Countdown to 2018
Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest

Ramada Hotel Downtown
Calgary Bluesfest Host Hotel
click here for info

The Blues Foundation

Annual Holiday Sale

2018 4-Day SuperEarlybird Festival Pass
$99 + GST

Save more than $100 and treat your loved ones to the gift of music!


or in person at
That Old Retro Store (1314A 9 Ave SE) or at Heritage Posters (1316 11 Ave SW)

Single Day Passes Now on Sale!

(Fri, Sat & Sun)
Thursday 2for1
$50 + GST
*online only

All passes are transferrable.

Road to Memphis Blues Challenge

Congratulations to Debra Power (Solo/Duo) and to Charlie B & The Groove Crew (Band), who will head to Memphis, Tennessee, to participate in the Blues Foundation's 34th annual International Blues Challenge (IBC), January 16-20, 2018.

Thank you to all who participated in the Road to Memphis Blues Challenge!

Announcing the Randy Ouston Youth Scholarship

The Calgary Blues community recently lost a key figure in the community, when our Blues brother Randy Ouston passed away October 24, 2017.

In honour of Randy's memory, Calgary Blues Music Association is proud to announce the creation of the Randy Ouston Youth Scholarship, which will go toward assisting young musicians to study, perform and write Blues music. We can think of no better way to honour Randy, who was passionate about the Blues and loved to encourage young players.

If you would like to contribute to the fund, please use one of these methods:

send an e-transfer to: scholarship at calgarybluesfest dot com

or please make your cheque or money order out to Calgary Blues Music Association and send to:

c/o Calgary Blues Music Association
#188 A6433 Bowness Road NW
Calgary, AB

More details to be announced over the coming weeks. Thank you to all who have contributed!

2018 Artist Submissions

Artist Submissions for Calgary International Blues Festival 2018 will be open from September 15 to December 15, 2017.

click to email submission

or by send by snail mail to:

c/o Calgary Blues Music Association
#188 A6433 Bowness Road NW
Calgary, AB

Due to the volume of submissions received, only those successful applicants will be contacted.

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