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Calgary Bluesfest

Ramada Hotel Downtown
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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.

Family friendly. YYC Trucks. Beer Tent. Festival Souvenirs.

Festival Passes

* children 12 & under are free


$60 per day Friday, Saturday, Sunday

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

CKUA & Calgary Bluesfest

We are thrilled to announce that CKUA will be broadcasting Holger Petersen's Natch'l Blues Radio show LIVE from Mainstage on Saturday, Aug 6th! Holger is a legend in Canadian music and we couldn' be happier than to have him grace our stage!

Monday Blues At Noon

Calgary Bluesfest is pleased to announce we've partnered with Downtown Calgary to present a Blues Series for the months of July & August! Bring your lunch, sit in the sunshine and listen to some GREAT Blues on the Stephen Avenue stage! Here's the schedule so you can plan to be there:

03-Jul     Debra Power
17-Jul     David Gogo
24-Jul     Ron Burke & Alittle Voodoo
31-Jul     Tim Williams
14-Aug     Mike Watson & the 6L6s
21-Aug     John Rutherford & the Big Blues Trio
28-Aug     Vernon Wills Band

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