Past Seasons

PCL Blues


It’s music from the soul, in the intimate setting you love, with some of the best voices in blues today.

There’s a river of history running through this season’s PCL Blues series. Experience the loose and meditative hill-country blues of RL Boyce and Montreal’s raw talent, Cécile Doo-Kingué. Explore Duke Robillard’s 50-year career as a blues guitar master. Take a trip with the American Songster, Dom Flemons, through American ballads and folksongs. Discover the juke-joint blues and boogie-woogie piano of “Little Boogaloo” Eden Brent. And finally, witness the power of the Queen of Detroit Blues, Thornetta Davis, who has opened for legends like Ray Charles, Gladys Knight, and Buddy Guy.

Arts Commons is proud to have supported Blues music for the past two decades. PCL Blues presents international and Canadian artists to eager Calgary fans in both the intimate atmosphere of the Engineered Air Theatre and the Georgian-style, 400-seat Martha Cohen Theatre.

All shows are general admission seating, seating opens at 7:30pm.

Single tickets available now! Purchase online or call our Box Office at 403-294-9494 


Check out the 2018-19 PCL Blues playlists below!






R.L. Boyce
Fri/Sat Sept 21 & 22, 2018


Cécile Doo-Kingué
Fri/Sat Nov 9 & 10, 2018


The Duke Robillard Acoustic Trio
Fri/Sat Jan 18 & 19, 2019


Dom Flemons
Fri/Sat Mar 8 & 9, 2019


Eden Brent
Fri/Sat April 5 & 6, 2019


Thornetta Davis
Fri/Sat May 3 & 4, 2019