Let’s rock and (st)roll!

Poster for the Hoodoo Lounge, a blues club in Kitchener in the 1980s

L I V E! For the first time on the streets of Downtown Kitchener… a Glenn Smith original… Stroll presents… Kitchener Got the Blues

Glenn Smith

We’ve just launched a brand new music walking tour focused on the rock & blues history of Kitchener and Waterloo. It’s a music history that just might surprise you! Glenn Smith, storyteller extraordinaire, dishes tales from a time when you could call up Buddy Guy on the phone & ask him to come play a concert in Kitchener, Ontario… and he would come! 

This music history walking tour of Downtown Kitchener visits the venues where rock & blues music legends graced the stages. Glenn revives the events that happened backstage and on the streets. Hear about famous bands – The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Koko Taylor, Buddy Guy- and musicians on their way up like Colin James and Robert Cray who came to Kitchener because Smith called them and asked them to come play. Learn about the Mississippi Blues man Mel Brown who made Kitchener his home. Again, because Smith invited him to be the house band at his music venue, Pop the Gator.  

Kitchener Got the Blues tour dates

Saturday December 11, 2021 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Sunday December 19, 2021 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am 

(2022 dates in January & February to come!) 

This tour begins with a visit to the REVERBERATAIONS local music history exhibit inside THEMUSEUM, followed by a 45-minute walk outdoors. 

But that’s not all! 
Walking tour participants get 10% off admission to UNZIPPED  at THEMUSEUM…. and get 10% off brunch at THW Social (Saturday & Sunday). 

There, I just planned a weekend morning for you – Kitchener Got the Blues walking tourfollowed by brunch, followed by an afternoon at THEMUSEUM for UNZIPPED.