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Saskatoon reaches a decade of Blues

Bridge City's 10th annual Blues Festival kicked off Thursday
Reported by Jared Knoll
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There may be white on the ground in Saskatoon this weekend, but you don't need a forecast to know it's going to be blue indoors.

The 10th annual Saskatoon Blues Festival kicked off with a blast Thursday at the Odeon Event Centre, with artists like Jimmy D. Lane and Nigel Mack throwing down with rhythm guitars and woeful lyrics.

"The lineup is spectacular, the tickets are affordable -- as long as the storm stays away I think we'll have a record breaking celebration of the blues," said 2012 Festival Chair Susan Scharf.

She's not too worried though.

"Last year one night it was minus 48, and folks still came out," Scharf noted.

"This city is an amazing musical city."

The celebration continues at the Odeon and the Hilton Garden Acoustic Blues Room until Sunday.

You can find all the information and buy tickets at the Saskatoon Blues Society website.

Edited by News Talk Radio's Jared Knoll.