Countdown to 2018
Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest






Ramada Hotel Downtown
Calgary Bluesfest Host Hotel
click here for info




The Blues Foundation











Memphis Bound Fundraiser





CBMA is hosting an event to help send musicians to Memphis for the International Blues Challenge.

SUNDAY, JAN. 14
Mikey's on 12th (918 - 12th Ave SW)
3-6pm

PERFORMANCES BY

Debra Power AND Charlie B & the Groove Crew
$20 ADVANCE/ $25 DOOR

CLICK HERE TO BUY IN ADVANCE

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

Support your local musicians! Proceeds go to assisting musicians with their travel expenses.



Calgary Bluesfest Passes


2018 4-Day Earlybird Festival Pass
(transferable)
$129 + GST


Buy now and save over $80 (prices rise through the season & at the gate)

CLICK HERE TO BUY



Buying for someone else? Send us a note and we will ensure your gift recipient receives wristbands!

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

Single Day Passes


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

All passes are transferrable.




Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest


Stay tuned for the upcoming announcement about Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest, running Feb. 26th - Mar. 3rd! Coming soon!


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
Canada
T3B 0E6

Thank you to all who have contributed!




2018 Artist Submissions


Artist Submissions for Calgary International Blues Festival 2018 are now closed. Due to the volume of submissions received, only those successful applicants will be contacted.




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