More than 80 acts from across Canada, and beyond
MISSISSAUGA, Sept. 8, 2022 – More than 80 acts from across Canada, and beyond will be presented at the 24th annual Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle Port Credit Blues & Jazz Festival happens this weekend from Friday through Sunday.
This, Mississauga’s traditional end of summer blowout, attracts some 60,000 people – between the three stages of entertainment in Port Credit Memorial Park (40 Lakeshore Rd. E.), Saturday afternoon’s “Street Shuffle”, and music in the clubs at night.
Kim Mitchell headlines Saturday
And while he’s never been known as a bluesman, this year’s marquee headliner Kim Mitchell is sure to get the party started, as he has done for two generations of Canadians – from his early days with Max Webster, through a successful solo career. A multi-platinum selling artist, three-time Juno award winner, and member of the Canadian Songwriting Hall Of Fame, he will perform hits like “Patio Lanterns”, “Go For Soda”, “Easy To Tame”, and “Rock ‘N Roll Duty”.
Mitchell takes to the Brightwater Main Stage at 10 p.m. on Saturday.
Other headliners include: the legendary Downchild Blues Band – winners of three Junos and countless Maple Blues Awards – who will, as per tradition, close out the Shuffle on Sunday at 6:15 p.m.; and Finnish slide guitar sensation Erja Lyytinen, (of whom Carlos Santana said, “She’s the future”), who appears on Friday at 10:15.
Other Main Stage Acts at Port Credit Blues & Jazz Festival this weekend
Other Main Stage performers range all the way from the Memphis-based Ghost Town Blues Band (whose new album Shine debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Blues chart), to Hamburg’s WellBad (winners of the 2015 German Blues Challenge) who edgily mix roots rock, blues, jazz, and hiphop; to the high-energy Garnetta and Dagroovemasters, the 2022 Toronto Blues Society Talent Search winner.
Main Stage tickets are $15 for Friday, $20 for Saturday, and $15 for Sunday — but a Weekend Pass is available for just $40. Tickets can be purchased online at southsideshuffle.ca. Weekend wrist bands are also available in advance at Impressionable Gifts, 74 Lakeshore Rd. E.
Free Stages include The Best Of Indigenous Blues from Canada and the U.S.
In addition, there will be two stages of free entertainment in Memorial Park, which is fully licensed for the festival. One of the highlights will be “CKRZ Saturday” on the Itoco Nopal Cactus Stage, featuring The Best Of Indigenous Blues from Canada and the U.S., from noon through 11 p.m.
Street Shuffle on Saturday
From 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, festival-goers and passersby alike can enjoy 20 free outdoor stages along a shutdown Lakeshore Road during the annual Rabba Fine Foods Street Shuffle – everything from the Hellbent Rockers, to Shades of Blue Revue, to Dinny’s Dixieland All-Stars.
Southside Shuffle festivities take place within a 10-minute walk of the Port Credit Go Train station. For more information, call the festival hotline at (416) 770-4374.