Blues in the Park returning Sunday

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NEW GLASGOW – While the Jubilee main stage takes care of the rock and pop genres, the Pictou County Blues Society will ensure blues fans get their fill during the festival weekend too. 

Katie MacDonald, chairperson for the society, said Blues in the Park allows for all age groups to experience the genre, especially children.

“They don’t get to hear it on the radio often,” she said, adding that it gets kids dancing.

She said it also attracts an older crowd, one that might not take in music at the main stage, noting that it offers a quieter, laidback experience.

This year’s lineup for the free concert in Carmichael Park includes The McCready Brothers from Truro, a band they’ve booked in the past who have always proved popular.

Pictou County’s own the Full Circle Blues Band is on the list, boasting several veteran musicians.

For a different flair, harmonica father-son duo Dylan and Sandy MacDonald will show off their skill as well.

Blues in the Park has been a feature for the past five years, and it’s growing, MacDonald said.

That’s all they’ve wanted when they started a blues society – more local opportunities for people to hear the genre.

Their membership has been growing, she said, and they keep adding more events, including Blues in the School, a program that brings musicians into local schools, solo and duo shows at BaKED Food Café, and their fall show series.

Blues in the Park runs from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Admission is free, and refreshments will be available.


The lineup: 

Who: The McCready Brothers, Full Circle Blues Band, Mac and Mac’s Harp Attack (Dylan and Sandy MacDonald)

What: Blues In the Park

Where: Carmichael Park, New Glasgow

When: Sunday from 2 until 5 p.m.

Organizations: Full Circle

Geographic location: Pictou County, New Glasgow

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