, “It’s a dream come true for me. I’ve always wanted to  bring a Blues Festival to the County of Haliburton. Now with the  partnership of the Haliburton County Folk Society (HCFS) and support  from Haliburton Forest and Canoe FM, I can finally tick it off my bucket  list.”

When Monaghan, Canoe FM DJ for the show Buckslide Blues  Cruise, realized two amazing Blues singers were being presented at The  Haliburton Forest on August 25th, he saw the opportunity to  turn it into a full weekend event and approached the aforementioned  organizations to see if they would help him make it a reality. Once the  unique partnership was affirmed, the planning could begin, and it didn’t  take long to recruit the 8 acts that would round out the event. The  Saturday lineup is:

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