Anni Piper performs at the Nanaimo Summertime Blues Festival at Maffeo Sutton Park on Aug. 23. (CHRIS BUSH/News Bulletin)

Summertime Blues Festival on at Maffeo Sutton Park

It's Day 3 of Nanaimo's blues festival with performances until 10 p.m. tonight

It’s the third day of the Summertime Blues Festival at Maffeo Sutton Park in Nanaimo.

Saturday’s performances begin at noon with Mark Crissinger, followed by Tas Cru and His Band of Tortured Souls, Chris Eger, Brandon Santini, Mr. Sipp, Tom Lavin & The Legendary Powder Blues, with Walter Trout closing things off, with a performance beginning at 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 25 will see performances by South Island Rhythm Kings, David Gogo, Harpdog Brown and the Uptown Blues Band, Murray Kinsley & Wicked Grin, Raoul and the Big Time, The Proven Ones, with Samantha Fish closing things off.

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Fish previously told the News Bulletin that this will be her first performance in Nanaimo.

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