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News & Brews 

News & Brews 

 OUR 20TH ANNIVERSARY IS SEPTEMBER OF 2024! We start the party August 24th with Borrowed & Blue (House Band)  with a spectacular lineup until October. Stay tuned as we have some birthday surprises for you!  

Effective January 1st we will be charging a deposit for all our ticketed shows.  Unfortunately, we had a lot of no-shows to our sold out shows leaving seats others could enjoy! The deposit will be refunded when you come to the show.  If you do not give us 24 hours notice that you can not make the show, we will keep your deposit to pay the band. The deposit is NOT THE TICKET COST - it is a deposit to hold your table. Tickets will be added the night of the show. 

July 10th Nevaeh Dyson, folk singer songwriter from Kelowna performs songs from multiple genres. 

Wendy McNeill is back July 12th. Incorporating layered vocals, guitar, kalimba, and accordion with found sounds, beats and samples, Wendy McNeill
weaves a tightrope between the intimate and the otherworldly while blurring the line between pop and poetry. As likely to be singing from the perspective of a dead man’s accordion, or a misunderstood monster as she is from her own, McNeill is fascinated with twisting the perspectives of the stories we hear, and the ones we tell ourselves.

David Jay  "The Spaniard" in on stage July 13th - The fastest guitar player in Alberta! He blends metal, classical, flamenco, and folk. A great one man show.  

Samantha Martin & Curtis Chaffey are part of the Delta Sugar Band.  The Juno-nominated Duo of Samantha Martin & Curtis Chaffey bring the sound of The Delta Sugar Band to the Chair.  Martin is the lead singer, songwriter and a dynamic front woman. Her stunning voice summons up tidal waves of spine-tingling emotion in one instance while delicately bringing out the nuances of a gut-wrenching lyric in the next. Its a Tuesday but well worth it if you can come out. 

Jim Findlay and friends will be playing Classical Guitar July 17th.

July 18th is the Ollee Owens. With a lyrical mastery that speaks on all of life’s moments paired with a dynamic voice that reveals a well-travelled soul and the burning embers of passion within, Calgary based Ollee Owens is a musical force of nature.

Jim Serediak Trio plays our stage July 19th. His musical performances highlight his interest classical guitar and electro-acoustic music. His trio features long-time friends, guitarist Jamie Philp and John Towill playing bass.

July 20th Northern Recovery Country  - Swing and Classic Rock at its best, Gordie  Matthews, Trace Jordan and Rick (Doc) Reynolds are back at Blue Chair for another hit of their swinging sound. A fun band that gets you up dancing and keeps you entertained. 

The Janzen Boys have been playing music together since the very beginning, but “The Janzen Boys” came into being in 2012. This rootsy, harmony-singing folk trio from Winnipeg, features brothers Simon and Mick, and father JJ. We welcome them to our stage for the first time July 25th. 

July 26th is The Tsunami Brothers. The Tsunami Brothers were formed in 2010 and hold the title as Edmonton's only authentic instrumental surf band.  Their attention to detail, wardrobe, and dance moves take audiences back to the groovy ‘60s, a time of peace, love, and rocking music. Audiences can't help but jump to their feet and dance when they hear their smashing set list, including classics like Wipe Out, Misirlou, and Walk Don't Run. 

July 27th is the Rault Brothers Band.  The Rault Brothers have been rocking our world since the early '70s. Lionel and Ron know thousands of songs and play them with wild abandon. They both sing backed up by Lionel's guitar, Ronny's bass, with Bill Hobson on drums.

Paint Night is July 30th ( gallery at Start Me Up Music & Art) 

PJ Perry and his Quartet will be performing September 4th & 18th in our Anniversary month! 

Opera Pub is returning September 25th for our anniversary and every month after. 

We appreciate your support for live music and our restaurant! 


Operating Hours:  
Mon - Closed
Tue - 9 - 8
Wed -  Thur - 9 - 9
Fri - Sat -  9 - 10
Sun - 9 - 2:30

Call us for takeout with 10% off 

We appreciate your business. 

Ian & Sylvia

Our new menu started February ! We have new shareables and a warm kale salad for our spring menu.  

