Shakura S'Aida headlines the 2013 Saskatoon Blues Festival

Published: Jan 3, 2013

The Saskatoon Blues Society is thrilled to announce the signing of established international artist Shakura S’Aida to the exciting line-up for the Saskatoon Blues Festival Winter Meltdown that will heat up the streets of downtown Saskatoon Feb. 25-Mar. 3, 2013.

Artistic Director Stan Budgell comments that “Shakura S’aida is a truly international star who can speak and sing in four languages. In 2012 she performed everywhere from Abu Dhabi to Moscow to the US and helped organize a festival in Kigali, Rwanda.”

The 2011 Maple Blues Female Vocalist of the Year and 2011 Indie Blues Artist of the Year will “command” the PotashCorp stage in the Electric Blues Room at the Odeon Event Centre with her soulful voice, energetic personality and charismatic sense of humor that will demonstrate why her music transcends to worldwide audiences. Two favorites from her latest CD “Time” worth checking out are “Devil Only Knows My First Name” and “That Ain’t Right”.

The Saskatoon Blues Society is highly recommending that you add the 2013 Saskatoon Blues Festival to your “Blues Bucket List”. Tickets go on sale January 17, 2013.

For more information and updates on artists, events, venues and how to get tickets – go to, Facebook (Saskatoon Blues Society), Twitter (@stoonbluesfest).

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