On behalf of The Loyal Blues Fellowship Inc.
I would like to thank all the friends, volunteers and supporters who worked so hard to put this event together. This is the eighth year at Loyalist College, and it just keeps getting better.
  The Local Showcase is the pinnacle of our Artist Development Program and provides us with an opportunity to present new local artists, and to showcase and promote some of the regions finest veteran Blues talent. This Festival has headlined an incredible lineup of some of Canada's best Blues and Roots artists over the past 8 years and we hope for many more.
  We wouldn't’t be able to do this without the support of  Loyalist College and the local music Community. We thank you, again, for your continued support!  Enjoy the Festival!

Peggy Voigt
Madame President
Loyal Blues Fellowship

Advance Tickets Available at:
Red Ball Radio Belleville
Best Western Belleville
Greek Oasis Belleville
Arpeggio Guitar Trenton
Riverside Music Trenton
Chesterfield's Cafe Picton
Third Stone Music Brighton
Zap Records Cobourg
Marie's Place &
Music Emporium
Two Day Pass $30 Friday only $10
           Saturday only $25

Some great photo's and video of
our 2011 End of Winter Blues are online courtesy of

Thank you



Pinnacle Music

Bob Clute


2012 End of Winter Blues Music Festival Survey

For all the artists, guests and volunteers who attended this year, we would appreciate you taking the time to fill out or 2012 Survey.
to assist in planning for future events.

Friday March 9th, Doors open at 9:30pm

Mardi Gras Party

with Loco Zydeco

Little Texas 290 North Front Street, Belleville ON
Age of Majority Event.

   Join us for a Mardi Gras Party featuring “Loco Zydeco” Canada's top Zydeco band, bringing some Louisiana- East Texas style foot stomping dancing music. This will be the band’s third appearance at the End of Winter Blues Music Festival.  Costumes Encouraged! Come out and celebrate the End of Winter!   For more info about the band visit
their website  www.locozydeco.com

Saturday March 10th 2012, 1pm - 11pm

End of Winter Blues 8

Loyalist College Shark Tank Pub Belleville ON
Children under 14 free if accompanied by an adult
Catered by Rosie's Joint and Loyalist College Culinary Students

10 Hours of Live Blues
Local Showcase:


The Josh Lester Band
Tomorrow’s Vintage
Linzy McMurter Trio
Consentual Frets
Fourth Line 5
Peggy Voigt & Friends


Tore Down
Tony Vani with the Blues Muthas
The Bloodshot Blues Band
Joe Callahan and Tim Campbell
Tim Campbell Band


The Fade Kings 20th Anniversary Tour will bring a unique perspective to the Blues. Formed in 1992, the band has developed a distinctive sound characterized by solid grooves, compelling melodies, and strong musicianship, fusing multiple music genres into a musical tour de force. Their music is steeped heavily in the blues and R&B, with influences of soul, jazz, roots traditional, Latin and rock, creating an exciting and unique sound.


The Kim Pollard Band  We are delighted to present the winner of our 2012 ‘Road to Memphis Challenge’ and our 2012 representatives in the Band category at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN.
   While in Memphis they were featured in the 1st Great Canadian Polar Bear Blues Showcase at the Kooky Canuck, organized by our friends from the Ottawa and Montreal Blues Societies
  Kim was raised in the Nappanee area, started singing in church when she was ten and has been writing and composing music since the age of 12.
  With her unique powerhouse voice backed up by her seasoned and talented musicians: Roger Law (bass guitar); Bruce Cowle (keys and trumpet); Paul Stacey (sax); Kherson Amell (drums); and Matt Woodward (guitar), she touches her audience with each and every performance. All the members of the band are local and live and work in the Kingston, Nappanee and Belleville area.


8:00pm  Our feature headline artist

The Johnny Max Band

The Johnny Max Band

Visit his website at www.johnnymaxband.com