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Cowichan Performing Arts Centre Presents

Downchild Blues Band

Cowichan Performing Arts Centre and Gee Dan Productions present

Roaring through bracing, high-octane performances since 1969, the band founded and continuously steered by harmonica and guitar ace Donnie “Mr. Downchild” Walsh is as vibrant today as when Dan Aykroyd and the late John Belushi went sniffing around for inspiration for their brilliant Blues Brothers venture back in the 1970s. The pair elevated Downchild’s “Shotgun Blues” and Walsh’s “(I Got Everything I Need) Almost” to smash status on their 1978 Briefcase Full of Blues record. Actually, the 2017 iteration of Downchild — with each member boasting a minimum of 20 years of service — might be the most electrifying yet. For proof, simply check out the sextet’s towering, lid-lifting, juke-joint–jumping 18th studio album, Something I’ve Done, a bona fide group effort and a sonic highlight in a 50-year career spilling over with them. Special guest is 2022 JUNO-nominated singer-songwriter, Miss Emily.

The Cowichan Performing Arts Centre welcomes you back to live performance. We are following current public health authority guidelines to keep our patrons as safe as possible.

Stay home if you are ill. Continue to respect personal space of two metres where possible. Wash hands and/or use hand-sanitizing stations.

All tickets are final sale. No refunds or exchanges. Please note that online ticket orders include a non-refundable service fee. Cancelled orders are subject to an additional service fee that is non-refundable.