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taste of the blues

From award-winning Blues artists, to delicious food, to FREE Blues for Youth workshops, there are numerous opportunities for families to take in the first Blues festival of the season, the Paisley Blues Festival!

Sat Jun 2
Noon – 5:00pm - Blues for Youth - Paisley Curling Club
Blues for Youth is a series of workshops, led by the Artists playing at the festival, that are FREE for young, aspiring musicians age 12-18. Workshops include Harmonica, Bass Guitar, Drums, Vocals, and Acoustic Guitar. Pre-registration is required by Mon May 28. Register by emailing Please see for schedule
Note: Acoustic Guitar workshop leader Michael Pickett performs at 5:30pm, and Vocals workshop leader Spencer MacKenzie performs at 6:45pm, during Taste of the Blues. See below for more info.

1:00pm – 5:00pm - The Afternoon Blues - Paisley Town Hall/Legion
4 Live Blues bands, ALL AGES, admission by donation, licensed.

5:00pm – 8:00pm - Taste of the Blues - Paisley Curling Club
ALL AGES, FREE admission for kids/youth 18yrs and under (when accompanied by an adult). Adult admission $10. All food items are $5 per serving.
Taste of the Blues features performances by Juno nominee Michael Pickett at 5:30pm, and Maple Blues New Artist of the Year at 6:45pm. The delicious food menu includes Pulled Pork, Mac n Cheese, Gumbo, Sweet potato veggie wraps, Deviled eggs and Honey cornbread w. Bacon Jam!
Note: Adult admission to Taste of the Blues also includes admission to Saturday Night Blues, running from 8:00pm to 1:00am (age of majority)

Sun Jun 3
10:00am – 1:00pm - The Blues Brunch - Paisley Arena (upstairs)
Child/Youth admission: $5 Adult admission: $10 (admission includes brunch!)
Enjoy a tasty brunch, while taking in the sounds of American Blues Hall of Fame inductee
James Anthony!

All festival info can be found at