David Gogo will provide the blues for the Rotary Daybreak Wine and Blues Fest by the Sea on June 11.

Need a shot of reds, whites and blues

Catch the eighth annual Daybreak Rotary Wine and Blues Fest by the Sea in Campbell River

If you like discovering a good wine then join the Daybreak Rotary Wine and Blues Fest by the Sea for an evening of some whites, reds and blues.

You are almost guaranteed to find just the wine that matches your palate at the eighth annual event at the Campbell River Maritime Heritage Centre, on Saturday, June 10 from 7-9:30 p.m.

“We have over 12 winery representatives with wine from regions all over the world and this year four craft beer tasting tables,” said Theresa Marson, one of the coordinators of the event. “The wine tasting is complemented by a special selection of cheeses, cold cuts, breads, fruit dishes, spreads etc. all generously provided by our sponsors. In addition, the ticket price also includes attendance at wine pairing Winespeak seminars, samplings of specialty wines, door prize and a silent auction and – of course – free taxi service home within the Campbell River area after the event.”

Live entertainment is provided by the legendary David Gogo, 2017 Maple Blues Award winner for Guitarist of the Year and 2016 Juno Award Nominee. Gogo’s groove-fueled blend of blues and rock is the basis for a singular and storied music career. His songs have been featured in film and television and are regularly played on blues radio programs the world over.

He has earned numerous Canadian blues accolades, including five JUNO nominations, a Western Canadian Music Award, a CBC Saturday Night Blues Award, and multiple Maple Blues Awards. He has 30 years of performing and hundreds of thousands of tour miles under his belt. He’s played on stage with Johnny Winter, B.B. King, Otis Rush, Albert Collins and Bo Diddley. He has opened for George Thorogood, ZZ Top, The Tragically Hip, Buddy Guy, Charles Bradley, Robert Cray, and Jimmy Vaughan among many others. Gogo can swap road stories for as long as you can listen.

This year’s wine representatives include: Mark Anthony Brands, Jason Hyde Wines, International Cellars, Martin & Peacock, Spark, Storied Wines & Spirits, Lone Tree Cellars, 40 Knots Winery, The Red Dog Wines, Northern Lights Estate Winery, and Phillipe Dandurand Wines. Each representative selects a cross section of wines for tasting, often featuring a new or unique selection to be sampled. Not to be missed are the four craft beer tables represented by Hoyne Brewing Company, Phillips Brewery, Russell Brewing, and Beach Fire Brewing.

Proceeds raised for this charity fundraiser allow Daybreak Rotary to continue with its many charitable causes in the community. This is a non-profit fundraiser event and all proceeds will stay in the community.

For more information on The Rotary Wine and Blues Fest call 250-287-7465. Tickets to this great value event are only $50 until May 31 and $55 after. Tickets may be purchased at The Tidemark Theatre or online at tidemarktheatre.com