Blues Camp 2016

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Registration is now open for 2016 Blues Camp.




A Blues Music Day Camp

                                                             August 2-5, 2016


The Grand River Blues Society has adopted a mandate to educate young people about the blues.  Since 2008 we have run our annual Grand River Blues Camp, a day-camp experience for young musicians from 12-18 years of age. For many years now, Blues Campers have benefited from instruction by and performance experience with local, working blues musicians.  This is a unique learning experience for young musicians and a mentoring opportunity (providing additional revenue) for local blues musicians.

The Ninth Annual Grand River Blues Camp is planned for the summer of 2016, from August 2 to August 5;  the week leading up to the Kitchener Blues Festival.  The 2016 Camp location will be announced in Spring  2016.

Young musicians who play guitar, drums, bass, vocals, keyboards, horns or harmonica will find this a wonderful opportunity to learn about blues and meet other young musicians. Grand River Blues Camp will be of particular interest to young musicians who want to perform.  During this exciting week campers will learn learn licks, a full set of blues tunes, how to jam and perform on stage.

The most exciting feature of Grand River Blues Camp is the Grand River Blues Camp Showcase.  This will be a culminating performance by our Blues Campers on Friday afternoon, August 5, on stage at the 2016 Kitchener Blues Festival – an amazing opportunity to participate in the Festival and to perform for friends and family.

For more information, please email

The 2016 Blues Camp registration form is now available to download.

Please submit the registration form

    • by post to
      The Grand River Blues Camp
      Waterloo Town Square Post Office
      Waterloo, ON N2J 4V1


You can pay

    • by cheque made out to the Grand River Blues Society, sent to the above address,


  • pay immediately by PayPal below.

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