• Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

Monday, July 26th

King Eddy Rooftop (438 9 Ave SE)

We kick off Calgary Bluesfest with a party that features Calgary greats, Ron Burke & Alittle Voodoo! Of course the perfect place to launch the festival is at the iconic home of the blues, The King Eddy! We’ll be upstairs on the rooftop!

Free event. Adult Only.

Tuesday, July 27th

Blues Bass Workshop
Heritage Posters & Music (1316 11th Ave SW)

Learn the basics of blues bass from one of the finest players around! Russell Jackson worked with BB King for several years, along with Otis Clay, Buddy Guy, Bobby Rush, Lucky Peterson, Charlie Musselwhite and Willie Nelson, among them. Russell also recorded and toured with such greats as Luther Tucker, Matt Murphy, Kenny Neal, Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne and Katie Webster.

Free Event. All Ages.

Wednesday, July 28th

Blues At Noon
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 – 1st St SE)

Bring your lunch and hear some world class blues with Mike Watson! This ongoing event is held in the historic Cathedral Church of the Redeemer, in partnership with the Pro Arts Society.

Free Event. All Ages.


A Walk Through Blues History
King Eddy (438 9 Ave SE)

Our ongoing series is a fascinating look into the history of the blues, how it made its way to Canada, and how in informs the music we love today. Our own John Rutherford hosts this interview style event (with Q&A at the end!) and this year his guest will be Russell Jackson!

Free Event. All Ages.

Thursday, July 29th


  • 5:00PM ~ Curt Young & the Healers

  • 6:30PM ~ Steve Hill

  • 8:15PM ~ Monkey Junk


Twilight Blues

  • 10:00PM ~ Steve Hill

  • 11:15PM ~ Monkey Junk

  • 12:30AM ~ Twilight Blues with Mike Little Quartet

Friday, July 30th


  • 5:00PM ~ Bill Hills Blues Band

  • 6:30PM ~ Shakura Saida

  • 8:15PM ~ Jack De Keyzer


Twilight Blues

  • 10:00PM ~ Bill Hills Blues Band

  • 11:15PM ~ Jack De Keyzer

  • 12:30AM ~ Twilight Blues with Mike Little Quartet

Saturday, July 31st


  • 12:00PM ~ Overdue Blues Band

  • 1:00PM ~ Monster Funk League

  • 2:30PM ~ Bebe Buckskin

  • 4:00PM ~ Groove Crew featuring Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne

  • 5:30PM ~ Jimmy & the Sleepers

  • 7:00PM ~ Russell Jackson Band with Donald Ray Johnson

  • 8:30PM ~ Powder Blues


Twilight Blues

  • 10:00PM ~ Overdue Blues Band

  • 11:15PM ~ Bebe Buckskin

  • 12:30AM ~ Twilight Blues with Russell Jackson Band

Sunday, August 1st


  • 12:00PM ~ Debra Power

  • 1:00PM ~ Chris Antonik

  • 2:30PM ~ Tim Williams & the Usual Suspects

  • 4:00PM ~ Suzie Vinick Band

  • 5:30PM ~ Lance Anderson & Nola Parish

  • 7:00PM ~ Annika Chambers

  • 8:30PM ~ Maple Blues Band


Twilight Blues

  • 10:00PM ~ Mike Watson & the 6L6s

  • 11:15PM ~ Lance Anderson & Nola Parish

  • 12:30AM ~ Twilight Blues with Russell Jackson Band

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