We have a weekly dinner special on Friday and Saturday Nights. Our pies are home made and change weekly with a crust that melts in your mouth!  

We have always been and continue to be family friendly.  Our children’s menu includes breakfast and combo meals that have been recommended first hand!  Please let us know if you have favorites that you would like to see on the menu. 

We offer gluten and vegan friendly options, ask your server.

We support local food producers and suppliers.
Looking for a great gift idea?  We sell our house made hot sauce, ginger tea, and gift cards!  

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Keeping up the Bar

Beer: We carry 7 great brews from Sea Change and Alley Kat on tap.  All beers on tap are also in cans to go!
Wines: Our favourite house pours and a limited selection of premiums from our cellar.
We are introducing True North Cider from Camrose. This local cidery is filling our fridge with Original Dry, Lime Mint and Passionfruit Hopped!
We now carry a variety of Bent Stick Brewing Co. beers including Cheeks Out (apricot & plum sour) and Juice Box Hero a grape Kolsch. 

Live Music

Blue Chair has been one of Canada's premiere live-music venues for over 18 years. When we have shows with covers, we will add the charge to your tab.  Please make a reservation as we do fill up quickly. 

Parties of 4 or more will be asked for a table deposit of $50 and parties of 10 or more is $100 when attending our shows. This will be deducted from your tab on the evening of the show. This is not part of the cover but a deposit to hold the table.

Cancellation Policy: 24 hours notice prior to the start of the show for a full refund of the deposit.

We have limited seating and request all reservations call for any adjustments to your party. The advanced notice is to help us accomodate your booking and allow us time to sell any extra tickets. 

All Friday, & Saturday Night Shows have a cover per person and some Thursday shows. Our brunches are by donation.

Blue Chair is a gem! Local musicians Chloe Albert and Kyle Mosiuk put on a performance that was much appreciated by a full house crowd. Kudos to the crowd for being respectful and there was little talking over the players. Award winning Alley Cat beer was available. A menu with options for all kinds of diners offering tasty in house specialties. Cozy decor, who could ask for more. Thanks to Harold for such a great table!

Henry Pazder // Google Review //

Thoroughly enjoyed the meal, serving staff  and ambience of the live music. I will be back.

Brad Lohner // Google Review //

Good food and cocktails. Good live music and great atmosphere.

Matthew Dean // Google Review //

Great!! Best Eggs Benedict combinations. How often do you see that the Spinach stems have been cut off? Amazing! Presentation, service & atmosphere, 5 star. Live music later, call first.

Gerry Joly // Google Review //

My husband and I had our wedding reception at the Blue Chair last summer. From the start of planning the party to the night of, Harold and his staff were wonderful and made things very easy for us. Harold was enthusiastic about creating a specialized tapas menu for us and our guests still rave to us about how delicious (and abundant) the food was. He also helped us find great live music that was a blast to dance to. We are so happy we chose the Blue Chair as our venue. It was everything we hoped for and more. I wish we could do it again!

Ageleky Bouzetos // Google Review //

Current Art Exhibition

Artist Diana Billings born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan into an outdoorsy and artistic family. As a young child Diana’s family moved from the prairies to the Northwest Territories and then to northern Alberta. Living in a small town in the north gave Diana an appreciation for the
outdoors and nature. Diana enjoys camping, cycling, walking in nature and sitting around a campfire. Having been raised in an artistic family full of musicians and artists from family members playing rock and bluegrass to others that are glassblowers and sculptors.

Diana learned to appreciate art and music of many forms. The natural course for Diana was to pursue art in several of her career opportunities, such as kitchen design and finally making her own art. Diana has always loved to paint, draw, collage and write. In 2016 Diana returned to school and obtained from the University of Alberta a certificate in Visual Arts, graduating with distinction in 2020. Diana’s favourite subjects to paint are still life and landscapes, being influenced by favourite artist like Andrew Kiss and the paintings of the 16th century Renaissance.

Diana has recently rediscovered her love of writing and is now writing a weekly blog about her favourite artists and their achievements.

Diana looks forward to something new everyday, striving to find new discoveries in life though drawing, painting and writing.