To our Summertime Blues Festival community and Nanaimo Blues tribe:

Thanks to your support, dedication and volunteering,  both the Nanaimo Blues Society and Summertime Blues Festival has survived its two-year COVID hibernation. This summer, your festival returns with fantastic blues artists from near and far. You will notice that we do not have the same line-up that we had announced for 2020. Most musicians are booking at least two years out and several of the artists we booked in 2020 are not available this year. But you the artists we have booked will get yer blues on for a four-day Summer Blues Festival this year. 

We want to thank our grantors, sponsors, community partners, music industry representatives, Nanaimo business community, musicians, festival vendors,  volunteers, and government representatives for their support. It is you who make the Summertime Blues Festival a success .  We will all need the warmth, connection, healing and sense of community that we gain from gathering together to celebrate the Blues.  

We will be providing news, updates, and more information as the situation evolves. Please follow us on social media, watch your inbox for emails, check our website, and be sure to read our monthly NBS newsletter from Editor Mike Hogan. (sign up for it at

Thank you and welcome back. Until the Festival, you can get yer blues on every Sunday at the Blues Jam at the Queens Hotel.

Nanaimo Blues Society Board of Directors:

  • Jacquie Moisin, Acting President
  • Darlene Kelt Treasurer
  • Cindy Popcorn Secretary & Volunteer Co-Ordinator
  • Nick Dokter
  • Summer Hay
  • Laura Masur
  • Diana Lilley
  • Ken Smith
  • Lex Dunn