The Canal Bank Shuffle Blues Festival is held annually in numerous venues in Thorold for a 4-day October celebration recognized as Niagara’s biggest musical event series. The 15th Annual Canal Bank Shuffle Blues Festival will be held October 13-16, 2016.  Stay tuned for an update on the line-up of shows to be featured at the Festival.

In 2015, the Festival featured 37 shows over 4 days including this list of bands:

  • GHOST TOWN BLUES BAND
  • ALEXIS P. SUTER
  • REVEREND RAVEN & THE CHAIN SMOKING ALTAR BOYS
  • GRADY CHAMPION
  • CEDRIC BURNSIDE PROJECT
  • JEREMIAH JOHNSON
  • NOAH WOTHERSPOON
  • CÉCILE DOO-KINGUÉ
  • HARPER & MIDWEST KIND
  • JACK de KEYZER
  • MAD DOGS & ENGLISHMEN (Lance Anderson, Chuck Jackson and Allstar Band)
  • AL LERMAN
  • KIRBY SEWELL
  • FATHEAD
  • MORGAN DAVIS
  • CONOR GAINS
  • MICHAEL SCHATTE BAND

In 2015, the Shuffle designated COMMUNITY CARE as the primary recipient of revenues generated. In 14 years, the Shuffle has donated over $165,000 to local charities. The Shuffle has staged world class blues artists to Thorold and has gained recognition as one of Canada’s top blues festivals.  The Shuffle also produces shows with world-class artists in Thorold throughout the year to keep  music fans true to the blues. Go to the Canal Bank Shuffle Festival website for more information including updates on their shows and community news.