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Get Your Jump On with the Legendary Downchild Blues Band

Hip swaying jump-style blues by the Legendary Downchild Blues Band is about to cruise into Calgary for a one-off extravaganza.  Tickets to the multi-award winning, proudly Canadian bluesmen are on sale now.  With legions of smitten fans queuing up to toe tap and soft shoe shuffle to the tunes of Can You Hear the Music, Flip, Flop & Fly and I Need A Hat, you’d be well advised to reserve your seat at the Grey Eagle Event Centre right away!

Award Winning Blues & High Limit Casino Games – a Perfect Night Out!

Blues Museum Hall of Fame inductee, Donnie Walsh – aka Mr Downchild – has been entertaining Canadians for well over four decades.  The harp and guitar virtuoso and primary songwriter has partnered with dozens of musicians over the years to create the signature sounds of the Downchild Blues Band.  Renowned for his deft slide guitar work and honoured by the Toronto Blues Society for a distinguished career in the up tempo, jazz infused music genre, Walsh is currently partnered by a quintet of skilful superstars.

Chuck Jackson, Pat Carey, Mike Fitzpatrick, Gary Kendall and Michael Fonfara are all respected musicians in their own right.  In fact, they have all been acknowledged as the Maple Blues Award Best Player of the Year in their respective roles at least once.  Together, the troupe simply sizzles as is evident from the myriad awards doled out to the band – two Junos, four Maple Blues and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Great Canadian Blues award!

Once you’ve been bedazzled by the slick sounds of home-grown blues, you can saunter across to the Grey Eagle Casino to enjoy high roller casino games in the understated elegance of the High Limit Gaming Room.   You’ll find vintage classics, such as blackjack, baccarat and European roulette, together with high limit slot machines, tile pai gow and EZ-baccarat with dragons and panda!

Get Tickets to the Downchild Blues Band Now!

The Legendary Downchild Blues Band is due to perform on Thursday, June 16 at the 2317-seat Event Centre at the Grey Eagle Resort and Casino.  Doors open at 7pm and it’s showtime at 8pm sharp.  Prices vary according to your seating preference, with the plush Gold Circle seating located closest to the stage and selling at CAD$62.48.  Premium seating tickets are priced at CAD$49.88.  Ticket prices include tax and are available at the Grey Eagle Casino box office between the hours of 10 am and 6pm daily by calling 1-866-943-8849 or by visiting the official Grey Eagle Resort & Casino website.

State of the Art Venue

The state of the art venue offers a world class experience supported by audio-visual and multi-media technology and digital interconnectivity.  Lighting, décor and seating is first class and the acoustics provide surround sound for in-your-face entertainment guaranteed to get you off your seat and jumping in the aisles… clearly the required action for anybody who has ever followed jump-style blues!

Post Show Gambling Par Excellence!

Once you’ve been blown away by Mr Downchild and his seasoned sidekicks, your night out on the town is just beginning.  There’s the Grey Eagle Casino with its 867 slot machines – more than some online casinos – 40 tables and poker room, open around the clock.  You have the choice of one cent or one dollar slots, where matching symbols on the reels can deliver unexpectedly rich real money returns. 

If you are searching for that life changing win, there’s a collection of slots progressives quite capable of delivering a one-off payday, such as Fortune’s Heat, Jackpot Junctions, Alberta Gold, Diamond Millions and Quick Hit Diamonds progressive slot machines!  Alternatively, you can wager on the outcome of Texas Hold’em, blackjack, three card poker, roulette, baccarat, craps and tile pai gow, all in the comfortable confines of the casino’s main floor.

Grey Eagle Casino Cuisine

In addition to the live casino, Grey Eagle Resort has four great wining and dining destinations.  Watch Downchild Blues Band and pop in for a Yukon Jack, icewine or Canadian Club at the Stage Bar or Blaze Bar & Grill, which doubles as an elegant eatery serving gastronomic delights prepared by award winning chefs!  Alternatively, the Little Chief Restaurant and Buffet & Restaurant offer exclusive fare in superb, upscale surroundings. Subscribe to the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino Rewards Club and you can redeem your casino points for merchandise, gifts, non-alcoholic beverages and food, glorious food!

Fingertip Gambling at an Online Casino

If you prefer heading for home directly after enjoying the stellar entertainment provided by the Downchild Blues Band, you can still get your gambling fix.  Simply visit your favourite online casino for Canadians, choose a slot, video poker or table game that piques the interest. Payouts and progressive jackpot prizes can reach edifying heights rarely witnessed at B&M casinos, every wager you make generates comp points redeemable for cash and you’ll have access to a VIP loyalty club with an endless array of player perks.

Best of all, you can bet, play and win without budging from your bathrobe and when the Sandman sprinkles the stardust in your eyes, you’re literally only steps away from your snug double bed!

Downchild Blues Band Event Details

Who: The Legendary Downchild Blues Band

When: Thursday June 16 @ 8pm

Where: Grey Eagle Event Centre, Calgary

How: Tickets available at the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino Box Office, online or by calling 1-866-943-8849