This performance is rescheduled from October 1, 2021
River Run Centre Box Office staff will be in touch with all existing ticket holders. Ticket holders unable to attend the rescheduled date will receive a full refund.
Guelph Infiniti Music Series: Presented by River Run Centre
Blues legends celebrate half a century
After 19 albums, countless awards and wowing sold-out audiences around the globe, THE LEGENDARY DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND are celebrating over 50 years of playing the blues with a brand-new show featuring hits including “Flip, Flop & Fly,” as well as many fan favourites and hidden gems from throughout their illustrious career.
Downchild came to international prominence as the inspiration for Hollywood stars Dan Aykroyd and the late John Belushi’s hit film, The Blues Brothers. Two Downchild songs, “Shotgun Blues” and “I Got Everything I Need (Almost)” were even covered on The Blues Brothers’ 1978 multi-platinum album Briefcase Full of Blues.
In 2019, founder and main songwriter Donnie Walsh was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame alongside such greats as Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, and Joni Mitchell. Downchild continues to be led by Donnie “Mr. Downchild” Walsh on guitar and harmonica, singer Chuck Jackson, also on harmonica, tenor sax man Pat Carey, Gary Kendall on bass, drummer Jim Casson, and Tyler Yarema on keyboards.
The evening includes a special guest performance from Miss Emily, 2022 Juno Award nominee for Blues Album of the Year, and an opening act from three-time Maple Blues Award nominee, Jenie Thai.
With their signature jump-blues style and infectious, soulful sound, JUNO Award winners Downchild deliver a live performance that is second to none and good times guaranteed!
“There would be no Blues Brothers if it weren’t for Downchild” – Dan Aykroyd
Pack-It-Up and save 20% when you buy an equal number of tickets to 4 or more different shows in River Run Centre’s 2022-23 season.
Everyone must have a ticket, including infants and children.