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Calgary Bluesfest

Ramada Hotel Downtown
*special festival rates
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The Blues Foundation

Calgary Bluesfest

The 13th annual Calgary International Blues Festival returns July 31st to August 6th for the best party of the summer!

A full week of Blues workshops, concerts and special events culminate in 4 days & nights (August 3-6) of non-stop music on MainStage at Shaw Millennium Park, followed by the nightly Twilight Blues Dance Parties.

Bring the family and c'mon down to the park for some of the finest music to be had on the planet! Check out the colourful arts market, pick up some festival souvenirs and get your CDs autographed, enjoy the delicious cuisine offered by our YYC Trucks, and sip on a cool beverage in the shade of a beer tent! Summertime and Blues... it doesn't get better!

Calgary Bluesfest Lineup

Another killer lineup of first class talent awaits you at this year's Calgary Bluesfest! From the multiple-award winning Big Bill Morganfield (son of Muddy Waters), living legends Bob Hall and Lil' Jimmy Reed, to the royalty of Quebec Blues, IBC finalists Paul DeLauriers Band and award-winning vocalist Angel Forrest Band, to local legend Amos Garrett his band the Eh! Team with featured guest, Canned Heat front man, Dale Spalding, to Memphis greats, the Ghost Town Blues Band, Toronto's IBC semi-finalist, Sugar Brown, and many, many more.

for the full list of artists click here

for the festival schedule click here

Festival Passes

$129 + GST

4-day Advance Transferable Pass

Single Day Passes

Thursday: 2 for 1 $50 or 1 for $30
Friday through Sunday: $50 per day


or visit Heritage Posters & music at 1316 - 11 Ave SW.


Be a part of the best volunteer team on the planet! Calgary Bluesfest volunteers are famous for their warm smiles and hospitality.



We are seeking artisans and small businesses for our Calgary Bluesfest arts market. If you, or someone you know would like to spend a weekend in the sunshine listening to some great Blues and selling your wares, click on the link below to find the application.


Join the Blues Crew!

Blues. Passion. Community.

Join the Blues Crew, support Blues music and musicians year-round, and get some cool perks just for being a part of the Blues family!

The Blues Crew offers a way for you to be involved in helping to grow the Blues scene... be a part of raising the Blues in Calgary to new heights!