Mid-Winter Blues Festival

February 27, 2020
Event Detail - Band

Date: February 27, 2020 7:30pm
Venue: The Exchange
Doors Open: 6:45 p.m.

Ticket Prices
$25.00 plus $3.00 ticket fee and additional service fees (GST included)


Stillhouse Poets
The Stillhouse Poets kick off the 2020 festival mainstage with their 4th appearance at the festival! The blues n’ roots duo’s influences are drawn deep from the musical well-waters of the Mississippi Delta and Appalachian mountains. Brent Nielsen (guitar, harmonica, loop pedal, harmony vocal) and Kirk Hextall (lead vocal, light percussion) are the men behind the music. They co-write their original material, and have two albums under their collective belts. Both albums are given a stripped down treatment; there’s no lipstick or rouge, just foot stompin’ grit with backwoods harmony and a kick drum heart.               

School Of Rock
School of Rock Regina opened its doors in late 2017, and was quickly embraced by the Regina and area community. Its Performance Band represents some of the best young musicians in the province. The band hits the stage as the Mid-Winter Blues Festival’s official Tweener act on opening night.

Call Me Mildy  
Regina’s high-energy harmonica blues/rock/reggae Call Me Mildy has been performing in festivals and events across the province since it formed five years ago. Releasing two albums (2016, 2019) written by founder Greg Mildenberger (Mildy), the 2019 release ‘It’s About Time’ had Mildy’s song Runnin’ featured on an international blues release from the UK’s Ramshaw Records. With a Chicago-based music publishing contract also under its wing, Call Me Mildy is receiving local and international radio play while getting attention inside the province and beyond.

Dan Silljer Band
Hanging out with local musicians was a sure-fire way for left-handed guitarist Dan Silljer to secure his place in Regina’s flourishing music scene. A musician’s musician, Silljer’s versatile and ambling playing style has kept him busy as one of Regina’s best kept musical secrets. Silljer’s band brings its blues funkabilty to the 2020 festival.

Mill Street Blues
In 2019, Mill Street Blues is celebrating its twentieth year together.  Members of the band have come and gone but the core of the group keyboardist Otis Young and guitar player Dale Sauer have been with it from its early years. Pat Kelly and Terri Hamilton bring the heat forming the drums and bass backbone. Mill Street Blues has performed several times in past versions of the blues festival, and return for 2020 with their tight four piece attack.

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